Pinot Noir

    Come for the Private Events: Stay for the Conference

    The Wine Bloggers Conference was awesome, but it’s hard for 300 plus people to have the kind of conversations that lead to the stories that I love to tell.  Ironically, of the 39 pages of notes that I took during my time in Santa Barbara, only 12 of them came from my time at #wbc14.  I had the same trend with my photos as well.

    18 readers - By Dallas Wine Chick

    2013 Arrogant Frog Red Wines

    So since this post is waaaaaay overdue, I’m just going to go ahead and jump in and share my thoughts on the wines. If you want to read my thoughts about the tasting in general, and find a link to a video about it, check out my post about the Arrogant Frog White Wines. Ok, here we go.

    18 readers - By The Good Wine Guru

      Getting to Know Antica Terra: in the vineyard w Maggie Harrison

      Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews - - 18 readers - A Visit to Antica Terra w Maggie Harrison with Jamie, Maggie, and Rachel at the top of Antica Terra, July 2014 It’s early evening at the end of a full day of wine tasting. Jamie Goode is driving, my daughter, Rachel in the back seat. I am trying to help navigate our way through country roads where street numbers do not show clearly. We’ve driven past our destination.

      Arrogant Frog Live Virtual Tasting – July 15, 2014

      Uncorked Remarks - - 17 readers - French wine producer Domaines Paul Mas made the decision to relaunch their popular Arrogant Frog line this year, and we were lucky enough to participate. In collaboration with McCue Communications, owner/winemaker Jean-Claude Mas answered questions about his new batch of offerings in a live, online tasting.

      Six unusual and eclectic wines this week to tempt you off the beaten track

      Matthew Jukes - - 15 readers - Six unusual and eclectic wines this week to tempt you off the beaten track. 2012 Mas Bres, Pinot Noir, Pays des Cévennes, France (£9.60, Haynes, Hanson & Clark tel. 020 7584 7927 & French Pinot Noir rarely rocks my boat outside of the awesome wines of Burgundy (and Champagne if you include sparklers).

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      Champagne Geoffroy, Volupte, Brut, Premier Cru, Ay, France, 12.5% abv

      … of Premier Cru vineyards are to the west in Cumieres close to Hautvillers (of Dom Perignon fame) in the Vallee de la Marne, his 120-140,000 bottles per year focus on Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier with Chardonnay thrown in for good measure. Jean-Baptiste avoids allowing his wines to undergo malolactic fermentation and this adds to their complexity…

      3 readers - By winellama

      Mini-reviews 64: Muscadet, Stoller, Prosecco, Villa Maria

      … character. Muscadet, made with the melon de bourgogne grape, should be light and refreshing. This reminded me of bad cheap French wine in the old days. • Stoller Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2012 ($25, sample, 13.8%): Delicious Oregon pinot noir, with berry flavors, zingy tannins, and as balanced as it should be. A fine value, even at this price. Highly…

      3 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      Sunday Sojourn ~ The Man Who Cried + A Wine Journey

      … to be interesting, then bring out the wines from the week that have an assignment attached to them, and have a few snacks that will make the process more enjoyable. FILM: The Man Who Cried The Man Who Cried WINES TO BE TASTED 2013 River Road Chardonnay, Mills Cuvee, Green Valley of Russian River Valley, Sonoma County 2013 River Road Pinot Noir, Sonoma…

      2 readers - By Wine Blog

      A visit to Fairview Cellars

      … of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon and green apple. It is well-balanced with a long finish. The 2012 Eagle Bluff Pinot Noir is pale ruby in colour with notes of caramel, raspberry and red plum on the nose. It is dry with medium-plus acidity, medium-minus tannins and flavours of strawberry, raspberry, tart red plum and spice. It is well-balanced…

      3 readers - By vinesanddesigns

      2012 Migration Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

      …2012 Migration Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley One might get the impression that Migration winemaker Neil Bernardi enjoys the fermentation process. Consider that for this 2012 vintage, Bernardi oversaw just shy of 50 individual fermentations, creating an equal number of “lots” from which to craft this Russian River Valley cuvee. A bowlful…

      5 readers - By Wine Lines

      Casa Silva’s Cool Coast Wines

      …, as well as some smoky notes. Lively and fresh with a hint of green pepper. So pure and linear with amazing precision. 91/100 (£15.95 Averys, Fine Wines Direct) Casa Silva Cool Coast Pinot Noir 2012 Cochagua, Chile 14% alcohol. Bright cherry and plum fruit with hints of liqourice, mint and cinnamon. Nice weight: sweet berries and ripe cherries, but good balance and a smooth texture. 90/100 (£15.95 Stainton Wines, Barrels and Bottles, Roberts & Speight)…

      3 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      Pinot Noir and Chardonnay II: Inman Family Wines

      …. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Allow me to say right here that 21 months in oak seems like doom to pinot noir to me, but the Inman Family OGV Pinot Noir 2011, Russian River Valley, displays, as I said about its stablemate mentioned above, perfect tone and balance…

      By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      2012 Georg Breuer GB Rouge Spätburgunder I’ve been known...

      …2012 Georg Breuer GB Rouge Spätburgunder I’ve been known to enjoy German Pinot Noir from time to time. Today is such a time. This one is a prototypical, clean German Pinot - tart red fruit, underripe raspberry, and clove without much in terms of earth or game. Soft mouthfeel, but clean and crisp. Tart red fruit carries through the wine, although the alcohol seemed a little out of balance at the finish. 3/5 bones $ Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) 12.5% abv Rheingau, GERMANY…

      2 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      bring in the north fork, bring in the funk

      … good eats to go with. This is a play on “Bordeaux” since that’s what most people make on LI. This one’s all Cab Franc and has that North Fork funk to it (which I actually like). $20 White Pinot Noir – looks like a rose but a bit less acid and a little more ripe strawberry. $20 After that, we headed over to visit Regan Meador at Southold Farm + Cellar…

      2 readers - By grapefriend

      Three release love for the last long weekend

      … for the final (gasp) summer long weekend of 2014. Clockwise, from left to right: The Royal Old Vine Steen Chenin Blanc 2013, Creekside Backyard Block Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Château Des Charmes Estate Bottled Old Vines Pinot Noir 2010, Nyarai Cellars Viognier 2012, Robert Mondavi Fumé Blanc 2012, Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Huff Estates South Bay…

      By Godello

      Drinking in Lyon: Bugey Pinot Noir and Jura Chardonnay

      …, Switzerland are wedge valleys hung with vineyards gasping for sun. Yves Duport, makes “Bugey Tradition” from Pinot Noir. This 2010 costs a mere € 8.20. So how does this daily red of central, eastern France fair? Appearance: Like most pinot, it looks a pale ruby, purple with a fading clear rim. Aromas: Young, mild hintings of candied raspberry…


      Harvest 2014: Week 4 – The Earth Shakes

      … are interested in what I was worried about before the earthquake keep reading. I can’t believe that it is Week 4 of harvest 2014 already! We’ve made great progress on the Sauvignon Blanc which will probably be finished by the end of this week. Pinot Noir started coming in last week with our first blocks and will move steadily along this week with a constant…

      By Nova Cadamatre

      What We Have Been Drinking—8/25/2014

      … to my taste in women: complex (intelligent), backbone (confidence), and great fruit (use your imagination). Outstanding. 91-93 Points. 2009 Clos Pepe Estate Pinot Noir: Retail $50. I usually wait much, much longer before I pop one of my beloved CP, but the herd was rather dense, and I needed to thin it a bit. I can’t get enough of Clos Pepe–that tart…

      5 readers - By the drunken cyclist

      The Kalfu Sumpai wines from Chile

      … texture. There’s a lot of green methoxypyrazine character here, but it’s a soft-textured greenness that really works. 91/100 Kalfu Sumpai Pinot Noir 2013 Leyda Valley, Chile 13.5% alcohol. Ripe, sweet, slightly spicy nose with cherries and a hint of vanilla, as well as some cola notes. The supple, sweet palate is bright with hints of chocolate and cedar under the sweet cherry and plum fruit. Supple and quite elegant, and needs time to resolve into harmony. 90/100…

      3 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog
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