Category: Wine

May 12 2011

Bridge Trail Vineyards

Type: Sauvignon Blanc Year: 2009 Location: Santa Rosa, California Rating: 8 out of 10 Opinion: Received as part of my NRA Wine Club membership. Very good Sauvignon Blanc. This wine has notes of apple, peach, gooseberry, pineapple, lime, and grass.

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Apr 20 2011

Bramble Ridge

Type: Merlot Year: 2009 Location: Santa Rosa, California Rating: 8 out of 10 Opinion: Received as part of my NRA Wine Club membership. Very good Merlot. This wine has notes of cassis, assorted berries, black olive, and mild oak. This wine was enjoyed with cheeseburgers.

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Apr 14 2011

Silver Pony Ranch

Type: Cabernet Sauvignon Year: 2009 Location: Santa Rosa, California Rating: 8 out of 10 Opinion: Received as part of my NRA Wine Club membership. Very good cabernet sauvignon. Hints of blackberry, black cherry, and plum.  Enjoyed with a nice New York Strip steak.

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Mar 16 2011

Long Street

Type: Zinfandel Year: 2009 Location: Santa Rosa, California Rating: 8 out of 10 Opinion: Received as part of my NRA Wine Club membership. Very good zinfandel. This zesty wine has hints of red fruit and cranberry.  Enjoyed with pepperoni pizza.

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Mar 13 2011

Bodega Mariposa

Type: Sauvignon Blanc Year: 2009 Location: Santa Rosa, California Rating: 8 out of 10 Opinion: Received as part of my NRA Wine Club membership. Very good Sauvignon Blanc. This refreshing wine has notes of pineapple, lemon, lime, apple, peach, and slight hints of earthy grass.

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Mar 11 2011

Green Groves

Type: Pinot Noir Year: 2009 Location: American Canyon, Napa Valley, California Rating: 9 out of 10 Opinion: Received as part of my NRA Wine Club membership. Excellent pinot noir. Hints of blackberry, black cherry, and toasted caramel.  Enjoyed with pasta and homemade spaghetti sauce.

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Jan 01 2010

Silverado Vineyards

Type: Chardonnay Year: 2007 Location: Napa County, California Link: silveradovineyards.com Rating: 8 out of 10 Opinion: Very good chardonnay comprised of fruit from vineyards in the Napa Valley into Carneros. Minimal oak flavor as to not overpower the fruit. Hints of golden apple and pear aroma with green apple, lemon zest, and honeysuckle flavors provide …

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Jan 01 2008

Buena Vista

Type: Pinot Noir Year: 2005 Location: Buena Vista Carneros, Sonoma, CA Link: buenavistawinery.com Rating: 7 out of 10 Description: This wine was good, but not great. It was enjoyed with pasta.

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Nov 18 2007

Grove Mill

Type: Pinot Noir Year: 2005 Location: Marlborough, New Zealand Link: www.grovemill.co.nz Rating: 8 out of 10 Description: Grove Mill is most notable for their Sauvignon Blanc wines, but this Pinot was very good as well.

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Sep 09 2007

Saintsbury

Type: Pinot Noir Year: 2003 Location: Napa, CA Link: www.saintsbury.com Rating: 8 out of 10 Description: A good pinot that was enjoyed with a beef roast.

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