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Just a quick note: tasted at Renzoni last week. In all honesty, I wasn’t a huge fan when I first tasted here about 5 years ago.

However, they have really been upping their game the last couple of years, and their current Sangiovese is about the best in Temecula, and it really reflects its italian heritage. I’m not a Renzoni affiliate or anything, so I get no remuneration for recommending their wine, so I can say without bias that it’s really good. Go get some!

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Fazeli Cellars had the grand opening of their new tasting room in Old Town Temecula on January 23, 2013.

The proprietor, BJ Fazeli, made a name for himself in Orange County developing and marketing car care and fitness products. He decided to get into the wine business, and held his first release party in 2010.

The Fazeli tasting room is holding court while work on the label’s winery on De Portola Road in Temecula is under construction.I spoke with Skip Noelle, who was responsible for much of the exquisite woodwork at Fazeli, but the timetable for the opening of the winery is a closely guarded secret. The plans for the winery look extremely promising, and the winery should rival the nicest wineries in the area.

The opening was well-attended.

Oh, the wines? Young, and I look forward to their future vintages. Most of the wines are named for holidays and special events from the Fazeli’s Persian heritage. Local renowned winemaker Tim Kramer also plies his craft at Fazeli Cellars. I found the 2009 Reserve Shiraz to be quite enjoyable, and would heartily recommend it. Fazeli’s prices were fairly reasonable, if a bit on the pricey side (not unlike many local wineries).

Their address is:

41955 Fourth St #101, Temecula, CA 92590 (1-877-5CELLAR)

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Got out for a little post-holiday wine tasting yesterday. It’s no secret I’m a member at MDO, and yesterday just renewed my faith that becoming a member there was a good decision.

If you haven’t had the new Zin (’08 if I recall correctly), get out there and get some ASAP-it’s simply fantastic. It’s not too fruity. It’s dark, bold, and it made me wish I had a nice cut of beef to be washed down.

BTW, Simplexity-not so much.