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  • Rethinking the Tasting Note

    … read reviews from critics like Stephen Tanzer and Antonio Galloni of Vinous to glean information about a wine’s general flavor profile. With Chardonnay, for example, I’m interested in wines that are high in acid and offer aromas of tart citrus fruits. I’m rarely excited by a heavy Chardonnay with notes of ripe tropical fruits, butter, and oak. Basic…

    David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog- 1 readers -
  • 10 Outstanding Wines With Turkey

    … herbaceous with floral notes of violet, peony and iris. In terms of fruit flavors, expect tart and fresh fruit flavors of boysenberry, sour cherry, cranberry and iris. The delicate flavors along with light body of Beaujolais will ensure that you don’t eat too quickly because you’ll be spending too much time with your nose in a glass. Carignan Expect…

    Madeline Puckette/ Wine Folly- 2 readers -
  • Random Samples–Old World Edition

    It is time for another edition of “Random Samples”–I occasionally get samples from marketing agencies and/or producers, and these can often be grouped together into some sort of over-arching theme: Drink Them and It Will Come, Summer is Here, So That Means (More) Rosé, If It Doesn’t Sparkle, It Doesn’t Matter.

    the drunken cyclist- 1 readers -
  • Mother Muscat

    … is Muscat of Alexandria, where it is used in Sherry, Málaga, and surrounding areas for many styles of wine, including the sweet and fortified wines of the region. Muscat o Alexandria is also the star of Portugal’s Moscatel de Setúbal, and, as Hanepoot, used in the fortified wines and brandies of South Africa. Muscat Fleur d’Oranger: Actually a cross…

    The Bubbly Professor- 1 readers -
  • Top 3 Takeaways: Burgundy’s HdB 2014

    Attention Burgundy Lovers! Top 3 Takeaways: 2014 Hospices de Beaune | Burgundy The highlight for any Burgundy lover, 2014 marked the 154th annual Hospices de Beaune auction, celebrated every third Sunday in November. Named for Beaune’s charitable hospital founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin, Chancellor to the Duke of Bourgogne Philip the Good, the auction features wines from Do ...

    binNotes | a wine blog- 1 readers -
  • Burgundy: Gevrey-Chambertin and Nuits-Saint-Georges

    … Gevrey-Chambertin and Nuits-Saint-Georges are two of the most famous and well-regarded communes in Burgundy for Pinot Noir. As part of the Cote de Nuits wine region in the Northern part of the Cote d’Or, limestone and clay soils create the perfect environment for complex Pinot Noir. Of course, Burgundy is known for its varied and coveted…

    Wine Maven in Trainingin Pinot Noir- 1 readers -
  • Wine of the Week

    …. Production here is about 97 percent red, with grenache serving as principal grape. The Lavau Vacqueyras 2011 is a blend of 50 percent grenache, 40 percent syrah and 10 percent mourvèdre; the wine aged 20 percent in oak barrels, 80 percent in stainless steel tanks, and indeed it’s notable for freshness and a character that derives little from the influence…

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Syrah- 2 readers -
  • Don’t Forget Frank Family Pinot Noir For Thanksgiving

    … of the best I have tasted in years. It is a beautiful ruby color in the glass, with black cherry and raspberry aromas. You also pick up some floral and spice notes. Frank Family Pinot Noir. The first sip gives you a hint of the silky, ripe fruit flavors to follow. Drinking this wine is almost like taking a bite out of a juicy plum, or a handful…

    Dennis Sodomka/ BottleReport.com- 6 readers -
  • Bridlewood Estate Winery, Paso Robles, CA

    …, slope/aspects, rainfall and flora. Hard to believe that this could be realized in only three decades when Burgundy took centuries to come to the same conclusions about their region. Burgundy: that archetype of classification for wine-regions, is only 3 times larger then Paso Robles AVA and yet has 9 times as many sub-regions (known as AOC in France…

    a chef's journey to learn winein Cabernet Sauvignon- 5 readers -
  • Laurent Tibes Les Camuizelles Carignan 2004 Wine Review (NW)

    … Tasting notes: Rich and concentrated nose with spicy red currant and black cherry Full bodied on the palate Finish fades a bit with plum, spice, and sage Summary: I picked this up on an excellent closeout sale for just $5, as it normally runs around $20. It's drinking nicely, although just beginning to fade a bit. Carignan…

    The Wine Cask Blog- 5 readers -
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