Far Niente

Dolce (Late Harvest Dessert Wine), Napa, 2006.

Grapes 80% Semillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc   Facts Dessert wines have developed such a bad reputation. As stupid as it sounds, if I have to hear one more person say “…wow…that’s sweet!!!” or “…I couldn’t drink a whole bottle of that!!!” I may very well stab myself in the eye with a wine opener. To me, it’s exactly the same as saying “…wow….this Filet Mignon is kind of beefy!!!” or “…this steak is great…but I…

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Little James’ Basket Press – A Wine by Louis Barroul.

Grapes 100% Grenache   Facts Louis Barruol, the winemaker behind the Little James Basket Press is part of the new generation of winemakers in the Southern Rhone region of France, who through years of study and instruction from his winemaking father, has breathed a fair amount of new life into their old family-held estates.   The Barruol family has a long heritage in winemaking and has been involved with the hugely respected Chateau de St….

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