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Los Angeles Uncorked: Moraga Bel Air

Ernest Hemingway Quote: “Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the Romance of the unusual.”
The unusual can be of great interest, especially in a sea of conformity. Today's review revolves around a winery in Bel Air, yes, that Bel Air of Fresh Prince fame. Who knew, that with the boundaries of a sprawling urban metropolis there was a paradise where the heart of Bordeaux grapes beats. I'm sure to this day, many of their neighbors look out their triple paned tinted windows and seeing vineyard, it has to be an 'unusual' but now welcomed sight. Unlike many of the 'celebrity' wines populating store shelves, enticed by the romance of vineyard ownership, I've tasted over the years and sneered at, but these wines from MBA are produced in a Bordeaux style, showing real soul and substance.

This estate was purchased initially by Victor Flemming of Gone with the Wind and Wizard of Oz fame, in the thirties. Fast forward thirty years, T…

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