Author: Aaron

Aaron has had a curiosity and passion for wine since his late teens, when he fantasized about becoming a winemaker. After a short stint working on political campaigns nationally, Aaron began a career in marketing, eventually co-founding a mobile technology start-up for the adult beverage space called Slingr. Shortly after the company folded, Aaron and his wife moved to Temecula Wine Country, where he fell in love with the community, the scenery, the entrepreneurism, and (most importantly) the wine culture. Endlessly curious, Aaron earned a WSET Level II Award in Wines & Spirits in 2018, and is embarking on the Level III program. Aaron has a BA in International Relations from UC Davis, and is currently pursuing an MBA at UC Riverside's A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Business.
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South Coast Winery 2018 Chardonnay Sans Chêne

South Coast Winery 2018 Chardonnay Sans Chêne

There is a strong duality of tropical fruit and citrus. Pineapple and guava meld with lemon zest. These combine with undertones of honeysuckle, elderflower, pear, and green apple. Subtle hints of nectarine on the finish.

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Oak Mountain Winery 2015 Pinotage

Oak Mountain 2015 Pinotage

Campfire smoke, toffee, and a blend of starchy banana and cranberry show up front. Blackberry, coffee, and tobacco elements follow. The wine has undertones of earth and wet leaves — likely from bottle aging — as well as nutmeg, vanilla, and goat cheese from the yeast and oak respectively.