Red Wine

    2010 Beringer Knights Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

    I have been a member of Beringer for years. As a matter of fact it is the first club I joined during my initial visit to Napa. I am a huge fan of Cabernet Sauvignon like many people are; and the quality of the Beringer single vineyard wines are exceptional. Recently I learned that the Beringer “White Zin” is their highest produced wine with over 800,000 cases sold annually.

    9 readers - By Bills Wine Wandering

    Wine of the Week 19 – a superior Bordeaux Supérieur

    Vineyards in Entre-Deux-Mers. I’m not a great one for the cheaper end of Bordeaux, the sort of wine that was described as ‘luncheon claret’ when I joined the wine trade. Red Bordeaux more than any other type of wine really ought to make you stop, think and smile. Claret – any red Bordeaux – can be the most thought provoking, elegant and refined wines in the world, but of course ...

    8 readers - By Quentin Sadler's Wine Page

      Col Solare, 2008 Red Wine, Columbia Valley

      Toledo Wines and Vines - - 8 readers - Col Solare is the partnership that brings together two recognized leaders in their respective regions: Tuscany’s Marchesi Antinori and Washington State’s Chateau Ste. Michelle. The winery is nestled into the Red Mountains of Washington State. I was introduced to the brand while attending the Wine Bloggers Conference in Walla Walla.

      Pinot Pop Star

      Billy's Best Bottles - - 7 readers - COMMERCIAL-STYLE PINOT has a PURPOSE Here’s a wine that we all need to know about. Not because it’s great, but for its potential to be perfect in many situations. Such as ‘crowd-pleasing’ family and friends at big gatherings. It’s also a great fo ...

      What’s your Reason?

      The Chicago Wino - - 7 readers - Pages What’s your Reason? There are so many reasons why I enjoy wine. It’s truly incredible sharing good wine with family and friends while having some great conversations, laughs, and reminiscing. Recently I celebrated my 40th birthday and that’s exactly what happened although some of my friends reminded me of the da ...

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      2011 Ridge Three Valleys Zinfandel Keeping an eye on my Ridge...

      … 2011 Ridge Three Valleys Zinfandel Keeping an eye on my Ridge lest some pesky Kansas City Royals fan tries to take it! This is some benchmark stuff. Rich blackberries and raspberries macerated with aged balsamic and brown sugar into a decadent syrup. Pine needles. Great acidity to keep all this decadence in check on the palate. GO GIANTS!!! 4…

      1 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      Santa Julia Reserva Malbec 2012 Wine Review by Billy

      … this at the local wine store for about $9.00. This Malbec comes from Mendoza Argentina and is a big bodied wine with some nice structure for a very affordable price. If you're tired of the fruit bombs but still too timid to try something more subtle, this 2012 Santa Julia Reserva Malbec may be just the ticket. It has the flavor to stand up to big meals and the plushiness to be enjoyable as an evening treat. Raise a glass! --A Review from The Wine Cask Blog. Creative Commons: Attribution - ShareAlike 2.5 applies …

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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…

      1 readers - By Khristine Claud/ The Vineyard Trail

      2010 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Gigondas “Pierre...

      …2010 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Gigondas “Pierre Aiguille” This wine makes me smile. Lovely nose of red fruit, pepper, olive tapenade, and bramble. Red fruit on the palate with white pepper, green olives, and bramble. Clean style. Great acidity. 4/5 bones $$ Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre 14.5% abv Gigondas (Rhône), FRANCE…

      2 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      October Wine Round-Up

      … Now that the weather has cooled down in Texas, I’ve been lucky enough to get a number of wine shipments coming my way. Those shipments led us to another #TipsyTuesday with a group of work colleagues. Sometimes you have to kiss many frogs before you find your prince, but this time we had a great line-up of wines from around the world. We tried…

      1 readers - By Dallas Wine Chick

      2011 Wildhaven Blazing Red

      … a run to grab beer for backyard projects, I took the time to run through a tasting of several red and white wines that had found their way onto a table with some of those aforementioned coupons. Several stood out (two came home with me), and I recently opened up the 2011 Wildhaven Blazing Red to pair with some dinner…and to share with my wife…

      1 readers - By George Perry/ The Good Wine Guru

      Seven Martinis shaken, not stirred

      … that Bond “was unlikely to be able to stir his drinks, even if he would have wanted to, because of likely alcohol induced tremor.” When it comes to wine, the term shaken refers to agitation, but not in the sense of a wobble, a quiver or a vibration. That would be bad. The term shaken has everything to do with what happens to a red wine due to barrel…

      2 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

      Judgment Day in Paris

      … the UK and one American, blind tasted ten red wines and 10 white wines. The reds were all Cabernet-Sauvignon dominated blends, pitting top Bordeaux against top Napa Valley wines. The whites were all Chardonnays, this time pitting Burgundy against the Napa Valley. Remember, the year was 1976, so if you think French people are snobbish about non-French…

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      Opening up Antinori

      …, modern but classic, balanced and smooth, with touches of the old country, red fruits and dirt, a little bit of oak, reliable and versatile. One can easily see why this is the flagship wine, and why it’s been so popular for so long. It isn’t a wine that will knock the socks off or make anyone wax poetic, but it is one of those go-to wines to have…

      2 readers - By Mike Madaio/ Pennsylvania Vine Company

      A hip of wine from Hidden Bench

      …, the aromatics are now in full flight. From my earlier, June 2014 note: “The richest Terroir Caché to date, making use of its barrel in judicious but never obnoxious ways. Huge Bench wine, needs 10 years for sure. From my earlier, April 2014 note: “No other Niagara red and for sure no alternative Peninsula Bordeaux blend exists in such a vacuum…

      2 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

      Castillo de Molina

      … and black plum, dried flowers, clay and some barnyard funk on the finish. A full-bodied wine with a very South American attitude. Pairs best with strong flavors, retains balance on the second and third day after opening. A solid value at this price point, best demonstrated with gamey meats, spicy fare or savory cheeses. à votre santé! Like this: Like Loading... Related Tags: cabernet sauvignon, Castillo de Molina, Chile, Red Wine Review, Red Wine Values under $12, Review, San Pedro, South American Wine …

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      Woodinville Wine Events: October 16th-31st

      …©2013 Richard Duval Images Northwest Cellars – October 16th - PCRG Social Security Seminar William Church Cellars – October 17th – Cabernet Vertical Event Ambassador Wines of Washington – October 18th – Fall wine release of 2011 Estate Envoy (Gold Medal Winner) & 2011 Estate “Plenipotentiary” Cabernet Sauvignon (Double Gold Medal Winner…

      5 readers - By Shona Milne/ Woodinville Wine Update

      Pining for Piedmont

      …Each September, Kato and I escort a group to one of the world’s great red wine regions, Piedmont in the NW of Italy. This hilly region, with stunning scenery, is home to the three great Bs – Barolo, Barbaresco and Barbera, which flow like water at local cantinas, osterias and restaurants. And in the garden of our hotel, and probably most bedrooms…

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      A cultivated tale of two Okanagan wineries

      … the efficacious fortunes of Southbrook Vineyards in Niagara and Versado in Argentina. Her categorical work on the home front has raised the bar for the Okanagan and for Sperling Vineyards. The Kelowna winery concentrates on a Sparkling wine program, along with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris and Marechal Foch from some very old…

      5 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello