Red Wine

    2009 Biondi-Santi Tenuta Greppo Annata Brunello di Montalcino...

    2009 Biondi-Santi Tenuta Greppo Annata Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Mmm.. this is some good stuff ...

    19 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

    Come for the Private Events: Stay for the Conference

    The Wine Bloggers Conference was awesome, but it’s hard for 300 plus people to have the kind of conversations that lead to the stories that I love to tell.  Ironically, of the 39 pages of notes that I took during my time in Santa Barbara, only 12 of them came from my time at #wbc14.  I had the same trend with my photos as well.

    18 readers - By Dallas Wine Chick

      2013 Arrogant Frog Red Wines

      The Good Wine Guru - - 18 readers - So since this post is waaaaaay overdue, I’m just going to go ahead and jump in and share my thoughts on the wines. If you want to read my thoughts about the tasting in general, and find a link to a video about it, check out my post about the Arrogant Frog White Wines. Ok, here we go.

      Liquid Caviar: Sparkling Red Wine

      Wine Folly - - 17 readers - Sparkling red wine is changing fast and now you might like it. Get the details on sparkling red wine and the 3 main styles, including Australian sparkling Shiraz, Italian Lambrusco and Brachetto d’Acqui. Liquid Caviar: Sparkling Red Wine Sparkling red wines used to be the laughing stock of the wine world but now they are turning up on some very classy wine lists.

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      2011 Cesari “Mara” Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore

      … into Dahlonega. While walking along the square I saw something new; a small wine store tucked down the stairs from another new store. I wandered in and was perusing the bottles when the owner steered be towards what he claimed was a wonderful Ripasso, 2011 Cesari “Mara” Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore . I decided to give it a shot and truly glad I did. Plum…

      4 readers - By Wine Chicks Guide

      2006 Château Calon Ségur Love the heart on this label. Black...

      …2006 Château Calon Ségur Love the heart on this label. Black currants, raspberries, and black cherries. Cinnamon and nutmeg. Thyme. Vanilla. Molasses. Beautifully integrated. Rich. Can age more. 4/5 bones $$$$ Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc 13% abv Bordeaux (Saint-Estèphe), FRANCE…

      1 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      2008 Aloft Cabernet Sauvignon

      … creation, wasn’t half bad. I doctored up the pizza slightly and with the oven at 400 degrees I put the pizza in. Once my meal was figured out I needed to see what kind of wine I wanted to pair with it! I had fourteen minutes to go and was feeling a big red. I wandered down to the cellar and after pulling some bottles I decided to try the 2008 Aloft…

      By Bills Wine Wandering

      Labor Day wine 2014

      …Rose with that barbecue? Labor Day weekend marks not just the end of summer, but the Wine Curmudgeon’s annual appearance at the Kerrville Fall Music Festival to talk about Texas wine (and to drive 5 mph). Whatever you do to enjoy the weekend, these wines will make it that much more interesting: • A to Z Pinot Gris 2013 ($13, purchased, 13…

      3 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      2008 Joseph Drouhin Clos des Mouches Rouge This guy needed some...

      …2008 Joseph Drouhin Clos des Mouches Rouge This guy needed some time to open. Lots of raspberries and strawberries on the nose. Bramble, fallen twigs on the ground, red flowers, and dried leaves as well. Mouthwatering acidity on the palate along with juicy raspberries and cranberries. Pretty long length on this one but I wish it had a bit more complexity. 3/5 bones $$$$ Pinot Noir 13% abv Beaune Premier Cru (Burgundy), FRANCE…

      By Shiba Sommelier

      Uproot Wines – Judging wine by the label is highly recommended!

      … Sauvignon Blanc. My tasting notes for the wines are as follows: Uproot Wines 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon 14.4% abv. – deep ruby red. with aromas of mocha, tobacco, jammy fruit, spice, cherry and vanilla on the nose. Medium acidity, not too tannic, quite mouth-watering, with a nice medium-plus finish. This wine is VERY easy to drink and has a great…

      By Girls Go Grape

      Happy 14th Birthday: Willows Lodge

      …WILLOWS LODGE CELEBRATES 14th BIRTHDAY WITH 14 GIVEAWAYS Willows Lodge, a favorite Pacific Northwest retreat in the heart of Woodinville Wine Country, will host a month-long 14th Birthday Celebration this September, featuring special discounts and offers throughout the hotel, including its restaurants and newly renovated Fireside, as well…

      2 readers - By Woodinville Wine Update

      2010 Gamble Family Vineyards Old Vine Petite Sirah

      … much: $50.00 Region/appellation Napa Valley, St Helena. Notes: The vineyard previously tended to before prohibition using traditional practices. Dry farmed. Well drained soils. Head trained and hand pruned. 45 years old vines. Naturally low yields of approximately 1 ton per acre. Aged 18 months in old barrels producing a full and flavorful wine. I…

      By Bills Wine Wandering

      2012 Georg Breuer GB Rouge Spätburgunder I’ve been known...

      …2012 Georg Breuer GB Rouge Spätburgunder I’ve been known to enjoy German Pinot Noir from time to time. Today is such a time. This one is a prototypical, clean German Pinot - tart red fruit, underripe raspberry, and clove without much in terms of earth or game. Soft mouthfeel, but clean and crisp. Tart red fruit carries through the wine, although the alcohol seemed a little out of balance at the finish. 3/5 bones $ Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) 12.5% abv Rheingau, GERMANY…

      2 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      Three release love for the last long weekend

      …, for the Western Cape, for South Africa. It comes equipped with energy, “wearing coats that shined, both red and green, colors from their sunny island, from their boats of iron.” It works many sides of the wine pairing practicum, for protein fleshy and flaky, for vegetables prepared in many ways. The Royal is textured and even if the tale is told…

      By Godello

      August Wine Review: A Focus on Napa and Bordeaux Wines

      … – Asian spice, red cherry, spice, currant and cedar notes filled out this elegant and well-rounded wine. I love finding second label wines that are just as good as the first label and Faust is a strong sibling to Quintessa. 2012 Plumpjack Merlot – big fruit, blueberry pie, black cherry, chocolate and smoke make this a nuanced and well balanced…

      7 readers - By Dallas Wine Chick

      Bigger Pinot

      …This is a ‘biggie’ for Ontario Pinot. Certainly on the dark and manly side. Quite tannic, with woodsy, earthy flavours – shades of Barolo or Barbera. Interesting how many Niagara reds take on Italian personality/flavours. Hard not to think of lamb chops, or duck breast. And a roaring fire. This is winter Pinot. Could age another year or two. LE CLOS JORDANNE 11 Pinot Noir ‘Village Reserve’, VQA Niagara 33894 Vintages $30.00 (and Wine Rack Stores)…

      6 readers - By Billy's Best Bottles

      Foro Chianti

      …When life gives you lemons (but you forgot the vodka and gin at your cousin’s house) you go pick up and old reliable Chianti. I need to report I’ve been in a bit of a lull for the past few months and I can’t say I’ve quite shaken it but on this night, in this moment relaxing in my recently clean studio, Billie Holiday on my iTunes, and Red Velvet…

      5 readers - By Cheese N Truffles

      2011 Domaine La Grange Tiphaine Touraine Amboise Clef de Sol...

      …2011 Domaine La Grange Tiphaine Touraine Amboise Clef de Sol Rouge Oooh… this has some definite sanguine Cabernet Franc notes. Graphite and iodine notes along with red currants, red cherries, and raspberries on the nose. Hints of bark, twigs, and greenery as well. Red fruit initially on the palate, giving way to sanguine notes and then finishing with tart fruit. Pair it with a burger at a bistro… c’est parfait! 5/5 bones $$ Cabernet Franc, Malbec 13% abv Touraine Amboise (Loire), FRANCE…

      6 readers - By Shiba Sommelier