Cozzo Mario “Surì Mesdì” Langhe Nebbiolo

Cozzo Mario

This 100 percent Nebbiolo from the Langhe is a medium garnet color shading to a clear edge. Its attractive scent of plums adds an earthy hint of red clay and a faint back note of wildflowers. Good, mouth-filling red fruit is framed by fresh acidity and soft tannins. Tart plums, earth, and bright acidity last in a very long finish.

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Chateau Blaignan Cru Bourgeois

Chateau Blaignan

This classic Bordeaux blend of 49 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 51 percent Merlot is a dark reddish-purple color in the glass, shading to a garnet edge. Good, typical Bordeaux aromas, blackcurrant and a hint of cedar, leading into a firm, acidic black-fruit flavor with good acidity, distinct but palatable tannins and typical alcohol level at 13 percent.

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Enjoy a Pinot for our birthday!

Pinot Noir grape harvest from

Happy birthday to us! Twenty years ago today, I sent out the first edition of The 30 Second Wine Advisor, a short item titled 30 Second Wine Tasting Tip: Eyeballing wine.
That first edition went out to exactly 89 subscribers. If any of you reading this today were among them, I’d love it if you would let me know.
Today, let’s talk about Pinot Noir’s journey through those years.

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Drouhin “LaForêt” Bourgogne Pinot Noir


Ruby, clear yet dark almost all the way to a pale reddish-violet rim. Good young Pinot Noir aromas, red fruits with a pleasant, characteristic hint of tomato skin. The fresh, acidic flavor adds subtle spice, with light but perceptible tannins becoming more evident with light notes of raspberry and blueberry in a long, tart finish. Moderate 12.5% alcohol stays in the background.

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Seeker Pinot Noir Vin de France

The Seeker

Clear dark reddish-purple, with bright ruby glints against the light. Distinct cherry aromas, a mix of fresh red cherries and dried cherries, with a back note of warm brown spices. Bright and mouth-filling, luscious cherry fruit fills the mouth, nicely structured with zippy acidity and a touch of soft tannic astringency that builds into a very long finish.

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