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An attempt to sort through all things wine. Specifically of, and about, but not limited to: Food and Wine in Toledo, Ohio. Plus the day to day musings of a Wine Distributor...
 


Stop number 2, after getting lost, was Duxoup in Dry Creek. With what will always be one of the most memorable winery visits I will ever have, we were introduced to Andy & Deborah Cutter. Want to hear unique? Duxoup leads with Charbono. I can say, especially after tasting Coturri’s practically rancid version yesterday (Not to rant, but with anywhere from 2-10% Residual Sugar, the whole “naturalistic approach to winemaking is lost on me when wine itself is just a pit stop on the way to the natural progression towards vinegar.), that this is the best Charbono I’ve ever tasted. Ok, it’s a bit of a geek thing, but this wine is fantastic. One of the latest ripening varietals in Napa, they usually harvest around Thanksgiving, and end up with 12% alcohol. Great balance and fresh fruit elevate this from a curiosity to a world class wine. We also tasted an excellent Sangiovese & Syrah. The highlight was the handmade home they live in as well as the hand made gravity flow winery. Did I mention they have a thing for Sumo Wrestlers, seriously. The name Duxoup, comes for the French phonetic spelling of the word Duck Soup, which is what they named their home as they were building it by hand over the course of several years.

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At 4:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yo adam,

its david hirota. the one and only. hey, i'm living in the detroit area. let get together sometime for some wine. best sonoma winery is balthalemew - every grape/wine is quintessential sp?

tootles,
david    



At 9:14 PM, Blogger adam mahler said...

yo david, I can't get in touch if you don't give me your contact info...    



At 1:37 PM, Blogger David said...

cell: 415-577-4714    



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