Check out the video link on those Sassy Middle Sisters. You tube didn't want to play with me here at Typepad….so go through the twitter link at the top of the page….makes me giggle!

Clesi–Part 2

So Katie and I broke into the Clesi from 2 nights ago.  I had tightly sealed it after Tuesday….didn't open again until tonight.  We both enjoyed it very much.  It was fruity and the acidic bite was gone. The wine was smooth and mellow, and easy to drink.  Katie has a great palate…..and she gave it…

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Last night tweeted about this funny wine. Loved the label and wanted to try something new. Moscato is the new trend in sweet wines….and Middle Sister doesn’t disappoint in it’s cloyingly sweet nature. Check out the haiku as homage on twitter link above. Cute and predictably smooth, crisp and sweet. Will give their red blend…

2007 Clesi Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles

Blackberries, vanilla, raisins, and toasted oak… those are the aromas and flavors you may find in the 2007 Clesi Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles.  Tonight I found this wine to be acidic up front, with a medium tannic sensation.  The tannins ultimately faded, leaving a watery and woodsy feel lingering in my mouth.  For fans of California fruit-bomb cabernets, you…

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US Wine Label Laws–Fact #2

As mentioned in previous posts, an AVA (American Viticultural Area) is a geographic designation for grape growing regions in the United States.  Areas typically have unique topographic and climatic conditions which can have an effect upon terroir.  These AVAs often have specific reputations, thereby, creating a desire upon the part of many winemakers to identify their…