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Apr
9

Massican “Annia” Napa Valley White Wine 2014

Napa Valley whites do not evoke bucolic sentiments. No one expects to find the charms of hyper-local, aromatic whites finding harmony with local foods over generations. But California’s latest re-invention

Oct
29

Spotlight on Unusual California White Wine: Arbe Garbe White Blend 2012

My final entry in this spotlight was long delayed due to my trip to Portugal, but the wait was worth it. Arbe Garbe’s Friulian-style blend is one of the best

Sep
11

Spotlight on Unusual California White Wine: Arnot Roberts Vare Vineyard Ribolla Gialla 2012

Napa Valley. It’s not the first place you would go looking in California for an obscure Italian/Slovenian white grape. Neither is George Vare’s employment background the first you might choose

Oct
17

Scubla Lo Speziale Bianco Ribolla & Malvasia 2010

Wines from Friuli are hard to find in any quantity. They are also often on the expensive side. I like them, however, because they are usually interesting, well made wines

Jul
23

Movia Ribolla 2005

Unheard of grape varieties often find their way into wine geek nerd speak as those of us who drink and taste large amounts of wine often end up with somewhat