Cabernet Franc

    Noble Ridge and friends: tasting Okanagan Falls wines

    Photo: Noble Ridge vineyards in the autumn The Okanagan Falls region has come into its in recent years for wine touring. The area got a major lift a few years when the wineries formed an association and when Blue Mountain, the area’s anchor tenant, began opening its tasting room regularly. I have wandered the region again during the spring and summer and visited most of the wineries.

    9 readers - By John Schreiner on wine

    Wine of the Week 19 – a superior Bordeaux Supérieur

    Vineyards in Entre-Deux-Mers. I’m not a great one for the cheaper end of Bordeaux, the sort of wine that was described as ‘luncheon claret’ when I joined the wine trade. Red Bordeaux more than any other type of wine really ought to make you stop, think and smile.

    8 readers - By Quentin Sadler's Wine Page

      Joe Spellman on JUSTIN Vineyard and Winery and Landmark Vineyards

      Letting the Wine Speak - - 9 readers - I have previously posted about the excellent seminars at Rom Toulon’s 24 Hubert Wines in Tribeca (see my posts about Alphonse Mellot and Fritz Wieninger’s Wiener Gemischter Satz). This past week I attended another top-notch seminar at the Manhattan store, presented by master sommelier Joe Spellman, winery sommelier for JUSTIN Vineyard and Winery in Paso Robles, on California’s Central Coast.

      Gemma Restaurant Dallas @Gemmarestaurant

      Wine Wrangling Woman - - 8 readers - As I said in the last blog, Don and I love to find new places to dine and he found a GEM for us a couple of weeks ago. Right down the sidewalk from Veritas Wine Room is this California-inspired restaurant named Gemma (Casey, you should go there!) It has only been open for about nine months now and I am glad Don found it. We sat outside, yes in September, and it was wonderful.

      Col Solare, 2008 Red Wine, Columbia Valley

      Toledo Wines and Vines - - 8 readers - Col Solare is the partnership that brings together two recognized leaders in their respective regions: Tuscany’s Marchesi Antinori and Washington State’s Chateau Ste. Michelle. The winery is nestled into the Red Mountains of Washington State. I was introduced to the brand while attending the Wine Bloggers Conference in Walla Walla.

      Cornerstone Stepping Stone Cabernet Franc

      Enobytes - - 8 readers - Posted on 02 September 2014. Wine Review: 2011 Cornerstone Stepping Stone Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley, California The 2011 Cornerstone Stepping Stone Cabernet Franc is another great wine from the Napa Valley. Plush and soft, it opens with red fruit flavors evolving into a palate of silky raspberry and tobacco with herb notes that play softly in the background. Give this one a try.

    The latest about Cabernet Franc

      Wining with Wines of Naoussa at Faith and Flower...

      … district. Great minerality from the volcanic soil. Malagouzia - Green apple nose, soft finish with great minerality Limnio - A very ancient grape; during the Ottoman Empire, winemakers pulled out the vines and fled elsewhere, returning to Limnio to replant. Smoky nose, meaty taste and texture. Magnus Baccata - A Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Franc…

      1 readers - By Goddess of Wine

      Wine and Your Sex Drive

      … and chocolate are aphrodisiacs. So why is this? Well, it’s been suggested that it’s because of the presence of amines. Amines are organic compounds that are present in very small amounts in wine. Several analyses of red wines including, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, indicated that wines with the highest amounts of amines tend to be made…

      6 readers - By Wine Folly

      Family Winemakers Recap – Best of the Newbies!

      … that were pouring at the event for the first time. But when I checked out the Tasting Program, that yielded about 130 different wines… Clearly, that wasn’t going to work. Not if I intended to drive home! So I narrowed my focus and decided to taste Chardonnay, and Cabernet (both Sauvignon and Franc) from the first-timers. Nate and Lauren Belden…

      5 readers - By ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

      Toledo Area Wine Events & Tastings: October 1-4, 2014

      …. Corks Wine and Liquor, Promenade Plaza, 27250 Crossroads Pkwy., Rossford – (419) 872-6800. 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Thursday Night Tasting: 1. Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc, 2. Cakebread Chardonnay, 3. Muga Rioja, 4. Hedges Estate Red. Nominal fee per sample. Noir Fine Wine and Beer, 1616 East Wooster, Bowling Green, 6-9 PM. Nominal fee per sample or priced per…

      3 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines

      Let’s Hear it for the Girls!

      … Rose | unique blend, primarily saignee of Merlot, dry, light bodied and crisp acidity, pairs well with salads and seafood. Priced at $19.99. The Girls 2012 Voluptuous Red | blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, all new French oak barrels, medium to deep ruby red colour, bright acidity and smooth tannin texture, pairs well with grilled…

      2 readers - By uncorkBC

      Support The Girls and Breast Cancer Research With These Wines

      …Charitable Wines Breast cancer I hazard to guess has touched every Canadian family in some way or another. In my family my mother had breast cancer, which was thankfully cured. I have lost a sister-in-law to breast cancer, and I have a friend who has been treated and is currently in remission, and I hope on the road to being declared cancer free…

      4 readers - By MyWinePal

      Langley's Chaberton Estate Winery rebrands - slightly

      …). This is 90% Chardonnay, 10% Viognier. It begins with aromas of pear and citrus. On the palate, there are flavours of apple and tangerine. 88. Chaberton Valley White 2013 ($14.95). This is 50% Madeleine Sylvaner and 50% Sauvignon Blanc. The wine begins with citrus aromas, leading to flavours of lime, honeydew melon and pineapple. The finish…

      4 readers - By John Schreiner on wine

      Weekend Recap - 2014 NSLC Port Of Wines Festival

      … interesting time pouring some very interesting French wines. Shannon poured the Terraburdigala Roc de Jean Lys (70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc) and Thienpont Bordeaux White (75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Semillion). I was lucky enough to pour the Brut and Rose from the Deutz Champagne House as well as the Famille Bougrier Muscadet. The crowds were…

      3 readers - By The Unfussy Wine Enthusiasts

      Cliffs Wine Picks – Sep 22, 2014 to Sep 28, 2014

      … weeks later, and it was decent. A third bottle about a year ago was pretty much like the first bottle. I don’t know the exact break down of the grapes in this vintage, but this wine has historically been around 74% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon. My Tasting Note The wine is a deep ruby to purple color. The nose has dried…

      4 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

      Cliff Lede's Vineyards Rock

      …Cliff Lede Winery is just over the hill from Sonoma Valley in the Yountville area of southern Napa Valley. They sit right in "Cabernet central" surrounded by wineries like Shafer and Pine Ridge. Cliff Lede gets good reviews, but I admit I've never had one of their wines. Perhaps because in typical Napa fashion tasting costs $25 and up or because…

      5 readers - By Bob on Sonoma

      Becker Vineyards Named as “Tall in Texas” Award Recipient

      …The post Becker Vineyards Named as “Tall in Texas” Award Recipient appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. As was reported in July, Becker Vineyards of Stonewall, Texas, and Dr. Richard and Bunny Becker have been named the recipient of the annual “Tall in Texas” Award. The award was presented on September 6 at the Texas Wine Tribute, as part…

      1 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      Woodinville Wineries: Meet The People Behind The Labels

      … in the state. It’s going to be a two-part extravaganza on my Wine Without Worry podcast. So who is up in Part One? Check it: Betz Family Winery: Steve Griessel, who owns the winery along with his wife Bridgit, reveals how a wine lover from South Africa finds his way to Woodinville. (Note: Betz Family Winery is not open for visits, but they’d be happy…

      5 readers - By Jameson Fink
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