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Wine Tasting: Sandhi Wines

Winery/Producer: Rajat Parr & Sashi Moorman; Sandhi Wines.

Appellation: Sta. Rita Hills; Central Coast, California

Location:
1712 Industrial Way
Lompoc, California
Tel. 805 618-2707 [click to continue…]

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Synopsis, Our Opinion: Eloquent, rich and savory white Burgundy that’s an INCREDIBLE BARGAIN.

Producer/Winery: La Chablisienne; Chablis, France.

Grape Variety: Chardonnay.

Geographic Appellation: Chablis; Burgundy, France.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $28.95 [click to continue…]

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Synopsis, Our Opinion: Excellent lean “New World” California Chardonnay that has distinguishing Burgundian traits.

Producer/Winery: Liquid Farm; Buellton, California.

Grape Variety: Chardonnay.

Geographic Appellation: Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $49.95 [click to continue…]

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Book Review: The Flavor Bible

The Flavor Bible Although this book might not appear appropriate for our wine blog, “don’t judge a book by it’s cover”. The Flavor Bible offers a new look at combining tastes and seasonings and is written by the same authors as What to Drink with What you Eat, a book we use daily to evaluate wine pairings. So if your interested in fine tuning your food with wine read on…

Cooking can be a very creative process if you have an understanding of the aesthetic of flavor. The Flavor Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dorneburg presents a guide to flavor affinities that makes recipes less important and frees a cook to create unique dishes. Based on the experiences of many of the top and innovative chefs in America, the authors provide tables that show how flavors of hundreds of ingredients relate to one another so that cooks can create new and delicious flavor combinations using the vast number of new ingredients that are quickly becoming available. [click to continue…]

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Synopsis, Our Opinion: A special treat and a truly REMARKABLE Chardonnay.

Producer/Winery: Rajat Parr & Sashi Moorman; Sandhi Wines; Lompoc, California.

Grape Variety: Chardonnay.

Geographic Appellation: Sta. Rita Hills; Central Coast, California.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $69.95 [click to continue…]

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G B Odoardi Calabria Rosso 2013

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A big, bold Italian red blend.

Producer/Winery: Giovan Battista Odoardi; Calabria, Italy.

Grape Variety: Blend – 30% Magliocco, 30% Gaglioppo, 20% Nerello Cappuccio and 20% Greco Nero.

Geographic Appellation: Calabria, Italy.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $24.95 [click to continue…]

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Vallana Gattinara 2007

Synopsis, Our Opinion: OUTSTANDING, very reasonably priced Nebbiolo that was a MEMORABLE wine.

Producer/Winery: Antonio Vallana; Maggiora, Italy.

Grape Variety: Nebbiolo.

Geographic Appellation: Gattinara; Piedmont, Italy.

Vintage: 2007

Price: $32.95 [click to continue…]

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Castello Banfi Bell’agio Chianti 2015

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A drinkable grocery store red wine in a delightful bottle that oozed character.

Producer/Winery: Castello Banfi; bottled by Placido S.A.; Montalcino, Ita;y.

Grape Variety: Chianti Blend – 95% Sangiovese and 5% Canaiolo Nero

Geographic Appellation: Chianti, Tuscany, Italy.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $8.99 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]

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Bruno Giacosa Nebbiolo D’Alba 2015

Synopsis, Our Opinion: Vibrant, balanced and flavorful young Nebbiolo that was a FANTASTIC buy.

Producer/Winery: Bruno Giacosa; Neive, Italy.

Grape Variety: Nebbiolo.

Geographic Appellation: Nebbiolo D’Alba; Piedmont, Italy

Vintage: 2015

Price: $23.95 [click to continue…]

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Synopsis, Our Opinion: A SPLENDID dry Chenin Blanc.

Producer/Winery: Pascal Laffourcade; Rochefort Sur-Loire, France.

Grape Variety: Chenin blanc

Geographic Appellation: Quarts de Chaume; Loire Valley, France.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $26.95 [click to continue…]

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