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Tamellini Soava 2017
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Quick Sip: Tamellini Soave 2017 

This ‘Quick Sip’; Tamellini Soave 2017, produced in Veneto, Italy, in the sub-region of Soave, and made of 100% Garganega grapes. Brothers Gaetano and Pio Francesco, cofounders of Az. Agr. Tamellini has a long history in vineyard cultivation, but it wasn’t until 1998 when they...
APPALOOSA SYRAH COLUMBIA VALLEY 2016
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Quick Sip: Appaloosa Syrah 2016 

This ‘Quick Sip’; Appaloosa Syrah 2016 produced by Claar Cellars in the Columbia Valley of Washington state. 100% Syrah made from grapes sourced from their White Bluffs Vineyard. I received this wine as part of a ‘mystery case’ wine shipment ordered from the Wine Awesomeness wine club....
Marqués de Riscal Blanco 2018
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Quick Sip: Marqués de Riscal Blanco 2018 

I generally do not drink Spanish white wine; no particular reason. I guess it doesn't come to mind when I make wine purchases. Of course, for specific situations—Spanish cuisine particularly—I will seek out a nice bottle if the dish calls for a white. For this...
Matt Parish Pinot Noir 2017
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Quick Sip: Matt Parish Pinot Noir 2017 

This “Quick Sip” is Matt Parish Pinot Noir 2017 out of STA. Santa Rita Hills This wine, truly a nice sip; which obviously is why it is sold out on the website. Notes of raspberry, tobacco, florals on the nose. On the palate, red fruit,...
Chateau Haut Sociondo in glass
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Quick Sip: Château Haut Sociondo 

In the glass Château Haut Sociondo has a lovely deep garnet color. Crafted from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot on the nose it has appealing earthiness with subtle dark berries. Fruit forward in the mouth with dark and red berries notes, cedar, and faint sweet tobacco...
Laxas Sparking Albarino
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Quick Sip: Bodegas As Laxas Sensum NV (Sparkling Albariño) 

Ninety percent of wines produced in Rías Baixas are from the Albariño grape.  But, sparkling Albariño is relatively new, and approximately only 10 estates in Rías Baixas currently produce sparkling Albariño. Although produced similarly to champagne, Albarino spends only 9 months on the lees in steel tanks...
Erath Pinot Noir 2015
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Quick Sip: Erath Winery Pinot Noir 2015 

Erath Winery Pinot Noir, a value wine I would buy again ($16). Ripe red fruits and sour cherries, sweet tobacco flavors with dried herbs, and hints of vanilla. Nice acidity. This one is very drinkable and very affordable Pinot. Wine lovers from all walks of...