Pinot Noir

    Duckhorn releases Canvasback Cabernet Sauvignon from Red Mountain

    Winemaker Brian Rudin, left, and grape grower Dick Boushey hold a bottle of the Canvasback 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon as they stand above the newly planted estate vineyard on Red Mountain. The highly anticipated wine was released this week. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) ST. HELENA, Calif. – Duckhorn Wine Co.

    12 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

    Montes to trial vineyard near Peru's Machu Picchu

    Chilean winemaker Aurelio Montes intends to plant vines in Peru's Sacred Valley, near to the ancient city of Machu Picchu, to test the area's ability to produce wine. Aurelio Montes is keen to experiment in Peru's Sacred Valley. Image credit: Wikipedia / Charles Gadbois Montes (pictured) told journalists at a dinner in London this week that the vineyard trial in Peru will begin next week.

    10 readers - By Decanter

      Noble Ridge and friends: tasting Okanagan Falls wines

      John Schreiner on wine - - 8 readers - Photo: Noble Ridge vineyards in the autumn The Okanagan Falls region has come into its in recent years for wine touring. The area got a major lift a few years when the wineries formed an association and when Blue Mountain, the area’s anchor tenant, began opening its tasting room regularly. I have wandered the region again during the spring and summer and visited most of the wineries.

      Wine of the Day September 20, 2014 - - 8 readers - 2010 Relic, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley. The duo of Mike Hirby and Schatzi Throckmorton make and run Relic, a small lot winery in Napa Valley, these two worked at the famed Behrens & Hitchcock and craft some great wines, including some of the best Petite Sirah and Syrah wines in the Valley. Mike also makes Realm and has consulted at D.R.

      2007 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Central Coast

      Zinfandel Chronicles - - 8 readers - Williams Selyem Winery began when Ed Selyem and Burt Williams started making wine as a hobby in 1979 in Forestville, California. Their first commercial release was in 1981, and in less than two decades they created a cult-status winery of international acclaim.

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      Messina Hof Winery Wins Gold At People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic

      …) – Red (Light) – for its Private Reserve Pinot Noir, 2012 Silver ­(Second Place) – White (Sweet) – for its Late Harvest Riesling Angel, NV GrapeFest® is the largest wine festival in the Southwest region and Messina Hof has been participating since its inception 28 years ago. This year the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic featured 154 Texas wines…

      By Texas Wine and Trail Magazine

      The Kings of Charlottesville (Part 2 of 2)

      … of your way, down south to Virginia’s “Little Burgundy” in Amherst County, you’ll discover what is undoubtedly Virginia’s most interesting winery. As much a project as a winery (and here too there is a collaboration, this time between Finot and winemaker Nathan Vrooman), Ankida Ridge is dedicated to making world-class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir…

      By Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      Sage Hills stands in for fine Burgundy

      …Photo: Sage Hills owner Rick Thrussell Rick Thrussell, the owner of Sage Hills Estate Vineyard and Winery in Summerland, chose to release his 2013 Pinot Noir on September 17, 2014. Almost certainly, that release date is premature. It is an excellent wine that has just begun its development in the bottle. However, Rick felt under pressure…

      By John Schreiner on wine

      A Few Hahn Family Wines

      … from the Santa Lucia Highlands (SLH) a region that is becoming increasingly known for high quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Chilly sea breezes from the Monterey Bay funnel through the Salinas Valley, creating a cool climate ideal for growing grapes. Hahn considers these wines their estate wines, coming from fruit from their several vineyards…

      3 readers - By the drunken cyclist

      My wines of August

      … light-bodied but not without substance. Not a lot of complexity, but that's not what one seeks here. Bravo for delivering what the appellation promises. 90 points Next, the holy Grail, cheap Pinot Noir ... Apaltagua Reserva "Tricao Valley Estate Grown" Curico Valley Pinot Noir 2013 ($12) 14% alcohol. Imported by Global Vineyard Importers These…

      3 readers - By The Gray Report

      The Wines Of Uruguay (Part 3)

      … to soften the tannins of the Tannat, making them approachable too, but with added complexity and flavor.. The high-end, single varietal Tannats could intrigue and delight the wine lover, who seeks something new to experience. Besides Tannat, other red grapes seem to possess some potential in Uruguay too, from Pinot Noir to Cabernet Franc. Though…

      1 readers - By The Passionate Foodie

      Joe Spellman on JUSTIN Vineyard and Winery and Landmark Vineyards

      … per month, to create roundness, richness, and texture. Alc. 14.3%. 2012 Landmark Vineyards Overlook Pinot Noir, $25. 100% Pinot Noir, with the grapes sourced from cool-climate vineyards in the following counties: 53% San Luis Obispo, 40% Sonoma, and 7% Monterey. Grapes are harvested and sorted by hand, fermented in small single-vineyard lots…

      4 readers - By Letting the Wine Speak

      Dinner, Wine, Conversation: My Evening with David Adelsheim

      …, Faroe Island salmon with mushroom ragout, rapini, and bacon vinaigrette along with the elegant and focused Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2012, those of us at the table discussed our choices for the most interesting wine we had tasted while our guest of honor talked with other guests. Later, Adelsheim explained to me that an interesting wine is “any…

      2 readers - By Grape Experiences

      Expensive wine 67: Brandborg Pinot Noir Estate 2012

      …One of the controversies amusing the Winestream Media, which allows its members to toss cyber-objects at each other, is the state of expensive pinot noir. It’s convoluted beyond description; for our purposes, it’s enough to know that some of my colleagues are throwing a hissy fit because other of my colleagues want to drink pinot noir that doesn’t…

      5 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      Sept. 27 LCBO Wine Picks: Pioneers + Portugal

      … aged in French oak) that I am recommending. In South Africa, Tim Hamilton Russell pioneered the idea that South Africa could produce quality wines from cool-climate varietals - and he was right! His Pinot Noir in this release is from Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, a wine region that is considered to be cool-climate. Lastly, "Breaking Ground" in the case…

      3 readers - By Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews

      A day in the life: My trip to Santa Maria Valley

      … of the word) for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. Around 3 p.m. the fog starts piling in, carried in on the winds. (Sorry about the sideways thing!) It’s a very dramatic effect. Unfortunately, and from my experience of many years, few people really understand the Santa Maria Valley; in fact, it’s the least understood major Cru in California…

      3 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

      Exploring the wines of Santa Barbara County

      … more here than just Pinot Noir Miles! With it’s proximity to the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara County has a unique terroir, in part due to the transverse range that suddenly hangs a left at Albequerque and heads east, away from the ocean. With foggy, cool breezes, and coastal influences, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay thrives on the west end, while…

      4 readers - By Luscious Lushes

      Tasting pinotage from around the world – in Canada

      … from 1994 and 2001) - very good fruit / more Pinot Noir like initially on the palate / very good length / sweeter initial impression which moderated over time / developed more flavour complexity as time progressed / silky tannins in the finish. Loma Prieta Winery 2012 – Estate Vineyard, Santa Cruz Mtns (California) … (Second vintage) - good fruit…

      3 readers - By GrapeGrape

      The Long Tail Wine Post

      … about the wine in question. Sometime you’d just like some feedback from people who’ve had the wine before. So in the long tail spirit, here are some quick hits on some wine I’ve enjoyed lately. Failla 2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir A recommendation at Curious Grape in Arlington, this Pinot has a soft nose and is on the lighter side for a new world Pinot…

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      Learning to be a Winemaker – My Head is Spinning!

      … more I won’t bore you with, such as how many times each day to punch-down the skins of our Pinot Noir into the fermenting juice to add oxygen for fermenting yeast, improve color and flavor. At first the decisions and choices were overwhelming like long ago with our new baby who cried for no apparent reason while I tried helplessly to offer comfort…

      5 readers - By Bacchus and Beery