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Natura Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

  The 2012 Natura Cabernet Sauvignon is 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Merlot sourced from certified organic and sustainably farmed vineyards in the Rapel Valley in the northern half of Chile’s Central Valley. The Natura label is one of Emiliana Organic Vineyards line of 100% organic, sustainable frown and sometimes bio-dynamic wines. The Rapel Valley…

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Novas Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2012

  The 2012 Novas Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from certified organic vineyards in the San Antonio Valley DO of Chile.  Novas means “birth of a star” and is one of Emiliana Vineyards line of 100% sustainably farmed, organically grown wines. Many of the wines from Chile in this price range (lists for $16, but…

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Bonny Doon Albarino 2012

The 2012 Bonny Doon Albarino is sourced from two vineyards, 73% from the Kristy Vineyard in the Salinas Valley and 27% from the Jespersen Vineyard in the Edna Valley, both located inside the Central Coast AVA of California. Albarino is a grape that is usually found in northwest Spain and Portugal and is becoming increasingly…

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Ritual Sauvignon Blanc 2011

The 2011 Ritual Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from two Veramonte Winery estate vineyards (one is organically farmed) in the Casablanca Valley grape growing area of the Aconcagua Region of Chile. Most of the Chilean wines you see on the store shelves are sourced from Chile’s Central Valley, but Casablanca Valley is located on the coast and…

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90+ Cellars Lot 61 Monterey County Chardonnay 2010

The 2010 90+ Cellars Lot 61 Chardonnay is sourced from 6 small vineyards in Monterey County inside California’s Central Coast AVA. Monterey County is just north of Paso Robles and runs for 100 miles up the coast, about half of the grapes grown there are Chardonnay. 90+ Cellars are negociants, they buy excess capacity (in…

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Calina Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

The Calina Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 is sourced from vineyards in the Valle Central in Chile. The Valle Central grape growing region is composed of 4 valleys that are situated between the Andes Mountains and the Chilean Coastal Mountain Range, the grapes were grown in the Maipo Valley, the Rapel Valley, the Curico Valley, but mostly from…

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2010 Tussock Jumper Carmenere

The Tussock Jumper Carmenere is the Chilean entry for Tussock Jumper’s 13 wines from around the world. The grapes are sourced from the Colchagua Valley, located in the southern part of the Rapel Valley, which again is part of Chile’s Central Valley. All the valleys are that these wine-growing areas are sandwiched between the Chilean Coastal…

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2008 Tamas Estates Double Decker Red

The Tamas Estates Double Decker Red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Barbera (the exact proportion of the blend is their little secret) sourced from several estate vineyards in the Central Coast AVA in California. Tamas Estates is the entry level label for Wente Vineyard, the oldest family owned winery in the…

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2010 Cono Sur Sauvignon Blanc

The 2010 Cono Sur Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from various Vina Cono Sur Santa Elisa Estate vineyards located in the Central Valley of Chile. The Central Valley runs the entire length of Chile, with the Andes on one side and the Coastal Range on the other. Cono Sur is not just a play on words,…

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2011 Trader Joe’s Vinas Chilenas Sauvignon Blanc Reserva

We reviewed the 2010 vintage of the Trader Joe’s Vinas Chilenas Sauvignon Blanc Reserva and thought it was a steal at $3.99. At that price, the winemaker can’t spend too much money on the wine making process, so these Trader Joe’s 4 buck specials are only as good as the grapes that are used and…

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