California Wines / Pinot Noir / Wine

Wine Review: Au Bon Climat 2009 Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County

I’ve been drinking more wine lately, thanks to a relocation where California wine isn’t the only game in town.  Today, I present to you, the folks at Underground Cellar – Curated, Limited Edition Wines with a Twist.   I think I discovered them via Facebook, maybe?  Anyway, the deal with them is that they put out an … Continue reading

California Wines / Merlot / Nicaraguan Cigars / Wine

Wine Review: Noble Vines 181 2012 Merlot

Lodi California $11.00 Color: Deep Red Nose: Classical merlot nose of spice and berry. Taste: Immediate earthiness from chalky soil. Intense tart cherry followed by subtle spices and soft tannins.  I wouldn’t be surprised if this went well with braised lambs, hard cheeses or certain Italian sausages.  Overall, it’d a good starter merlot because the … Continue reading