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Five wine resolutions that will be fun to keep

“As we move into a new year, the most fascinating resolution you can make is to explore Wine Country more fully. It’s fun. It’s easy. Best of all, this is one resolution you can actually keep. Here are some other resolutions worth considering and some great wines to help you make good.

“1. Dare yourself to uncork bubbly when there’s nothing particular to celebrate…

“2. Explore offbeat varietals…

“3. Sip some striking pinot noir on a regular basis. Arista, 2013 Mononi Vineyard, Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. The depth of flavors makes this wine stand out. It reels you in with raspberry and cranberry aromas and flavors. This pinot also has bright acidity, great minerality and good complexity, with notes of cherry, mineral and smoke.

“4. Go rustic. Celebrate a well-crafted, meaty varietal like petite sirah every once in a while…

“5. There are times to be impulsive and spend with abandon…”

Read the full story at The Press Democrat.

Peg Melnik, December 27, 2016
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Five wine resolutions that will be fun to keep