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    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.

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    Westport Winery 2013 Jones Vineyard Swimmer Petite Sirah, Wahluke Slope, $29

    Home > Latest wine reviews > Westport Winery 2013 Jones Vineyard Swimmer Petite Sirah, Wahluke Slope, $29 Westport Winery 2013 Jones Vineyard Swimmer Petite Sirah, Wahluke Slope, $29 By Great Northwest Wine on October 25, 2014 Last year was a record vintage for heat in Washington state, and nowhere in wine country was it hotter than on the Wahluke Slope.

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      Petite Sirah, The John Wayne of Grapes, Is Our All-American Legend

      Wine Blog - - 7 readers - Petite Sirah,PS I Love You,Wine As regards Petite Sirah being The John Wayne of Grapes… Imagine, if you will, being plucked from your homeland shortly after being born. (Some would argue that you were ostracized.) You’re brought to the Atlantic, where you board a steamship headed for America. You land in New York, are put onto the next train headed to California, and you never look back.

      Oak Farm Vineyards: State of the Art Winemaking on an Historic Property

      Pull That Cork - - 6 readers - The Oak Farm Vineyards sign stands along a meticulously whitewashed fence in the shade of an oak tree. How appropriate. This beautiful 70-acre property is located on DeVries Road in Lodi and is dotted with historic buildings dating back to 1864. Many of the oak trees date back even further. The stars of the historic buildings are the impressive two-story home, reminiscent of a s ...

      Wine of the Week; 2011 Ridge Geyserville

      ENOFYLZ Wine Blog - - 6 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 Ridge Vineyards Geyserville. The Winery Ridge Vineyards is a California winery with two estates, Monte Bello in Cupertino, and Lytton Springs in Healdsburg.

      Wine of the Day October 7, 2014 - - 5 readers - 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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    • Two Blends from Murrieta’s Well

      … Penguins, Steelers, and Pirates tweets. I attended the University of South Carolina, so during football season, there will also be some Gamecock posts. If you like this post, consider joining Cliffs Wine Picks Wine Blog on Facebook and giving me a Like. Cheers! This is original to Copyright 2014 Cliff’s Wine Picks. All…

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    • Happy Washington wine harvest could top 240,000 tons

      … left, along with some late ripeners, including Mourvèdre, Petit Verdot and Zinfandel. The 2014 vintage started early, with bud break in late March. It stayed early throughout bloom in June and veraison in late July and early August. Harvest began as much as two weeks early for many wineries. Throughout harvest, weather didn’t become a factor…

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    • Cliffs Wine Picks – Oct 20, 2014 to Oct 26, 2014

      … with dry-farming & high density plantings. After decades of careful development, Stolpman Vineyards now bottles wine from approximately 90% of the 152 acres under vine. Through extensive experimentation with many varietals, the team has perfected its offerings of Syrah, Roussanne, Sangiovese and Sauvignon Blanc. Limited plantings of Grenache…

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    • Murrieta’s Well The Spur 2011

      … a very American twist on classic French wine blends. Like French blends, the Spur is elegant and balanced and like California Red wine it has loads of delicious flavor, making the Spur a best of both worlds Red blend. this wine was recieved as a sample …

    • Travel Tuesday: Paso Robles Uncorked

      …] to the tasting room, leaves little doubt about where winery got its name. Again the views from this winery are quite stunning and you'll love Syrah and Grenache. Herman Story: Tasting room on the east side of tracks in town. You’ll will easily get into the nuts and bolts of why their Grenache is so fantastic and other Rhone-Zone favorites…

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    • Off beat and darned happy to be… Dark & Delicious Petite Sirah

      … hours of Petite, palate pleasers, and pals. For 2015, Dark & Delicious Petite Sirah® is located at Rock Wall Wine Company. Set in a classic location on the original Naval Air Station Alameda, Dark & Delicious Petite Sirah® overlooks the San Francisco Skyline. Prior to Rock Wall being located there, it was the famed Area 51 Event Center…

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    • Coquerel Wines and Gemma: A Sublime Experience

      … an anniversary trip, and purchased one that was dedicated to dry-farmed Sauvignon Blanc. Three years later, they acquired the property next door and expanded into other varieties. We tried a number of the Coquerel wines including two sauvignon blancs, the chardonnay, petite sirah and cabernet sauvignon as well as a dessert wine with a comeback kid…

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    • Paso Robles Wine Country … A Land of Great Diversity – James Melendez

      … the more accurate story of Paso Robles. Paso Robles also has plantings of Aligoté, Barbera, Carménère, Charbono, Cinsault, Counoise, Gewürztraminer, Lagrein, Picpoul Blanc, Refosco, Sangiovese, Tannat, Tempranillo, Souzao, Tinto Cao, Touriga Nacional, Verdello, Vermentino which may be completely unexpected. I don’t think I have tasted Paso Robles…

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    • Apothic Dark Limited Release 2013

      … and blue berries, a whiff of smoke, bacon fat, fudge brownie and mild baking spice. The is a smooth, full-bodied wine, with a little nectar sweetness. It starts with very ripe dark berries, cranberry, Snickers chocolate, and oak spice. The mid-palate brings raspberry jam, cocoa powder and cold coffee. The tannins are smooth and stay out the way…

    • 2008 Ridge Lytton Springs – Bottle Notes

      … Ridge Vineyards was founded in 1959 when three Stanford Research Institute engineers bought an abandoned winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The vineyards had been planted in the late 19th century by a San Francisco physician who produced his first vintage in the original winery, called Monte Bello, in 1892. The first Ridge vintage was in 1962…

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    • Halloween party wines

      … is an intriguing blend: Petite Sirah, Carignane, Zinfandel, Syrah, Barbera, Alicante Bouschet and Mourvèdre. The percentages are not revealed and it would have been a challenge keeping track during the blending. Besieged 2013 is a delicious wine. Dark in colour and full-bodied, it begins with aromas of plum and blackberry. On the palate, the fruit flavours…

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    • A Passion for Winemaking Returns for Napa Valley's Michael Mondavi

      … club information, go to 2014 Harvest Proves Better than Most You could almost hear the statewide collective sigh of relief, that this year’s 2014 harvest of wine grapes came through the growing season without the fear expressed when the realization of another year of drought, the 3rd year in a row, would be coming…

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    • New Releases From Grgich Hills Estate

      … and Calistoga and is still best known for its Chardonnays, which consistently earn accolades from wine critics. Grgich also makes Fume Blanc, Zinfandel, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and dessert wines. I recently had the opportunity to try some of the wineries new releases. 2011 Grgich Hills Estate Zinfandel – Crimson in color. 14.5…

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