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Is the fate of wine blogging in France complet?

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 Quality #Champange is a very complex product and the best are also very consistent. Why? It’s the master blenders exercising their craft. Follow the link to this short video to see how it’s done. (via Krug)

 Quality #Champange is a very complex product and the best are also very consistent. Why? It’s the master blenders exercising their craft. Follow the link to this short video to see how it’s done. (via Krug)

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If you’re into #Bordeaux, this article is a “must read”. As expected this is not a “Vintage of the Century”, but there could be some nice #wines for early consumption. Very consistent notes.

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(via Bordeaux 2012: Steven Spurrier’s vintage overview | decanter.com)
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Will this become a? Only time will tell.


Name:	Tête Brûlée
Vintage:	2007
Varietals:	Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Price:	$100.00
Type:	Red
Country:	USA
Region:	California > Napa Valley > Mt. Veeder

My Rating:	6 - Outstanding
My Notes:	Dark fruits, a hint of juniper, tobacco and spice. Full tannins just starting to round. Classic full bodied without being jammy and over the top. Enjoy today and for the next 10 years.
Location:	Unexplored California Cabernet Tasting
Date:	Apr 7, 2013
Cheers!

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Will this become a? Only time will tell.


Name: Tête Brûlée
Vintage: 2007
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Price: $100.00
Type: Red
Country: USA
Region: California > Napa Valley > Mt. Veeder

My Rating: 6 - Outstanding
My Notes: Dark fruits, a hint of juniper, tobacco and spice. Full tannins just starting to round. Classic full bodied without being jammy and over the top. Enjoy today and for the next 10 years.
Location: Unexplored California Cabernet Tasting
Date: Apr 7, 2013
Cheers!

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Hey, I drink the so you don’t have to.


Name:	Hanna Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley
Vineyard:	Hanna Winery
Vintage:	2010
Varietals:	Sauvignon Blanc
Price:	$16.99
Type:	White
Country:	USA
Region:	California > Sonoma County > Russian River Valley

My Rating:	3 - Average
My Notes:	Grassy on the nose and on the palate. Tree fruit and lemon peel. Well made if you like the style.
Location:	Chez Patches
Date:	Apr 14, 2013
Cheers!








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Hey, I drink the so you don’t have to.


Name: Hanna Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley
Vineyard: Hanna Winery
Vintage: 2010
Varietals: Sauvignon Blanc
Price: $16.99
Type: White
Country: USA
Region: California > Sonoma County > Russian River Valley

My Rating: 3 - Average
My Notes: Grassy on the nose and on the palate. Tree fruit and lemon peel. Well made if you like the style.
Location: Chez Patches
Date: Apr 14, 2013
Cheers!


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Hi, check out this. of the night.


Name:	Fisher Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Vineyard:	Lamb Vineyard
Vintage:	2007
Varietals:	Cabernet Sauvignon
Price:	$129.00
Type:	Red
Country:	USA
Region:	California > Napa Valley

My Rating:	6 - Outstanding
My Notes:	Here’s a special treat. A nose of dark fruits with scents of wood, vanilla and spice. Black cherry, plum, currant and spice on the palate. Full bodied with plenty of drying and rounding tannins with plenty of acid to last. Will be 10 years to peak, but many chose this wine as the unknow of the evening.
Date:	Apr 7, 2013
Cheers!

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Hi, check out this. of the night.


Name: Fisher Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Vineyard: Lamb Vineyard
Vintage: 2007
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon
Price: $129.00
Type: Red
Country: USA
Region: California > Napa Valley

My Rating: 6 - Outstanding
My Notes: Here’s a special treat. A nose of dark fruits with scents of wood, vanilla and spice. Black cherry, plum, currant and spice on the palate. Full bodied with plenty of drying and rounding tannins with plenty of acid to last. Will be 10 years to peak, but many chose this wine as the unknow of the evening.
Date: Apr 7, 2013
Cheers!

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When drinking from a flute vs a slipper, you may want to check out this wine.


Name:	Scharffenberger Brut Excellence
Vineyard:	Scharffenberger Cellars
Varietals:	Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Price:	$19.99
Type:	Sparkling
Country:	USA
Region:	California > Mendocino County

My Rating:	4 - Above Average
My Notes:	Creamy texture with a yeasty nose. Very “Blanc de Blanc” esque.
Date:	Apr 7, 2013
Cheers!

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When drinking from a flute vs a slipper, you may want to check out this wine.


Name: Scharffenberger Brut Excellence
Vineyard: Scharffenberger Cellars
Varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Price: $19.99
Type: Sparkling
Country: USA
Region: California > Mendocino County

My Rating: 4 - Above Average
My Notes: Creamy texture with a yeasty nose. Very “Blanc de Blanc” esque.
Date: Apr 7, 2013
Cheers!

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More sophisticated than a coon skin cap!


Name:	Fess Parker Mélange Blanc
Vintage:	2010
Varietals:	Marsanne, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc
Price:	$17.00
Type:	White
Country:	USA
Region:	California > Santa Barbara County

My Rating:	4 - Above Average
My Notes:	Floral, mineral, light melon and white peach. Round and balanced, a delicious treat and a nice value.
Location:	Chez Patches
Cheers!

The GrapeXplorer






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More sophisticated than a coon skin cap!


Name: Fess Parker Mélange Blanc
Vintage: 2010
Varietals: Marsanne, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc
Price: $17.00
Type: White
Country: USA
Region: California > Santa Barbara County

My Rating: 4 - Above Average
My Notes: Floral, mineral, light melon and white peach. Round and balanced, a delicious treat and a nice value.
Location: Chez Patches
Cheers!

The GrapeXplorer


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Spring has sprung and it’s a great day for Rosé!


Name:	Raphael Rose of Merlot
Vineyard:	Raphael
Vintage:	2011
Varietals:	Merlot
Price:	$12.99
Type:	Rosé
Country:	USA
Region:	New York > North Fork Of Long Island

My Rating:	3 - Average
Tasting tags:	Bright Fruit, Strawberry, Apple/Pear, Light / thin, Dry / crisp
Location:	Chez Patches
Date:	Apr 12, 2013
Cheers!

The GrapeXplorer






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Spring has sprung and it’s a great day for Rosé!


Name: Raphael Rose of Merlot
Vineyard: Raphael
Vintage: 2011
Varietals: Merlot
Price: $12.99
Type: Rosé
Country: USA
Region: New York > North Fork Of Long Island

My Rating: 3 - Average
Tasting tags: Bright Fruit, Strawberry, Apple/Pear, Light / thin, Dry / crisp
Location: Chez Patches
Date: Apr 12, 2013
Cheers!

The GrapeXplorer


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