Monthly Archives: May 2012

2009 Le Bout Du Monde ‘Avec Le Temps’ This is the most enjoyable bottle of wine I’ve had in long time. I wish I had a case of it. Carignane made in the style of beaujolais (carbonic maceration), this is … Continue reading

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2009 J. Rickards Old Vine Zinfandel We first had a J. Rickards wine when someone at a small wine shop in California encouraged us to buy a bottle if we wanted to taste a real, super small-scale local winery. That was … Continue reading

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2009 Col Des Vents I’m not sure you can find a better sub $8 bottle of wine. Maybe something Spanish. Definitely nothing coming from the U.S. with this much character for $6 to $8.  It’s not great, but it’s good … Continue reading

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2011 Modern Wine Project Rose2010 Oveja Negra Rose2011 Lake Chalice Sauvignon Blanc  Trio of good wines here, the winner being the MWP Rose, which I bought from Garagiste and hails from Sleight of Hand Cellars. Crazy garagiste guy had a … Continue reading

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2009 Sassetto Sangiovese Unoaked Sangiovese. For about $12, this is very nice, simple and refreshing. Perfect with pizza. 

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2010 White Hall Cabernet Sauvignon White Hall is one of Virginia’s most dependable wineries, and this cab sav is completely respectable. Tastes fresh and simple. Good job, White Hall.

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2009 Velvet Devil Merlot Entry-level Charles Smith. Better on the second day. Decent buy if you can find it for under $10. B-

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