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Summer in a Can

Barefoot Moscato Spritzer: Sometimes, simplicity is best. Barefoot’s line of canned spritzers are in that vein, simple beverages but delightfully executed and quite tasty.

The Moscato uses Muscat of Alexandria and Chenin Blanc along with carbonated water then adds natural flavors of peach, tangerine and honey making this wildly drinkable. Read the rest

2013 Northstar Merlot: Finding True North

A silky smooth version from Washington State, this is a middle of the road Merlot, allowing non-Merlot folks to step towards this grape without sacrificing what they want in terms of flavor, structure and drinkability. There is plenty of boysenberry, blackberry, blueberry and black cherry, with back notes of resin, Read the rest

Bonfort’s Wine of The Week: Dutton Goldfield 2015 RRV Chardonnay, 91 Points

Dutton Goldfield has had a stellar reputation with Chardonnay since they opened their doors in 1998. The Chardonnay, actually a Chardonnay musque clone from their Rued Vineyard site, provides more aromatics than other Chardonnay clones. There is certainly an obvious malolactic element evident on the nose and in the palate, Read the rest

Wine of The Week: Louis Martini 2015 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon, 90 Points

For eight decades Martini has been at it pressing grapes and making wine. Its Sonoma expressions of Cabernet have always been consistent and provide a hallmark of quality from the Dry Creek Valley. The 2015 vintage is no exception.

Comprising mainly Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Franc, Read the rest