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2 Rustic Reds

2007 Domaine Le Sang des Cailloux “Cuvée Floureto”I am a big fan of this estate & their wines.  It was just last week that we tasted the 2006 & here was an opportunity to try the 2007 last night.  I remember tasting both of these wines at the estate—the 2007 not yet released.  The 2006…

1985 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Auslese

1985 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Auslese At dinner last night, 2 dear friends shared a bottle to end the meal. What a treat, to say the least. Over the years, I have enjoyed this venerable Ruwer estate’s wines—quite candidly a mix of hits & misses. This 1985 was a hit. I was first taken by…

2006 Whitcraft Pinot Noir

2006 Whitcraft Pinot Noir Bien Nacido “This is the “N” My only friend the “N” Without a doubt one of our all time favorite Pinot Noirs out of California—our last bottle.  Chris Whitcraft was such a character to say the least. Over the years he produced many truly memorable bottlings from iconic vineyard sources such…