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Winery Visit, Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Healdsburg, California

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Jordan Vineyard & Winery The Jordan grounds are a sight to behold.  The approaching road winds through beautiful country and lulls one into the thought they must be approaching a modest farmhouse teeming with disheveled chickens pecking about, goats with neck bells clanging, and wafts of barnyard. Instead, the road takes a decidedly manicured turn […]

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USA, Red Blend, Acorn Hill, Acorn Winery, Alegría Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Healdsburg, Sonoma, California, 2009

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A red blend of: 54% Syrah, 44% Sangiovese, 1% Viognier, 0.5% Canaiolo, and 0.5% Mammolo. N/ Clean, inviting, barrel room wafts layer perfectly atop blackcherry, plum skin, and savory notes.  Wet earth, wild herbs, and aged leather delight. She closes with a touch of sage and wild prairie. Complex countryside aromas here. Love it. T/ Medium […]

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USA, Sangiovese, Acorn Winery, Alegría Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Healdsburg, Sonoma, California, 2010

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A single-vineyard field blend of 98% Sangiovese (7 different clones) with 1% Canaiolo and 1% Mammolo. N/ Clean, acidic blackberry, sharp plum skin, raspberries, and red apple dusted in light barrel room aromas. Pine needles and dry forest floor. Soft leather. Hint of white pepper. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Dancing cherry, black cherry, and plums. Spice and […]

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USA, Pinot Noir, Bruliam Wines, New Releases Report, (Anderson Valley, Santa Lucia Highlands, and Sonoma Coast), California, 2010

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Kerith Overstreet makes some wicked good Pinot Noir at Bruliam Wines. Wicked good. Two years ago I absolutely fell in love with their Doctor’s Vineyard Pinot Noir, and since that time Kerith’s wine making expertise has continued to bloom. Kerith and Brian, her husband and co-owner of Bruliam, take the “we source nothing but the […]

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