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We apologize that this week’s Wine Wednesday is more like a Wine Thursday. We have a new writer that has taken over this column that has been having technical issues. I am resuming this week’s Wine Wednesday and bringing you a mighty fine wine from California (it’s not from any particular region because the grapes are sourced all over California).
Toad’s Hollow was a winery started in 1993 by Rodney Strong (of the Rodney Strong … Read more
On a recent trip to Trader Joe’s, we came across a bottle of wine that we could not resist! As I have mentioned beore, I used to pick my wine based on the wine bottle. I will admit that I still indulge in this selection process when the wine is at a low enough price point. What can I say, I really like attractive and interesting wine bottles. I am not saying that all wine … Read more
We ventured to a new wine region in California last weekend, Lake County. Besides boasting the largest inland lake, Clear Lake, and best air quality in California, Lake County is also home to a barely dormant volcano that left rich deposits of soil enriched with lava over the years. Like the great wines of Sicily, the volcanic soil greatly affects the grapes and give them a unique characteristic of iron or flint (these are good … Read more
Poizin Reserve by Armida Winery is a big zinfandel in a little coffin. The Healdsburg winery brags that this “wine to die for” is a blend of its best zinfandel grapes.
The 2005 and 2006 Reserves are best suited for wine lovers who enjoy a bold zinfandel and aren’t frightened by the $60–$90 price tag.
The Reserves’ less expensive cousin, the 2007 Poizon for $25, doesn’t come in a coffin but does present a lighter, … Read more
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