Carneros

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

    …-palate. The honeyed graham cracker finish lingers on and on. A good thread of acidity and saline minerality give the wine a lip-smacking juiciness. MSRP: $60 (November 2014) Wine Lines rating: 91 This entry was posted on Sunday, November 16th, 2014 at 6:41 pm. It is filed under All Reviews and tagged with 2012, 91, Carneros, Chardonnay, Patz & Hall, White. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. …

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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…

  • A pair of Californian Chardonnay from 2012

    … County I was finally able to try the 2012 Neyers Vineyards, Chardonnay, Carneros District. The former was raised in stainless steel with the later in French oak. Quite honestly, I preferred the 304 for its lively complexity over the Carneros District which came across as more flat. These wines were purchased at MacArthur Beverages. 2012 Antica…

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  • Sonoma peaks from out of the fog

    … of their land, Sonoma was defended, savoured and celebrated. Here are notes on the 10 wines presented. Sonoma County at the ROM Gloria Ferrer Royal Cuvée 2006, Carneros (Agent, $37.00 – winery) The brand was developed for the 1987 visit of King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain. Seventeen base wines were blended to create the final (66 per…

  • 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) …

  • Truchard: Wines of Quality + Value in Napa Valley

    Truchard Vineyards & Winery looking towards the fault line that runs through Truchard Vineyards — each hill contains a different soil type, and grows a different grape variety One of the first to plant in North Carneros, Tony Truchard began establishing his Truchard Vineyards in 1974 at a time when others thought growing vines in Carneros might be crazy.

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  • 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…

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

    … share our lives with. Aaron Pott pours 2009 Pott Wine “The Oligarch” for Wine Snark in his lab at Quixote Winery. A week has passed since the earthquake rumbled through Napa and as the dust settles we’re getting a better picture of its effect on the people and wineries of the valley. I took a quick poll of some winemaker friends and discovered…

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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…

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  • 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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