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Ten Favorite Wines of 2012

As we count down the days until the new year, many of us begin to self-reflect and  set new goals for the year to come.  My goal next year? Tantalize my palate with new and interesting wines.  In the meantime, let’s celebrate the top 10 I enjoyed throughout the year!

1 |  2003 Opus One  |  Napa Valley, California

2 |  2006 Paradigm Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon  |  Napa Valley, California

3 |  2007 Robert König Assmannshäuser Höllenberg Spätburgunder Spätlese Trocken  |  Rheingau, Germany

4 |  2006 Fiddlehead Cellars Oldsville Reserve Pinot Noir  |  Willamette Valley, Oregon

5 |  2009 Julien Sunier Morgon  |  Beaujolais, France

6 |  2002 Nicolaysen Alisos Vineyard Syrah  |  Santa Barbara, California

7 |  2011 Gerhard Aldinger Untertürkheimer Gips Riesling Trocken  |  Württemberg, Germany

8 |  2010 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose  |  Provence, France

9 |  2005 Schloss Vollrads Riesling Spätlese  |  Rheingau, Germany

10 | Clos Saron Syrah blend  |  Sierra Foothills, California

Looking for summer? I’ve Got a Wine.

While many of us San Franciscans emerged our small apartments this morning snuggled up in hats, scarves and 3 layers to protect us from the bitter cold (yes, 50 degrees is bitter cold), believe it or not, it is summertime.  In the spirit of the season, I’d like to share a few of my favorites to take your mind off of the cold.

If you’re like me, you’ve jumped at every opportunity to venture out of the city, searching for the sun to warm your soul. Well those of you who’ve managed to make a mini escape – tahoe, Napa, Sonoma – or even the east bay, this one’s for you. Those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about…ie, never had to argue the moot point that “it’s not rain, it’s the fog! ” you’re better off. Either way, I’ve got a short list of a few wines I enjoy on a hot summer day.

2009 Fiddlehead Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Happy Canyon

2010 Domaine Tempier Bandol, France – Rosé

2009 Julien Sunier Morgon Beaujolais, France – 100% Gamay

All of these wines are under under $40 and, as always, if you’re interested in any of the wines, please feel free to reach out!