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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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T FOR TWO – TABLAS CREEK AND TYLER TOO!

This is a tale of two wineries. Both are relatively new and both come from different perspectives. But both have one thing in common. That is to produce wines that are harmonious and have complexity and balance. The results so far from both wineries are very impressive. They are definitely wines to seek out.

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Retrospective Review: Volume I, Number 5 (April-May, 1980)

We are currently reproducing a copy of the fifth issue of The Underground Wineletter. Below you’ll find an updated review of each article, where I will go over what we got right and what we got wrong. We will follow this format with each successive issue. So Volume I, Number 6 will be coming next. […]

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