Wine of the Month

November 2008

Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon,
Paso Robles 2006
(Currently on sale for $10.99 at
67 Wine & Spirits. 11-18-2008)

Back of label: "California has established itself over the past 150 years as an ideal home for our flagship varietal. Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon is the result of our search for the soils and microclimates within the state that are capable of producing the best possible expressions of this grape. The Liberty School winery is located in Paso Robles, CA."

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September 2008

Burgans Rías Albariño Baixas, 2007

"Su color es un vivo amarillo verdoso con destellos dorados, brillante y limpio."

Wikipedia's Rías Baixas

August 2008

Liberty School, Syrah, Central Coast, 2006
($15.99 at 8/2008 from 67 Wine & Spirits)

"Syrah is the most recent addition to the Liberty School portfolio, flanking the Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay since 1999. Including a varietal Syrah was prompted by the impressive quality of the Syrah being grown in Paso Robles in the 1990s, clearly capable of providing the basis for crowd-pleasing wines."
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July 2008: Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc, great for summer and seafood, and an award winner.

June 2008: Navarro Correas, Malbec 2006 "Malbec is Argentina's most celebrated red grape variety and the source of this vibrant red wine from the world-class winemaking team at Navarro Correas. Flavors of ripe plums, cherries and raspberries combine to magnificent effect in this generous, full-bodied wine. Well-defined tannins yield to a long, soft, memoriable finish. this wine is a superb companies with flavorful pasta dishes, barbacues and grilled red meats."

May 2008: Coto De Imaz, Rioja 2001, what a rioja should taste like.
"The grapes EL COTO DE RIOJA makes its wines out of come from different properties located in several villages in the subregions of Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Alta, like Cenicero, El Villar de alava, Cripán, Moreda, Haro and Davalillo."

April 2008: Lamoreaux Landing, Finger Lakes, Cabernet Franc. How about a wine from upstate New York?
"This barrel aged Cabernet Franc has a big, rich nose with aromas of black cherry, chocolate, licorice, and clove spice. A dense concentration of fruit in the palate with a smooth, luscious body and a supple tannin finish. This flavorful wine will shine with grilled and roasted meat dishes such as prime rib, rack of lamb, and pork loin, as well as with savory vegetable dishes such as eggplant parmigiana."

March 2008: Gary Farrell, Russian River Valley, Starr Ridge Vineyard, Pinot Noir 2003

February 2008: Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, Napa Valley, Éloge, 1999

January 2008: Chateau Peychaud 2005, Grand Vin de Bordeaux

December 2007: Santa Barbara Winery 2006 Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills

November 2007: Passalacqua Ranch Zinfandel, Alexander Valley, 2004, Seghesio

October 2007: Passalacqua Ranch Zinfandel, Alexander Valley, 2004, Seghesio

September 2007: Passalacqua Ranch Zinfandel, Alexander Valley, 2004, Seghesio

August 2007: Passalacqua Ranch Zinfandel, Alexander Valley, 2004, Seghesio (It's that good.)