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    PENFOLDS PREMIUMS 2ND 14 RELEASE

    … traditionalist, you'll love this. Let's call it the most 707ly of 707s and hope my comments don't deter the Chinese, who seem to love it like rich Australian people loved it as they learned about premium table wine in the '70s and 80s. Now. Would you like your stilettos back? I've given them a bit of a polish. Penfold's Bin 95 Grange 2010 $785; 14.5…

    5 readers - By Philip White/ drinkster

    Dotson~Cervantes Something Red: And, Definitely Worth the Wait

    … tasting Dotson~Cervantes 2008 Something Red. First. I knew at the start that spicy Mexican food wasn’t going to be the best match for this “near-late-harvest-big-boy” wine. Alcohol and spicy chili is no heavenly pairing. Secondly, I know that even the best of wines can go wrong if stored in barrel or tank too long. But, as Alphonse said, “You know…

    5 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

    Native Sun, Purple Star wines find home near Red Mountain

    … bottles Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Petit Verdot, rosé, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. The white program targets vineyards in the renowned Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, while the reds are focused on the Wahluke Slope, Red Mountain and Kiona’s Vista Vineyard near Kennewick. They hinted at a mid-tier label tailored to East Coast…

    9 readers - By Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Wine

    La Maialina ‘gertrude’ Rosso Toscana IGP 2010

    … A Tuscan red blend sourced from some of the best estates in Tuscany, without the hefty price tag. It was a fantastic accompaniment to chile relleno and rustic polenta with kale and portabellos. Winery: Founded in 2009, La Maialina is the brainchild of noted oenologist Attilio Pagli. La Maialina translates to “little pig” and refers…

    1 readers - By the buddha in your glass

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

    … Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon; my notes say "much riper than the Greek varieties" - it was a very fruit-forward blend, much more New World than Old World style. Chateau Porto Carras - A 2005 vintage blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Limnio; very ripe and fruity. The other wineries represented included Dalamaras Winery…

    1 readers - By Goddess of Wine

    Wine and Your Sex Drive

    … don’t have conclusive evidence, these flavor descriptions sound a lot like words used to describe fine Nebbiolo, Barbera, Sangiovese, Zinfandel and even rustic Pinot Noir. Aromas That Arouse Men Men tend to get turned on with lavender, caramel, butter, orange, licorice, baking spice, vanilla-like aromas. We can’t make definitive claims but many…

    6 readers - By Madeline Puckette/ Wine Folly

    What’s your Reason?

    … I drank Zima and Mad Dog, a memory I’d like to forget. Alas, we were all young once. I decided to share a couple of bottles that I sat on for a bit with the good folks that celebrated my mid-life. I opened Reasons from Horse Heaven Hills, Washington. Reasons “The One” Cabernet Sauvignon 2009: Aromas of blackberry preserves, black cherry, and cassis…

    7 readers - By The Chicago Wino

    * DRINK BOOK OF THE MONTH! * -- Wines of South America

    … WINES OF SOUTH AMERICA; the essential guide (University of California Press, 2014, 302 pages, ISBN 978-0-520-27393-1, $39.95 US hard covers) is by Evan Goldstein, a Master Sommelier with his own consulting firm. Previously, he had authored two books for UC Press on wine and food matching. Here, he conducts a country-by-country tour…

    6 readers - By Dean Tudor/ Gothic Epicures VinCuisine

    Family Winemakers Recap – Best of the Newbies!

    … Thérèse Vineyards 2011 Vineyard 511 Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Xurus Cabernet Sauvignon Sonatina Vineyard 2009 Xurus Cabernet Sauvignon Sonatina Vineyard After tasting through the first-timers, it was time for “Taster’s Choice…Um..basically, I’m “off the clock” and taste whatever strikes my fancy. I tasted another 40 wines. My favorites from…

    6 readers - By Martin Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

    Wine-Blitz - Great Deals On The Wines You Want

    … Sauvignon 2012 - Fit For A King, Priced For A Pauper. We featured this wine as a Bulk Buy just yesterday! Banfi Chianti Superiore Banfi Chianti Superiore 2010 - One Terrific Tuscan. Meiomi Pinot Noir Belle Glos Meiomi Pinot Noir 2012 - Me Oh My, This Is Good! Wine-Blitz had it priced even less than Costco! Barone Fini Pinot Grigio Barone Fini Valdadige…

    4 readers - By Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob

    2008 Woodward Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series – Bottle Notes

    … Sauvignon and Reserve Chardonnay are some of the very best examples of those varietals produced in Washington State. I wrote about Rick Small previously in The Washington Wine Hall of Fame. Bright purple in color. 15.3% ABV. 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 4% Syrah. Rich aromas of black fruits, currants, graphite and vanilla. Big and full…

    1 readers - By Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chronicles

    Daily Wine News: A Minor Player

    … grapes in the Douro. “More than anyone else, it was the 76-year-old godfather of Chianti Classico who first convinced the mass market that Italian wine did not have to taste like the dreck that came out of jugs and straw-covered bottles.” In the Wall Street Journal, Robert Draper reviews The Hills of Chianti, the just-released memoir from Piero…

    4 readers - By David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

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

    …- 9463. Technorati Tags: wine [Information on tastings can be sent to TWAV@ATT.NET.] Up & Coming: October 15 - Veritas Cork & Craft, 505 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, (419) 214-9463. 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Wine for Tapas. Related articles Getting To Know Bordeaux's Right Bank (forbes.com) Saint Emilion is a Vino con Vista Wine Destination…

    4 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines
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