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    *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.

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    Pinot Noir, Seven Terraces, Rossendale Winery, Canterbury, New Zealand, 2012, 13% abv, C$27

    Wine is about people and community – it’s usually best enjoyed with others and it always has a story. This Pinot Noir is no exception to that general rule. From New Zealand’s South Island just 13 km south of Christchurch, it’s made from grapes grown at Rossendale Winery and supplied exclusively to Empson Wines Canada under the Seven Terraces label.

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      2011 Matanzas Creek Merlot, Sonoma County

      Wine Lines - - 6 readers - 2011 Matanzas Creek Merlot, Sonoma County Nearly opaque dark ruby/purple in hue, this wine has a dusty minerality in the nose, with whiffs of smoky oak, pencil shavings, coffee, blackberry and currant. In the mouth, the fruit impressions are both ample and balanced, and the medium-grained tannins suggest that the wine could evolve in the bot ...

      A Syrah A Day

      Wannabe Wino Wine Blog - - 6 readers - Posted on October 17, 2014 by Sonadora *Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the winery. Keeps the doctor away. That’s how that expression goes, right? Well, that’s how it should read, particularly if the Syrah in question is the 2012 Cornerstone Cellars Stepping Stone Syrah. The weather here in DC turned (for a moment anyway) to chilly and the reds in the cel ...

      Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 06 October 2014

      The Vineyard Trail - - 6 readers - Explore a new wine this weekend! Whether you’re into dry, sweet, red, white, Italian, French or even “Hops”, consider trying our suggestions below! Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks Tom Joe “Hops ‘r Better” Winer Wine: 2009 Portal Colheita Type: Red Vineyard: Duoro Portugal Buy local “Okay, okay – I went for the points here! It’s difficult to pick wines from areas that you are unfamiliar wi.

      Genium Cellers, Costers vi de Guarda, Poboleda, Priorat DOQ, Spain, 2005, 14.5% abv

      winellama - - 1 readers - One thing I have learned about winemakers and winery owners is that showing even a little interest in their work usually yields immensely positive results for anyone wanting to learn more. Most are keen to share and you realize very quickly that asking seemingly innocent questions garners reams of information and feedback – and of course, leads to more questions.

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      Espero, Tulip Winery, Galilee, Israel, 2012, 14.5% abv

      … city of Haifa and west of Nazareth. Now, Israel is not exactly a newbie at making wine or growing grapes. I mean, they’ve been doing that there since biblical times. In the Old Testament’s book of Deuteronomy, grapes were listed as one of the seven ‘blessed species’ of fruit found in Israel (Deut. 8:8). That said, Israeli wines have seen a quality…

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      Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 20 Oct 2014

      … Explore a new wine this weekend! Whether you’re into dry, sweet, red, white, Italian, French or even “Hops”, consider trying our suggestions below! Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks Tom Joe “Hops ‘r Better” Winer Wine: Merlot Type: Red Vineyard: Whitewater Hill Vineyards Buy local This big, rich Merlot starts with a spicy nose…

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      A Syrah A Day

      …) to chilly and the reds in the cellar started to call my name. The Cornerstone Syrah has a real cork closure and retails for $35. Four takeaways from this wine: 1.) The nose. Oh, my, the nose. This Syrah has that meaty note I love in Syrahs. 2.) We had this with beef stew. Perfect for a cold evening. 3.) I could also see this in the summer…

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      Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 13 Oct 2014

      … Explore a new wine this weekend! Whether you’re into dry, sweet, red, white, Italian, French or even “Hops”, consider trying our suggestions below! Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks Tom Joe “Hops ‘r Better” Winer Wine: 2009 Reserve Syrah Type: Red Vineyard: Bridlewood Estate Winery Buy local We visited Bridlewood Winery in July 2014…

      1 readers - By Khristine Claud/ The Vineyard Trail

      KENWOOD 2010 “ARTIST SERIES” CABERNET SAUVIGNON

      …, or their entry label reds, their wines offer taste and value. And like other “wineries within a winery,” Kenwood offers various label options in which both quality and price rise. They do this through various series called “Vintage”, “Sonoma”, “Reserve”, “Jack London” and “Artist”, the latter offering Cabernet Sauvignon only. I recently tasted Kenwood’s…

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      Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 06 October 2014

      … Explore a new wine this weekend! Whether you’re into dry, sweet, red, white, Italian, French or even “Hops”, consider trying our suggestions below! Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks Tom Joe “Hops ‘r Better” Winer Wine: 2009 Portal Colheita Type: Red Vineyard: Duoro Portugal Buy local “Okay, okay – I went for the points here! It’s difficult…

      6 readers - By Khristine Claud/ The Vineyard Trail

      Genium Cellers, Costers vi de Guarda, Poboleda, Priorat DOQ, Spain, 2005, 14.5% abv

      … One thing I have learned about winemakers and winery owners is that showing even a little interest in their work usually yields immensely positive results for anyone wanting to learn more. Most are keen to share and you realize very quickly that asking seemingly innocent questions garners reams of information and feedback – and of course, leads…

      1 readers - By winellama

      2011 Matanzas Creek Merlot, Sonoma County

      … for a few more years. If you’d rather not wait, drink it now with a fine steak or leg of lamb. MSRP: $28 (October 2014) Wine Lines rating: 88 This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 7:35 pm. It is filed under All Reviews and tagged with 2011, 88, Matanzas Creek, Merlot, Red, Sonoma County. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. …

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      2012 Paul Dolan Zinfandel, Mendocino County

      … 2012 Paul Dolan Zinfandel, Mendocino County The color — nearly transparent light ruby — is light for Zindandel, but the nose offers exactly what you’d expect from the terroir of Mendocino County: blackberry and black pepper, joined by a note of black olive. The fruit is sweet and jammy in the mouth, although it does dry out slightly in the back…

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      2012 Paul Dolan Pinot Noir, Mendocino County

      … was posted on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 7:14 pm. It is filed under All Reviews and tagged with 2012, 85, Mendocino County, Paul Dolan, Pinot Noir, Red. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. …

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