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    Louis Roederer Wine Writers' Awards 2014 winners revealed

    The winners of the 2014 Roederer Wine Writers' Awards have been announced at a ceremony in London, with Decanter columnist Jon Bonne among those claiming prizes. Winners of the 2014 Louis Roederer International Wine Writers' Awards. Jon Bonne is fifth from left.

    11 readers - By Decanter

    A Wine for Tonight: 2013 Dry Creek Vineyard Dry Chenin Blanc

    By Kori ~ September 17th, 2014. Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? If so, you might want to check out the 2013 Dry Creek Vineyard Dry Chenin Blanc from Clarksburg in California. Our selection criteria include: A very good Quality rating of >=3.

    8 readers - By Wine Peeps

      Faust Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

      50 States of Wine - - 6 readers - When offered to review this Cabernet from Faust, I was doubly excited as I had not had any Faust wines before, though I'd heard good things about them. Agustin Huneeus is a legend in the winemaking world - for all of the wines he has produced, the underlying premise has been that great wines must be a reflection of a great vineyard.

      Wine of the week: Line 39 Sauvignon Blanc 2012

      The Wine Curmudgeon - - 5 readers - In the old days, which in wine means the end of the 20th century, sauvignon blanc came in three styles — California, French, and New Zealand. Each tasted like sauvignon blanc, but was just enough different from each other to be noticeable. Some time after that, the first two styles started to merge toward the third, so that most sauvignon blanc tasted like grapefuit.

      Wine of the week: J Winery Pinot Gris 2013

      The Wine Curmudgeon - - 5 readers - The Wine Curmudgeon has almost run out of nice things to say about the J Winery pinot gris. You can look here. Or here. Or even here. But given that the 2013 vintage may be J’s best yet ($15, sample, 13.8%), I’ll try to find a couple more: • Round, soft white fruit — peach, perhaps — but not flabby or overdone so that the fruit is the only thing you taste.

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      Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 22 Sept 2014

      …Explore a new wine this weekend! Whether you’re into dry, sweet, red, white, Italian, French or even “Hops”, consider trying our suggestions below! Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks Tom Joe “Hops ‘r Better” Winer Wine: 2008 Catedral Reserva Type: Red Vineyard: Caves Velhas Buy local As you get into tasting the different varietals you’ll start…

      1 readers - By The Vineyard Trail

      Joe Spellman on JUSTIN Vineyard and Winery and Landmark Vineyards

      …% new French oak barrels for 21 months. Unfiltered; racked twice per year. Alc. 14.5%. Joe also brought two wines for us to taste from JUSTIN’s sister vineyard, Landmark Vineyards, located at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain in Sonoma Valley in northern California. Landmark has a very interesting history. It was founded in 1974 by a group that included…

      4 readers - By Letting the Wine Speak

      Exploring the wines of Santa Barbara County

      … intensive California Wine Appellation Specialist (CWAS) program, for which I know hold the credential (97 baby!). With the NorCal Wine luminary Fred Swan leading the way, SF Wine School and several illustrious Santa Barbara County wineries converged on Dierberg Star Lane Vineyard in Happy Canyon to present a special deep dive class in to the terroir…

      4 readers - By Luscious Lushes

      Great Fall Wine Finds from California

      …Pages Great Fall Wine Finds from California The wine variety and selection from California is fantastic, with hundreds of vineyards and wineries across the state catering to every taste and budget. Here are a few California Wine finds from Total Wine & More for Fall. Great value and just maybe you'll find your new favorite for everyday…

      5 readers - By Sipped In California

      A Wine for Tonight: 2013 Dry Creek Vineyard Dry Chenin Blanc

      …By Kori ~ September 17th, 2014. Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? If so, you might want to check out the 2013 Dry Creek Vineyard Dry Chenin Blanc from Clarksburg in California. Our selection criteria include: A very good Quality rating of >…

      8 readers - By Wine Peeps

      All Aboard the Good Ship Poseidon

      … Ferrari Carano Chardonnay from Sonoma. Stephane Turonbarrere is the General Manager and wine buyer for Poseidon. He has just upgraded the extensive list with more California favorites, and has launched a Half Price Wine selection every Tuesday and Wednesday with the purchase of a dinner entrée. He has also added some Temecula wines, the neighbor…

      3 readers - By Taste of Wine TV - Weekly Update

      changing direction, part three

      …skip to main | skip to sidebar changing direction, part three In part two, I mentioned I had made a list of wineries to check out from ones mentioned in Jon Bonne's book, The New California Wine. Some of the producers made wine available to purchase only to those on their mailing list, and many of those had wines available by allocation only…

      1 readers - By One Wine Per Week

      Siduri Single Vineyard Recent Releases

      …: - All of the highlighted wines below are small-production, single-vineyard takes on California Pinot. Some won’t be terribly easy to locate, as they’re made in quantities of only a few hundred cases each. - Each of the wines clocks in somewhere between 14.1% and 14.5% abv, and as such are all fairly powerfully-built Pinots. - Having said that, there…

      5 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

      Wine of the week: J Winery Pinot Gris 2013

      … you taste. • Fresh and crisp without any bitterness in the back, something else that is not common in this style of wine. • Honest winemaking, in which the goal was to make a quality wine and not to hit a price point or please a focus group. Those are things that also happen too often with this style of wine. This California white wine is highly…

      5 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      Louis Roederer Wine Writers' Awards 2014 winners revealed

      …The winners of the 2014 Roederer Wine Writers' Awards have been announced at a ceremony in London, with Decanter columnist Jon Bonne among those claiming prizes. Winners of the 2014 Louis Roederer International Wine Writers' Awards. Jon Bonne is fifth from left. Image credit: Louis RoedererBonne's The New California Wine won book of the year…

      11 readers - By Decanter

      Reviewed: Bouchaine Chardonnay Napa Valley - Carneros

      … Vineyards is a 40 year pioneer in the California wine industry, Michael Richmond founded Acacia Wines in the Carneros district of Napa Valley and now makes wine for Bouchaine. He brings the history and his love of wine education, experience, and adventure. Tasting notes follow: Bouchaine 2011 Chardonnay Napa Valley Carneros estate Vineyard "Drank…

      6 readers - By Wild 4 Washington Wine

      Wine Review: Chateau Montelena 2012 Chardonnay, California

      …Napa Chardonnay from a famous California winery. This is the first Napa Chardonnay I have reviewed. California Chardonnay is for ABC drinkers too. "The light danced as I sipped..." I had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Winemaker Matthew Crafton of Chateau Montelena. We put together a #winemuse podcast show focusing on Chardonnay. Matthew…

      1 readers - By Wild 4 Washington Wine

      Mat Kearney Rock and Roll Wine (VIDEO)

      … to college at Chico State in California. Today, Mat Kearney may call Nashville home but wine country has always been in his heart. In Nashville, they say it all starts with a song. In Wine Country, we say it all starts with wine. No matter who takes the lead, when you pair the two, you better believe they will make beautiful music together…

      2 readers - By Wine Oh TV

      Wine of the week: Two reds from Josh Cellars

      …Because both of these red wines from California’s Josh Cellars are worth wine of the week honors. But, given the way the blog works and that I don’t like to do two similar wines from the same producer as the wine of the week, I’d have to leave one of them out. And there isn’t enough quality cheap red wine from California to do that. In this, Josh…

      2 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      Crispy Sea Bass with Soba Noodles

      … on the half shell, spicy Thai spring rolls or a salad of endive, goat cheese and crisp green apples. Winemaker: Dan Cederquist Appellation: Russian River Valley, CA Vineyards: Chalk Ridge Varietal Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Analysis: 14.3% alc/vol, 3.14 pH, .65 TA Aging: 100% Stainless steel tanks Filed under: Recipes Tagged: california wine, food pairing, recipe, russian river, russian river valley wine, Sauvignon Blanc, sea bass recipe, silky wine, soba noodles recipe, wine, wine club, wine pairing, wine tasting, winestyles…

      1 readers - By WineStyles