Forlorn Hope Que Saudade 2010

This post isn’t necessarily about the 2010 Forlorn Hope Que Saudade Verdelho, it is an extremely small production wine, 527 cases, that was released a couple of years ago (there are newer vintages available). This is a wine a found at a clearance/end of bin sale, when it was first released it sold for $20 to…

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Smoking Loon Steelbird Unoaked Chardonnay 2011

The Smoking Loon Steelbird Unoaked Chardonnay is 85% Chardonnay, 7% Vermentino, 6% Symphony and 3% Verdelho sourced from vineyards located in more than one California grape growing AVA. The blending grapes are a little unusual, Verdelho is a variety normally found in Portugal, Vermentino is a White grape predominately grown Italy and Symphony is a fairly…

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2010 Big House White

The 2010 Big House White is a “kitchen sink” blend, 22.7% Malvasia Blanc, 15.9% Gruner Veltliner, 15.7% Sauvignon Blanc, 9.2% Gewurztraminer, 7.9% Riesling, 7.3% Chenin Blanc, 6.1% Muscat Canelli, 5.2% Viognier, 4.5% Verdelho, 4.4% Albarino and 1.1% Pinot Gris.(I hope all that adds up to 100%) The winemaker, Georgetta Dane, says she blends wine as…

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