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Balletto Vineyards Has Great Wine and
an All-American Success Story

Balletto mainly grows grapes. They keep ten percent for their use. And their wines are pretty terrific. Not to mention reasonably priced. All their wines are estate grown and bottled, with a Russian River Valley AVA designation. And the best […]

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Mud House 2014 Central Otago Pinot Noir

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Heitz Bottles Heitz Cellart Vertical at Artisan

Heitz Cellars Vertical at Artisan

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