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A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:

old vines 2Elaine Chukan Brown features thoughts from Prophet’s Rock Winemaker Paul Pujol on reducing extraction in Pinot Noir.

Given to hyperbole, the Drunken Cyclist announces the largest blind tasting of American True Rosés in history.

Lisa Zimmerman reports that online wine sales in the U.S. are increasing dramatically.

Bob On Sonoma gives us an update on rebuilding after last fall’s fires.

Selected Reviews:

Fredric Koeppel reviews the Jean-Luc Colombo Les Fées Brunes Syrah 2015 from Crozes-Hermitage

The Wine Curmudgeon’s wine of the week is the Arrumaco Tempranillo Spain 2015

Wayward Wine reviews the Dubost, Carménère, Colbert Vineyard Estrella District Paso Robles California 2014.

Cindy Rynning profiles Légende Wines, a line of affordable wines from Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite).

Julien Miquel reviews the 2014 Château Ferran Pessac-Léognan, Graves red from Bordeaux, France.

The Gourmez profiles San Marcos Creek Vineyard and Winery, Paso Robles

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