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  • pinitbutton Elizabeth Chambers Cellar 2011 Winemakers Cuvée Pinot Noir   Wine of the Week Review
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Elizabeth Chambers Cellar 2011 Winemaker’s Cuvée Pinot Noir


Price: $32

Rating: 15.5/20

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  • pinitbutton Prunotto 2008 Barolo DOCG   Wine of the Week Review

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Price: $55

Rating: 15/20

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  • pinitbutton Chamisal Vineyards 2013 Stainless Pinot Noir   Wine of the Week Review

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Price: $24

Rating: 13.5/20

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  • pinitbutton Canoe Ridge 2010 Reserve Cherry Street Red Blend   Wine of the Week Review

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Price: $17

Rating: 14/20

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  • pinitbutton Lieb Cellars 2013 Bridge Lane Rosé   Wine of the Week Review

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Price: $18

Rating: 13.5/20

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  • pinitbutton Barnett Vineyards 2003 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon   Wine of the Week Review
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Barnett Vineyards 2003 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Price: $95

Rating: 16.5/20

Region: Napa Valley (Spring Mountain District), California

Varietals: 95.5 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 3 percent Cabernet Franc & 1.5 percent Petit Verdot

Production: 1,606 cases

Alcohol: 14.1 percent

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Tasting Notes: Hal and Fiona Barnett founded their eponymous vineyards in 1983 on the top of Spring Mountain on the west side of Napa Valley. With steeply sloped vineyards and an altitude of 2,000 feet, the region produces distinctive mountain wines. First released in 2006 and now aged nicely, the 2003 Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon boasts incredible balance Continue reading “Barnett Vineyards 2003 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon – Wine of the Week Review” »



  • pinitbutton Bradford Mountain 2011 Dry Creek Zinfandel   Wine of the Week Review
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Bradford Mountain 2011 Dry Creek Zinfandel

Price: $22

Rating: 13.5/20

Region: Dry Creek Valley, California

Varietals: 91 percent Zinfandel & 9 percent Petite Sirah

Production: 1,700 cases

Alcohol: 14.5 percent

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Tasting Notes: One of the labels owned by Truett-Hurst, Inc., Bradford Mountain was founded in the late 1990s and produces about 3,000 cases of wine per year. It lies on the western side of the Dry Creek Valley (Sonoma County), a region renowned for its Zinfandels. Some of the fruit that goes into the 2011 Dry Creek Zinfandel comes from the winery’s historic Grist Vineyard, which was replanted in 2005 and is now certified organic. The wine boasts fragrant raspberry and Continue reading “Bradford Mountain 2011 Dry Creek Zinfandel – Wine of the Week Review” »



  • pinitbutton 2007 Vall Llach   Wine of the Week Review
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2007 Vall Llach

Price: $95

Rating: 16/20

Region: Priorat, Spain

Varietals: 70 percent Cariñena, 15 percent Cabernet Sauvignon & 15 percent Merlot

Alcohol: 15 percent


Tasting Notes: In 1992, Catalan singer Lluís Llach and his childhood friend Enric Costa founded Celler Vall Llach. The winery’s flagship bottling, Vall Llach is made from a combination of old vine Cariñena (Carignane) and newer plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. A big, powerful wine, the 2007 Vall Llach boasts heady blackberry, plum and mineral aromas. In the mouth, it reveals rich, concentrated fruit Continue reading “2007 Vall Llach – Wine of the Week Review” »



  • pinitbutton Hand of God 2010 Old Vine Malbec   Wine of the Week Review
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Hand of God 2010 Old Vine Malbec

Price: $75

Rating: 15/20

Region: Mendoza, Argentina

Varietal: 100 percent Malbec

Production: 780 cases

Alcohol: 14.5 percent


Tasting Notes: Venture capitalist Jon Staenberg founded Hand of God Wines in 2006. The previous year, he had visited Argentina and rekindled an earlier friendship with fellow Stanford MBA alum Santiago Achával of Achával-Ferrer. With the acquisition of two estate vineyards and Achával acting as co-founder and winemaker, Hand of God released its first two wines in 2013. The 2010 Old Vine Malbec comes from the eight-acre Stolen Horse Vineyard, planted entirely to Malbec in 1922 Continue reading “Hand of God 2010 Old Vine Malbec – Wine of the Week Review” »



  • pinitbutton Badia a Coltibuono 2009 Sangioveto di Toscana   Wine of the Week Review
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Badia a Coltibuono 2009 Sangioveto di Toscana

Price: $60

Rating: 15.5/20

Region: Tuscany, Italy

Varietal: 100 percent Sangiovese

Production: 666 cases

Alcohol: 14 percent


Tasting Notes: Originally founded as a monastery in 1051, Badia a Coltibuono (Abbey of the Good Harvest) has been owned and managed by the Stucchi-Prinetti family since 1846. The historic property includes a hotel, restaurant, cooking school and more than 170 acres of organically farmed estate vineyards. Produced since 1980 only during the best vintage years, the Sangioveto di Toscana is made from organic grapes grown in the Monti in Chianti appellation. An elegant red wine, it exhibits fragrant aromas of red fruits, violet, vanilla and clove. Medium- to full-bodied in the Continue reading “Badia a Coltibuono 2009 Sangioveto di Toscana – Wine of the Week Review” »



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