Lake County

    Quick Sip: Brassfield Estate Winery 2012 Eruption

    …. For further information and where you can find this wine (for under the SRP and with free shipping), please see my tasting notes below. Review: Brassfield Estate Winery 2012 Eruption (SRP $21): A beautiful deep purple in color, this blend of Syrah, Malbec, Mourvedre and Petite Sirah exhibits blue and purple fruit aromas and flavors, nicely interwoven…

    5 readers - By Dezel Quillen/ My Vine Spot

    Visit the Kelseyville Pear Festival and Stay to Visit Lake County Wineries

    …A view of Clear Lake The Kelseyville Pear Festival takes place September 27, 2014. Kelseyville is in Lake County, California an area known for pears and wineries. The first Kelseyville Pear Festival took place in 1993. The first vineyards were planted in the 1800s. This year the Pear Festival includes: Third Annual Horse Faire Parade Dessert…

    3 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler

    A week in the life of Traveling Wine Chick

    … be told, I wanted to take every one of these wines home with me, but I ended up settling for La Prima Donna and Mahogany. Now I just have to figure out when to return to get my Va La fix. Sunrise over the vineyard in Lake County My First Harvest This week, my friend, winemaker and owner of Passaggio Wines, Cindy Cosco, texted me and asked if I could…

    4 readers - By Traveling Wine Chick

    A New Zin Tradition

    … the Cox Vineyard, just north of Ukiah. Not Mendocino County, but close, I tasted a wine from Chacewater Wine from over in neighboring Lake County’s Kelseyville. The 2012 Chacewater Zin, Sierra Foothills, $20, ran 14.5% alc and had dusty rhubarb, cherry, and oak notes throughout. Bonus non-Mendo Zinfandel tastes: I tasted the 2012 Barefoot Cellars…

    3 readers - By John Cesano/ John on Wine - a wine blog

    Coppola Diamond Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2013

    …-AVA’s of the Sonoma County AVA and the Lake County AVA (north of Napa). The 2013 vintage started to see the effects of the drought in California. Northern California, though fairly dry, had cooler weather throughout the growing season, so the grapes did well. Too much rain is not good for grapes, rain at harvest can be a disaster, the vines do…

    2 readers - By CHEAP WINE FINDER