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MUSE VINEYARDS Thalia 2015 Shenandoah Valley, Virginia 90 Points | “Highly Recommended” A blend of Marsanne (50%), Roussanne (40%), and Viognier (10%), the 2015 Thalia is aromatically complex and fresh on the palate, with velvety viscosity and quenching acidity. Aromas … Continue reading

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SUMMER WINE PICK: Cass Winery | Viognier | Paso Robles | San Luis Obispo County | California | 2013 | $24 | 88 pts

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Cass Winery, located just east of the town of Paso Robles in San Luis Obispo County, specializes in 100% estate grown Rhone varieties.  Winemaker  Lood Kotze, who grew up near Cape Town, South Africa, and studied at the University of Stellenbosch, is an advocate … Continue reading

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VIRGINIA WINE: Highlights from Virginia Wine Month at the “Taste of Culpeper”

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October is Virginia Wine Month, and the time is ripe for visiting Virginia wineries, learning about grape growing and winemaking in the state, and most importantly, tasting Virginia wines.  In celebration of this special time of year — and in … Continue reading

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PICK of the RACK: Porter Creek Vineyards | Viognier | Timbervine Ranch | Russian River Valley AVA | Sonoma County | California | 2011 | $36 | 90 pts

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Aromas:  aromatic; honeysuckle; dried apricots; marzipan Character:  dry; full-bodied; honeyed & spicy; velvety & viscous; zingy acids Flavors:  nectarine; quince; candied ginger & orange peel; ripe banana; dusting of white pepper Food Pairing:  cheese plate; crispy oriental dishes; foie gras   … Continue reading

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