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RN Estate 2012 Pinot Noir Solomon Hills

If you have a bottle of this beauty laying around, don’t hesitate to open it.  Aromas of bing and black cherries.  The palate features one of the finest, silkiest tannin finishes I’ve ever tasted.  Mid-palate of cola and spice with […]

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RN Estate 2015 Chardonnay Solomon Hills Santa Maria Valley

This is Roger Nicolas’s first chardonnay and it sure is a winner. Aromas of wet slate and lemon curd lead gently to more minerality on the palate with

RN Estate 2009 Cuvée des Artistes

RN Estate 2009 Cuvée des Artistes

We are long-time members of the RN Estate wine club. Today, as I was browsing the Eurocave™ I spotted this beauty on the shelf. Before I write about

RN Estate 2009 and 2010

RN Estate Vertical 2009 and 2010 Fiddlestix

Yesterday was my birthday. To celebrate we opened two bottles of RN Estate pinot noir. These bottles are both from the justifiably-famous Fiddlestix Vineyard in the Santa Rita

RN Estate 2009 Cuvée des Trois Cépages

Opened a bottle of RN Estate 2009 Cuvée des Trois Cépages tonight and it is terrific. Aromas of black cherries, blackberries and a hint of licorice. Long, complex

RN Estate Malbecs

RN Estate Malbec Vertical

For Labor Day we cracked open a couple of malbecs that had been in the cellar for a while. Both were from the infamous RN Estate. We’ve written

Solomon Hills Vineyard RN Estate Solomon Hills Vertical

RN Estate Solomon Hills Vineyard Vertical

While exploring our wine-cellar[1] this afternoon, we were pleased to discover two bottles of the RN Estate Solomon Hills Vineyard (Santa Maria Valley). The vintages were 2011 and

Syrah Tasting: RN Estate and Dante Robere

If you've been reading this blog with any regularity, Roger Nicolas's RN Estate Winery in Paso Robles will be familiar. Dante Robere in Livermore Valley, however, is a

2011 Cuvee des Trois Cepages

RN Estate Vertical “Cuvee des Trois Cepages”

Sunday night we opened two of Roger Nicolas's blends, the "Cuvee des Trois Cepages" 2010 and 2011 vintages.  The two could not be more different, each excellent in

Roger Nicolas and Guests

A Conversation With Roger Nicolas

We have been members of the RN Estate wine club ever since we first tasted their products a few years ago.  During our July, 2013 trip to Paso

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