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THE BEST WINERIES IN AMERICA – THE TOP 4 ARE FROM CALIFORNIA’S CENTRAL COAST!

Recently The Daily Meal  published a list of the 101 Best Wineries in America (to read that article click here). The Underground is linked to The Daily Meal and is a contributor. The list was compiled from selections made by sommeliers, chefs, restaurateurs, and wine writers based on quality, consistency, and value. The list was […]

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A GRAND EVENT: FEATURING OLD CALIFORNIA WINES FROM PIONEER PRODUCERS

Earlier this year I attended a wine and food dinner featuring old Santa Cruz Mountain wines from two of the early pioneers, Hallcrest and Martin Ray. There was also an old BV Pinot Noir from Napa Valley, a very old Madeira, and a very rare Cabernet Sauvignon from Hanzell.

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An Eclectic Selection Of New Wines

Under The Radar Inexpensive White Wines For Summer Other White Wines For Summer More Wines From Quinta Cruz and Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard 2009 Clos De Fief Fleurie Cuvée Prestige A Stunning Trio of Corsican Wines Wines From Stephen Ross Wine Cellars Under The Radar Inexpensive White Wines For Summer 2009 Picollo Ernesto Gavi Di […]

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TRADE TASTING – CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR “IN PURSUIT OF BALANCE”

I recently attended a trade tasting featuring California Pinot Noir. It was held at restaurant RN74 in San Francisco. Rajat Parr, the sommelier, has been a strong proponent of wines with alcohols lower than 15%. Lower alcohol wines are something that has been advocated by many of us for a very long time.

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A Pair To Draw From – Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard and Quinta Cruz

This is the story of two wineries, one is the remains of a winery that was established in the early days of the California wine boom and the other is only a few years old. But they have a lot in common. They are now united in one winery facility. They have a common proprietor/winemaker with a long history of making balanced, harmonious, and flavorful wines without excessive oak or alcohol.

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