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Hoping to have a good weekend of tastings. We go for 20/21 this week. Going to be a tough one and I didn’t think my Pinot Noir was worth the post tonight so I’m looking forward to these specials. @lasseterwinery @sonomacounty @cosentinowinery #wine #winestagram #winelover #redwine #zigzag #tacklingthevine #sommelier #somm #funtimes #goodvibes #fall #fallfun #seasonalfun #winedup #thursday #thursdaynightfootball #winetasting #winenight #wineweekend #gettingready #gameday #cabernetsauvignon #charbono #gsm #letsgo
Had a good night of pasta and wine. Cab Franc is always a good time when you aren’t looking for something chewy. Tannins can be enhancing but also get in the way. This @cosentinowinery 2015 was delectable with dinner and hit all the every day notes. Fruit forward, hints of plum and earth, medium finish, balanced tannins through the finish. Also...doesn’t break the bank. Excited to try out this 2012 Charbono later this week. Should be good. #wine #winestagram #tannin #redwine #tacklingthevine #wannabe #somm #fall #pumpkin #goodtimes #pasta #bowtie #cabfranc #wineo #winelover #winenight #wines #winewinewine #winelovers #wineglass #winemoments #winelove #fallintowine #michael #cosentino
After a decent fall break, I got to jump into some great wines. @locationswine E and F are great red blends to jump into. E was full of Grenache and Tempranillo. Freakshow is a constant staple in the @michaeldavidwinery playbook and lilts on the tongue as a true Cali blend that almost fees rooted in Zin. @bartonguestier_france Vouvray was a nice interchange and one can’t enough of a Chenin Blanc with notes of peach and pear. I need to get back to the blog, and once the season ends, I’ll have a ton of new content. #wine #redwine #whitewine #tacklingthevine #somm #fallbreak #timeoff #fallishere #pinotseason #redblend #cheninblanc #zinblend #goodvines #goodvibes #winedup #wineforthewin #newtastes #funwithfriends #locationlocationlocation #españa #francia #france #california #napavalley #sonoma #winestagram #winelover #wineo #winenights
So a few years ago I was a wannabe opera singer. (Quite good, just got tired of the politics and travel.) I used to have an audition aria called “I’ve got a ram, Goliath” that was representational English piece. (You can actual find me singing on YouTube if you’re curious enough.) It’s from “The Devil and Daniel Webster”. Now, on the back of this bottle is a quote from the actual Daniel Webster, the wordsmith of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. I saw it and figured, what the heck, let’s give it a taste. Extremely fruit forward, low tannin, not quite as much raspberry or earth/pepper but delectably floral, medium finish, dark color. Hailing from the Russian River Valley, I was somewhat caught off guard by the darkness and fruit. Enjoyable nonetheless. @boenwines #wine #winetasting #somm #tacklingthevine #newnotes #opera #singing #youtube #pinotnoir #redwine #fall #danielwebster #ram #goodvines #goodvibes #culture #americana #renaissanceman #highnotes #baritone #sonoma #russianrivervalley #napavalley
Over the weekend, we had some good down time as we enter fall break, another victory, and a wonderful friend’s birthday. We enjoyed this @ramsgatewinery 2015 Chardonnay and a French GSM from different parts of France. Fun nights call for fun wine! #wine #redwine #tacklingthevine #somm #birthdayvibes #undefeated #fallbreak #whitewine #winestagram #winelabel #winelover #wineo #winery #birthdayturnup #goodfriends #winelover
Opened up region play as the #4 team in 6A. Shut out another huge rival of ours this week. Good thing fall break is here, means I get to writing and experiencing some new tastes. We’re 8-0 and have won 19/20....that’s pretty sweet.( Good sweet though, not Riesling sweet lol) #wine #football #winning #fall #tacklingthevine #winelover #gottakeepgoing #winetasting
Embarking on an 8th win in a row, I dipped my toes into this Stag’s Leap Red Blend. If we roll the hands of time back to 2012, you find a year that was great for California. This wine was no exception. With a hint of slight candied age, it was still vibrant, long finish, medium tannins, hints of brown sugar and licorice. The wonderful Carmel edge to the color softened it to a maroon. It was a good wine to remind that some of your biggest enemies are tied to history. You know what to do when dealing with them, merely trust your gut and memory. @stagsleapwinecellars #wine #winetasting #redblend #somm #tacklingthevine #goodvibes #football #footballseason #pregame #csw #wineo #thirstythursday #learning #winestagram #winelabel #winery #winestudy #winewinewine
@ramsgatewinery Pinot Noir is always enjoyable. While a combination of grapes from different vineyards in the Sonoma Coast, it was still wonderfully raspberry, slightly tannic, long finish and bright on the nose. Easy to fall into a fall wine. Pick it up, it’s worth the taste. #wine #winetasting #pinotnoir #tacklingthevine #winestagram #funtimes #newwines #california #sonoma #sonomacounty #redwine #closetofall #goodvibes #postpractice #easytodrink
So we beat up on the number 1 team in 5A. The real question is....what wine we pouring this weekend? 7-0 and perfect in our non-conference schedule. #wine #winetasting #winestagram #tacklingthevine #whattodrink #football #footballseason #weekend #weekendvibes #whatsayyou #winelover #winelovers🍷 #winenight
Getting ready for a huge matchup tomorrow night. We are taking on the #1 team in 5A and a team that’s ranked close to us in the overall top 25. Should be electric! @hillersden 2016 Pinot Noir was the flavor of the night. Wonderfully full of raspberry, light tannin, short finish, and hints of green pepper. Slightly alcoholic to the taste but nothing that was offsetting. For a game prep drink, it was a good Thursday night. Wish us luck! #wine #pinotnoir #winestagram #wineo #winefolly #tacklingthevine #winedup #thursday #thursdayturnup #pregame #winetasting #winelabel #winelover #winery #winenight #winewinewine #winethoughts #honest #honesty #flylikeaneagle
6-0! We moved up in the state rankings as well as owning homecoming 49-0. Been a great weekend as the grind continues, but one thing is for certain, back to back winning seasons. Can’t ask for much more than that. Wined up all weekend 😀😀😀 #fun #wine #footballseason #winestagram #readytowin #winelover #wineo #sundayfunday #wineweekend
So our game got moved up a day due to weather issues. Hence, my normal proclivity to wine to get ready for the following game. This time, I decided to handle some popcorn post taste. @thecrusherwines Cab is full of dark cherry and tiny hints of leather. James Suckling called Borne of Fire a 96 point wine. This wine is exactly in the same wheel-house. Light on tannin, full on body, medium finish, and fruit forward. While hailing from Cali, it meets the same criteria Suckling must have been hinting at. Crush it, just like I hope we do tomorrow night ;) #wine #winetasting #cabernetsauvignon #crusher #gamedayready #football #footballseason #enjoythegame #bottlesup #winestagram #wineo #winelover #winewednesday #goodvibes #homecoming #gamedayprep #17straight

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