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    Four Days in Paso Robles - Day One

    … Barr Estates grows their own grapes, and are farmers first, and winemakers second. Great wines are grown. They have 46 acres of vines, and produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petit Sirah, Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Albarino. They also make a wonderful dessert wine with traditional Port grapes. I purchased three different wines at Barr Estate: Albarino…

    4 readers - By The Sommelier Update

    Mercer Estates 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $20

    … facility for Chukar Cherries, and the nose is akin to their chipotle-influenced cherry dusted in cocoa powder, along with blackberries and dark chocolate. The drink asserts itself early with frontal tannins that turn suave and make for a medium structure amid flavors of cherry, blueberry and coffee, finished by a trail of boysenberry juice. Rating…

    4 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

    LCBO Vintages release – September 27, 2014 (WVN 201)

    … with Mateus or Lancers rosé) defined Portuguese wines. That is, until the late 1980’s when the Portuguese wine industry started its journey to modernization courtesy the benefits of funding from the European Union. This is a classic Vinho Verde with an aromatic lime and floral nose and a complex palate of lemon, lime, and green apple. The body…

    2 readers - By W John Switzer/ The Winesights Reader

    Pick My Next Bottle – 2001 Bordeaux

    … the Wine Advocate. 2001 Cos d’Estournel – A beautiful effort, the 2001 Cos d’Estournel (65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot) exhibits a poised, noble bouquet of black currants, cedar, spice box, and licorice. A hint of truffles emerges as it sits in the glass. Medium-bodied with sweet fruit (mostly black) and nicely integrated wood, it builds…

    6 readers - By Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chronicles

    Catch the Crush a Yakima Valley harvest tradition

    … Cellars near Zillah will have fresh wine grapes available for tasting, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier, Cinsault and Mourvèdre. Silver Lake Winery near Zillah will take visitors through the entire winemaking process, from newly harvested grapes through the final product. 14 Hands Winery in Prosser will have live music by the Knutzen Brothers…

    5 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine

    Dans le cellier de Sophie

    … année un vin où le bois en bien placé, l’acidité en soutien et le prix toujours raisonnable. Toujours disponible sur les tablettes, j’ai souvent tendance à finir par acheter autre chose, mais je ne devrais pas… Et contrairement au Lindeman’s, le Gran Viña Sol est même bâti pour vieillir quelques années…! Les Rouges Clos St-Alphonse. Photo: SAQ.com Du…

    5 readers - By Julien Marchand/ Chez Julien

    2007 Sojourn Pinot Noir Sangiacomo Vineyard – Bottle Notes

    … Vineyard is located on Roberts Road at the western base of Sonoma Mountain. Sojourn sources from two distinct blocks planted in the late 1990’s. Pale red in color. 14.5% ABV. Cherries, cloves and cola on the nose. Medium body and medium acidity. Cherries, strawberries, cinnamon and plenty of earth on the palate. Great finish. Simply a delicious wine…

    4 readers - By Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chronicles

    Notes on wines from the 30th Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

    …. Powerful palate with some guava and pear character and rich texture. Lovely. 92/100 Cape Point Vineyards CWG Reserve White 2013 Cape Point, South Africa From Duncan Savage, this is a blend of Semillon and Sauvignon spontaneously fermented in 600 litre barrels. Fresh and precise with nice focus and lovely crisp, pure citrus fruit. Nicely mineral…

    4 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

    2010 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County

    …2010 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County If you’re a fan of lamb served with mint jelly, this wine would make a tasty companion. With small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot in the blend, this Cab exudes sweet, fleshy dark fruit — plum, cherry and a sharp note of pomegranate — joined by an impression of roasted nuts…

    3 readers - By Wine Lines

    Weekly Interview: Timm Crull

    … to do that to guys who stick around long enough. Timm had gotten to know Wayne Hogue, as they were neighbors at the time. Wayne had founded The Terraces in 1991. Just like Timm, Wayne, too, had been a grapegrower for much longer than he was a winemaker. In the early 1980s, Wayne had had sold his Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon to Caymus. Could…

    6 readers - By Albert Pak/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

    When wine writers host public events

    …I’ll be co-conducting a wine-and-food pairing event at Saturday’s big Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival. It’s the eighteenth time the event, which is one of the biggest in Sonoma County, has been held—and I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never gone. Everyone has told me how amazing it is, so I am totally looking forward to it. My particular role…

    6 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

    Even more from Italy!!!

    … Delle Mule, Nero d’Avola, Sicily and the 2008 Pio Cesare, Oltre, Langhe should be tried. You can drink the former while the later develops. For a few bucks more the 2007 Montepeloso, Eneo, Tuscany reminds me of an Italian claret that is entering middle age. Fun! I finally recommend you try the 2011 Pala, Cannonau di Sardegna Reserva. There…

    3 readers - By Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blog

    Tales From: Estate 1856, Dry Creek Valley

    … experience, having worked at Jordan Winery for twenty years under their legendary wine maker Rob Davis and the über-legend André Tchelistcheff, who was a consulting wine maker at Jordan for a period during Janice’s time there. The family home–where we tasted the wines–has been in the family since the purchase of the property in 1856, with each successive…

    7 readers - By Jeff Kralik/ the drunken cyclist

    Top 10 Red Wines Under $20 - Fall 2014 Edition

    … and 7% Petite Sirah from Dry Creek and Alexander Valley in Sonoma, this one can be found for as low as $14. A nose of black cherry, black currants, vanilla, mint and a little bramble explodes into loads of juicy and sweet dark fruit infused with luscious vanilla and caramel and dotted with black pepper when tasting. Depth of flavor is one…

    8 readers - By Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob
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