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    This heat wave have sapped tBoW’s strength. It is all we can do to pull corks and take notes. Nowatisane? So here they are. Fortunately, all wines tasted were deliciously notable. 2011 Regusci Chardonnay Stags Leap District Mary’s Cuvee $40 online: The power of an AVA in full glory! Stags Leap baby. Regusci is about as down home as it gets in Napa and especially Stags Leap. Authentic Napa juice.

    11 readers - By The Best of Wines

    D.O. Cigales: #wine with savory quality

    It would be an understatement to say that the Lady and I love the country of Spain. We’ve been twice together and I’ve been one additional time, on top of those adventures. Indeed, two years time we hope to take the pilgrimage of Camino del Santiago, during my sabbatical from work. The people, the food, the landscapes, and of course the WINE…all of it continues to pull me back t ...

    6 readers - By Ward Kadel/ Vinopanion

      Harvest 2014: Week 10 – Rounding Up the Stragglers

      Nova Cadamatre - - 6 readers - Like a duck gliding slowly, wings spread wide, feet reaching for landing on a pond, we are slowly coming to the end of an extremely fast harvest. Last week we saw extreme temperatures. Extreme cold in the mid 40s and extreme heat in the mid 90s. I have seen some vineyards in Calistoga with frost damage at this point and that only reconfirms my belief that the season is coming to a close.

      Game of Rhône’s

      Boozehoundz - - 2 readers - Americans blithely toss off the word ‘Rhone’ as if it has some profound meaning to them. Hold on to your French-English dictionary. The Rhône Valley in Southern France is specifically what they are referring to – actually to the grapes grown there, which are now planted everywhere and are, thankfully, gaining traction and fans in the U.S.

      Harvest 2014: Week 9 – So Where Are We Going to Put That?

      Nova Cadamatre - - 1 readers - After the events of last week, my thoughts are that we are pretty much finished with the normal ripening process for this harvest. We had another rain storm that dropped an additional 1/2 in of rain on Calistoga and thunderstorms on Friday that brought a massive hail storm and lightning to the valley.

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      D.O. Cigales: #wine with savory quality

      …, sometimes covered over in large rocks for warmth, are ideal for wine-growing however. Many of the vineyards are very old and picturesque with their wizened, gnarled, and low-slung, head-pruned profiles. You can see these beautiful vines in their wonderfully whimsical video tour through the region, embedded below. With their tempranillo-dominated red…

      6 readers - By Ward Kadel/ Vinopanion

      Game of Rhône’s

      … predictable so this is a chance to expand the cheap fencing that encompasses your life – to step further into an unknown, but tasty, world. So the next time you reach for a bottle of Cabernet, think instead about trying Syrah, Counise, Grenache, Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, or any number of the Rhone varieties and stretch your taste buds and enliven your senses. The Game of Rhones is game on! RHONE RANGERS…

      2 readers - By Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundz

      The Tireless Trio’s Triumphant Turnaround

      …Kaz, Randy and X are baaaack! In the first of the post-radio episodes, we *completely* ignore all sensible radio clock formats and just keep on going. Seriously, we need a clock. Thanks to all of our Patreon supporters! You make it possible!!patreon.com/winebizradio…

      5 readers - By Wine Biz Radio

      Catching A New Stride

      …http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/170948854-winebizradio-winebizradio-20141006.m4a Kaz, Randy and X talk about losing one’s mobile phone in New York City, among other things. Thanks to all of our Patreon supporters! You make all of this possible!! patreon.com/winebizradio…

      By Wine Biz Radio

      Harvest 2014: Week 10 – Rounding Up the Stragglers

      …Like a duck gliding slowly, wings spread wide, feet reaching for landing on a pond, we are slowly coming to the end of an extremely fast harvest. Last week we saw extreme temperatures. Extreme cold in the mid 40s and extreme heat in the mid 90s. I have seen some vineyards in Calistoga with frost damage at this point and that only reconfirms my…

      6 readers - By Nova Cadamatre

      Harvest 2014: Week 9 – So Where Are We Going to Put That?

      …After the events of last week, my thoughts are that we are pretty much finished with the normal ripening process for this harvest. We had another rain storm that dropped an additional 1/2 in of rain on Calistoga and thunderstorms on Friday that brought a massive hail storm and lightning to the valley. Luckily it doesn’t seem that any fruit…

      1 readers - By Nova Cadamatre

      Wine Reviews

      …This heat wave have sapped tBoW’s strength. It is all we can do to pull corks and take notes. Nowatisane? So here they are. Fortunately, all wines tasted were deliciously notable. 2011 Regusci Chardonnay Stags Leap District Mary’s Cuvee $40 online: The power of an AVA in full glory! Stags Leap baby. Regusci is about as down home as it gets in Napa…

      11 readers - By The Best of Wines

      Hourglass Tasting

      … see in the forefront in that region. Dominant profile of black cherry, with touches of dried cranberry on the back. On the nose there is a pleasant earthiness, while the strong tannins show a wine that should develop beautifully over the next few years. For now, this is a great Saturday night steak wine. 2012 Blueline Estate Cabernet Franc Napa…

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

      My Latest Wine Picks from the IVSA September 2014

      … by capsicum and jalapenos. Peppery on tongue along with a streak of minerality. Rating: The Royal Chenin Blanc, South Africa, 2013 – Waxy, lemony nose. Dry with medium roundness, and nice minerality. Pears and honey on the tongue. Some pepperiness on the finish. Not a bad sipper that feels substantial in your mouth. Rating: Canella Prosecco Superiore…

      6 readers - By Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePal

      As Predicted...

      …As much as I love/hate to say I told you so, I did. A couple of weeks ago I (unsympathetically) forecasted one effect of the earthquake in Napa: "...a predictable flood of cutesie "Shaken, not stirred" one-off labels coming to market soon to commemorate the occasion." To wit: Matthiasson's Quake Cuvee. A $48/bottle wine made from purchased juice. To be fair, it's not all hard hat parties and self-congratulatory fund raising. There's harvest happening. Right now.…

      2 readers - By Winethropology

      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 located…

      5 readers - By The Cork Board

      Vinography Images: Swift Work

      …Pre-Order My Book! A wine book like no other. Photographs, essays, and wine recommendations. Learn more. Follow Me On: Twitter Facebook Pinterest Instagram Delectable Flipboard Most Recent Entries Vinography Images: Swift Work Social Media Answers the Question: Where Did Australian Wine Go Wrong Hourglass, Napa Valley: Current and Upcoming…

      5 readers - By Vinography: A Wine Blog

      Wine IRL

      … and Stag’s Leap. The aromas are vanilla, cherry, plum and pepper with medium plus acidity and velvety tannins. We moved from the Merlot to a Napa Zinfandel made by Titus with grapes sourced from Napa Valley. The flavors are cherry, red licorice, vanilla, pepper and coconut. It is a full-bodied wine with very firm tannins. Our next four wines are all from…

      4 readers - By From Vinho Verde to Barolo with Love

      Hill Wine Debacle: Napa Valley Cab: $2.93/Bottle, $5/Gal

      …Hill Wine Debacle: Napa Valley Cab: $2.93/Bottle, $5/Gal IMPORTANT NOTE: Hill Family Estate as well as William Hill Estate Winery, are not affiliated with, nor owned by the same families as The Hill Wine Company in this and previous bankruptcy articles. The Hill Wine Company Chapter 7 bankruptcy is stumbling towards complete liquidation via…

      7 readers - By Lewis Perdue/ Wine Industry Insight