Archive for the ‘California Wines’ Category

Wines of the Weeek: Ripe Red Blends

Wines of the Weeek: Ripe Red Blends

Red blends are growing ever more popular, particularly the one which express a lovely ripe, lush character.  Thus, for those who crave these fruit-forward wines,...

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Wines of the Week: Under $20, 90 Points

Wines of the Week: Under $20, 90 Points

Once again, we continue our series focusing on high quality wines, with wide distribution, that can be found for $20 or less. So add them to your shopping list,...

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Winery of the Week: August Ridge – Paso Robles, Ca

Winery of the Week: August Ridge – Paso Robles, Ca

John Barker’s family tradition of growing grapes in California (since the 1800’s) and his wife Jill’s Italian heritage blend together perfectly...

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Winery of the Week: HammerSky Vineyards – Paso Robles

Winery of the Week: HammerSky Vineyards – Paso Robles

At a time when so many wines, especially those on the shelves of large retailers, are trending towards a soft and sweet character, it’s refreshing to find...

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Winery of the Week: Dunning Vineyards – Paso Robles, Ca

Winery of the Week: Dunning Vineyards – Paso Robles, Ca

While Paso Robles has gained a mainstream reputation has a premier wine producing area in the last several years, the Dunning’s realized it’s potential...

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Winery of the Week: Tablas Creek – Paso Robles

Winery of the Week: Tablas Creek – Paso Robles

At Tablas Creek Winery, they are all about blending.  Whether it’s old world and new world or the Rhone Valley with Paso Robles, their goal is to produce...

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Winery of the Week: Sextant – Paso Robles

Winery of the Week: Sextant – Paso Robles

At Sextant, they believe in a “hands-off” approach to making wine.  Most important to them is selecting to right terroir for their grapes to grow, and...

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Winery of the Week: Hoyt Family Vineyards – Paso Robles

Winery of the Week: Hoyt Family Vineyards – Paso Robles

100 pounds of Cabernet and a kitchen.  That’s how the Hoyt family made its first wine.  They’ve advanced well beyond that initial venture and now...

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Winery of the Week: Croma Vera – Paso Robles, Ca

Winery of the Week: Croma Vera – Paso Robles, Ca

At Croma Vera, they specialize in Spanish grape varieties (like Tempanillo) and view shaping their wines as a work of art.  You see, co-founder Mindy Oliver was...

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Wines of the Week:  Grateful Grapes

Wines of the Week: Grateful Grapes

At the Grateful Grapes Wine Company, they do more than just produce a range of reasonable priced wines.  They also have a mission to do good.  Thus, 5% of profits...

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