• Tasting Dry Creek Valley Red Blends

      It's that time again, where I recap another fun virtual tasting. This time it was with McCue Communications presenting the wines of the Dry Creek Valley. Once again it was a small group of bloggers participating, along with the winemakers from each of the three wineries. The wineries were a veritable who's who of Dry Creek producers, with histories stretching back through the decades.

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  • Some nice wines from Sivervis, Swartland, South Africa

    …, at R250. Smiley Chenin Blanc NV Swartland, South Africa 12.6% alcohol. 30% 2012 wine made in a concrete egg, 70% 2013 tank fermented. Sweet, rounded and full with fresh ripe apples and nice citrus bite, as well as some pear and peach richness. Lively and ripe with nice complexity. 91/100 Silvervis Chenin Blanc 2012 Swartland, South Africa 12.9…

    jamie goode's wine blog- 4 readers -
  • That Old, Old, Old, Old, Old Place In Lodi (A Bechthold Vineyard Cinsault Tasting)

    … Remember when we talked about that old Cinsault vineyard in Lodi? I mean, that REALLY OLD Cinsault vineyard in Lodi? The tiny, flat, rectangular Bechthold vineyard – all 25 acres of it, or just about 0.0025% of Lodi’s overall plantings – is an organic, own-rooted, sandy-soil patch of Cinsault in the Mokelumne River area, near the town of Lodi…

    1 Wine Dudein Syrah- 8 readers -
  • A Taste of Domaine Saint Jean du Barroux

    … Jean du Barroux l’Argile 2010 Review Domaine Saint Jean du Barroux l’ Argile 2010 The 2010 L’Argile is a blend of 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Carignan and 5% Cinsault, fermented in concrete vats. The French word, Argile, I believe translates to Argillite, is a sedimentary rock composed largely of clay minerals, that absorbs water. So to me…

    Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePalin Syrah- 3 readers -
  • Oh Lord, Stuck in Lodi, Again: Cinsault’s Long Road

    … Bechthold Cinsault vine - winter Thanks to Creedence Clearwater Revival, Lodi has suffered from an image problem. Lodi is not a fairytale wine destination; it’s blue collar, a working ag town and there are over 80 wineries here, but a tremendous history. Lodi is one of the older wine regions in California. Best known for Zinfandel, Lodi…

    Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundzin Pinot Noir- 8 readers -
  • Quick Sip: Turley Wine Cellars 2013 Bechthold Vineyard Cinsault

    … a question about this post? Feel free to drop me an e-mail at or hit me up on Facebook or Twitter. Stay tuned ...more to come. Happy Sipping, my friends! Disclosure: This wine was provided for review. Thoughts are my own. Live, Love, Laugh, Tweet, Sip, Enjoy! Dezel's My Vine Spot © 2006-2014. All rights reserved. …

    Dezel Quillen/ My Vine Spot- 4 readers -
  • Touring Lodi's Bechthold Vineyard with Microsoft Sway

    … a Sway about the Bechthold Vineyard in Lodi, California. I have lots of pictures that I'd not previously used, and thought that this was a fun way to present them. Bechthold was my first stop on my press tour earlier in the year, and recently we had an online tasting featuring four wines from that small patch of land: You can also click on this link for the full screen experience: A Sway About the Bechthold Vineyard in Lodi Note: These wines were provided as samples for review. …

    Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews- 8 readers -
  • le rubis 75002 bistrot cafe leopold bellan

    … When asked what makes a wine natural, I often reply that a wine is natural when it is bought by natural wine buyers. I'm only being half-facetious: Paris is blessed to be home to several generations of curmudgeonly gatekeepers to the natural wine scene, restaurateurs and cavistes who have been working to define what natural wine is for upwards…

    Aaron Ayscough/ not drinking poison in paris- 6 readers -
  • Bechthold Vineyard: Ancient Vine Cinsault in Lodi

    … and always with an eye to keeping the vineyard healthy. Bechthold Vineyard Buyers Map – Provided by Michael David Winery A portion of the vineyard, which lies in close proximity to an irrigation canal, is used for rosé production by a number of wineries. The roots of this ancient vineyard are able to tap into water seepage from the canal which…

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  • Lodi Wine: Bechthold Vineyard Cinsaults

    … Do you know what a fun project would be? Drinking a different wine from Lodi every day, for a year. The quality and variety of wines from this area in California is simply mind-blowing. A man can dream, right? Recently, I got to add to my Lodi experience by tasting samples of Cinsault wines from the famed Bechthold Vineyard, sipping…

    Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine- 2 readers -
  • Wine Reviews Bold As Love

    … this bottle again. 14.2% 2013 Château Ollieux Romanis Corbières Rosé $16: Cuts through the spicy tuna poke. Good match. Acid and fruit makes a formidable combo. Melon flavor but what kind? Must be tangelo [ed. uh, not a melon]. Corbieres is Cab Franc country. This is 28% Cinsault and 35% Grenache Gris 35%. Yes. We think the balance of 37% is Grenache…

    The Best of Winesin Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • Michel Chapoutier, Bila-Haut Rosé

    … the Pays d’Oc IGP, which is not just a region but a designation of wine produced by specific guidelines. A wine needs to be certified by the Bureau Véritas Quality France in order to be labeled as Pays d’Oc IGP. The standards for Pays d’Oc IGP are somewhat recent, thanks to a reform effort launched in 2009. Cinsault and grenache are the grapes…

    Tim Lemke/ 7 readers -
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