Grape

    Napa harvest: Coombsville fruit showing unique characteristics

    … / September 13, 2014 / TrevR / Harvest 2014 Napa harvest: Coombsville fruit showing unique characteristics Earlier this summer we told you about St. Helena’s Cairdean Estate from proprietors Edwin and Stacia Williams. We recently caught up with Edwin to get a general update on harvest and a few specific details on the Acquaintance Vineyard…

    5 readers - By The Cork Board

    Horse Heaven Hills Vineyards Tour

    … around Horse Heaven Hills: trust your GPS. You may think it’s lying to you when you’re trying to head to Prosser for a beer, but it’s actually just sending you along a scenic gravel road. No need to panic. And if you’re wonder exactly where the Horse Heaven Hills are, the good folks at Wine Folly let me reproduce this map. Click on it to get even more information on Washington Wine. Tags: alder ridge vineyard, champoux vineyard, coyote canyon vineyard, horse heaven hills, muscat canelli…

    4 readers - By Jameson Fink/ Jameson Fink

    Review of Becker Vineyards Reserve Merlot 2012

    … The post Review of Becker Vineyards Reserve Merlot 2012 appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. Hill Country breezes, ample sunshine, and intoxicating aromas of fresh lavender awaken the senses when you pull up to Becker Vineyards. The winery sits on a beautiful plot of land just a hop, skip, and a jump from Highway 290. As one of the oldest…

    2 readers - By Jeremy Wilson/ Texas Wine Lover

    Meeting Joan Kautz of Ironstone Vineyards in the Sierra Foothills

    … "You must be the oldest grape growing family I've ever met ... in the USA, of course," I say to Joan Kautz, whose family has been farming in Lodi, California since the early 1900s. Though the name may not be familiar to you, this family - who started out as sweet cherry farmers is now the sixth largest grape grower in the state with 6,500 acres…

    1 readers - By Marisa D'vari/ A Wine Story

    Underrated Spain: Meseta Central Wine Region

    … covered. Wines range from sub $10 quaffing beverages under the Castilla-La Mancha IGP to $100 bold red blends under the relatively new Vino de Pago designation. Wines from Meseta Central In the past, the Meseta Central produced an ocean of ‘Vino Tinto’ and ‘Vino Blanco’. In fact, you can still find these low quality wines in supermarkets around Spain…

    7 readers - By Madeline Puckette/ Wine Folly

    Italy winemakers braced for tough 2014 harvest

    … grape harvest since 1950, with total production from the 2014 vintage forecast at 41m hectolitres, according to the country's Coldiretti farmers' union. Non-stop rain through much of August has hampered grape ripening and is likely to lead to higher wastage in the vineyards. But, it remains early days and several winemakers who attended Decanter's…

    9 readers - By Decanter

    2012 Herman J Wiemer Cab Franc

    … displays some lingering black berries some tannins and some acidity. This is a lovely cab franc. I would give it an 89 or so. $21.85 at the winery, not in the LCBO. From the winery’s web site: Cabernet Franc 2012 Cabernet Franc is quickly gaining a reputation as a star in the Finger Lakes. This grape is ideally suited for cool climate growing and produces…

    4 readers - By John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guy

    Pinot in the City returns this week to Seattle

    …. Here are the wineries that will be pouring at Thursday’s event: Adelsheim Vineyard Alexana Estate Vineyards & Winery Anam Cara Cellars Andrew Rich Wines Angela Estate Anne Amie Vineyards Antica Terra Apolloni Vineyards Argyle Winery Beckham Estate Vineyard Belle Pente Vineyard & Winery Benton-Lane Winery Bethel…

    10 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine