The Wandering Wino Blog

Cimarone Wine Le Clos Secret

Wine reviews seem to be widey prevalent with a variance of metrics as indicators for a wines quality. When a wine is worth buying, good or great, those are the only wines worthy of writing or discussing in my estimation. The other wine's simply should not be seen in my view. 

Cimarone 2010 Le Clos Secret is a wine worthy of drinking, buying, discussing, and yes posting here. This Bordeaux style is a seamless blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 9% Merlot, and 5% Malbec from the Cimarone estate located in Happy Canyon of ...

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3 Tips to Drinking Wine Better

Wine Drinker,Wine Nose, Wine Pour

Drinking wine is easy, but who doesn't want to do it better? There could easily be a long list of tips and suggestions, but for simplicity this is just to drivie home just a few key points.

Wine on Ice

  • Wine should be served at optimum tempertures to bring out the best in the wine; so put away the ice bucket. A good general range is for most reds, 65 degrees, and 60 degrees for whites. If the wine is poor quality, by all means get those whites good and cold, as it will cover up mistakes in the wine. 

Wine Decanter

Decant - let ...

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Cellars of Sonoma

The wines from Cellars of Sonoma are like the Beatles and Pete Rose. They just keep getting hits. Each week as a handful of us bloggers meet via livestream and twitter with Scott Jordan of Cellars of Sonoma and his winemaker guests on Tuesday nights at 6:00 PM PST.

The wines are ultra small production artisian winemakers from the region that are offered via Cellars of Sonoma. One of the most exciting wine growing regions for Zinfandel is one of the newest AVA's in CA, Rockpile (just north of Dry Creek in Sonoma).

Rockpile in my estimation is ...

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