Chardonnay

    Central London winery to make English wine

    London Cru, the winery in the heart of the UK capital, is to make its first English wine from the 2014 vintage after being impressed with the quality of this year's harvest. London Cru's winemaker, Gavin MoneryLondon Cru has arranged to buy 3,000 kilos of Bacchus grapes from Sandhurst Vineyards in Kent, southern England, which should be enough to produce around 2,000 bottles of still wine.

    13 readers - By Decanter

    Messina Hof Winery Wins Gold At People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic

    Messina Hof Winery Wins Gold At People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic Grapevine, TX – September 19, 2014 – Messina Hof Winery and Resort won three Gold Medals (First Place Awards) and Silver Medal (Second Place Award) in the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic during the 28th Annual GrapeFest®. The popular competition was hosted Sept.

    12 readers - By Texas Wine and Trail Magazine

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      The Best of Wines - - 11 readers - This heat wave have sapped tBoW’s strength. It is all we can do to pull corks and take notes. Nowatisane? So here they are. Fortunately, all wines tasted were deliciously notable. 2011 Regusci Chardonnay Stags Leap District Mary’s Cuvee $40 online: The power of an AVA in full glory! Stags Leap baby. Regusci is about as down home as it gets in Napa and especially Stags Leap. Authentic Napa juice.

      Montes to trial vineyard near Peru's Machu Picchu

      Decanter - - 10 readers - Chilean winemaker Aurelio Montes intends to plant vines in Peru's Sacred Valley, near to the ancient city of Machu Picchu, to test the area's ability to produce wine. Aurelio Montes is keen to experiment in Peru's Sacred Valley. Image credit: Wikipedia / Charles Gadbois Montes (pictured) told journalists at a dinner in London this week that the vineyard trial in Peru will begin next week.

      Wine of the Day September 20, 2014

      grapelive.com - - 9 readers - 2010 Relic, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley. The duo of Mike Hirby and Schatzi Throckmorton make and run Relic, a small lot winery in Napa Valley, these two worked at the famed Behrens & Hitchcock and craft some great wines, including some of the best Petite Sirah and Syrah wines in the Valley. Mike also makes Realm and has consulted at D.R.

    The latest about Chardonnay

      Speaking truth to power: Why I don’t go ape over Riesling

      … for years that there’s something wrong with us for not loving Riesling. They say that we’re too bloated and superficial to appreciate a wine so subtle and pure as Riesling. They suggest that, if we prefer Chardonnay, we’re a bunch of heathens with no capacity for enjoying nuance. Every time I read or hear someone like that, something inside me…

      3 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

      Sharing Chardonnays!

      …The last two times Don and I have been to Rex's Seafood on Lovers Lane, we've tasted a new Chardonnay. The restaurant always features two or three new wines we've never heard of. So of course, I want to try them. Here's what we had recently! 2012 Gavilan Chardonnay ($17) from the oldest vineyard in Monterrey County, bottled in Sonoma, CA. It has…

      3 readers - By Wine Wrangling Woman

      Layer Cake Central Coast Chardonnay 2012

      …. This is a dry Chardonnay with a medium body. It tastes of citrus, lemon/lime, melon and tart apple. The mid palate adds pineapple, a touch of minerality and kiwi. The acidity is well-balanced, this Chardonnay will work well with food and function nicely while sipped on the back porch. The finish is lengthy, crisp and clean. The Layer Cake Central…

      6 readers - By CHEAP WINE FINDER

      PENFOLDS PREMIUMS 2ND 14 RELEASE

      … and aniseed. Uh-oh, here come the patent Manolos. Drink it? Narrow, strapping, ungiving Cabernet of the highest order, in wood I can't abide. And because, as Peter Gago says, that oak is "totally absorbed ... certainly at one with the wine," I find it very tricky to fairly appraise other than to say that if you're a 707 traditionalist, you'll love…

      5 readers - By drinkster

      Greg Gauthier Select Vineyards

      …. If you don’t know where that is, think of the southern end of Sonoma Valley right near San Pablo Bay. The Rockin’ H Ranch has about 50 acres under vine, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah. This Pinot is a big meaty Pinot with loads of spice and firm tannins. If you like Syrah and Grenache, you’ll probably like this wine. Cranberry, cinnamon…

      4 readers - By Weekly Wine Journal

      2012 Matanzas Creek Chardonnay, Sonoma County

      …2012 Matanzas Creek Chardonnay, Sonoma County Brilliant medium straw in color, with green highlights, this focused wine oozes smoky oak and clarified butter aromas, leading to flavors of poached pear, baking spice and peach. It really sweetens up in the mouth, and has a long, palate-coating finish. Another in a long line of exceptional Chardonnay…

      5 readers - By Wine Lines

      Patterson Cellars 2013 Forbidden White, Columbia Valley, $18

      … (11%) and Viognier, the vineyards include Boushey, Ciel du Cheval, den Hoed, Dineen, SageCliff and Underwood. Some lots of this fourth edition saw some barrel, and that shows a bit in the nose of pineapple, pear, dried apricot, candy corn with just a whiff of toast and white pepper. Its entry is rich and bold with more pineapple and Jonagold apple…

      1 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Cava: A Must Have?

      … from grape varieties other than Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Munier. Actually, I am looking forward to it. Some of the Cavas will be crafted with grape varieties such as Macabeo, Parellada amongst others including the traditional international varieties. Cavas are made by the traditional method with a secondary fermentation in the bottle. We’ve…

      6 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler

      Consider the Gaspereau Valley

      … the first idea was a given. But Sparkling wine? In Nova Scotia? Peter Gamble had more than just a hunch. The Gaspereau’s cold, yet specific micro-climate was perfectly suited to ripening Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, the classic varieties that make up traditional method, Champagne-styled Sparkling wine. The grapes in the Valley could…

      5 readers - By Godello

      Native Sun, Purple Star wines find home near Red Mountain

      … bottles Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Petit Verdot, rosé, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. The white program targets vineyards in the renowned Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, while the reds are focused on the Wahluke Slope, Red Mountain and Kiona’s Vista Vineyard near Kennewick. They hinted at a mid-tier label tailored to East Coast…

      8 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      A Different Chardonnay

      …The experience of Sauvignon Blanc is so entrenched in our expectations from NZ whites that it’s hard to imagine other experiences. Which is not a bad thing when looking for Chardonnay with a brisk, zingy, refreshing bite. And moderate alcohol. Sileni is not non-oaked, but it feels that way, and is perfect for aperitif, and for seafood appetizers. SILENI 12 Chardonnay, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand 358994 $15.95…

      5 readers - By Billy's Best Bottles

      Meet the Winemaker: Adam Campbell of Elk Cove Vineyards

      …All photos by Christine Campbell. The drive to Elk Cove was up and over low lying mountain foothills, around tight corners forested on either side with old growth trees, up and over more hills until I reached the sign out front. I turned down a narrow, gravel driveway and took in the breathtaking view. I was anticipating my interview with Adam…

      1 readers - By The Alcohol Professor

      * DRINK BOOK OF THE MONTH! * -- Wines of South America

      … America, which includes Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay plus Bolivia, Columbia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela. He begins with an overview and grape varieties grown (along with acreage by country: did you know that Chile has 10 acres of Tannat?). For each country, he gives a history and some notes on "game changer" people. This is followed…

      6 readers - By Gothic Epicures VinCuisine

      Family Winemakers Recap – Best of the Newbies!

      … that were pouring at the event for the first time. But when I checked out the Tasting Program, that yielded about 130 different wines… Clearly, that wasn’t going to work. Not if I intended to drive home! So I narrowed my focus and decided to taste Chardonnay, and Cabernet (both Sauvignon and Franc) from the first-timers. Nate and Lauren Belden…

      6 readers - By ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
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