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MAY 27, 2014 A $1.6 million oops in Napa
A Napa vintner hired a consulting enologist to cook him up a “cult” wine. It didn’t work out, the wine got flushed and the vintner is now suing the wine consultant to the tune of $1.6 million. See the Napa Valley Register for more details.
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MAY 30, 2014 Visiting Casale Pozzuolo in Montecucco, Italy
Delightful visit to Casale Pozzuolo to kick off my visit to Montecucco, as of 2011 a new DOCG region for Sangievese. First, you have to imagine the landscape – incredible green rolling hills everywhere you look, absolutely stunning countryside with brooks and meadows everywhere.
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MAY 28, 2014 It's Hard to Say Goodbye
This has not been easy. Back in February, I guess, I realized that I would stop writing this blog. And I''ve been meaning to write a goodbye post, but it turns out that goodbye posts are difficult. I wrote this thing for over seven years! It''s been an integral part of my life.
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MAY 29, 2014 Trumpeter Chardonnay 2013 Mendoza Argentina
Produced by Rutini, Trumpeter is made with hand harvested Chardonnay grapes sourced from estate vineyards in the Uco Valley, Mendoza Argentina. 30% malolactic fermentation followed by aging for 7 months in half new French oak and half used barrels. Very approachable with fresh aromas of kiwi and other tropical fruit. meanwhile on the palate. fresh notes of green apple, vanilla cream and flowers, along with a mild minerality.