Category Archives: Wine of the Week

Wine of the Week: Septima Malbec

The story of Malbec starts in Bordeaux, France, where it has been used as a blending grape for hundreds of years.  One of the five classic grapes of Bordeaux (six if you count the “lost” grape of Bordeaux, Carmenere, thought … Continue reading

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Wine of the Week: D’Arenberg Stump Jump Shiraz

D’Arenberg winery in McLaren Vale Australia is famous for making Shiraz.  In fact, one of their wines – their Dead Arm Shiraz – is considered by many to be part of Australia’s “Holy Trinity” of Shiraz, along with Penfold’s Grange … Continue reading

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Wine of the Week: Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Sauvignon Blanc is often considered a summer wine, and for good reason.  It tends to be light, refreshing, and possesses the kind of bright acidity that makes it a perfect complement to a sun-soaked summer day.  That doesn’t mean that you … Continue reading

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Wine of the Week: Columbia Crest Horse Heaven Hills Les Chevaux 2008

An unassuming show-stopper I often feel that Columbia Crest gets a bad rap. Columbia Crest is a winery that has huge production, putting out hundreds of thousands of cases of wine under their Two Vines and Grand Estates tiers. Because … Continue reading

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