Petit Verdot

    Native Sun, Purple Star wines find home near Red Mountain

    Amy and Kyle Johnson own and operate Terra Vinum, the parent company for their Purple Star and Native Sun brands. They will produce both wines at their new facility in Benton City, Wash. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine) BENTON CITY, Wash. — Soft-spoken Kyle Johnson, one of Washington state’s most talented winemakers, is no longer a vagabond vintner.

    9 readers - By Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Wine

    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.

      Granite Heights Winery

      Wine About Virginia - - 8 readers - After a visit to Magnolia Vineyard, we followed our GPS directions to Granite Heights Winery. The trip was much shorter using the back roads than it would have been to backtrack through Warrenton. The vineyards looked healthy and it is evident that more planting has been accomplished since our last visit. The owners are building a new house on the property.

      Daven Lore Winery 2012 Petit Verdot, Horse Heaven Hills, $28

      Great Northwest Wine - - 7 readers - Daven Lore Winery 2012 Petit Verdot, Horse Heaven Hills, $28 By Great Northwest Wine on September 23, 2014 Prosser vintner Gordon Taylor definitely has dialed in his Petit Verdot program using Double Canyon Vineyard as his 2010 vintage of this Bordeaux variety earned a spot in Great Northwest Wine’s Top 100 list last year.

      2010 Couteau Cabernet Sauvignon Atlas Peak

      Wells On Wine - - 6 readers - Couteau (not be confused with Radio-Coteau) is Michael Manzagol and Reid Yalom, industry, tech and photo folks who make three wines... a Merlot, a lower priced (35.00) Red blend called Kitchen Block and this flagship Cabernet from Hossfeld vineyard (Carter) on Atlas Peak... this one includes some Merlot and Petit Verdot from the same site...

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      Tasting history: a Harrison Hill vertical

      … DeLille could do with the grapes and handed over control of the vineyard. In 1993, the Newhouses tore out all but the 1962 Cabernet Sauvignon vines and replanted to Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Upchurch made his first Harrison Hill bottling with the 1994 vintage, and it has been one of his favorite wines since. Harrison Hill vertical…

      1 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Estancia 2011 Reserve Meritage, Paso Robles

      … We cracked open this wine during a recent visit to Poco Piatti, our favorite tapas restaurant. We opened with a nice bottle of 2010 Stags Leap Artemis and as we settled in, we were ready for a nice accessible red wine to pair with our small plates. The Meritage is a flavorful blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot…

      5 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines

      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

      History, mystery in Harrison Hill Vineyard

      …, ‘Let’s go by this old vineyard. I’d like to see how it is doing,’ ” Upchurch said. “He kind of poked me and said some little winery could do something special with it.” What Upchurch discovered – and Ste. Michelle probably didn’t realize – was that among such varieties as Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir and Riesling were those Cabernet Sauvignon vines…

      4 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine

      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

      Woodinville Wineries: Des Voigne Cellars

      … Vineyard, 6% Merlot Bacchus Vineyard) – unusually perfumy nose, soft and round on the palate, with good depth – perfectly drinkable now, no need to wait. Drinkability: 7+ So we had the music record, musical events and performers and the musical notations – what’s left is someone to put this all together – The Composer: 2011 Des Voigne Cellars…

      3 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

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

      …Virginia and Maryland vintners have become adept at turning challenges into advantages. Case in point: The region’s variable climate. We get hot vintages, humid vintages, even hurricane vintages that have us looking for arks rather than barrels. (Anyone remember 2011?) Harsh winters can take their toll, as can late spring frosts. Cicadas, ladybugs…

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

      Ste. Chapelle 2011 Panoramic Idaho Petit Verdot, Snake River Valley, $25

      … Ste. Chapelle 2011 Panoramic Idaho Petit Verdot, Snake River Valley, $25 By Great Northwest Wine on October 18, 2014 Seattle-based Precept Wine owns and operates Idaho’s largest winery, and the arrival of Napa refugee Bill Murray in 2008 helped inspire the company to invest in special projects such as this new Panoramic tier…

      5 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      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

      Kaiken Wines – A Chilean Hand in Argentine Terroir

      … of Viña Kaiken’s wines, here in Vancouver at the Tableau Bar Bistro. Besides these 2 grape varieties the Montes family planted Bonarda, Petit Verdot, and Torrontes. Karl and Aurelio with a bottle of Kaiken Ultra Malbec From 2010 onward, it is Aurelio Montes Jr who has been administering Viña Kaiken, and became an Argentine, living there…

      3 readers - By Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePal

      Red Wines Shine At Whole Foods

      …October is Virginia Wine Month, and on this past Wednesday the Whole Foods Tysons in Falls Church capitalized on the celebration by featuring red wines from Pearmund Cellars. These included the 2012 Cabernet Franc and the 2012 Petit Verdot. Marketing director Neche Harris invited us to participate in the event, and we eagerly accepted. We’ve been…

      4 readers - By Virginia Wine Time

      Oct 15, Pyrenees Wine Region in Western Victoria

      …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…

      4 readers - By Vinodiversity