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Norm’s Tasting Notes 2011 Maso Canali Pinot Grigio

Norm’s Tasting Notes 2011 Maso Canali Pinot Grigio

The 2011 Maso Canali Pinot Grigio is another in a long line of good vintages from Maso Canali. It comes from Trentino, Italy, and helps set the standard for what…

Norm’s Tasting Notes 2012 Santa Julia Organic Malbec

Norm’s Tasting Notes 2012 Santa Julia Organic Malbec

There has been a lot about Argentina in the news of late, but there is nothing new about how good the wines from Gaucho Land are. The world has…

Norm’s Tasting Notes 2009 Villa Antinori Toscana

Norm’s Tasting Notes 2009 Villa Antinori Toscana

Dating back past 1385 when the house of Antinori joined the Italian wine makers guild, the Antinori family has helped define the history, as well as the wines of Tuscany...…

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2010 Columbia Crest Chardonnay

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2010 Columbia Crest Chardonnay

Once again Columbia Crest, a secondary label for Chateau Ste. Michelle has produced another quality entry in the value price range. The 2010 Columbia Crest Grand Estates Chardonnay is…

Norm’s Tasting Notes: Kendall Jackson Chardonnay

  2011 Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay    I have raved about my wife’s “Special Shrimp Scampi” on numerous occasions in the past, and will probably do so again in…

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2009 Norton Malbec

  2009 Norton Reserva Malbec Over the last decade I have looked forward to sampling Malbec wines from Argentina,  This Bordeaux grape has become the signature red wine from Argentina, and…

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2011 Franciscan Cabernet

  Franciscan Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon       I must be slipping.  This is my sixth article of 2013, and yet only my first review of a Cabernet Sauvignon.  I…

from…Miss Mary’s Kitchen

     By: Mary Bentley  Brocolli Cheese Soup       As you may know, I have always been envious of Norm’s ability to create recipes out of whatever he finds…

Norm’s Tasting Notes: Rodney Strong Zinfandel

     by:Norm Bentley   2010 Rodney Strong Knotty Vines Zinfandel     I sampled the 2009 Rodney Strong Knotty Vines Zinfandel last fall and enjoyed it quite a bit,…

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2011 Ruffino Orvieto

  by:Norm Bentley    2011 Ruffino Orvieto Classico    The Orvieto Classico wine is named after one of Umbria’s most beautiful cities, located on a hilltop between Florence and Rome.…

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