Pinot Noir

    Wine Review - 2013 Beyerskloof Pinotage: Not So Nutty South African Red

    This was a late in the show NSLC Port of Wines Festival selection. Palates were exhausted and there wasn't enough bread to bring it back. We knew we wanted to hit the South Africa table before we left and we wanted to find a Pinotage to take home. Well, mission accomplished with the Beyerskloof Pintoage ($18.49 locally).

    10 readers - By Chris O'shea/ The Unfussy Wine Enthusiasts

    *Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the PR company for the brand. Eenie meanie miny mo, which Pinot should go?  Tonight it was the 2011 Star Angel Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir. The Star Angel has a real cork closure and retails for about $27. It hails from the Santa Rita Hills […]

    Posted on October 10, 2014 by Sonadora *Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the PR company for the brand. Eenie meanie miny mo, which Pinot should go? Tonight it was the 2011 Star Angel Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir. The Star Angel has a real cork closure and retails for about $27.

    9 readers - By Wannabe Wino Wine Blog

      Spy Valley Marlborough NZ 2011 Pinot Noir

      New Hampshire Wine-man - - 8 readers - Spy Valley Marlborough NZ 2011 Pinot Noir, $19.54-$24.99, 88 points, appeared cranberry red with a broad clear rim at the leggy glass wall. Strawberry, red cherry, mushrooms, and a hint of cinnamon were very good aromas. This medium-bodied red wine carried good acidity and moderate tannin with what I sense as glycerol (controversial element in wine) ...

      Fine wines with lunch, old-school wine trade style

      jamie goode's wine blog - - 8 readers - These wines were recently tasted at a rather fine lunch at La Trompette, which is a great restaurant. It went on a long time, as you can imagine. I’m always struck by how well older bottles of top Bordeaux show in these situations, and how inconsistent red Burgundy can be. And the Rhône can be very strong, when it’s the right people making the wine.

      Bass River Winemaker Dinner at Merchants Wine Cellar in Singapore

      schiller-wine - - 8 readers - Pictures: Bass River Winemaker Dinner at Merchants Wine Cellar in Singapore with Ainslie Kenny, Frank Butera, Christian G.E. Schiller and Annette Schiller from Ombiasy WineTours Helmed by the Australian team Ainslie Kenny and David Elliott, Merchants Wine Cellar is a wine bar and wine store on Duxton Road that exclusively carries wines from Australia and New Zealand in its ...

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    • Six stupendous wines with a few matched to the Bonfire Night recipes in Weekend Magazine

      … and this Pinot has a sleek, juicy, haunting plum and strawberry core. The organically grown grapes are handled very carefully in the winery and the resulting wine is silky, luxurious and elegant – perfect for all of this week’s recipes. 2013 Côtes-du-Ventoux, Delas, Southern Rhône, France (£7.49, Co-op). This is one of the most impactful and impressive wine…

      1 readers - Matthew Jukes
    • Whither Napa Valley Cabernet? Part III: Cakebread Cellars

      …. I say that Jack Cakebread founded the winery, but his wife Dolores and sons Steve, Bruce and Dennis cannot be left out of even a brief account of the Cakebread history. The company is still family-owned and has grown from its original 22 acres to hundreds of acres with vineyards throughout Napa Valley and a pinot noir outpost in Anderson Valley…

      5 readers - Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head
    • scandal wine recap: no wine for sucky boyfriends!

      … drinkers alternately find amusing, affected or annoying.” FYI, even wine drinkers find that annoying and 99% of them NEVER DO THAT. 2) “White wine is for wimps, with the exception of Carrie [Mathison]. But then Carrie has swagger by definition.” So you’re implying Olivia Pope doesn’t have swagger by definition? Sorry, did you see her walk…

      3 readers - grapefriend
    • Wine of the Week 24 – País without Prejudice

      … from a wider and wider range of interesting grapes. The days of Chilean wine only being made from Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are well and truly over. It is now possible to get world class Chilean Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Roussanne amongst many other interesting grape…

      1 readers - Quentin Sadler's Wine Page
    • 2012 Noble Vines 667 Pinot Noir

      … weeks back, it was time to open the second. In the glass the wine was what I at least refer to as typical Pinot Noir – a light shade of red that most people would refer to as garnet. On the nose I picked up dark cherry notes and a touch of vanilla, while in the mouth the wine was smooth, with more notes of cherry and a subtle tartness…

      3 readers - George Perry/ The Good Wine Guru
    • Siduri Santa Rita Hills 2011 Pinot Noir

      … with notes of coffee, pomegranate, spice, damson plum, red cherry liqueur, and a perfect 14.1% alcohol. Willamette Valley will have its work cut-out for them this year! 'Cause, as I've heard: "All these California wines are sooo good!" Index-of-reviewed-wines Copyright 2010-2014 Dennis Tsiorbas. All rights reserved, Template provided by Blogger …

      1 readers - Dennis Tsiorbas/ New Hampshire Wine-man
    • A day on the road: My drive to Santa Maria

      … of California. Today, it’s Silicon Valley; most of the vineyards are long gone, although I do notice a billboard advertising the Santa Clara Valley Wine Region, about which I know precisely nothing. Of course, you also go through Gilroy along this stretch of 101. In high summer, the air is perfumed with that heady scent, slightly sweet and acrid…

      1 readers - STEVE HEIMOFF
    • Amazing $12.50 Pinot!

      … MUST GET! While Chile’s strength is with the warm-climate, big reds, some producers are crafting appealing Pinots. At amazing prices. Leyda is not only inexpensive, but scores for mature flavours and some of the ‘farmyard’ character beloved by fans of red Burgundy. Think earthy and raunchy – Fall day romp in the woods. And as you might expect…

      3 readers - Billy's Best Bottles
    • The Event: Wines of Chile, Toronto trade show

      …. **** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms): -Calcu Winemaker's Selection Colchagua Valley, $45 Don Ackerman -Carmen Gold Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Alto Maipo, $65 Charton Hobbs -Concha y Toro Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Maipo, $69.95 +315176 -Errazuriz Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Aconcagua Costa 2011, $23.95 +203364…

      2 readers - Dean Tudor/ Gothic Epicures VinCuisine
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