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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. It hails from the Santa Rita Hills in California, though the Star Angel brand is the i ...

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    2011 Dry Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

    2011 Dry Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley The closed nose initially gives up only occasional whiffs of tobacco leaf, dill weed, coffee, currant, and cedar. The wine is medium in body, with young, bracing tannins at the back. The good news is that, with six hours of aeration in the glass, the tannins settle down and the wine comes across as a lighter version of red Bordeaux.

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

      winellama - - 6 readers - 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.

      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 bo ...

      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 cellar st ...

      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 with… .

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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 with my BBQ ribs…

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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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      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 and what…

      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 2010…

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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…

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      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

      … end. This wine is ready to drink now; try it with pulled pork. MSRP: $25 (October 2014) Wine Lines rating: 87 This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 7:25 pm. It is filed under All Reviews and tagged with 2012, 87, Mendocino County, Paul Dolan, Red, Zinfandel. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.…

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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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      2010 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County

      …2010 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County If you’re a fan of lamb served with mint jelly, this wine would make a tasty companion. With small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot in the blend, this Cab exudes sweet, fleshy dark fruit — plum, cherry and a sharp note of pomegranate — joined by an impression of roasted nuts…

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      2011 Dry Creek Vineyards ‘The Mariner,’ Dry Creek Valley

      … and poke through. After a full five hours of aeration, the wine fleshes out, showing aromas and flavors of cherry, plum, and tart cranberry fruit. This is good news, as cellaring six to eight years should bring this wine together. Can’t wait? Splash decant the wine several hours prior to serving and enjoy it with roast leg of lamb. MSRP: $45…

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      2011 Dry Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

      … comes across as a lighter version of red Bordeaux. This lighter take on Cabernet in the difficult 2011 vintage is a good choice by the winemaking team, avoiding weedy, green edges seen in many other Cabs from the very cool 2011 harvest. Enjoy with medium to sharp aged cheeses. MSRP: $25 (September 2014) Wine Lines rating: 86 This entry was posted…

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      Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 29 Sept 2014

      … it was likely a sweet wine back then…Join me for a glass and let me know what you think. Elizabeth The “Hippy” Winer This dry red Spanish wine offers an array of bouquet carrying hints of oak, earth, cherry, currant and blueberry. Very intense, but a well-balanced wine that many have said ages exceptionally well. For me – I think of hot Spanish nights…

      5 readers - By Khristine Claud/ The Vineyard Trail

      Salentein Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina, 2012,  14.5% abv

      …, Malbec, Bonarda and Barbera and formerly, the region produced mostly jug wines from Cereza and Criolla Grande. This Cabernet Sauvignon is clear and bright, medium plus ruby with legs. The nose is youthful, vibrant and clean with medium plus aromas of red fruit (raspberry, ripe strawberry and pomegranate), some blackcurrant, clove and sweet tobacco…

      8 readers - By winellama