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The Sean Minor Team

Sean Minor Returns

[Editor: Mr. Minor never really left.  What went missing was the author’s brain.] We were excited to get an e-mail from this old favorite.  And we were even more thrilled to discover that Sean is still making pinot noir.  We […]

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Knez 2013 Reserve Pinot Noir

Major Year End Bargain From Knez

We've reviewed Knez Winery before.  They were  a major find on our jaunt to the Anderson Valley.  Now they're offering a year end bargain that's hard to resist. Their

Trader Joe’s 2014 “Petit Reserve” Arroyo Seco Pinot Noir

Available in the greater Silicon Valley area, we took a chance on this one and were richly rewarded. This is a major bargain at $7.99 a bottle. And

Mud House Crew Relaxing

Mud House 2014 Central Otago Pinot Noir

Artisan Wine Depot was offering a deal on Mud House 2014 Central Otago pinot noir at $16 per bottle. (The link is to our full review on New

Picton Bay

Two Bargains from Trader Joe

We occasionally buy some wine at Trader Joe's. But we recently discovered two that are amazing bargains. Each is $7.99 per bottle. You will not find better deals

Luli Pinot Noir

Luli Wines Are Welcome Additions

After a tasting at Artisan Wine Depot, we were shopping the pinot noir aisle.  On a whim we picked up a bottle of Luli 2012 pinot noir.  We

Pali's Joanie Hudson and Tony

Pali Wines Returns to Artisan Wine Depot

We thoroughly enjoyed tasting Pali's wines in June, so when Artisan Wine Depot invited us, we jumped at the chance. On the Saturday before Christmas the store was

The Two 2012s

Early Look at the 2012s

Friday we visited our friends at the Artisan Wine Depot in search of pinot noir.  James informed me that a few 2012 pinot noir vintages had arrived.  Specifically,

Joanie Hudson pouring tastes

Pali Wines at Artisan Wine Depot

Our favorite local wine shop, Artisan Wine Depot, hosted a tasting of Pali wines on June 21.  We hurried over in anticipation of a delightful event.  We were

Elk Cove 2009 pinot noir

An Elk Cove Bargain for Bay Area Pinotphiles

There's an Elk Cove bargain for bay area pinotphiles at Artisan Wine Depot in Mountain View.  Elk Cove 2009 Willamette Valley pinot noir is on sale for $19.99

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