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A Reverie of Delight Returns to Locals!

In the spring of 2009, the 2006 Ensueños Tropicales Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley, $20) made a brief but sublime appearance at our tasting room.  Now, with an exclusive, limited allocation of wine, this popular, fruit-forward pinot noir returns, all grown up! As before, this wine ably shows off the by-now classic Russian River pinot noir flavor…
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2006 Pendleton Zinfandel: A Zin For All Seasons

This 2006 Zinfandel/Petit Syrah blend from Russian River Valley is a true lesson in versitality and balance. On the nose, you get great fruit notes of raspberry and blackberry as well as really strong cloves and cinnamon. The palate doesn't disappoint and holds true to the flavors on the nose. Upfront, all the fruit (blackberry…
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A Tale of Two Tempranillos

Eric Ross Vineyards is at the forefront of California's move into producing intriguing wines using Spanish grape varietals. The 2009 Struttin' Red ($28) is 91% Tempranillo and 9% Garnacha (Grenache).  This easy-going, fruity, red wine is made from younger vines located in Lodi, California's favored Central Valley location for fine wine grapes.  With ripe strawberries on a…
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