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Bottled Thought:  004

During yesterday’s tasting at Sunce, I realized what an interesting dynamic and existential morsel a tasting room is.  Why?  Well, it’s where people familiar with or curious about wine amalgamate to see what’s in the glass, what this winery has to say, and what they’ll see, learn, like, dislike in what wine’s poured.  How their […]

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Bottled Thought:  003

This morning driving, 12 toward Napa, the fog topped the vineyards in that poetic way I love, often I’ll stare from behind the wheel then and pull over to snap a still picture.  And that urge overtook me this morning while driving, just past Gundlach Bundschu, Scribe, but I didn’t stop.  I didn’t pull out […]

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Bottled Thought:  001

When talking about wine, or describing what you’re tasting, don’t think like you have to.  And if you are trying to, highlight what notes are greeting you and what you’re tasting and what be…  Speak as you.  Don’t aim to sound like anyone but YOU.  Trying to be someone or something other than you when […]

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MOCK SOMM, quick sips.

Wine Reviews from bottledaux.com, our sister blog by Mike Madigan… Give them a read! ~Cheers, vvv bottledaux 2013 Cartograph Wines Pinot Noir, Choate Vineyard, Green Valley:  Seraphic from the first contact to palate’s end.  Thick and melodic chords of strawberry and cherry, coupled with some unexpected plum and minted chocolate; but what separates this Pinot […]

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