Carneros

    Sonoma peaks from out of the fog

    … Sonoma Coast Photo (c): http://www.sonomawine.com/ Sonoma County is so massive a wine region it’s really quite futile to take account of a singular, defining personality. Diversity of wine styles and viticultural approaches are what elucidate Sounty County and its 16 AVA’s (American Viticultural Areas). That much is true but the sheer…

    By Michael Godel/ Godello

    Wine Reviews: Rosé Grab Bag

    … tangy on the palate with tangy strawberries, grapefruit and lemon zinger tea. Spicy and crisp. 40% Merlot, 40% Syrah, 20% Tannat. (86 points IJB) Review: 2013 Domaine de Nizas Rosé- France, Languedoc Roussillon, Languedoc SRP: $13 Salmon-copper colored. Smells of rose hips, white cherries, wild strawberries and a hint of green grass. Juicy…

    3 readers - By Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

    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…

    4 readers - By Hawk Wakawaka/ Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

    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…

    6 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

    Carneros for a quick wine country getaway

    … Bay. What grows here are fabulous Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. How about the Spanish grape Albariño that grows near the Atlantic Ocean in Spain? Yes, it is grown successfully in Carneros and is used in wines that are just as tasty as the Albariño wines from Spain. Merlot, Syrah, and a few other varieties are also grown in Carneros. One…

    3 readers - By Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways

    Reviewed: Bouchaine Chardonnay Napa Valley - Carneros

    … Blending of stainless and oak aged Chardonnay Closure: Natural cork ABV: 13.5% SRP: $30 Sample provided by the winery Bouchaine Bacchus Collection Chene D'Argent Estate 2011 Chardonnay "Impressive out of the gate." Color: Straw. Nose: Heady, yeasty, dry pear, cool slate, vanilla, melon, herbal breeze. An ocean scent after 20 minutes. Seductive…

    6 readers - By William Pollard/ Wild 4 Washington Wine

    The (Rutherford) Dust Settles After The Napa Earthquake.

    … 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. Jamieson Ranch…

    3 readers - By Don Carter/ winesnark.com

    My Big Ass Chardonnay's

    … for this style and they sellout of their 65,000 cases each and every year. It retains a nice acidity is easy to drink and has a velvety viscosity in the mouth. 14.6% alcohol. ROMBAUER Landmark 2012 Overlook Chardonnay ($23) Sourcing fruit from Sonoma, Monterey and Santa Barbara, this offers a little less oak but more vanilla, acidity and a tangy citrus…

    1 readers - By Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundz

    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 choices…

    6 readers - By Anna Bennett/ Anna Uncorked

    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…

    By Shiba Sommelier

    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…

    1 readers - By Nova Cadamatre

    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…

    14 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

    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 wines…

    4 readers - By Luscious Lushes
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