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2013 Bodega Garzón Sauvignon Blanc

Guys, I’m super psyched about this Sauvignon Blanc from Uruguay! Can you tell? Green pepper, grass, white peach, and lime rind on the nose. Lots of nectarines, white peaches, and lime rind on the palate with nice, crisp acidity. 

5/5 bones

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Sauvignon Blanc

13% abv

Garzón, URUGUAY 

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2004 Heitz Cellar Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

I can’t hide it - I love Heitz. Macerated blackberries and black cherries on the nose with anise, leather, and bourbon vanilla. Feels warm on the palate - leads with decadent stewed fruit lightened by fresh acidity. Loads of blackberries and vanilla, which we all know are the makings of an awesome sundae. Cheers!

4/5 bones

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Cabernet Sauvignon

14.5% abv

Napa Valley, California, USA

2013 Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap Viognier Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc

Oh my dog! Look what I found! It’s like I’m on the label on this wine! Lemon, lime, nectarine, waxy leaf, white bean, and grass on the nose. Less fruit on the palate with more leaf and florals. A little sticky on the finish. 

3/5 bones

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Viognier, Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc

13.5% abv

Franschhoek Valley, SOUTH AFRICA

2012 Marchese Guadagni Orvieto Classico Superiore

Orvieto is a beautiful place in Italy and they make fresh clean white wines! This one should have been drunk a lot earlier than when I did. Hence, the rating is a bit skewed. Cashews, honey, old cut pear, and apple on the nose. Overripe apple on the palate with tired acidity. This would have been 3+ bones in its heyday, but sadly it doesn’t age that well…

2/5 bones

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Trebbiano, Grechetto, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc

13% abv

Orvieto, ITALY

2013 Peregrine Mohua Sauvignon Blanc

Enjoying some benchmark New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc in the sun! Green pepper seeds and pith, thyme, grass, and hint of key lime on the nose. Very ripe, almost limeade-like on the palate with hints of grass. Crisp acidity. 

3/5 bones

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Sauvignon Blanc

12.5% abv

Marlborough, NEW ZEALAND

2013 Patricius Tokaji Furmint Reserve

I feel so mysterious… This dry Tokaji has a potent, almost Asian pear nose with mineral, dark stone, toasted wood, and white florals. Almost off-dry on the palate with GREAT acidity. Delicious apple cider notes with lemon, flowers, and lighter stones. Lovely, sweet (but not cloying) finish. 

5/5 bones

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Furmint

12.5% abv

Tokaji, HUNGARY

2009 E. Guigal Hermitage Rouge

Guigal is one of my favorite producers. This wine’s got a great peppery nose with florals, black olive, red cherry, and hints of rhubarb. Black and green olives, red cherries, bramble, leather, and pepper on the palate. Great acidity and good tannins. Really wonderful!

4/5 bones

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Syrah

13.5% abv

Hermitage (Rhône), FRANCE

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2008 Peter Hahn Le Clos de la Meslerie

Enjoying this different and interesting wine from Vouvray! Almost oxidized notes on the nose of caramel and baked apple, sea salt, tuffeau, lemon twist, macadamia nuts, and flor. Sweet, oxidized apples, apple dessert, clove, lemon, and stone on the palate. Pretty cool stuff!

4/5 bones

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Chenin Blanc

13.5% abv

Vouvray, FRANCE