Maryhill Winery 2011 Malbec, Columbia Valley, $22

    Maryhill Winery 2011 Malbec, Columbia Valley, $22 By Great Northwest Wine on September 11, 2014 The Leutholds continue to build upon their winery’s reputation not only by having hired talented winemakers over the years, but also with their long-standing relationships with many of the state’s top growers, and the Milbrandt brothers supplied the fruit for this beauty.

    9 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

    Noble Ridge and friends: tasting Okanagan Falls wines

    Photo: Noble Ridge vineyards in the autumn The Okanagan Falls region has come into its in recent years for wine touring. The area got a major lift a few years when the wineries formed an association and when Blue Mountain, the area’s anchor tenant, began opening its tasting room regularly. I have wandered the region again during the spring and summer and visited most of the wineries.

    8 readers - By John Schreiner on wine

      Gemma Restaurant Dallas @Gemmarestaurant

      Wine Wrangling Woman - - 8 readers - As I said in the last blog, Don and I love to find new places to dine and he found a GEM for us a couple of weeks ago. Right down the sidewalk from Veritas Wine Room is this California-inspired restaurant named Gemma (Casey, you should go there!) It has only been open for about nine months now and I am glad Don found it. We sat outside, yes in September, and it was wonderful.

      First Argentine Wine: Malbec Calling Catena

      Natalie MacLean - - 8 readers - Continued from Part 1 of Catena Wine That robust work ethic has been in the Catena family for generations. In 1898, his grandfather Nicola left a small village in Sicily for Argentina. He started planting vines in 1902 and raised a family. His eldest son, Domingo, married Angelica Zapata, a daughter of a large land owner, increasing the family’s holdings.

      Six wines to complement Masterchef Sophie’s recipes

      Matthew Jukes - - 7 readers - Six stunning wines to challenge the senses and romance Sophie’s recipes this week in Weekend Magazine. 2013 Dolcetto d’Asti, Piemonte, Italy (£7.00, Marks & Spencer). The Dolcetto grape is often a belligerent sort, but this cheapie is feisty, tangy and crammed with red and black berry juice. It is a brilliantly evocative wine – accurate, joyous and delicious chilled, too.

      Wining by Proxy...Lunch with Aurelio Montes, Jr. of Montes & Kaiken Wines...

      Goddess of Wine - - 7 readers - Occasionally, the Goddess of Wine can't make it to a wine event. Luckily, First Acolyte to the Goddess, JD, takes up the slack. Here's his latest report from the field: Wine-tasting lunch with Aurelio Montes, Jr. of Montes and Kaiken Wines at Primitivo Wine Bistro, presented by Swords PR. Primitivo is a quaint little restaurant in the laid-back beach town of Venice, CA.

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      Kosher Wines: Trader Joe’s Overdelivers, And More

      … to visit my friends in Boston, where Trader Joe’s sells the wines, and voila – got four different kosher wines (for the whooping $22 for all four). That’s all – now you have the full story, and we can (finally!) talk about the wines. I had 3 wines made by the same producer, Terrenal – Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Malbec. The first two are from…

      2 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

      The Wines Of Uruguay (Part 3)

      …. As inexpensive Malbec wines from Argentina caught on with consumers, so could these inexpensive Tannats catch on too. Their often fruity and approachable style would please many wine drinkers, and providing a good introduction to the Tannat. Consumers could eventually move up to the Tannat blends, where grapes like Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon help…

      1 readers - By The Passionate Foodie

      Amalaya Salta 2012 Malbec Blend

      …Amalaya Salta 2012 Malbec Blend Amalaya Salta 2012 Malbec Blend, $8.09-$16.99, 88 points, poured a beautiful ruby-red (redundant) with a broad clear rim. The lovely aromas of earth and grape with hints of cedar and flowers were very good. Medium-bodied with fair acidity and mild tannin carried well this fruit-forward, but not over-the-top, red…

      3 readers - By New Hampshire Wine-man

      Sept. 27 LCBO Wine Picks: Pioneers + Portugal

      … vintage can be found. These Port wines will easily last 30 years, and are available in limited quantities throughout the province. If you had a child born in 2011, get one and open it to celebrate their 30th birthday! From the "Breaking Ground" section, there are four wines that caught my attention. First up is the Catena Alta Malbec by Nicolas…

      3 readers - By Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews

      Last week

      …1. A green rub for roast lamb. A small handful of parsley, a few sprigs of rosemary, three or four cloves of garlic and the zest from half a small lemon, salt and pepper. Process (with mortar or machine) into a paste and add a glug of olive oil to loosen. Rub onto a leg lamb which is lying on a bed of chopped onions (3) and white wine vinegar (2…

      5 readers - By Wino sapien

      Some Select Wines & Spirits Portfolio Gems

      … roses and red cherries on the palate. Dry with light mouthfeel. Fairly peppery. Rating: Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec, 2012, Argentina ($22.99) – Ripe purple fruit and cassis on the nose. Medium body. Minerality up front together with ripe purple fruit and some spice. Smooth. Rating: Like this: Like Loading... Related Tags: Aquinas argentina…

      2 readers - By MyWinePal

      Six wines to complement Masterchef Sophie’s recipes

      … finish. Drink it with both Richard’s baked fish with tomatoes and mushrooms recipe and also the Flatbreads with chicken liver paté. 2013 Serbal by Atamisque Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina (approx. £13.50, The Secret Cellar tel. 01892 537981, Quaff Brighton tel. 01273 820320, Hennings Wine Merchants tel. 01798 872 485). I love the fact…

      7 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      The Wines Of Uruguay (Part 2)

      … well to the climate of Uruguay and it quickly became considered the national grape. This reminds me of Malbec, how that French grape thrived in Argentina and became their signature grape. Tannat is not as well known as Malbec to the average wine consumer, but that could change in the future, Tannat is easy to grow, ripens late, and has a thick skin…

      4 readers - By The Passionate Foodie

      Garagiste North: The Small Guys Wine Festival

      … wines that I tried – College Fund, a blend of Syrah & Malbec, along with Catch 22, a blend of Cab Sauv, Merlot, Cab Franc and Malbec, were made from grapes that came from Yakima and Oroville, WA. Both have nice ripe fruit flavours and good structure and are at the bargain price of $16/bottle. Vin Perdu was another standout at the event…

      3 readers - By vinesanddesigns

      Turiya Wine

      … varieties were sourced from the Camp 4 vineyard. She likes to be creative with her blends, combining grapes that are not traditionally blended together. Her 2009 vintage (total production of 182 cases), which was just released includes: Malbec, Petite Verdot, and Hither (a blend of 65% Petite Verdot and 35% Malbec). All of Turiya’s wines are barrel…

      4 readers - By The Sommelier Update

      Budget Wine: V. No Malbec Mendoza 2011

      …. Such is the case with the cutely-named V.No Malbec. Grapes harvested in Mendoza, bottled in Acampo California by Constellation Brands. And in the end, it’s OK. Nondescript but pleasant and very drinkable. A murky nose with indistinct fruit and loam and without much intensity. But on the palate, plenty of dark fruit and allspice, very well balanced, round, medium…

      4 readers - By Edible Arts

      Argentina – A Reach For Higher Ground

      …Interestingly, Argentina’s wine history and culture began about the same time as our’s here in the U.S. Arguably more interesting is the fact that it began with the same impetus – Italian immigration. Today, Argentina has become known as the world’s largest purveyor of Malbec. Another thing that singles out Argentina – some of the highest altitude…

      7 readers - By GrapeRadio

      Top 10 Kosher Wines Over $30

      … especially enjoyed this past year. Here is our list: The enchanting Castel Rosé du Castel 2013 ($34, from Israel’s Domaine du Castel winery) is a blend of Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc that opens with strawberry and floral aromas leading into grapefruit, cherry, raspberry and strawberry flavors with tart citrus acidity for balance and a pleasing…

      4 readers - By Grapelines

      Hourglass Tasting

      … opens up with aromas of stewed fruits and pencil shavings. The tannins are extremely mild, leading to a soft but long finish. Outstanding with a veal chop seasoned with Herbes de Provence. 2012 Blueline Estate Malbec Napa Valley/Calistoga 75% Malbec, 25% Petit Verdot $75/750ml bottle This is a great Bordeaux blend of two grapes that you don't often…

      2 readers - By Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews

      The Wines Of Uruguay (Part 1)

      … its own diversity. The more I learned about Uruguay, the more I saw its similarities to Argentina, though Uruguay's wine industry seems to be about ten years behind. We've seen the explosion in popularity of Malbec from Argentina during the last ten years, and maybe Tannat can have that same success. I've seen the potential of Tannat, though its…

      4 readers - By The Passionate Foodie