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Wine: A. Rafanelli Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2005 Price: $45 Tasting notes: plush and full-bodied, with jammy fruit, caramel and not-too-sharp spice Story: One of our very favorite wines, and it does Rafanelli no disservice to say this Zin is perfect … Continue reading
Wine: MacMurray Central Coast Pinot Noir Price: $15 Tasting notes: ripe red berries, soft cinnamon, a bit of pepper Story: This is a reliably delicious Pinot Noir, with a plusher mouthfeel that’s less astringent and austere than many pinots. It’s nicely … Continue reading
Wine: Falco So’ Bianco Sauvignon Blanc 2009 Price: $20 Tasting notes: green grass, herbs, brightly acidic notes of lemon Story: This Sauvignon Blanc from DaVero in Healdsburg, CA (the source of our favorite olive oils) is deliciously different, with the grassy … Continue reading
Wine: Montes Cherub Rosé of Syrah 2009 Price: $12 Tasting notes: tart strawberries; a zippy, acidic wine that’s crisp, refreshing and great with food Story: If your idea of a rosé wine is white zinfandel, then you need to get to … Continue reading
Wine: Red Diamond Merlot 2008 Price: $9 Tasting notes: ripe plummy fruit, finishes silky with a rich mouthfeel Story: Washington State is a great region for big red wines of this style, and the Red Diamond is a terrific find. … Continue reading