2012 Aberrant Cellars “Confero” Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley


Offering a beautiful, hearty, Hedonistic hue and a poetic nose of musk, oak, faint eucalyptus and tangy earth; this immaculate structured Pinot gifts sound acidity, flavors of Bing cherry, luscious red raspberry, clove and an inviting brininess.  Keep Drinking and Keep Believing. 

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Trio Vintners Wines


Happy Wine Wednesday and here are a couple wonderful wines created by Karen LaBonte, Winemaker and Owner of Trio Vintners out of Walla Walla, Washington.

2010 Trio Vintners Flashpoint Sangiovese Reserve, Yakima Valley ~ This twist on the “King of Tuscan” Sangiovese Grosso clone offers a refined nose of baking chocolate, sweet cedar, white pepper, wild blackberries and slightly funky earth. With a dry and tantalizing palate of fresh herbs, faint mint and silky, smooth tannins that will only evolve. This wine is massive and perfect for the slow cooked pot roast or rib eye off the grill.

2010 Trio Vintners Far Away Vineyard Grenache, Yakima Valley ~ With a sound nose of perfume, heavy oak and black pepper. This medium bodied red offers rich flavors of black cherry, blackberry and dense plum across the palate. Great beef wine!

2011 Trio Vintners Heart of the Hill Vineyard, Red Mountain, Carmenere ~ Big and thick with avant garde attributes of semi wet wood, jalapeno peppers, dirt, baking cocoa, dark cherry and a vanilla extract finish to boot; This wine as unorthodox as it is, is one of my favorite Carmeneres of all time. Keep Drinking and Keep Believing and check out Trio Vintners at

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Castello di Amorosa Wines


Happy Wine Wednesday from San Diego and here is a wonderful line up of tremendous wines from tremendous people, Castello di Amorosa from Napa Valley.

2011 Castello di Amorosa Napa Valley Chardonnay~ A beautiful balanced wine offering delectable flavors of pineapple, lemon curd, vanilla cream and tea.

2011 Castello di Amorosa Bien Nacido Vineyard,Reserve Chardonnay~ Ginger, spice, Asian pear and subliminal coconut shape this massive medium weight Chardonnay into a crown favorite.

2013 Castello di Amorosa Gewurtztraminer,”Dry” Anderson Valley~ Clean and inviting with flavors of lightly spiced pear,orange blossom and slight hazelnut. Slightly viscous, this wonderful white has balanced acidity with a wisp of sweetness.

2010 Castillo di Amorosa Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon~ With a rich, hedonistic hue and mouthfeel,this profoundly polished Cabernet gifts divine flavors of dill, dusty earth, hearty tobacco and dark cherry. Great now with some decanting and will only get better with age. Absolutely sensational!

2011 Castello di Amorosa Napa Valley Merlot~ With luxurious depth and color, this exquisite Merlot is polished and soft on the palate while still being extremely rich with blessed flavors of lime zest, tobacco,baking spice, heavenly plum and toasted oak.

To all that love great California wine, these wines are a must have- http://www.castellodiamorosa.com/

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2008 Domaine de Chamans, Open Now – Minervois


EXTREME VALUE ALERT!   This 50% Syrah – 50% Mourvedre blend is massive for $10!!!!!!

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2009 Dry Creek Vineyard The Mariner Meritage


This Bordeaux blend done the Dry Creek Vineyard way expresses volcanic ash, cedar, dark currant and blackberry on the nose. Culminating with toasted oak, clove, spice and dark cherry on the palate, while intertwined poetically with polished tannin and an elegant finish; this masterful wine truly hits the mark and was a blessing to experience. Keep Drinking and Keep Believing. 

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