Malbec

    Island Wine Fest Focuses On Fun, Fine Wine At Put-In-Bay

    The Island Wine Fest is an annual Put-In-Bay event we’d rather freeze than miss. That was almost the case last weekend. The beautiful fall weather turned breezy and cool, but our band of wine tasters wouldn’t be deterred from this top-notch event. We bundled on our wind resistant gear and boarded the Miller Ferry to transport us from Catawba Island to the wine wonderland.

    11 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines

    Top 10 Red Wines Under $20 - Fall 2014 Edition

    An all new list! This post brought to you by: Get the Spindrift Cellars Pinot Noir 2012 for just $17.99 plus FREE SHIPPING on any size order! It's time for the next update of The Reverse Wine Snob Top 10 Red Wines Under $20! In fact, we're well overdue for an update and with fall officially starting and a bit of crispness in the air, our thoughts naturally turn to red wine.

    8 readers - By Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob

      Tales From: Estate 1856, Dry Creek Valley

      the drunken cyclist - - 7 readers - I pulled into the driveway where the only sign along the Dry Creek road read “Tzabaco Vineyards” with no mention of “Estate 1856″–my afternoon appointment. Moments after pulling in, I was greeted by Janice Schmidt, the wine maker half of the Estate 1856 team–her husband, Brian, farms the land. A quick primer on the names.

      Riesling wins 2014 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

      Great Northwest Wine - - 7 readers - Wild Goose Vineyards’ 2012 God’s Mountain Vineyard Riesling from the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia won best of show at the 2014 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) HOOD RIVER, Ore. – A British Columbia Riesling – a wine that might never be made again – won best of show at the second annual Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition.

      Château du Port Cuvée Prestige Malbec 2010

      Canadian Wine Guy - - 7 readers - Château du Port Cuvée Prestige Malbec 2010 Dark in color with a dark berry nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays some slightly sweet dense black berry notes, almost blueberry like. Classic Malbec. On the medium length finish the wine displays some tannins. Alcohol and acidity are well in check. I would give it an 89 or so.

      Rocking out with the 2014 WineAlign World Wine Awards of Canada

      Godello - - 7 readers - WineAlign World Wine Awards of Canada 2014 The results are in. Closure has come. Category champions and Judge’s picks are now live. The highly regarded WineAlign World Wine Awards of Canada is categorized and justified as a “must enter” for winemakers and vintners who want to be a part of a genuine, above-board wine competition.

    The latest about Malbec

      Santa Julia Reserva Malbec 2012 Wine Review by Billy

      … this at the local wine store for about $9.00. This Malbec comes from Mendoza Argentina and is a big bodied wine with some nice structure for a very affordable price. If you're tired of the fruit bombs but still too timid to try something more subtle, this 2012 Santa Julia Reserva Malbec may be just the ticket. It has the flavor to stand up to big meals and the plushiness to be enjoyable as an evening treat. Raise a glass! --A Review from The Wine Cask Blog. Creative Commons: Attribution - ShareAlike 2.5 applies …

      5 readers - By The Wine Cask Blog

      Fresh Sheet October 20th 2014

      … notes of barrel spices, milk chocolate, coffee, raspberry, and cherry. The palate is medium bodied with abundant coffee flavors. 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 12% Syrah, 8% Tempranillo, 6% Grenache, 6% Malbec, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Mourvèdre, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Sangiovese, 2% Cinsault, and 1% Counoise 1%. 14.0% alcohol. Sample provided by winery. Brian…

      1 readers - By Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Report

      Wine of the Week

      … releases.) Today’s Wine of the Week, the Trim Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, carrying a California designation, fulfills Signorello’s goal handily. The wine is a blend of 82 percent cabernet, 15 percent merlot and 3 percent malbec. The color is dark ruby with a hint of magenta at the rim. Aromas of black cherries and red and black currants are highlighted…

      1 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      Your Sexy Ancestor

      …I've received a few Halter Ranch wines for review and have been really impressed. So I had high expectations for their 2008 Ancestor Estate Reserve wine which is a red Bordeaux blend and it met the expections and was very sexy. The blend consists of 25% Petit Verdot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Syrah, 15% Merlot, 12% Malbec. Aged in French oak…

      2 readers - By Debbie Gioquindo/ Hudson Valley Wine Goddess

      Oct. 25 LCBO Wine Picks: Tuscany + Chile

      … is the certified organic Emiliana Coyam that is a blend of 38% Syrah, 31% Carmenère, 19% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Mourvedre, and 1% Malbec. No Chilean list would be complete without a Carmenère, in this case a Single Vineyard version from Caliterra that also contains 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Syrah and made using sustainable viticultural practices…

      4 readers - By Jason Solanki/ Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews

      Recycle Bin, Week of Oct. 20

      … to breathe, well, it delivered layers of medium-weight, full-throttle goodness in gently lapping waves. The fruit, previously disguised by tension, emerges in lackadaisical ease across the tongue. Ah, there are some benefits to growing older - and up. 2012 Tikal Malbec/Bonarda Mendoza 'Patriota' $20 Still as dependable a steak wine as ever, but now…

      2 readers - By Winethropology

      Bombing Range Red

      …. It would be perfect for a party, barbeque, or grilled meats. If you want to fool a wine snob, try serving this at a blind tasting. The Bombing Range is a light, ruby-colored wine, so we were impressed when we poured the McKinely Spring Malbec (yes, Malbec). This wine looked black compared to the Bombing Range, suggesting a much more serious, heavy…

      2 readers - By Frederick Thurber/ The Wine Observer

      Budget Friendly Wines for Budget Friendly #SundaySupper

      … Chili from Peaceful Cooking Pair these dishes with a Cabernet Sauvignon. I like the 2012 Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($10). It’s a blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with some Merlot, Syrah, Malbec and Mourvedre. It’s easy drinking with a plum, dark cherry, and vanilla character. Hunters Stew from Simply Healthy Family…

      4 readers - By Martin Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

      Woodinville Wineries: Des Voigne Cellars

      … Sangiovese (the Italian version), only in the lighter package and more fruit driven. Drinkability: 7+ 2012 Des Voigne Cellars Duke Zinfandel Walla Walla (95% Zinfandel Walla Walla, 5% Malbec Wahluke Slope) – yet another “first” encounter – first time ever I was tasting Washington Zinfandel. Very nice rendition, unusual nose, showing classic Zinfandel’s…

      3 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

      Sonoma Valley CRUSH at St Francis Winery

      …, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petite Verdot, Syrah, Marsanne, Rousanne all living and working together. Every year, crops are carefully planned and planted by viticulturists who study the soil, grape growth and winemaking itself. Which grape varietals that the vineyard manager and owners decide to plant is an investment in time and a gamble…

      6 readers - By Sip on this Juice

      Drink Local Wine Week: The Importance of Vintage. Or Not.

      …, like troubled teenagers who mature into successful adults. So Boyce and O’Herron blended them with some wine from 2008 and a bit from the super-ripe 2010 vintage. The result was Slate, an unusual melange of Bordeaux grapes — cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, malbec and petit verdot — with syrah comprising a third of the blend. Labeled…

      6 readers - By Dave Mcintyre/ Dave McIntyre's WineLine

      "resistance is futile" - visiting Breaux Vineyards again

      …; but the 2012 Marquis de Layfayette was a very good Cabernet Franc. On the cellar club side, we tried the 2010 Malbec, probably our favorite red of the day, and an interesting blend of Nebbiolo and Barbera called 6 Degrees. Our final wine tasted was the always popular 2012 Chère Marie ($19), a semi-sweet Vidal Blanc. While we were tasting all…

      6 readers - By Wine About Virginia

      Saved Red Wine 2012 - Full Throttle

      …A quick break from our Breaking Into The Box series to bring you this special deal... Better strap yourself in for this one. A blend of 31% Zinfandel, 23% Carignane, 12% Petite Sirah, 11% Malbec, 10% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, 2% Mixed Blacks, 1% Ruby Cabernet and 1% Syrah from a who's who list of regions in California: 28% Monterey, 18% Dry Creek…

      4 readers - By Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob

      Woodinville Wineries: Pondera Winery

      … and round, with a good balance. Drinkability: 7+ 2011 Pondera Entwined Columbia Valley (57% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec) showed as a classic Bordeaux blend – if I would sniff the glass without knowing what is inside, I would definitely think of classic Bordeaux, made in a bit more of a fruit-forward style, but still…

      6 readers - By Talk-A-Vino