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    Tales From: Nalle Winery, Dry Creek Valley

    I pulled into the winery, parked near the above ground cave, and followed the tasting room signs to the rear of the structure. I waited for a bit as the tasting room staff was busy–the table was a few people deep. I was at Nalle Winery where I was to meet with Doug Nalle, long time winemaker and owner of the Dry Creek institution.

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    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.

    6 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      Zinfandel of the Month – 2012 Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma County

      Zinfandel Chronicles - - 6 readers - Zinfandel of the Month – 2012 Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma County by Tom Lee on September 12, 2014 Zinfandel of the Month is a new feature on Zinfandel Chronicles. Keep in mind that although the Zinfandel of the Month might be an older bottle, the current vintage will be one you can find at retail or via the mailing list.

      Three from Mr. Ridge

      Gang of Pour On Wine - - 4 readers - The original title for this blog entry was intended to be “Disaster Wines,” since we had two challenging house-related issues descend upon us during the month of August, and I thought it would be fun to do a mini-reprise of our “Wines with Blackout and Other Earthly Delights” spread from several years ago.

      Four Days in Paso Robles - Day One

      The Sommelier Update - - 4 readers - Once again, it was time to take my wine club on a trip to wine country. And, once again, we ventured up to the Central Coast of California, to Paso Robles. We chose to go a little earlier in the season, so we could spend some time with the winemakers, before harvest really got into full swing.

      Where is the Priorat?

      Wine Country Getaways - - 3 readers - Typical hillside vineyard of the Priorat Where is the Priorat wine region? The Priorat has vaulted into one of the most prestigious wine regions of the world. It is located in Spain due west of the city of Tarragonia on the east coast of Spain. Just north of Tarragonia on the coast is Barcelona. The Priorat wine area has been awarded Spain’s highest official wine region designation, DOQ.

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      Four Days in Paso Robles - Day One

      … in Pasadena, earlier this year, and her Zinfandel was my pick of the tasting. The J.Dusi tasting room is fairly new, but the Dusi name is synonymous with Paso Robles Zinfindel. Janell is the grand-daughter of famed Paso Robles grape grower, Dante Dusi. Janell was in the backroom when we arrived, having been up since early that morning, harvesting…

      4 readers - By The Sommelier Update

      Review: Taken and Complicated Wines, 2014 Releases

      …, syrah, and carignane. Quite drinkable, full of fruit but far from jammy. Restrained, even, showing notes of tea leaf where you’d otherwise find chocolate syrup. Nice balance between raspberry (lots), strawberry, and even some citrus notes. An easy, affordable drinker. A- / $20 takenwine.com Similar Posts: This entry was posted in Rated A-, Rated B, Rated B+, Reviews, Wine. Bookmark the permalink.…

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

      …. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ McCay Cellars Tres Blanc 2013, Lodi. 14.5% alc. Blend of vermentino, verdelho, muscat and pinot noir. 218 cases. Pale gold color; intensely floral with jasmine and lilac; celery seed, fennel, roasted lemon, spiced pear, slightly leafy, with notes of fig and lime peel; dry but juicy, keen acidity and lovely viscosity; limestone and grapefruit finish…

      6 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      Where is the Priorat?

      … and dine. Most of the wineries in the region have touring and tasting options for tourists. The main grapes of the area are Garnacha and Carignane in the reds, and Garnacha Blanc in the whites. The soil of the Priorat area is what makes the wines unique in flavor and style. The soil is all slate, a beautiful brown color. The vines are tasked…

      3 readers - By Wine Country Getaways

      Events, Past and Present

      …, and with her band she served up a healthy dose of great music. There were 25 tables full of happy party guests, and each table created their own blend using Testa’s 2013 vintage reds: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, and Carignane. I sat with judges John Buechsenstein, John Dickerson, and Heidi Cusick Dickerson. Heidi wrote this column…

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      Tales From: Nalle Winery, Dry Creek Valley

      … critics, consumer taste, and the direction of wine making. He prefers a minimalist approach to grape growing and winemaking, which results in lower alcohol levels and a more restrained style–an approach that not all winemakers in California (and particularly in Dry Creek Valley) take. This approach is clearly evident in his Pinot: 2012 Nalle…

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      2013 Bedrock Old Vine Zinfandel

      … in his portfolio and showcases his winemaking approach to blending and balancing... although technically a Zinfandel, this contains lots of Carignane, Mourvedre, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Abouriou, Aubun, and assorted mixed white varietals... and although it is based in the Sonoma Valley sites including Bedrock, Monte Rosso and Casa Santinamaria…

      1 readers - By Wells On Wine

      Three from Mr. Ridge

      … after a gig the year before.) We got things started with our contribution to the festivities, which we last had with Alan Kerr during the Easter weekend of 2009. 1999 Ridge Dry Creek Valley Syrah Lytton Estate ATP, 92% Syrah, 7% Grenache, 1% Viognier, 14% alc.: Deep, dark color; still a big dose of oak here, with plenty of big, bright black plum…

      4 readers - By Gang of Pour On Wine

      Zinfandel of the Month – 2012 Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma County

      …. Predominantly Zinfandel with but with small parts Petite Sirah, Carignane and Syrah. Briar, brambly red fruits and pepper on the nose. Medium body with just enough acidity to keep things interesting. Tart raspberries, cherries, black licorice and pepper on the palate. This wine will not wow you with complexity but it is fun to drink and a great value as well…

      6 readers - By Zinfandel Chronicles

      Dom 85!! Who knew?? Harvey Kurtzman knew.

      …This post is being written in a downpour of potrzebie popup ads. Not good. We have wines and events of import to review so let’s plunge ahead with another furshlugginer post. First things first. Happy Birthday to Dotoré. OK. That is taken care of. The venerable and toothsome reporter and hopeless Dodger fiend owes tBoW…

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