Carneros

    Wine Reviews: Rosé Grab Bag

    … and medium body, the wine shows crunchy white cherries and cranberries. Notes of white pepper and spiced citrus tea add complexity. A lot of fun to sip on its own, but this would be great with a backyard grill spread. 100% Garnacha. (87 points IJB) Review: N.V. Domaine Carneros Cuvée de la Pompadour Brut Rosé- California, Sonoma, Carneros SRP: $36…

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

    Truchard: Wines of Quality + Value in Napa Valley

    … is wonderfully mouthwatering and fresh, with polished tannin, and an ultra long finish. * Truchard 2011 Zinfandel, Carneros Napa Valley $30 A unique Zinfandel offering high tone red fruit and mixed exotic spices, the Truchard Zinfandel offers wonderfully mouth watering acidity, easy tannin, and an ultra long finish. This is a yummy pizza and pasta wine…

    4 readers - By Hawk Wakawaka/ Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

    Carneros for a quick wine country getaway

    …Jacuzzi Vineyards is less than an hour from San Francisco Carneros is a quick wine country getaway Carneros is a terrific wine country to visit. It is a quick and easy ride from San Francisco or Oakland. When traffic is light, you can be there in slightly less than one hour. Carneros wine country in some respects is lost in the shadow of the great…

    3 readers - By Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways

    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…

    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

    … 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 for this style…

    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, 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…

    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 as an appellation…

    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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