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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Matthew Iaconis 2011 Moscato, Lodi. 11.6% ABV. $11.99.

MAN. This will have to be one of my Wines of the Year. Absolutely fantastic. Roses, roses, and linden — perhaps the most aromatic wine I’ve enjoyed all year, with a taste that lives up to the aroma. A touch … Continue reading

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RECOMMENDED: Insomnia White Wine Blend, California. Around $10.

As we approach Halloween, I’ll report on a couple of finds that would be fun to enjoy on that dark and spooky night. The Insomnia is a good place to start: it seems to be readily available (in our area, … Continue reading

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Winemakers’ Dinner, Columbia Gorge

One of the traditions of the Wine Bloggers Conference is the “mystery bus” jaunt. Bloggers bravely board buses, blindfolded. (Not really, just had to get in that alliteration.) All we know is that we are headed to a winery, where … Continue reading

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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Moobuzz 2011 Pinot Noir, Monterey. 13.9% ABV. $16/suggested retail.

Back in November, I reviewed the 2009 Moobuzz Pinot Noir and recommended it: http://www.thefrugalwinesnob.com/?p=700. This week, I found something even better: the 2011 Moobuzz, released in May 2012. This wine is SPECTACULAR and is the best Pinot Noir I’ve tasted … Continue reading

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