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A day at Duckhorn Vineyards, Napa Valley California

Thanks to my Australian wool industry associate, David Nancarrow, we were introduced to his brother Bill, who is the executive winemaker at Duckhorn Vineyards. Founded by the Duckhorn family in 1976, this winery sources it’s fruit from 8 vineyard sites ranging from the southern to the very northern end of the valley. This is one […]

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2006 Clefs des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape

2006 Clefs des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape, 14% alcohol, tasted 22/06/2012. Colour is translucent ruby red. Nose is a riot of raspberry, blackcurrant, spices and savoury/coffee notes. Palate has the above aided by firm but very fine savoury tannins. Majority Grenache and medium bodied, this was purchased at Costco Sydney, where a surprisingly sophisticated selection […]

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