Wine of the Day October 7, 2014

    2012 Ridge, Lytton Springs, Proprietary Red, Dry Creek Valley. Ridge’s iconic Zin blend the Lytton Springs is mostly old vine Zinfandel (about 70%) along with Petite Sirah (about 20%), Carignane and a touch of Mourvedre aka Mataro making up the rest, and all from their Lytton Springs estate in Dry Creek, coming in at 14.4%, with this 2012 release.

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    Month in Wines – September 2014

    Yep, another month became a history, and it is time to talk about the wine highlights – well, yeah, before this month vanishes too. No generic trends or observations, except of a bit more of the kosher wines than usual due to the Jewish holidays. Here we go. 2012 Terrenal Chardonnay, Spain (12.5% ABV, $4.

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      Wine Spectator on Amador Valley – what they missed

      Wine Country Getaways - - 5 readers - Head to Deaver Vineyards when in Amador wine country Wine Spectator on Amador Valley – what they missed Having traveled to Amador County on many occasions since 2002, I consider myself a decent authority on the wine country of Amador. I have seen Amador grow steadily over these years and evolve from a destination mainly for Gold Country buffs to now a wine country paradise.

      Quick Sip: Brassfield Estate Winery 2012 Eruption

      My Vine Spot - - 5 readers - Today’s Quick Sip is the 2012 Eruption from Brassfield Estate Winery. Brassfield Estate Winery is located in the western section of Lake County's High Valley appellation. This red blend was produced from one of the winery’s estate vineyards, Volcanic Ridge, which is an 85-acre site that sits at 1900 – 2200 ft. elevation and is solely devoted to red wine grape varieties.

      Oct 15, Pyrenees Wine Region in Western Victoria

      Vinodiversity - - 4 readers - Pyrenees Wine Region in Western Victoria The Pyrenees Wine Region is located around the eponymous mountain range in Western Victoria. To the west is the Grampians Wine Region, and to the east is the Bendigo Wine Region. The climate and soils have proved to be very suitable for the production of high quality red wines and hence there is a predominance of Shiraz as the variety of choice.

      Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo First Wine Country Tour Visits the Texas Hill Country

      Vintage Texas Blog - - 4 readers - Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo 2014 Wine Tour Group Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo First Wine Country Tour Visits the Texas Hill Country By now, most of you know October is Texas Wine Month. Well, it could have been no better time than this month for The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s (HLSR) Wine Sales and Events Committee (click here) to organize their first ever wine tour.

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      Happy Halloween: Numbskull

      … two wines highlighting a GSM (Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre), and a Right Bank Bordeaux-inspired BDX. We were fortunate enough to sit a spell and sip the BDX, a blend of 69% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 3% Petit Verdot. The wine actually surprised me - - I am not sure what I was expecting, considering the skull heads on the label…

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      A few drinks from our International Gold Cup weekend.

      …-altitude fruit in Spain. The particular cool factor is that the fruit is fermented in 12th century stone vats located in a mountainside. The resultant wine had herbaceous, brighter fruit with outstanding crunchy acidity. The 2007 Mas de Boislauzon, Chateauneuf du Pape and 2007 Mas de Boislauzon, Tintot Special Cuvee, Chateauneuf du Pape were a fun…

      1 readers - By Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blog

      Prosser, the Birthplace of Washington Wine

      …:// The Prosser Wine Network: White wines of the Prosser Wine Network: Albarino, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Marsanne, Muscat Canelli, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Riesling (Dry), Riesling (Sweet), Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Sparkling, Viognier, White Blend, Rhone Blend, Rousanne Red wines of the Prosser Wine Network: Barbera…

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      Châteauneuf-du-Pape´s From Lucien & André Brunel

      … The Swedish importer BraVin arranged a tasting with wines from Lucien & André Brunel. Presenting the wines was Fabrizio Brunel, son of André Brunel, with charm and enthusiasm, Info here. 2011 Côtes du Rhône Cuvée Sommelongue This 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsault blend has a light, fresh red fruited nose with notes of red…

      2 readers - By Barolista

      Portland Wine Tastings: Friday, October 24, 2014

      … Portland Wine Merchants TUSCANY! Some new releases from sunny Tuscany 4:30-7:30, $15 Storyteller Wine Co. No tasting, as Michael is headed to San Francisco to see his beloved Royals! Vino -2012 OWEN ROE “Corvidae” Syrah Columbia Valley $13.95…this was always stellar at $15.95. Now with a nice little discount, it is even tastier! -2011…

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      Ravenswood Besieged by Nature this Halloween

      …, Carignane, Zinfandel, Syrah, Barbera, Alicante Bouschet, and Mourvedre with precision and care. Would the grapes from these old vines produce a bewitching blend? With time and age, Joel thought we shall know. Joel Peterson, better known for his full-bodied Ravenswood Zinfandel wines, has decided to try his fortune at making a blend from old vine…

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      Fall Creek Vineyards announces new, second location in Driftwood, Texas

      … of Austin in the Texas Hill Country where the sandy loam soil, warm days and cool breezes off Lake Buchanan provide an excellent microclimate for growing premium wine grapes. The winery produces wines made with Chardonnay, Viognier, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, ,Tempranillo, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre grapes under the direction of winemaker, Sergio Cuadra. The post Fall Creek Vineyards announces new, second location in Driftwood, Texas appeared first on Texas Wine and Trail Magazine. …

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      Three Rosés from Provence, Chile & Portugal

      … Château des Sarrins Côtes de Provence Rosé 2013, France (£15.99 Bibendum, A previous bottle of this was extremely awkward and pongy, like it was having a really bad hair day (see here). This one – tasted just a fortnight later – was better. There’s still a light sulphury whiff to start with, but it opens up to show quite…

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      Newspaper Column’s 7th Year Begins

      … coastal region. Those Rhone grapes are Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre. Those grapes together and alone make great red wines. Maybe the most important advice is to have fun with wine. Get a group of friends together and blind taste a Cabernet, Merlot, and Syrah and see who can correctly identify each grape. The price point doesn’t matter. Or have a big…

      1 readers - By Howard W. Hewitt

      Woodinville Wineries: Sparkman Cellars

      …% Syrah, 12% Mourvedre, 8% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot) – rather an eclectic blend as you can tell. The wine was quite delicious, but a bit over-extracted to my taste. Drinkability: 7 2011 Sparkman Cellars Ruby Leigh Columbia Valley (67% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon,11% Malbec) was named after the youngest daughter of the winery owners. The wine…

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      Cliffs Wine Picks – Oct 13, 2014 to Oct 19, 2014

      … and inviting nose has cherries, blackberries, minerals, Asian spices, fresh ground dark roast coffee, dark bittersweet chocolate, charred meat, dried herbs, wild flowers, and scorched earth. This has medium to full body, fairly solid ripe tannins, and good acidity. On the palate the big fruit component is matched stride for stride by dusty minerals…

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      A pair of must-try Cotes du Rhone from 2012

      …, Mourvedre, and Cinsault sourced from 50+ year old vines. The fruit was fermented in cuve beton then aged for for 15 months in used foudres. Alcohol 15%. This wine quickly built serious flavors that were lively in the midpalate on the tongue. The wine coated the teeth and gums with a little spicy structure. With air, the wall of flavor developed garrigue and cinnamon followed by dried herbs in the finish. ***(*) Now-2020. Like this: Like Loading... Related …

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      An Angel Flight from Montes Wines

      … of 94% Syrah, 2% Grenache, and 2% Mourvedre. After decanting for up to an hour, I loved the intense red fruits, black cherries, exotic spice, and oak aromas. More dark, juicy fruits, cedar, spice, oak, and earth with integrated tannins were smooth and balanced in this dry Rhone blend. The long finish was incredibly satisfying as was the price…

      3 readers - By Cindy Rynning/ Grape Experiences

      Oct. 25 LCBO Wine Picks: Tuscany + Chile

      …, British Columbia, Canada (#391797) (D) - $16.95 FLAT ROCK UNPLUGGED CHARDONNAY 2013 - VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada (#068015) (XD) - $16.95 YALUMBA THE Y SERIES VIOGNIER 2013 - South Australia (#624502) (XD) - $16.95 TAWSE SKETCHES OF NIAGARA RIESLING 2013 - VQA Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada (#089029) (M…

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