Carignane

    A Doon Quintet

    Now that I have a little down time after lots of singing and playing during the summer, I’ve been going through various folders to try and catch up with posting notes on some damned good wines we’ve tried over the last few months. For instance, the 2013 Bonny Doon California Vin Gris de Cigare that we reported on in our Six Rosés entry from July was actually from a 6-pack sent f ...

    8 readers - By George Heritier/ Gang of Pour On Wine

    Weekend Wine Notes: 12 Wines I Should Have Written about Weeks or Months Ago

    Take your choice. Either at our backs we always hear Time’s winged chariot hurrying near OR the world is too much with us, late and soon, getting and spending, we lay waste our powers. Choice, did I say?! Or, did I say?! Heck no, it’s both, incessant, ceaseless, seemingly infinite! So, anyway, it’s difficult to keep up with all the wines I need to review, so here, today, I offer ...

    6 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      Wine of the Week; 2011 Ridge Geyserville

      ENOFYLZ Wine Blog - - 6 readers - Every Thursday I feature a wine I particularly enjoy, whether it’s something new and different, is a great value, or from a producer worth checking out. My Wine Of The Week is the 2011 Ridge Vineyards Geyserville. The Winery Ridge Vineyards is a California winery with two estates, Monte Bello in Cupertino, and Lytton Springs in Healdsburg.

      Wine of the Day October 7, 2014

      grapelive.com - - 5 readers - 2012 Ridge, Lytton Springs, Proprietary Red, Dry Creek Valley. Ridge’s iconic Zin blend the Lytton Springs is mostly old vine Zinfandel (about 70%) along with Petite Sirah (about 20%), Carignane and a touch of Mourvedre aka Mataro making up the rest, and all from their Lytton Springs estate in Dry Creek, coming in at 14.4%, with this 2012 release.

      Month in Wines – September 2014

      Talk-A-Vino - - 5 readers - Yep, another month became a history, and it is time to talk about the wine highlights – well, yeah, before this month vanishes too. No generic trends or observations, except of a bit more of the kosher wines than usual due to the Jewish holidays. Here we go. 2012 Terrenal Chardonnay, Spain (12.5% ABV, $4.

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      2009 Kramer Vineyards Carmine Big Red Oregon

      … I first tasted a bottle back in mid 2013 and wanted to revisit the wine after allowing it to age over the past year. What I found after popping the cork was just amazing. Now for those of you who have heard little of the varietal, carmine is a hybrid of cabernet sauvignon, carignane and merlot. Ripe fruit with intense juicy character is what…

      1 readers - By Dan's Cellar Sips

      Jim Olsen Fair Angel 2012

      … Jim Olsen Fair Angel 2012 California As I wrote last month, I’m advertising NakedWines.Com on my website and testing out how good of a value that $100 off an order is as well as their Angels program. Frankly, I wouldn’t feel comfortable advertising them without trying out the service for myself! So I’m also reviewing their wines as I drink them…

      1 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell

      Savannah-Chanelle

      …Stefani at Savannah-Chanelle The history of Savannah-Chanelle goes back to the early days of the California wine boom. Pierre Pourroy emigrated to California from France in 1887 and was joined by his brother Eloi six years later. Together they bought land - including a vineyard - in Saratoga from the Bonjetti family and planted Zinfandel…

      2 readers - By Santa Cruz Mountains and Santa Clara Valley Wines

      Saved Red Wine 2012 - Full Throttle

      …A quick break from our Breaking Into The Box series to bring you this special deal... Better strap yourself in for this one. A blend of 31% Zinfandel, 23% Carignane, 12% Petite Sirah, 11% Malbec, 10% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, 2% Mixed Blacks, 1% Ruby Cabernet and 1% Syrah from a who's who list of regions in California: 28% Monterey, 18% Dry Creek…

      4 readers - By Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob

      23rd annual Fall Hopland Passport is coming, Oct 18 & 19, 2014

      …, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Primitivo, Riesling, Roussanne, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Syrah Noir, Tannat, Tocai Friulano, Valdiguie, Viognier, and Zinfandel. There will also be blends; the county’s flagship Coro wines, rosés, late harvest and ice wine, port, sparkling, and Meritage wines to delight. Here is a short description of what…

      2 readers - By John Cesano/ John on Wine - a wine blog

      The Wines of Lodi, California

      … though it's actually one of the oldest winegrowing regions in California, as producers have been growing wine here for 150 years. Though it is known for its Zinfandel wine (producing 32% of California's premium Zinfandel) it is also a great plas to grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Tempranilo, and others. The climate is Mediterranean, warm…

      2 readers - By Marisa D'vari/ A Wine Story

      2011 McCay Carignane

      … getting better and better. Exuding aromas of overripe blueberries, sweet licorice and blackberry all blended into a heavenly bouquet the anticipation of how the wine will taste is taut. While I waited for the wine to open in the glass, I thought about the long history this grape has in the Central Valley of California; for almost a century…

      4 readers - By Marc Hinton/ Enobytes

      Month in Wines – September 2014

      … Ridge Three Valleys Sonoma County (13.8% ABV, $25, 65% zinfandel, 20% petite sirah, 9% carignane, 3% mataró, 2% alicante bouschet, 1% grenache) – delicious blackberry nose,concentrated, dark fruit on the palate, dense and delicious. 8 2011 Suertes del Marques La Solana Vino de Parcela Valle de La Orotava DO, Spain (13.5% ABV, $18, 100% Listan Negro…

      5 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

      Tales From: Frick Winery, Dry Creek Valley

      … something). Outstanding. 91-93 Points. 2009 Frick Winery Carignane: Retail $24. Big and chewy. Wow this is tannic and still needs tons of time even though Bill holds the Carignane longer in the bottle than his other wines before release. Very Good to Outstanding. 88-90 Points. We then moved on to a few blends and Bill intimated that his biggest…

      1 readers - By Jeff Kralik/ the drunken cyclist

      A Doon Quintet

      …Now that I have a little down time after lots of singing and playing during the summer, I’ve been going through various folders to try and catch up with posting notes on some damned good wines we’ve tried over the last few months. For instance, the 2013 Bonny Doon California Vin Gris de Cigare that we reported on in our Six Rosés entry from July…

      8 readers - By George Heritier/ Gang of Pour On Wine

      Wine of the Day October 7, 2014

      …2012 Ridge, Lytton Springs, Proprietary Red, Dry Creek Valley. Ridge’s iconic Zin blend the Lytton Springs is mostly old vine Zinfandel (about 70%) along with Petite Sirah (about 20%), Carignane and a touch of Mourvedre aka Mataro making up the rest, and all from their Lytton Springs estate in Dry Creek, coming in at 14.4%, with this 2012 release…

      5 readers - By grapelive.com

      Cliffs Wine Picks – Sep 29, 2014 to Oct 5, 2014

      … and there are occasional Pittsburgh Penguins, Steelers, and Pirates tweets. I attended the University of South Carolina, so during football season, there will also be some Gamecock posts. If you like this post, consider joining Cliffs Wine Picks Wine Blog on Facebook and giving me a Like. Cheers! This is original to CliffsWinePicks.com. Copyright 2014…

      4 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

      Wine of the Week; 2011 Ridge Geyserville

      … Every Thursday I feature a wine I particularly enjoy, whether it’s something new and different, is a great value, or from a producer worth checking out. My Wine Of The Week is the 2011 Ridge Vineyards Geyserville. The Winery Ridge Vineyards is a California winery with two estates, Monte Bello in Cupertino, and Lytton Springs in Healdsburg…

      6 readers - By Martin Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog