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    Domaine La Haute Marone ‘Le Torrent du Trignon’ Sablet Côtes du Rhône Villages 2012, France

    Don’t buy cheap Châteauneuf, this is far, far better Domaine La Haute Marone ‘Le Torrent du Trignon’ Sablet Côtes du Rhône Villages 2012, France (£11 ...

    12 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

    Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley, $11

    Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley, $11 By Great Northwest Wine on September 13, 2014 Best Buy! The stated stylistic approach to Pinot Gris by head winemaker Bob Bertheau is one that “falls between the lighter Italian Pinot Grigio and the richer, rounder Pinot Gris from Alsace.

    8 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      August Alsatian Pinot Blanc

      Benito's Wine Reviews - - 8 readers - I've written surprisingly few articles about Pinot Blanc over the years, though I love it more and more as time goes on. It's often confused as a variant spelling of Pinot Grigio, and while both grapes are light-skinned mutations of Pinot Noir, Blanc/Bianco is golden and Gris/Grigio is pink.

      Gewurztraminer, Aloha Style

      Pennsylvania Vine Company - - 8 readers - Gewurztraminer, Aloha Style A tale of fruity pizza and aromatic Alsatian whites. Posted on September 28, 2014 by Jeff Alexander Rangen vineyard, Zind-Humbrecht This I say with peace and love: Hawaiian pizza – that is, pie with pineapple and ham – will never pass my lips. If it’s your bag, hey, that’s between you and Domino’s.

      Toledo Area Wine Events & Tastings: September 10-13, 2014

      Toledo Wines and Vines - - 7 readers - Bottle and glass photo of an Alexander Valley California Cabernet from Sonoma County. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Wednesday, September 10 The Andersons, Sylvania, 6– 8 PM. Animal Label Wines: Tasty wines that go down swimmingly and will make you quack, ribbit and whinny with joy. 1. Opici Vino Bianco, 2. Frog's Leap Merlot, 3. Wild Horse Cabernet Sauvignon, 4. Duckhorn Paraduxx Red Blend.

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      Wine & Culinary forum: the Primum Familiae Vini tasting

      … Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot ‘Marquis de Laguiche’ 2011 Burgundy, France From a 2.5 hectare plot, this is ripe but restrained with nice textured pear fruit and some brighter citrus notes as well as some stony, mineral character in the background. Creamy and with some delicacy. 92/100 Egon-Muller Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett 2013 Mosel, Germany From…

      4 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      Gewurztraminer, Aloha Style

      … out both sides. But let’s get back to the point, which was brought into my view by a PR rep for the wines of Alsace. The pitch: The merits of well-bred Gewurztraminer (OK, now you have my attention) and, as a P.S., the wine’s affinity for pizza. Hawaiian was recommended. I countered: Wouldn’t it be just as easy to reach for spiced ham in a can…

      8 readers - By Pennsylvania Vine Company

      Weekend Wine Notes: 12 Wines I Should Have Written about Weeks or Months Ago

      …. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ McCay Cellars Tres Blanc 2013, Lodi. 14.5% alc. Blend of vermentino, verdelho, muscat and pinot noir. 218 cases. Pale gold color; intensely floral with jasmine and lilac; celery seed, fennel, roasted lemon, spiced pear, slightly leafy, with notes of fig and lime peel; dry but juicy, keen acidity and lovely viscosity; limestone and grapefruit finish…

      6 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      Un VINdredi autrichien

      …J’associe le blaufränkisch à Vincent Lafortune (Président à Tuxedo Expérience Vinicole) que vous connaissez peut-être. Je me souviens d’une discussion de vino geek que j’avais eue avec cet amoureux des vins autrichiens à propos du jus d’Heinrich. Il reste quelques caisses du blaufränkisch dans le réseaux, profitez-en. Ce vin fait désormais partie…

      3 readers - By L'Apprentie Sommelière

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      …, 1975 Deutz and a 1919 Sherry Soalheiro Alvarinho 2013 Vinho Verde Wind Gap Syrah and Grenache – class from California Lunch with Olivier Bernstein Pre- and post-run wines from last weekend at Pichon Perfectionism Broc Cellars Valdiguié 2012 Blogroll Alastair Bathgate Alice Feiring Barry Fowden Berry's wine blog Bill Nanson Catavino Christian Eedes…

      3 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      WORLD WINE WATCH (LCBO VINTAGES TIP SHEET) FOR SEPTEMBER 27, 2014

      … Noir 2012 Tasmania, +376863, $28.95. QPR: 91. 7.Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2012 Clare Vally, +998476, $26.95. QPR: 90. 8.Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2012 WO Hemel-en-Aarde Valey Walker Bay South Africa, +999516, $44.95. QPR: 91. 9.Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 WO Stellenbosch, +283390, $29.95. QPR: 91. 10.Chateau Fonreaud 2010 Listrac-Medoc…

      3 readers - By Gothic Epicures VinCuisine

      Dinner Theme

      …Dinner Theme When we visit our family in Portland, Oregon we often have at least one dinner that has a theme. This year’s theme was Octoberfest. German sausages were grilled and the beer flowed, for the beer drinkers. I was asked to select wines for the wine drinkers that would be in the group. We started with a bubbly. I poured a Diehl Riesling…

      3 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler

      great grapes in alto adige

      …! pinot bianco AKA Pinot Blanc, which they pretty much grow in Germany, Alsace, and Alto Adige. This is one of my summer go-to’s, but thought of it just as something light and refreshing to grab on a hot August day. Had a bunch of really nice ones in AA, but at Cantina Terlano we also did an awesome vertical that showed it can be complex and can age…

      3 readers - By grapefriend

      2007 Hugel et Fils Gewurztraminer This stuff is amazing....

      …2007 Hugel et Fils Gewurztraminer This stuff is amazing. Outstanding nose of honeysuckle, white flowers, chestnuts, and Christmas dessert. Honey, chestnuts, and caramel on the palate along with candied lime peel and peach dessert. OUTSTANDING. 5/5 bones $$ Gewurztraminer 11.5% abv Alsace, FRANCE…

      3 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      Willm 2012 Alsace Riesling Réserve

      …Willm 2012 Alsace Riesling Réserve, $17.00, 91 points, appeared straw yellow, smelled of flowers, sweet vanilla, and gentle pome. Light, crisp, very dry, and acidic body carried lemon zest with pear, sweet apple, flowers, and wet flint flavors. Finished long on a tart citrus, a trailing palate, and a well integrated 12% alcohol. I've had few…

      6 readers - By New Hampshire Wine-man

      Sage Hills stands in for fine Burgundy

      … textured palate has flavours of pear, citrus and apple with an echo of bready lees. The finish is crisp and dry, with bright but balanced acidity. 91. Sage Hills Vineyard Syrah Rosé 2013 ($27.90 for 287 cases). The wine has a lovely rose petal hue, with aromas of plum and strawberry that are echoed in the flavour. A hint of white pepper ties up…

      2 readers - By John Schreiner on wine

      Wine Reviews: Crémant d’Alsace

      … de Noirs Brut- France, Alsace, Crémant d’Alsace SRP: $29 Crisp and clean aromas of oyster shell, flowers, white peach and white cherries. Creamy but tangy on the palate, the white cherry and apricot fruit is laced with oceanic elements of sea salt and oyster shell. Finishes with minerals and slight toast. 100% Pinot Noir From 40-year-old vines…

      6 readers - By Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      Vinography Unboxed: Week of September 14, 2014

      …. In the mouth, candied orange peel mixes with dried mango and other dried tropical fruit flavors that have a faint sweetness. The acidity is good, but this wine is definitely made in the richer Alsace style. Bergamot and orange peel linger in the finish. 14% alcohol. Score: between 8.5 and 9. Cost: $38 2012 Fourth Estate "La Cruz Vineyard" Pinot Noir…

      6 readers - By Vinography: A Wine Blog
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