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Lange Twins Prince Vineyard Chenin Blanc

2018 was a very mild summer for Lange Twins vineyards, resulting in even ripening and a late harvest, allowing the grapes to hang on the vines longer, for a more fully ripened juice. Mild, but consistent diurnal shifts brought out...
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2014 Amici Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2014 vintage is another great vintage for Amici. It was also the year marked as the final vintage of original Amici winemaker Joel Aiken. Joel made his name famous by starting his 27-year run as winemaker at historic BV...
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Champagne is a way of life

I looked over the internet for a perfect quote to sum up my feelings about Champagne, but alas, I could not find one. What I did find was a large amount of like-minded and historically significant characters. Apparently, I could...
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Building Blocks Part 2

This is part two to the Building Blocks Sip. After you’ve mastered those you jump into the next break down, which is … Old World Vs New World. This is a way, when you’ve hit your next little tier of...
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Building Blocks Part 1

You’ve probably heard some form of a saying about teaching a subject makes you understand it better, and I couldn’t be a better example myself. Years of teaching weekly wine class for various staffs and Wine 101’s for new hires...
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On the Verge of Greatness

!!!!!THE VERGE!!!!! The Verge Cabernet Sauvignon is our very own Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon made just for us by Nick Goldschmidt. THE FACTS(about Nick)-Born and educated in New Zealand, Nick Goldschmidt’s career began in 1982 with a research position at...
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