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Oct
20

Schoolhouse Vineyard Mescolanza Zinfandel Blend 2010

Independent wine stores like Marquis Wine Cellars on Davie do much to broaden the wine culture of the city and introduce citizens and industry members to interesting new wines from

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May
7

Scholium Project Gardens of Babylon 2013

An ever evolving enterprise, Abe Schoener’s Scholium Project represents the soul of American innovation. Schoener has been making a huge range of quirky wines as far back as the mid

Dec
10

Ridge Lytton Springs 2011

For me, Ridge is home. It is the essence of what California should be, happy to put its faith in the material and the weather. Happy to be understated. Happy

Jul
4

A Sean Thackrey Vertical: Tasting Orion

Drinking a bottle of Sean Thackrey wine has become emblematic of a wine geek’s attempt to find American wine that pushes far beyond what most of American wine making has

Jan
9

A Weekend Treat: Flying Horse Napa Valley Petite Sirah 2006

I have one more post to go in the Southern Italy series, but I wanted to write up this little treat I have been sipping on for a few hours

May
23

Pride Mountain Petite Sirah 2000

It’s been quite a while since my last post – life has been incredibly busy, including a move back to Canada and the start of my bar admissions course. And

Mar
2

Broken Spur Petite Sirah 2006

Bounty Hunter’s (sweet Napa store) proprietary brand. I had this 2 years ago on my first trip to Napa as the first PS I had ever tasted. This vintage was

Dec
9

Vincent Arroyo Winery Petite Sirah 1999

One of the few remnants from my Napa and Sonoma trip a couple years ago, I picked up this petite sirah at a little winery in Northern Napa right before

Aug
17

Miner Petite Sirah 2004

This is the sort of wine that tends to funnel all its complexity into exclamations of “yummy” and “mmm”. Here we have a classic dark inky Petite Sirah. Very ripe

Jun
12

A Petite Sirah Tasting in Honour of My 100th Post

Astonishingly I have managed to post 100 notes on this site since its inception. I created this site with the same simply desire as many to just provide a space