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    California Chardonnay

    California Chardonnay This year the 2012 Neyers Vineyards, Chardonnay 304, Sonoma County has remained our hands-down favorite Chardonnay from California both for flavor and price. It is not always in stock so this forces us to try other wines. Of the three wines featured in this post I would recommend the 2010 La Follette, Chardonnay, Sangiacomo Vineyard, Sonoma County.

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

    Rocking out with the 2014 WineAlign World Wine Awards of Canada

    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.

    7 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

      Wine of the Week: 2011 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon

      ENOFYLZ Wine Blog - - 7 readers - Every Thursday I feature a wine I particularly enjoy, whether it’s something new and different, is a great value, or from a producer worth checking out. My Wine Of The Week is the 2011 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley. The Winery Faust Winery is the creation of Augustin Huneeus and it continues to satisfy his long-held desire to produce a wine that embodies the most seductiv ...

      Weekend Wine Notes: 12 Wines I Should Have Written about Weeks or Months Ago

      Bigger Than Your Head - - 6 readers - Take your choice. Either at our backs we always hear Time’s winged chariot hurrying near OR the world is too much with us, late and soon, getting and spending, we lay waste our powers. Choice, did I say?! Or, did I say?! Heck no, it’s both, incessant, ceaseless, seemingly infinite! So, anyway, it’s difficult to keep up with all the wines I need to review, so here, today, I offer ...

      Charles Krug winery revamps with a remake of their 1872 Cellar

      Wine Country Getaways - - 5 readers - Charles Krug Winery and the 1972 Redwood Cellar My, how things have changed at the Charles Krug Winery. In November 2013, the Charles Krug winery re-opened their historic Redwood Cellar built in 1872. It had been renovated and earthquake proofed and today serves as its tasting and hospitality room. Visitors can see the extensive barrel room while they taste from a variety of choices.

      USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Faust, Napa Valley, California, 2011 - - 5 readers - USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Faust, Napa Valley, California, 2011 N/ Right after opening she had some smoldering campfire aromas that I typically associate with carmenere rather than cabernet, but, as I thought, these dissipated over the next 20 to 30 minutes. In short, open up well before you intend to enjoy this bottle – she needs some airtime in order to blossom.

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      Seven Martinis shaken, not stirred

      … and prevalent state of red wine. I wrote, “iconic red wines from Bordeaux, the Rhône Valley, Napa Valley and Burgundy are heavily influenced by the barrels that house megalitres of famous juice, but for the most part, the premier or grand cru grape ferment is up to the splintered task.” I’ve talked about mocha milkshakes, talcy acidity, whipped beet…

      2 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

      Judgment Day in Paris

      … the UK and one American, blind tasted ten red wines and 10 white wines. The reds were all Cabernet-Sauvignon dominated blends, pitting top Bordeaux against top Napa Valley wines. The whites were all Chardonnays, this time pitting Burgundy against the Napa Valley. Remember, the year was 1976, so if you think French people are snobbish about non-French…

      By Wine Ramblings

      Truchard: Wines of Quality + Value in Napa Valley

      …. *** Want to read more on Truchard Vineyards? Check out Tom Riley‘s article for the San Jose Mercury News here: Thank you to Mathew Fitch. CHEEEESSSSE!!! Copyright 2014 all rights reserved. When sharing or forwarding, please attribute to …

      4 readers - By Hawk Wakawaka/ Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

      Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 144: Syrah, Jerky, and BBQ Potato Chips

      …, BBQ, Cornerstone Cellars, Food and Wine, Jerky, Napa Valley, Potato Chips, Soda Canyon Vineyard, Stay Rad Wine Blog TV, Syrah, Video, Wine Tasting This entry was posted on October 14, 2014 at 7:07 pm and is filed under Food and Wine, Stay Rad Wine Blog TV. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.…

      2 readers - By Stay Rad

      A New View for Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

      …Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars in Napa Valley will be forever known as the winery that beat the French. Many people know the role that the winery’s 1973 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon played in bringing worldwide attention to America’s premier wine country. This wine beat the best of the French Bordeaux in the famous 1976 Paris Tasting, where French judges…

      1 readers - By WineFashionista

      Matt Kramer got it wrong about bullies who put down wine

      … in the past. Those that tell others to not drink something because they do not think it is worthwhile are a brain to the wine world. However those that celebrate something new, such as ribolla gialla from Napa Valley or petit verdot from Colorado, should be celebrated. Does enjoying 82-point wines or disliking 100-point wines devalue one's own…

      1 readers - By Kyle Schlachter/ Colorado Wine Press

      Whither Napa Valley Cabernet, Part II: Newton Vineyard

      … Today’s post continues my investigation into the character and evolution of cabernet sauvignon wines produced in Napa Valley. The first post in this series provided an introduction and reviews of six examples. Now I look at the current-release cabernet-based wines of Newton Vineyard. The winery was founded by Peter and Su Hua Newton on Spring…

      1 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      Wine of the Week: Caymus Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

      … above.Consider if you would for just a moment, the comments from Mr. Chuck Wagner who offered up this comment about Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon in an interview he did with Cigar Aficionado long ago, but his words still ring as true today, as they did then "We continue to look at Bordeaux [for inspiration], but we don't try to emulate what they do there; we…

      By Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog

      The Quintessential Look At Napa

      … Trust, UK) Advanced Certificate, "with merit." I am now a candidate for the WSET's Diploma, expecting to finish in early 2015. In the mean time, I'll continue to share my views as I examine all things related to wine. This entry was posted in Main Posts, Tasting Notes, Travel and tagged Bay Area News Group, Bordeaux blend, Illumination sauvignon blanc, Napa Valley, Quintessa, Quintessence, Rutherford, San Jose Mercury News, Silverado Trail. Bookmark the permalink.…

      2 readers - By Tom Riley/ THE GRAPE BELT

      Whither Napa Valley Cabernet? Part I: Six Reviews

      …When the first European settlers entered what became California’s Napa Valley in the early 1830s, they found six small tribes of Native American Indians who spoke different dialects and were often at war. A smallpox epidemic in 1838 put an end to that situation. George Yount, perhaps the first Anglo settler in the area, built a log house…

      4 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Faust, Napa Valley, California, 2011

      … USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Faust, Napa Valley, California, 2011 N/ Right after opening she had some smoldering campfire aromas that I typically associate with carmenere rather than cabernet, but, as I thought, these dissipated over the next 20 to 30 minutes. In short, open up well before you intend to enjoy this bottle – she needs some…

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      2011 Joseph Phelps Insignia and Diamond Creek Cabs

      … For my 3-day birthday weekend in September, Rona and I decided to take Evan to Napa Valley. At 3.5, he is of the age when he would hopefully enjoy running through vineyards, pick grapes hanging in full glorious ripeness, and last through gourmet restaurants (while watching iPad, thank god for that!) I had a bit of extra motivation for Napa…

      1 readers - By Iron Chevsky/ The Iron Chevsky Wine Blog