Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Wines of il Molino di Grace

The Tuscan estate Il Molino di Grace is owned and operated by American Frank Grace with assistance from his son, Tim Grace. Purchased in 1995  this hillside estate consists of 100 acres of vines planted at 1000-1300′ situated just south … Continue reading

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David Fulton’s Extraordinary 2010 Petite Sirah

David Fulton 2010  Old Vine Petite Sirah   Napa Valley  ($48) 95 The David Fulton  2010 Old Vine Petite Sirah is an extraordinary wine  and is probably the finest Petite Sirah produced by this estate in recent years. The 2010 boasts … Continue reading

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Bodega Marichal of Uruguay

These wines from Uruguay are entry level wines produced by Bodega Marichal, located in the Canalones hills north of Montevideo.  They are very good quality for the price, and the producer’s  higher end reserve wines should  be even better, especially … Continue reading

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Bobal: The Grape of Utiel-Requena in Valencia

We traveled to Valencia last week and used the opportunity to learn more about the grapes and wines of the region.   On our first day we traveled west of Valencia to the Utiel-Requena region, an area famed for Bobal and … Continue reading

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