TASTING NOTES & NEWS
2006 Windmill Estates Old Vine Zin
I was intrigued by the 7 Deadly Zins tasting notes
and decided, as is my wont, to see what else the
family tree might offer. Often, moving up or down a
product line is pretty revelatory and, furthermore,
late summer... Read On »
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Wit and Wisdom of Wine
Sometimes a color descriptor of an
deep red wine or a flavor descriptor
indicating a hearty wine with depth
"Good wine is a good familiar creature if it be well
used." — Bill Shakespeare
"You need not hang up the ivy branch over the wine that
will sell." — Publius Syrius
“Wine is sunlight held together by water." — Gallileo
Willem Claesz Heda, Still Life, 1634; Rijksmuseum,