Randall Grahm

    • A list with the top Klout scores in the wine industry (scores 65+)

      I prepared a list of the #winelover-s (people who love wine and that dedicate – a lot of – time to talk about it!) with scores 65+. They are the top people in the wine industry who efficiently use social media and I’m very proud to be part of it. Are you a #winelover and your score is 65 or higher? You should be on this list… In case you aren’t, please let me know and I’ll ...

      Luiz Alberto/ The Wine Hub- 7 readers -
    • A Post From Under The Floorboards (Two Grenache Blancs As Winter Warmers)

      As a general rule, I am not a fan of “phoning it in.” Not in anything, particularly in writing here on 1WD. I’d love to tell you all that the demands of holiday planning with a first-grader around, hosting Christmas for out of town visitors, and various writing gigs are keeping me from writing up for you my thoughts on some of the recent visits to stellar producers that I have ...

      1 Wine Dude- 2 readers -
    • Rainstorm 2013 Pinot Gris, Oregon, $14

      Best Buy! Portland vintner/cyclist Nicolas Quille, formerly with Randall Grahm, continues to head up Pacific Rim Winemakers and recently launched this label devoted to fruit-forward and affordable Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. He sources from hand-harvested vineyards near the state capital of Salem, which get picked at less than 22 Brix.

      Great Northwest Wine- 5 readers -
  • #Winelover-s With High Klout Scores (65+), December 2014

    … of the #winelover-s community, published on December 1, 2014, and updated during the following days. Luiz Alberto used the Klout scores of members of the large #winerlover-s community to establish his list. Klout uses various networks to measure influence including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Wikipedia, Instagram, Bing, Google+, Tumblr…

    Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-wine- 3 readers -
  • Pacific Rim Winemakers 2012 Riesling, Columbia Valley, $11

    … Best Buy! California maverick Randall Grahm launched this Riesling-led brand two decades ago, then built a large produciton faciility in West Richland, Wash., in 2006. Within five years of that, he sold the brand to the Mariani family from Long Island, and the label is flourishing. Longtime winemaker Steven Sealock makes this with a dry…

    Great Northwest Wine- 2 readers -
  • A Special Tribute To An Organic Vineyard Owner — Al Bechthold

    … for this block — organic and dry-farmed — but was not encumbered with any other direction or recipe on what or how to do it. The years since have been a tremendous learning experience that continues to this day. I have learned to go from being a reactive farmer (as many of us still are, and are often forced to be) into a deliberate, calculated planner…

    Organic Wine Journal- 3 readers -
  • Bonny Doon Vineyard 2012 A Proper Claret

    … or light-colored wine. At the time Bordeaux wines were closer to current day rosé in color. Whatever you call it, this is a Cabernet-driven blend. It features 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Petit Verdot, 8% Tannat, 7% Syrah and 1% Petite Sirah. It’s a deep, murky raspberry color and medium to full bodied. When Green Dragon sniffed, she proclaimed…

    Toledo Wines and Vinesin Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah- 4 readers -
  • Wine of the Week

    … aspects, and you have a red wine whose chiseled, faceted (yet inherently sensual) character lends itself as accompaniment to braised short ribs or veal shanks, beef stew or medium-rare rib-eye steak, hot and crusty from the grill. The Poser may be a trickster, but there’s no chicanery here. 13.4 percent alcohol. Drink now through 2018 or ’20. Winemaker is, of course, Randall Grahm. Excellent. About $26. A sample for review, tasted with a variety of salamis and hard cheeses. …

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Syrah- 2 readers -
  • Part III of my review of Jamie Goode's "Rescuing Minerality"

    … chemical analysis does not advance the point. Further, was minerality (salty) found moreso or less so in the wines? He also mentioned Randall Grahm placing rocks into wines and getting a textural change. As Stephen Mense points out in his post (Rocks in our wine ... or just our heads? tableintime.com, 10/31/12), Grahm's intent was to "determine…

    Wine -- Mise en abymein Riesling- 2 readers -
  • A Taste Place – Bechthold Vineyards Cinsault

    … aromas. On the palate it’s medium-bodied with very good acidity, a creamy texture and baked cherry, strawberry, and baking spice flavors with a lingering finish. 14.5% alcohol. Aged 12 months in neutral French Oak (89 pts.) 2013 Turley Cinsault Bechthold Vineyard Red color with fresh, clean but restrained strawberry, raspberry and sweet wood…

    Martin Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog- 5 readers -
  • A Doon Quintet

    … occasion. 2013 Bonny Doon (The Wine Formerly Known As) Clos de Gilroy Monterey County Grenache, 75% Grenache, 17% Syrah, 8% Mourvèdre, 14% alc., $20: Clean, dark garnet color, with an almost Beaujolais-like very cherry nose, and plenty more of the same on the palate. Like a fruit bowl of ripe cherries, with an earthy base that shows up on the finish…

    George Heritier/ Gang of Pour On Winein Syrah- 8 readers -
  • Lodi Wine: Bechthold Vineyard Cinsaults

    … Do you know what a fun project would be? Drinking a different wine from Lodi every day, for a year. The quality and variety of wines from this area in California is simply mind-blowing. A man can dream, right? Recently, I got to add to my Lodi experience by tasting samples of Cinsault wines from the famed Bechthold Vineyard, sipping…

    Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine- 2 readers -
  • Naked Wines Advertising

    … You may have noticed the little advertisement for $100 in free wine that’s been on the site recently—it’s right about there →. If you click on it and make a purchase or sign up to become an Angel at Naked Wines, I’ll make a commission. Yep, you can click that one, too. That’s, of course, a big reason why I agreed to host the ad, but I had…

    Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell- 3 readers -
  • Do we – #winelover-s – live in a bubble?

    … that is seemingly imploding.” -> Randall Grahm Wow! I believe that Randall hits the nail on the head… I’m not even in the same ball park with Randall when it comes to “leisurely wine lunches and sumptuous dinners”, but I do my share of wine events that are totally isolated from the hard reality. The one people see on TV with so many wars, crimes…

    Luiz Alberto/ The Wine Hub- 2 readers -
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