Cabernet Franc

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    by Robin English-Bircher, Wine Travel Writer, Texas Wine and Trail October 01, 2014 Wine is addictive. For many in the Texas Wine industry, the addiction seeps into their very being; it drives them and brings great contentment and satisfaction. One of the most recent couples to be swept into wine is Christopher and Jennifer Cobb.

    46 readers - By Texas Wine and Trail Magazine

    Bloomer Creek Vineyard 2011 Vin d’ete Cabernet Franc

    This isn’t a wine that everyone is going to appreciate. As some would say, this is a cab franc lover’s cab franc. You need to appreciate the earthiness of the grape — the herbal edges too. Bloomer Creek Vineyard 2011 Vin d’ete Cabernet Franc ($18) isn’t driven by bold fruit flavors. The cool, wet 2011 vintage saw to that.

    9 readers - By Lenn Thompson/ New York Cork Report

      Review of Landon Winery’s Reserve Meritage 2006

      Texas Wine Lover - - 8 readers - The post Review of Landon Winery’s Reserve Meritage 2006 appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. We happened to have some free time this past week while in the Dallas area and decided to pop into Landon Winery in McKinney, Texas. I had read about them and had seen many comments on how great the wines were, but I needed to find out for myself.

      Wine of the Week 19 – a superior Bordeaux Supérieur

      Quentin Sadler's Wine Page - - 8 readers - 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. Claret – any red Bordeaux – can be the most thought provoking, elegant and refined wines in the world, but of co ...

      Whole Foods Chianti Delivers Taste At Low Price

      BottleReport.com - - 8 readers - Whole Foods Chianti Delivers Taste At Low Price 365 Chianti with tortellini. 365 Chianti 2011, Italy Cost: $7.99 What: With Whole Foods opening in Augusta last week I thought I’d check out their wine offerings. I was impressed. There are plenty of high end wines for special dinners, but they also have many good wines at the low end of the price scale, including some at $2.99.

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      2010 Bourgueil, Cuvée Préstige, Domaine de la Lande, Loire, France

      …&C team to visit M. Delaunay, winemaker at Domaine de la Lande, and they snapped up a pile of cases of the sublime 2010 vintage. It will, like its predecessor, last for twenty-plus years gaining elegance, detail and thrilling Cabernet Franc complexity. The stock has just arrived in the country along with the forward-drinking 2012 Les Graviers…

      5 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      Top Bargain Wines 2014 and Safeway Wine Sale

      … at the winery for $34. That’s half off at the Safeway! The Gruet sparkling wines are terrific, especially the Blanc De Noirs. You will find them in S.F. Bay Area selling on average for $16. The Charles & Charles Rosé is on the Wine Enthusiast Top Bargain Wines of 2014 and a steal at $7.55. I also like the Carol Shelton Rosé, selling for $9.44. I…

      2 readers - By Wine Values and Bargains

      The Italian Wine Club Giordano Wines – Explore the World of Wine

      …The Italian Wine Club from Giordano Wines Offers Great Values for Wine Explorers Over the past few episodes on Bacchus and Beery Wine Radio, Donna and I have been talking about getting bold and adventurous with your wine choices. That may mean trying a new variety, label or trying wines from a different country or region. Wines from Europe can…

      1 readers - By Roger Beery/ Bacchus and Beery

      6 Food Trends Call For Off-The-Wall Wine Pairings

      … Rosé and Vietnamese Pho Crémant d’Alsace or Another Sparkling Rosé: The use of exotic spices like star anise and richly sweet hoisin sauce make a sparkling Rosé a great choice for Vietnamese fare. The ginger-like kick of sparkling wine adds an additional flavor component to Southeast Asian foods and you’ll find Rosé wines tend to pair better…

      4 readers - By Wine Folly

      Light and Lovely Reds of the Hudson Valley

      … Franc Moving up in weight class is Cabernet Franc. This is a grape that can do quite well in the North East, including on Long Island and in the Finger Lakes. Here in the Hudson Valley, winemaker Ben Peacock gets a fuller-bodied wine than Carlo’s delicate Bacos – but still with a far lighter style than any California Merlot, for example. The fruit…

      3 readers - By Diane Letulle/ Wine Lover's Journal

      Briar Valley’s Moment

      … producing approximately 2000 cases per year. They corrected any mistakes made in the first vineyard by planting the second on a southeastern facing slope with grape varieties more suited to the slate soil. One such example, the Proprietor’s Reserve Estate White 2013 – a blend of 50% Gewurztraminer, 26% Riesling and 24% Chardonnay – which displays…

      6 readers - By Pennsylvania Vine Company

      2012 Gnarly Head Authentic Black

      … of the tasting. It has a round body with a focus on dark fruit elements and a long, lingering finish. There were times when I was reminded of fruit wines made from blueberry or blackberry but without the usual sweetness. Pair with slow-smoked pork ribs. Note also the prominent placement of Lodi on the label. I have noticed this on Gnarly Head wines…

      1 readers - By Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews

      Top 10 Tastes from TasteCamp 2014: Hudson Valley

      … in the country — was going to be special, but I wasn’t prepared for just how amazing the place (and those operating it) is. I came home with a bottle of the bourbon, but the single malt and the double cask rye are calling me. My colleague Evan Dawson will publish a story on Hillrock this week. Glorie Farm Winery 2102 Cabernet Franc: Glorie pushed itself…

      2 readers - By Lenn Thompson/ New York Cork Report

      Loire Valley Wine: France’s Royal Wine Region (VIDEO)

      … a terroir. The most well-known fact is in Burgundy. We are less known for the Burgundy but we work in this field. We think we have the good terroir to have something unique for its plot. We have the chance to be recognized, but we are underestimated because there is this sweet vineyard, both the Burgundy and Champagne. Francois Regis de Fougeroux…

      5 readers - By Monique Soltani/ Wine Oh TV

      Salton Classic Cabernet Franc 201

      … Salton Classic Cabernet Franc 201 I saw this wine one on the latest Vintages release. It caught my eye because it was from Brazil. So I bought it. Dark in color with a fruity nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays lots of fruity notes, red fruits to match the nose. Some strawberries. On the medium length finish the wine displays some…

      3 readers - By John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guy

      Tasting history: a Harrison Hill vertical

      …. This exudes aromas and flavors of sage, dried thyme and Rainier cherry. On the palate, it’s still youthful, round and luscious, backed with impressive acidity, elegant tannins and a lengthy finish. DeLille Cellars 2005 Harrison Hill, Yakima Valley: Grown in a hot year that also witnessed a drought throughout the Columbia Valley, the 2005 Harrison…

      1 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Mariana Vineyards "Sierra Foothills" Cabernet Franc 2010 wine review by (PB)

      … berry and strawberry fruit. Cabernet Franc is one of the classic blending grapes of Bordeaux used in melding Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This single vineyard varietal is interesting and unique. It was a gift from a dear friend, and a great gift it was. Raise a glass. --A Review from The Wine Cask Blog. Creative Commons: Attribution - ShareAlike 2.5 applies …

      7 readers - By The Wine Cask Blog

      Fresh Sheet October 20th 2014

      …, and apricot. The palate is medium bodied and flavorful with stone fruit notes, pulling up a bit short on the finish. Viognier 53%, Roussanne 32%, Riesling 15%. Residual Sugar 0.47%. 13.6% alcohol. Sample provided by winery. Brian Carter Cellars Abracadabra Red Wine Columbia Valley 2012 $15 (Good) A moderately aromatic wine with high toned…

      1 readers - By Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Report
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