Carneros

    • Secret Winery in Carneros, Truchard Vineyards

      The wine cave at Truchard Vineyards built into the Carneros Vineyard Secret Winery in Carneros, Truchard Vineyards Why is Truchard Vineyards a secret winery in Carneros? The Truchard winery is off the beaten path located on Old Sonoma Road. Most travelers have no reason to venture along this backroad that leads from the Carneros Highway into the town of Napa.

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    • 2012 Patz & Hall ‘Hyde Vineyard’ Chardonnay, Carneros

      2012 Patz & Hall ‘Hyde Vineyard’ Chardonnay, Carneros Clear deep straw color, this unfined and unfiltered wine is already throwing tartrate “wine crystals.” In the nose, high-toned baking spices and butter intermingle with a scent of orange extract. The initial palate impression is viscous and mouth-coating, then it lightens up at mid-palate. The honeyed graham ...

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    • Life is a Cabernet

      The closures of Plumpjack The wineries of Plumpjack, Cade and Odette bring three distinct Napa Valley growing areas together; Oakville, Howell Mountain and the Silverado Trail. When the unified program cascades into town it has a tremendous evangelical effect, proselytizing many. Though well-known and regarded California grape varieties like Chardonnay, Merlot and Syrah are ...

  • A pair of Californian Chardonnay from 2012

    … A pair of Californian Chardonnay from 2012 The 2012 Antica, Chardonnay, Napa Valley provides the same impeccable level of balance I experienced with the previous vintage. This is not a fruit bomb from Napa Valley, rather it leans towards the understated! After going through many bottles of the 2012 Neyers Vineyards, Chardonnay 304, Sonoma…

    Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blogin Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • Sonoma peaks from out of the fog

    … or the Cosmopolitan, using Grapefruit and Icewine. Sonoma’s fog is a stern exertion of soda and salt and when its atomic dipoles get together to dance with ripe grapes and the puffy gaieties of yeast, the syntagmatic rearrangement in the region’s wines are all the merrier and made most remarkably interesting. Fog complicates and makes complex the ferments from…

  • Wine Reviews: Rosé Grab Bag

    … A bright strawberry-salmon color. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon tart, roses, some toasted bread. Crisp and nervy on the palate, with live-wire acidity and fine bubbles. Flavors of McIntosh apple, watermelon rind and wild strawberries, all of it clean and crunchy. Not incredibly deep in concentration or aging potential, but it’s showing a ton of precision and punch right now. A blend of 58% Pinot Noir, 42% Chardonnay. (90 points IJB) …

  • Reviewed: Bouchaine Chardonnay Napa Valley - Carneros

    … Chardonnay winemakers in Napa Valley and Washington state. A highlight of our focus on Chardonnay was an interview with winemaker Michael Richmond and a special tasting of three memorable bottles of Bouchaine Vineyards Chardonnay. I invite you to listen to our podcast as we share an evening of Chardonnay and Chardonnay artistry and genius. Bouchaine…

    William Pollard/ Wild 4 Washington Winein Chardonnay- 6 readers -
  • The (Rutherford) Dust Settles After The Napa Earthquake.

    … were lost and very few people were seriously injured. We are looking forward to harvest in a couple of weeks and your being able to enjoy more of our Parry Cellars cabernet!” The most severe damage occurred in the southern regions of Napa Valley, with American Canyon, Carneros, Oak Knoll and the town of Napa taking the brunt of the upheaval…

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  • My Big Ass Chardonnay's

    … versions – yes they are big ass wines, and no apologies are necessary – a lot of people still adore this style and they are damn tasty. Rombauer 2013 Carneros Chardonnay ($36) is the quintessential oak and butter bomb. Vanilla, citrus, sour cream, lemon curd and lots of buttery goodness overflow in this wine. There is a huge market…

    Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundz- 1 readers -
  • Bouchaine Pinot Noir `10 #BouchaineWines #CarnerosWine

    … Napa Valley's Carneros AVA on NY's Gold Coast: Lunch with Bouchaine Vineyard's Greg Gauthier. We're surrounded by wine in NY - spoilt for choice actually; it's a city of 8 million people - with a galaxy of wine shops and restaurants to choose from, so how do we decide? Price? Recommendation? Reputation of the maker/area? There are so many…

    Anna Bennett/ Anna Uncorkedin Pinot Noir- 6 readers -
  • 2012 Robert Sinskey Vineyards Scintilla Sonoma Vineyard Vin de...

    … 2012 Robert Sinskey Vineyards Scintilla Sonoma Vineyard Vin de Terroir Abraxas This is a quality producer in California producing some really excellent Old World style (in this case, Alsatian) juice! Lemon, pear, Golden Delicious apple skin with white and yellow flowers. Hints of honeysuckle and saffron. Some waxy notes along with green pepper, grass, and cashews. Hints of lychees right before the finish. 4/5 bones $$$ Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer 13.5% abv Los Carneros, California, USA …

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  • Week 2- How to Decide When to Pick Pinot Noir

    …Up until late last week Brix were climbing rapidly. Then in the middle of the week we had some showers come through which has slowed the progression. We’ve now had foggy mornings and cool nights returning, finally! While at the beginning of last week it seemed certain that Pinot Noir would come in late…

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  • A visit to an old-new winery in Carneros

    … I’m in Carneros today, visiting one of Jackson Family Wines’ newest estates, Carneros Hills, on the site the former Buena Vista vineyard and production facility on Ramal Road, on the Sonoma County side of that sprawling appellation, just over the Napa line. Well do I remember the acclaim and hope that greeted Carneros’s emergence…

    STEVE HEIMOFFin Pinot Noir- 14 readers -
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  • Viva Espana!

    … street with the colors, smells and sounds of Spain. Along the way they will sample savory tapas, enjoy paella and cooking demonstrations, and participate in educational seminars, cocktail demonstrations,food & wine pairings and a festive grape stomp. Along Las Ramblas, stop and state the Gloria Ferrer Carneros sparkling and estate varietal…

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