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Chalk Hill Winery Reaction

Wineries that leave an impression deeply instruct you on your relationship with wine—  Why you love it, why you chase certain varietals and regions, and if you’re in the industry why you elected this path rather than something safe, regular, expected.  I pulled into the parking lot, after the extended visual driveway, and didn’t allow […]

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random notes…

Wild and going, and stopping and starting up again just to further engage me in its taste profile— For a Pinot, this bottle offers an ardent thesis, something fiery and dactylic, purposeful and told. This bottle shows. me something I’ve never seen before in a Pinot— I feel like so many think Pinot should be […]

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note— Charmé

I’ve always seen wine as a literary being, not so much a chemical or agricultural product.  The relationships we realize and develop with whatever wines we prefer and chase down are OURS.  Don’t just blindly follow some sommelier or critic.  Don’t let them tell you to like or dislike the character in the bottle.  Approach […]

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We as lovers would first educate ourselves.  If you want to take a class here and there, or get some certification, or whatever, that’s fine.  But first, we should educate ourselves.  Go get books, read them with measured embrace, take notes.. always be a student, and your own professor.  Dive into it not even head-first, […]

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