I am not an expert, just a discerning wine lover or amateur de vin (as the French say), but everyone has a different palate, likes and dislikes so it must be understood that any of my recommendations are personal. I just hope that you find them useful or at the very least - interesting. I also hope you enjoy my photos. It is more fun sharing then keeping them backed up on a hard drive.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Cali QPR's

I feel guilty when I don't keep up on my Blog. It is odd because the commitment is to myself and it is usually because I am distracted by living life (beyond the computer). One of these distractions was the California Wine Fair where I tasted some marvellous wine. These ones were excellent QPR's...

Bogle Vineyards - Petite Sirah, 2009 California - 16.95
Lovely full-bodied wine with a nose of black currants and plums with hints of leather and cocoa

If you run a search on Pine Ridge Vineyards on this blog, it will be no surprise to you that I am a fan, but I even surprised myself when I was so impressed I made notes to re-review!

The new vintages of the following are also fantastic:
Pine Ridge Vineyards - Chenin Blanc & Viognier 2011, California
Pine Ridge Vineyards - Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Napa Valley
Pine Ridge Vineyards - Dijon Clones Chardonnay, Carneros



Vina Robles - Red4 - GSM Blend 2009, Paso Robles - $17.95
Yum! Full-bodied, black cherry & prunes on the nose with a touch of clove. Wonderful spicy ripe fruit on palate.



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