Red Wine

    2012 WALT “The Corners” Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

    Product was provided for free however the review is my honest opinion. 2014 “Crush” has officially started. We were scheduled for the next Cellarpass Live TV episode when I received and email from Sarah explaining that the winemaker who was going to participate in the Live show had to cancel. They had fresh fruit coming into the winery and that means “all hands on deck”.

    9 readers - By Bills Wine Wandering

    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

      First Argentine Wine: Malbec Calling Catena

      Natalie MacLean - - 9 readers - Continued from Part 1 of Catena Wine That robust work ethic has been in the Catena family for generations. In 1898, his grandfather Nicola left a small village in Sicily for Argentina. He started planting vines in 1902 and raised a family. His eldest son, Domingo, married Angelica Zapata, a daughter of a large land owner, increasing the family’s holdings.

      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.

      Wine of the Week 17 – a delicious & great value Cabernet

      Quentin Sadler's Wine Page - - 8 readers - My Wine of the Week is a favourite value wine of mine. It is a Cabernet Sauvignon from Greece, which is not exactly a place that is famous for Cabernet, but this wine really is delicious and worth trying. I love Greek wines and think they are sadly neglected and underrated by the UK consumer.

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      Dotson~Cervantes Something Red: And, Definitely Worth the Wait

      … red that, you know, I feel has been worth the wait.” As my wife and I dined on gorditas with Alphonse Dotson and his wife, Martha Cervantes, at the Sandstone Cellars wine bar, it all became more apparent. When Alphonse flashed me the bottle, on the label, his wine announced itself saying, “Something Red. 68% Cabernet Sauvignon – 32% Merlot. Texas…

      5 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      2011 Quinta do Crasto Vinhas Velhas Portuguese wines from the...

      …2011 Quinta do Crasto Vinhas Velhas Portuguese wines from the Douro make me smile. Lovely nose of black cherries, cinnamon, dried cranberries, figs, and sweet dates. Black and red cherries on the palate with lots of figs, baking spices, wood, and earth. Very nice! 4/5 bones $$$ Touriga Nacional and other Portuguese red blend varietals 14.5% abv Douro, PORTUGAL…

      1 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      Meet the Winemaker – My interview with Adam Campbell of Elk Cove Vineyards

      …Hello wine lovers and happy wine Wednesday! And, I guess I should say, ‘Happy October.’ I hope your week is going well and you are enjoying the cozy, autumn season. My ‘mostly-sober’ September was successful and I feel good. I have not been sampling or tasting anything new but have enjoyed recalling some special wine moments in my life so far…

      3 readers - By Girls Go Grape

      2010 Camino del Toro Syrah

      …, accompanied by easy tannins and a long lasting finish. Pair this wine with roasted leg of lamb, or grilled bison and the combination will surely win you over. My Review: So a few weeks back my wife and I used a Groupon we had to get some wine at a discount. We signed up through the website and roughly a week later 6 bottles of wine showed up – all reds, all…

      1 readers - By The Good Wine Guru

      Woodinville Wine Events: October 1st-15th

      … Dead Horse & Long Haul Release Columbia Winery – October 5th – The Essence of Wine Class Woodinville Wine Country – October 11th – Get Crushed! – A free, first-hand education in this fascinating process with annual “Get Crushed” tour. Chateau Ste. Michelle – October 11th – Riedel Glassware Seminar Columbia Winery – October 12th – The Components…

      1 readers - By Woodinville Wine Update

      What’s your Reason?

      …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 days I drank Zima and Mad Dog…

      7 readers - By The Chicago Wino

      Wine of the week: Pennywise Petite Sirah 2012

      … that the Pennywise ($12, sample, 13.5%), a California red wine, tastes like petite sirah. Really. And for only $12, which means it’s probably closer to $10 at many retailers. Look for lots of plum, some herbal notes, quietly done fake oak, and even tannins and acidity to round everything out. The latter surprised me even more than the plum, since it seems…

      3 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      2010 Domaine Pierre Gelin Fixin Perched in a planter to protect...

      …2010 Domaine Pierre Gelin Fixin Perched in a planter to protect my Burgundy! This wine needed some time to open. Initially restrained nose of delicate small red berries, raspberries, twigs, and hints of thyme and earth. Some jammier fruit on the nose after opening. Fuller, juicier strawberries and raspberries on the palate with florals and a hint of game. Got a lot better with time. 4/5 bones $$$ Pinot Noir 13% abv Fixin (Burgundy), FRANCE…

      4 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      Chateau Béard La Chapelle, 2008 Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux

      …This beautiful bottle of Bordeaux comes from Saint-Émilion, a French region known for its Merlot-based blends. The focus on Merlot means that Saint-Émilion wines are softer and generally are ready to drink at an earlier age. I was excited when I purchased a duo of this Chateau Béard La Chapelle for $27 each. After all, I was getting a Saint…

      6 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines

      2010 Numanthia Termes I often like to coordinate my hat with my...

      …2010 Numanthia Termes I often like to coordinate my hat with my wine. I also dig Numanthia wines from Toro, Spain. Dark chocolate-covered cherries, cocoa nibs, cedar, and jammy notes on the nose. Red cherries, cocoa powder, cedar, dark earth, and fruit leather on the palate. Great entry-level wine from Numanthia! 4/5 bones $$ Tempranillo 15% abv Toro, SPAIN…

      1 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      A Bordeaux family of wines

      … months in 30 per cent new French oak. This 15 year-old Nenin is earlier generation softer in style, lush and mellow. There are plums mixed with a Right Bank truffle, which, with time and shelled terroir, has come out to play. Now that the wine is a teenager, it wears the vineyard funk as its make up. A shadow of soft red fruit and a shave of fungi…

      3 readers - By Godello

      Perfect Summer Red

      … perfect. An hour in the fridge, or ten in the freezer – and you’re ready for the patio. Cannot understand why wineries present light reds in serious-looking packaging – with a traditional cork. Fun, light wines like this need to be in clear glass, with a screw cap, so the package tell the shopper what to expect. SARTORI 12 Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy 378109 $13.95…

      2 readers - By Billy's Best Bottles

      2013 Il Falchetto Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG Hmm… smells...

      …2013 Il Falchetto Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG Hmm… smells almost carbonic? Small red berries, ripe peaches, and nectarines with the REDDEST flesh possible on the nose. Great mouthfeel on this wine. Hint of pepper on the attack, yielding to dried cranberries and dried cherries on the palate. Interesting! 4/5 bones $$ Brachetto 6% abv Brachetto d’Acqui (Piedmont), ITALY…

      3 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      It’s not just for Pinot anymore !

      … days” and was an attempt at extend the length of time for skin contact when producing a Sauvignon Blanc. No2 is called “Copigmentation” and uses white grape skins during the fermentation of red grapes (Tempranillo). The Number 7 experiment that I tasted is called “Natural?” and is of course a natural wine. Eye: Deep purple Nose: Clean, medium…

      5 readers - By Wine Ramblings

      2009 Robert Biale Vineyards The Southern Trail Zinfandel

      … and punched down three times per day. Pressed to Burgundian oak – 20% new. Aged 14 months. I rated the 2009 Robert Biale Vineyards The Southern Trail Zinfandel Three glasses. Life is too short to drink crappy wine! Facebook.com/BillsWineWandering @BillsWineWander Like this: Like Loading... About the author…

      3 readers - By Bills Wine Wandering