Weather and Vintage

The vintage of a wine is about the last thing that most casual wine drinkers look for when choosing a bottle to bring home to go with dinner. However that bit of information can provide huge insights to the taste, aroma and body of the wine inside. A vintage wine is one made from grapes

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2011 Homefront Red

Created by Murphy-Goode wineries, this is a California Red blend that is food friendly and fruit forward. The blend is 34% Zinfandel, 27% Merlot, 16% petite Sirah, 13% Petite Verdot, 6% Syrah and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon.   The aroma of blueberries and black cherries lead the taste of raspberries and cherries to the pallet. This blend

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Firesteed Pinot Noir 2012

This Pinot Noir from the Rickreall Oregon area is fermented is stainless steel tanks, and then pressed in the last days of the fermentation process. As soon as the malolactic fermentation process is complete the wine is racked. A small amount of barrel aged wine is blended in to add complexity to the aroma and

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Greg Norman Estates Shark Red 2011

The Shark Red shows a deer reddish purple color that reminds me of the garnet in the colors of Florida State University. To the nose the Shark Red brings vanilla, figs and the aroma of crushed blackberries. Shark Red presents the taste of vanilla, blueberries, blackberries and woody oak to you. This is a smooth

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Red Guitar Old Vine Tempranillo Granacha 2010

This is an easy going everyday red wine blend from the Navarra region of Spain. The blend is 52% Tempranillo grape and 48% Granacha. This blend presents a deep red color filling into a deep black core in the center of the glass. To the nose, the Red Guitar has crushed raspberries, black pepper, strawberries,

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Middle Sister Merlot

This wine is a blend of Merlot and malbec grapes. The aroma of vanilla and raspberries are the first things you notice about the wine as you swirl it in the glass. As for the taste this blended Merlot starts with fresh berries, raspberries and strawberries. Those lead into a finish of coco crossing the

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