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2006 L’Ecole No 41 Apogee

Very dark chocolate and pencil lead run through a blend of black and red fruits from the cabernet sauvignon and the merlot. Plums, blackberries, and black cherries lead are the fruits. The cabernet franc shows ...
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Wine Preservation

What do you do with half a bottle of wine? There are so many preservation systems available, from pumps that suck air out to canisters that spray gas in, but the best preservation system of all is one of the ch...
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2009 Weingut Villa Sachsen Riesling Dry

This very pleasant dry Riesling would be a great introduction to the style for those who think "Riesling" and "sweet" should always be used in the same sentence. Barely ripe pear and apple, still hard and tart, with just hints of sweetness and an underlying minerality, are followed by a touch of petrol flavors, all with a full mouth feel, great acidity, and a lingering finish that teases a memory of limestone, lemon, and honey. Drink it with anything that ends in "...wurst."
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Bouchaine Pinot Noir 2007

A big Pinot Noir, but from fruit, not slathered oak. Sage, laurel, fennel and allspice over a mix of cherries, from tiny, wild, and tart to big, ripe, Michigan cherries, plus a tiny hint of underlying wild blue...
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Happy Birthday Palate Press

It's hard to believe we published the first Palate Press: the online wine magazine a year ago today. In that time we published 780 stories, including 361 wine reviews. Our stories have been written by 119 different writers on five different continents. Not bad for a one year old.