Monthly Archives: March 2012

RECOMMENDED: Flipflop 2009 Merlot, California. 13.5% ABV, $4.99.

Wow, what a great little wine. By “little” I mean the price tag. APPEARANCE: Ruby garnet with clarity. NOSE: Bright and beautiful, with high notes reminiscent of a good Petite Sirah as well as the depth that a Merlot should … Continue reading

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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Domaine Juliette Avril 2009 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhone. 14.5% ABV, $30-55.

We don’t normally review wines that cost more than $20, but this one was so remarkable, we HAD to say something. If you can find this wine on sale, pick it up. It’s a marvelous blend of Grenache, Syrah, and … Continue reading

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