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Spinach and Pepperjack Stuffed Chicken Paired with Robert Mondavi Napa Chardonnay.

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I increasingly seem to find myself banging-on about the ABC (Anything But Chardonnay) movement. Of course a great number of us have become bored with the same-old over-oaked Cali Chards, but that doesn’t mean to say oak doesn’t have a … Continue reading

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The Finest Napa Valley Crop in 1889 was….

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Duel by Darioush, Napa, California.

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Grapes 60% Cabernet, 40% Shiraz   Facts I’d never seen this wine before, so I was over the moon when I received it as a gift on Tuesday! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: “Keep your friends … Continue reading

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Fiftyrow Cabernet, Napa, 2007.

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    Grapes 100% Cabernet   Facts Admittedly I’ve bit on a little “Napa-binge” lately, for which there is very good reason: I lost faith. Napa just hasn’t been “turning me on” much recently.  There’s so much out there, but … Continue reading

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Dolce (Late Harvest Dessert Wine), Napa, 2006.

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Grapes 80% Semillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc   Facts Dessert wines have developed such a bad reputation. As stupid as it sounds, if I have to hear one more person say “…wow…that’s sweet!!!” or “…I couldn’t drink a whole bottle of … Continue reading

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Grilled Salmon with Blood Orange Salsa Paired with Smokescreen Napa Chardonnay

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  When was the last time you cooked with blood orange? Never? Yeah, I think I was in the same boat as you until last night, at least, I couldn’t remember the last time… Smokescreen is a new brand of … Continue reading

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