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Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Au Bon Climat, Santa Maria Valley, California, 2014, 13.5% abv, US$25

So, there I was, standing in the American wine aisle at Tamura’s in Lahaina, Maui.    I know what you’re thinking – “Who goes to Maui to buy wine!?”  I hadn’t really intended to, but there I was, trying to … Continue reading

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Qupé, Syrah, Bien Nacido Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara, California, 14.5% abv, 2005

When I started planning the brief trip to Santa Barbara, I also began to plot my assault on a bottle of locally produced Qupé.  It’s challenging to find in my corner of the world and this winery owned by winemaker Bob Lindquist … Continue reading

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