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    Apothic Dark – Really, Really Dark!

    Home Wine Regions Californian Wine Apothic Dark – Really, Really Dark! by Tim Lemke - Oct 5, 2014 Apothic Red seems to be one of the most popular bargain wines out there. I constantly hear people rave over it. And so, the Apothic brand has been capitalizing on their success and expanding their line. Apothic Dark is a special, seasonal release only available for a short time.

    6 readers - By Tim Lemke/ CheapWineRatings.com

    Hudson-Chatham Winery 2012 River’s Edge Casscles Vineyard Reserve

    Many wine lovers turn their collective noses up at wines made with hybrid grapes. While obscure varieties from dark corners of European countries are sought out and embraced, grapes like Corton Noir, De Chaunac, Frontenac, Marechal Foch, Traminette and La Crosse are shunned. I’d be lying if I told you I was, generally, a fan of hybrid wines, but I do have one thing that man ...

    6 readers - By Lenn Thompson/ New York Cork Report

      Quick Sip: Brassfield Estate Winery 2012 Eruption

      My Vine Spot - - 5 readers - Today’s Quick Sip is the 2012 Eruption from Brassfield Estate Winery. Brassfield Estate Winery is located in the western section of Lake County's High Valley appellation. This red blend was produced from one of the winery’s estate vineyards, Volcanic Ridge, which is an 85-acre site that sits at 1900 – 2200 ft. elevation and is solely devoted to red wine grape varieties.

      Columbia Crest Grand Estates Red Blend 2011

      CHEAP WINE FINDER - - 4 readers - The Columbia Crest Grand Estates Red Blend 2011 is 61% Merlot, 27% Syrah, 6% Cabernet Franc, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% “other” sourced from vineyards in the Wahluke Slope AVA, the Horse Heaven Hills AVA (both inside the Columbia Valley AVA) and the Columbia Valley AVA of Washington State. Columbia Crest is owned by Chateau Ste Michelle, which is the largest wine producer in ...

      Five Wines from Coppola

      Benito's Wine Reviews - - 3 readers - Over the years I've tried a lot of wines from Francis Coppola Winery. The names and brands have changed over time, but these five labels appear to be sticking around. I visited the Sonoma winery back in 2009 and have often recommended these bottles as reliable choices that are widely distributed throughout the United States.

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      2012 Gnarly Head Authentic Black

      … of the tasting. It has a round body with a focus on dark fruit elements and a long, lingering finish. There were times when I was reminded of fruit wines made from blueberry or blackberry but without the usual sweetness. Pair with slow-smoked pork ribs. Note also the prominent placement of Lodi on the label. I have noticed this on Gnarly Head wines…

      1 readers - By Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews

      Symington Altano Douro DOC 2011

      … Confident and bold, this red blend is from the largest family estate in Portugal and craves to be paired with hearty dishes. Estate: The Symington family has been involved with winemaking in the Douro Valley of Portugal since 1882, and through their great grandmother, can trace their winemaking back 14 generations to the mid 17th century…

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      Apothic Dark Limited Release 2013

      … in the US. The name Apothic stems from the word “Apotheca,” a “place where wine was blended and stored in 13th century Europe”. Winemaking: Winemaker Debbie Juergenson has a goal of telling “a story with each blend of Apothic”, “whether it’s one of drama, intrigue or romance”. Tasting Notes: Inky violet in colour with aromas of grape jam, black…

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      Orin Swift Locations AR2 Red NV

      … for the labels. Priced to be budget friendly, there are currently bottles from Spain [E], Italy [I], France [F], California [CA] and Argentina [AR]. Philosophy: To create a wine that combines the best grape varietals from great “locations” throughout Europe. Winemaking: Sourced from vineyards with “drip system blocks on estate land” at the foot…

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      Quick Sip: Brassfield Estate Winery 2012 Eruption

      …Today’s Quick Sip is the 2012 Eruption from Brassfield Estate Winery. Brassfield Estate Winery is located in the western section of Lake County's High Valley appellation. This red blend was produced from one of the winery’s estate vineyards, Volcanic Ridge, which is an 85-acre site that sits at 1900 – 2200 ft. elevation and is solely devoted…

      5 readers - By Dezel Quillen/ My Vine Spot

      Apothic Dark – Really, Really Dark!

      …: Red blend Vintage: 2013 Alcohol: 13.5% Rating: 86 Price: $14.00 Disclosure: This wine was received as a sample. Find Apothic Dark with Snooth AppearanceAromasComplexityFlavorsFruitBalanceMouthfeelVibrancy/acidityFinishOverall impressionsValue…

      6 readers - By Tim Lemke/ CheapWineRatings.com

      Budget Wine: Charamba Red Wine Douro Portugal 2011

      … and sandy tannins that leave on overall rustic impression. Portuguese wines from the Douro tend to be very flavorful but dry and rugged with no concession to softness or sweetness. This is typical of that style and at a great price, a terrific everyday wine made from a blend of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca and other grapes that are also used to make port. Score: 86 Price: $10 Alc: 14% Like this: Like Loading... Related…

      3 readers - By Dwight Furrow/ Edible Arts

      Columbia Crest Grand Estates Red Blend 2011

      … The Columbia Crest Grand Estates Red Blend 2011 is 61% Merlot, 27% Syrah, 6% Cabernet Franc, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% “other” sourced from vineyards in the Wahluke Slope AVA, the Horse Heaven Hills AVA (both inside the Columbia Valley AVA) and the Columbia Valley AVA of Washington State. Columbia Crest is owned by Chateau Ste Michelle, which…

      4 readers - By CHEAP WINE FINDER

      La Maialina ‘gertrude’ Rosso Toscana IGP 2010

      … A Tuscan red blend sourced from some of the best estates in Tuscany, without the hefty price tag. It was a fantastic accompaniment to chile relleno and rustic polenta with kale and portabellos. Winery: Founded in 2009, La Maialina is the brainchild of noted oenologist Attilio Pagli. La Maialina translates to “little pig” and refers…

      1 readers - By the buddha in your glass

      Hudson-Chatham Winery 2012 River’s Edge Casscles Vineyard Reserve

      …, Vignoles and Baco Noir. Baco Noir, of course, is the focus at one of the better wineries in the Hudson Valley — Hudson-Chatham Winery — and while Hudson-Chatham Winery 2012 River’s Edge ($) isn’t made with baco, it shows winemaker Steve Casscles’ deft touch with red hybrids in the cellar. River’s Edge is a 50-50 blend of Chambourcin, a well-known red…

      6 readers - By Lenn Thompson/ New York Cork Report

      Five Wines from Coppola

      … Coppola Diamond Chardonnay Monterey County 100% Chardonnay $16, 13.5% abv. Buttered popcorn, touch of vanilla and caramel. Bright acidity but a fairly round body with a woody aftertaste. 2011 Francis Coppola Diamond Malbec California 89% Malbec, 7% Syrah, 4% Petite Sirah $18, 13.1% abv. Bright plum aroma with touches of leather and coffee. Round…

      3 readers - By Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews

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

      … 2011 Dry Creek Vineyards ‘The Mariner,’ Dry Creek Valley A blend that uses all five red Bordeaux varietals. This wine is an enigma wrapped in an unriddled bottle. Initial aromas show little fruit, with wood scents of eucalyptus/mint, mocha, and a dash of dill being prominent. With an hour in the glass, moderate blackberry and boysenberry wake…

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      Purple Cowboy Tenacious Red 2012

      … and summer woods. Red currant, black cherry and an earthy hint of olive comprised the full body, whilst spicy crushed white peppercorn and sweet vanilla lingered pleasingly between each sip. Winemaker’s blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah [I could not verify varietal percentages] Paso Robles California Vinted and Bottled by Purple Cowboy 13.5% Alcohol $10 Enjoy now thru 2015 Like this: Like Loading... Related This entry was posted in california, value and tagged red blend. Bookmark the permalink.…

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      Wine flight From California to New York

      …I’m a big fan of restaurants that offer wine flights. Even with a tiny wine list, wine flights provide the opportunity for tasting numerous different combinations of wines. From all reds or whites, just one varietal, one country, light to full bodied, the varied options are all tantalizing. Additionally, if you think you will have […]…

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