Archive for March, 2011

Veramonte Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 2009

Usually when I spend time with my “under $10” Sauvignon Blanc pick, I have one glass per night from to Monday to Thursday. Although I form my impressions on Monday, I give the wine the reminder of the week to add or subtract from it. By the end of the week my opinion is usually […]


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Pinot & Popcorn :: Fat Bastard 2008 and Cavit 2009

I realized after last week’s Pinot and Popcorn missive that I neglected to mention the movie – “Hereafter” via Apple TV. Before we get to this week’s movie, let us get to the wine. This week it was my friend’s turn to buy the wine. Her Pinot Noir selections were a 2008 from Fat Bastard […]


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The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc 2009

The “over $10, under $20” Sauvignon Blanc category can take you around the world. Impressive Sauvignon Blancs can be found “south of my border” in Chile and Argentina, or on the “left coast” in California. I adore French Sancerre from Loire, but “down under” Kiwi style New Zealand’s are at the top of my list. This […]


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Domaine de Ballade Vin de Pays des Côtes de Gascogne 2009

So what make a wine a “Sauvignon Blanc” anyhow? The answer is “it depends”. SB’s from Australia have to be 100% of the varietal to be labled “Sauvignon Blanc”. In France, where wines are categorized by geographical area, Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre contain 100% Sauvignon Blanc.  Wines from California must contain at least 75% Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Guess […]


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Pinot & Popcorn :: 2008’s by Little Black Dress and Blackstone

So far my weekly wine explorations have been a solo effort. Wine is just not something my spouse enjoys. Monday to Friday I sample a couple of bottles of white wine, usually 2009 Sauvignon Blancs and Saturday a red, typically a 2008 Pinot Noir. This Saturday I had company for a change. A good friend […]


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Di Majo Norante Sangiovese 2008

On Friday evenings I sometimes crack open another bottle after my “over $10, under $20” Sauvignon Blanc. Most of the time it’s a wine I’ve enjoyed before, but every once an a while I go way off in another direction – in this case I went to Italy. The state liquor store usually has a […]


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Clos LaChance Hummingbird Series Sauvignon Blanc 2009

In the “over $10, under $20” 2009 Sauvignon Blanc category these’s a seemingly endless supply. This weeks entry is Clos LaChance’s 2009 Hummingbird Series Sauvignon Blanc, White-Tufted Sunbeam. Them’s a lot of words to put on a bottle. It barely left room for barcode and picture on the label. Inside the glass, I noticed it […]


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Emiliana Sauvignon Blanc Eco Balance 2009

So far the Chardonnay experience isn’t going so well. Beset first with a flawed bottle, I now find myself in the company of at least two “under $10” Sauvignon Blancs. Darn the luck. This week I spent time with one of the two bottles  –  Emiliana’s 2009 Eco Balance Sauvignon Blanc. Always wanting to add to my “under […]


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Chalone Vineyard Monterey County Pinot Noir 2008

On a recent trip to Chester, VT I stopped in at a “new to me” wine shop called Meditrina Wine and Cheese and ended up scoring two “under $10” Sauvignon Blanc’s and a bottle of Chalone Vineyard 2008 Monterey County Pinot Noir – this weekend’s “over $10, under $20” Pinot. I’ll be spending time with the […]


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Yealands Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Do you remember your first “crush” – that special someone you met early in your life that you though you’d be with forever? I don’t think there’s a person that hasn’t had that “young and in love” experience. Most of those relationships don’t last but while we’re going through them, they are our whole world. […]


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