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2008 Cade Cabernet Sauvignon

A CaliCultCab, and if that's your bag, at just fifty bucks this is Highly Recommended. If it's not, then you're buying the wrong bottle. Drink with people who don't know you bought it at Costco. DH
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2009 Sybille Kuntz Riesling Trocken

The nose opens with white flowers, pears, and a background of lemon zest. On the palate the acids are positively zingy. Pears, tart apple, and lemon all play over a background of ginger snaps and white pepper. ...
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Introducing “Ask Palate Press”

We regularly receive emails from readers asking a wide variety of questions, from "where can I get the wine you just reviewed" to "what wine goes with the deer by brother-in-law killed and insists on serving with Christmas dinner?"
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2011 Frisk “Prickly” Riesling

WHO: Frisk WHAT: 90% Riesling, 10% Muscat Gordo WHERE: Australia, Victoria WHEN: 2011 HOW MUCH: $10 (media sample) The first thing you notice is bubbles – this wine is lightly effervescent. The nose hints of...
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The Things You Can Buy on Airplanes

While the airplane is taxiing, or during take-off and landing, I have to turn off the electronic devices. Sometimes I remember to bring a book, but other times that means I have to look in the seat-pocket for entertainment. If the crossword puzzles and Sodoku are done (dear airline, please change the magazines more often) I end up reaching for the SkyMall catalogue. It is guaranteed to provide entertainment, from Star of David Christmas Tree topper (seriously! I am not making that up) to a genuine Harry Potter Magic Wand.
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1999 Joseph Phelps Vineyards Merlot

The nose has rich dark fruits and with a light floral background of violet. The palate has dark plums, elderberry, pencil lead, and violets. Tobacco leaf shows up on the mid-palate. Tannins are very fine. The o...