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USA, Riesling, SOFIA, Francis Coppola, Monterey County, 2008

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First off the bottle is simply among the most beautiful containers you’ll see for a large production wine. Sexy, tear shape. Crystal clear. Interesting neck. This thing is a flower vase for sure after I drain it (or lamp, see below). I’d easily pay 6$ for this as a vase alone – so the wine […]

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USA, Thornton, Viognier, 2007, Bottle Variations, Closures

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This is an absolutely wonderful, if not downright fascinating Viognier.It is also a decent example of a far-too-common challenge facedby winemakers…In the fantastic book “To Cork or not to Cork” by Gorger Taber (which I will post a full review on later) many examples are given that detail bottle-to-bottle variations.The scenes generally play out like this… a […]

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