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JB from Wine House: The Perfect Intro to Amarones or "Raisin Wine"

"This wine is made in the style of Amarone: the grapes (60% Merlot and 40% Corvina) are dried before fermentation so the wine is in essence made out of raisins using a process that would generally jack the price up to $100 per bottle. The grapes are placed on mats and left to dry out for several months. When pressed, the grapes yield less liquid but create a highly concentrated juice from the desiccated skins.  The result is a rich earthy flavor with notes of blackberry fruit and a long satisfying finish. Its a wine you'll fall in love with. It is a deep purple color that is so fascinating in the glass, you don't want to disturb it. The aromas, however,...

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Pete from John & Pete's in Hollywood: 2014 Goldeneye Migration Pinot

"Being one of 6 Duckhorn brands, you can always expect great things from Migration! Based on the premise of steering away from their Anderson Valley origins, Migration ventures to explore the cool-climate regions of the Russian River Valley. This bright, fruit-toned Pinot Noir will take your pallet for a ride with flavors of strawberry, cherry, raspberry, and a light hint of orange & spices."  

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JB from Wine House in West LA: 2015 Siduri WIllamette Pinot

"The 2015 Siduri Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is one of the finest Willamette Valley bottling Siduri has produced in the over two-decade long history of making Oregon Pinot Noir. The combination of an outstanding vintage, diverse vineyard sources, and experience in producing Oregon wines under all types of growing conditions, have combined to produce a wine that is immediately delicious, and yet capable of aging for several years. This wine shows great red fruit concentration, with hints of flowers, forest floor, and shale in the mid palate. The finish is compelling with fine grained tannins and a powerful, lingering finish." Buy it here for delivery today!  

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Dave from Lincoln Fine Wines in Venice: 2013 Holus Bolus Sta. Rita Hills Syrah

#6 on Wine Enthusiasts Top 100 Best of 2016. By far the least expensive wine on the top 10 list, this is an unbeatable steal. It has a complex and unique nose that will give you a double take. With amazing aromas of chipped asphalt, smoked beef, dense boysenberry, soy, cedar, sandalwood and soy drop into a palate of peppery berry juice, beef jerky, underripe blackberry and elderberry, and pepper-crusted teriyaki beef. Buy it here to delivery today!

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