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Wine reviews and pairing suggestions
2017 Heitz Cellars Grignolino Rosé Napa Valley

Charming and evocative Grignolino rosé

2006 Ridge Petite Sirah Dynamite Hill Spring Mountain

Petite Sirah in its drinking window (at last)

2017 Limerick Lane Rosé Russian River Valley

Serious, savory, and refreshing rosé

2014 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon Sunbasket Vineyard St. Helena Napa Valley

Floral, limpid, single-vineyard Cabernet

2015 Brooks Sparkling Riesling Willamette Valley

Sparkling wine with a craquelure of citrus and salt

2016 Fields Family Wines Syrah Whole Cluster Mokelumne River Lodi

A mix of bright and dark in a whole-cluster Syrah

2016 Fields Family Wines Grenache Blanc Delu Vineyard Alta Mesa Lodi

Grenache Blanc of surprising nerve and freshness

2016 Massican Gaspare Bianco Friuli Colli Orientali

A collaboration between Californian and Friulian winemakers


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