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Long Meadow Ranch

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Wine Recommendations

Long Meadow Ranch  Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley '15 **

Very nice, classic pinot, aromas/flavors or red cherry, tea, spices

Quality: **1/2

Price: $20-$40

Long Meadow Ranch Rosé of Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley '16

Weighty rosé, wild strawberries, bright acidity, needs food

Quality: **

Price: $20-$40

Long Meadow Ranch Farmstead Sauvignon Blanc, Rutherford, Napa '15 

Undistinguished SB, not bad, but not memorable

Quality: *1/2

Price: $20-$40

Long Meadow Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley '12   

Quality: **

Price: $40-$60

Long Meadow Ranch Farmstead Chardonnay, Napa '16  

A lean chardonnay with a creamy texture and lemony sweetness

Quality: **

Price: $20-$40

Al Spoler, well known to WYPR listeners as the wine-loving co-host of "Cellar Notes" has had a long-standing parallel interest in cooking as well. Al has said, the moment he started getting serious about Sunday night dinners was the same moment he started getting serious about wine. Over the years, he has benefited greatly from being a member of the Cork and Fork Society of Baltimore, a gentlemen's dining club that serves black tie meals cooked by the members themselves who are some of Baltimore's most accomplished amateur cooks.
As General Partner of Clipper City Brewing Company, L.P., Hugh J. Sisson is among Baltimore's premier authorities on craft brewing and a former manager of the state's first pub brewery, Sissons, located in Federal Hill. A fifth generation Baltimorean, Hugh has been involved in all aspects of craft brewing.