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

    …. With the Portuguese cork yanked from its nook, the bouquet already begins to come alive. To the eyes, striking colors of garnet with an orange hue overtake the glass. The aromatics once gently swirled are potent and prompt images of fresh vanilla, crispy toast, candied cherries, raspberries, and some fig. There are also prominent notes of saddle leather…

    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

    …. The exceptional whites of the area tend to be oak aged with nutty and creamy notes of apricots and peaches. The Wines of Central Spain Nearly all of the top quality wines in the area have adopted the use of blending French varieties, such as Syrah, Cabernet and Petit Verdot, with the local grapes of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Bobal. Tempranillo: Once…

    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…

    4 readers - By John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guy

    Pinot in the City returns this week to Seattle

    …; Vineyards Left Coast Cellars Longplay Wine/Lia’s Vineyard Merriman Wines Montinore Estate Mouton Noir Wines Omero Cellars Owen Roe Panther Creek Cellars Patton Valley Vineyard Penner-Ash Wine Cellars Ponzi Vineyards R. Stuart & Co. Winery Raptor Ridge Winery Redman Wines Rex Hill ROCO Winery Scott Paul Wines…

    10 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine