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    Cuckoo And Cocka-doodle-doo (Coquerel And Toquade Recent Sauvignon Blanc Releases)

    At this point, I think that we’ve established that Bordeaux native Christine Barbe is at least a little bit crazy. Very talented, but a little crazy. Crazy enough to justify the namesake of her personal brand, Toquade, anyway.

    9 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

    Faust Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

    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.

    6 readers - By 50 States of Wine

      Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail Route Revealed

      Wine Oh TV - - 6 readers - Santa Clara Valley’s 20-plus wineries will soon benefit from the visibility of a new signage program directing visitors throughout one of the state’s oldest viticultural regions. Earlier this year, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to adopt the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail Route.

      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.

      Earthquake Tears Up Napa Just Before Harvest

      The Alcohol Professor - - 4 readers - photo courtesy Cole Drake Events Being jolted awake in the wee hours of the morning rarely brings tidings of joy. When it happens in the Bay Area, it’s particularly unnerving, signaling an anxious rush for safety and a harrowing ride that can seem much longer than the few seconds it tends to last.

      Mumm: Bubbly from France and Napa

      Wine Peeps - - 4 readers - The Mumm family founded the G.H. Mumm champagne house in 1827. In 1876, as a tribute to some of their most prestigious clients, G.H. Mumm decorated a few of their bottles with a crossed red silk ribbon as a reference to the Legion of Honour. Today, G.H. Mumm is the leading champagne brand in France and the third best-selling champagne in the world. The Cordon Rouge Brut is their signature cuvee.

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      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

      2012 Josh Cellars Sauvignon Blanc

      …Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Region: Sonoma County, California – USA Cost: $14 (SRP) Winemaker’s Notes: Bright aromas of lime and citrus are at the core of this Sauvignon Blanc, with layers of white flower nectar, peach, and tropical melon. The palate of the wine is fresh and alive with clean fruit flavors and a perfectly balanced fruit. My…

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      Wine of the week: Line 39 Sauvignon Blanc 2012

      …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…

      5 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      Faust Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

      …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. With Faust…

      6 readers - By 50 States of Wine

      Mumm: Bubbly from France and Napa

      … a terroir where he could create wine from traditional Champagne grapes using the method champenoise process. He chose the Napa Valley in California and established the Mumm Napa winery there in 1986. The Brut Prestige is their signature sparkling wine. Recently, we had the opportunity to taste the NV G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut Champagne and the NV Mumm…

      4 readers - By Wine Peeps

      Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail Route Revealed

      … Santa Clara Valley’s 20-plus wineries will soon benefit from the visibility of a new signage program directing visitors throughout one of the state’s oldest viticultural regions. Earlier this year, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to adopt the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail Route. It will feature 70-plus directional…

      6 readers - By Wine Oh TV

      Cuckoo And Cocka-doodle-doo (Coquerel And Toquade Recent Sauvignon Blanc Releases)

      … Eagles of the wine world, only without the awesome fight song (seriously, it’s the best one in the NFL; yeah, the San Diego Super Chargers song has an awesome bassline, but otherwise it’s waaaay too disco for football). NV SB is also the primary focus of Barbe’s other winemaking job, helming the juice at Clay and Brenda Cockerell’s Coquerel brand…

      9 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

      La Crema Winery Launches Virtual Vintner Experience

      …La Crema Winery launched Virtual Vintner™, a digital experience that engages consumers in an interactive program resulting in a unique, crowd-created La Crema wine. Affording participants an intimate and hands-on invitation behind the scenes of an artisan winery, Virtual Vintner™ provides an opportunity to embark on a “choose your own adventure…

      4 readers - By Wine Oh TV

      Mendocino Wine: A Dragon with Two Tails

      … Mendocino: A Dragon With Two Tails by Laura Ness The Mendocino AVA is huge, more for its climactic variation than its total land area: Wine Institute figures indicate it spans 275,200 acres, encompassing ten distinct sub AVAs, with two more pending. The total area planted to vineyards is currently 17,000 acres: compare that to 40,000 acres…

      1 readers - By Wine Oh TV

      Santa Barbara: Pinot Perfection

      …Pinot Noir Lovers & Haters: Read This Do you like Pinot? I thought I DIDN’T- but I DO! All it took was a weekend trip to Santa Barbara Wine Country to open my eyes to Pinot Noir. And by ‘open my eyes’ I mean a hard knock upside the head … Related posts: No related posts. …

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      A Trio of Rosés: MacPhail Family Wines, Mcpherson Cellars, and B Cellars

      …. Region: Sonoma Coast, California. (Other info: ABV 14.5%, native and inoculated ML, cork enclosure.) 89 Points. Click here to find this wine.  Mcpherson Cellars 2013 Les Copains Dry Rosé  Review: Mcpherson Cellars 2013 Les Copains Dry Rosé (SRP $12): A medium watermelon color, this pleasing dry rosé is composed of 55% Cinsault, 30% Mourvedre, and 15…

      2 readers - By My Vine Spot

      Best LCBO Wines: Vintages Release August 2

      …. This is one of the benefits of becoming a Paid Member. Inventory stock numbers are usually posted online a day or two before the release based on the LCBO doing so. Here are all 71 wine reviews and ratings for this release at the LCBO: Paso Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Paso Robles, California, United States Innisfree Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Napa…

      11 readers - By Natalie MacLean

      Same Old Song (Ridge Lytton Springs Recent Releases)

      … “We sing the same old song Just like a vintage car, You can look, but you won’t ever drive it. We drink the same old wine From a brand new jar, We get hung-over, but we always survive it.” - “New Song” by The Who Some tasks are just… unenviable. Take, for example, trying to say something new about iconic California producer Ridge…

      17 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

      2012 Gnarly Head Pinot Noir

      … on the palate. Supple, sleek tannins and lush fruit make this wine a perfect pair for salami and arugula pizza, slow roasted pork loin, or dry brined chicken stuffed with sausage and peppers. My Review: It should by this point be no surprise that I’m a big fan of Pinot Noir, especially budget wines that I can enjoy regularly without having to worry…

      3 readers - By The Good Wine Guru
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