Red Wine

    Pinot Pop Star

    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 ...

    7 readers - By Billy's Best Bottles

    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, a memo ...

    7 readers - By The Chicago Wino

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

      Toledo Wines and Vines - - 6 readers - 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-Émilion Grand Cru for a steal.

      Recipes from Wine Country: Warm Mushroom Salad with Reif Estate Cabernet Merlot

      Natalie MacLean - - 6 readers - Warm Wild and Domestic Mushroom Salad Sponsored Post Falling for Cabernet Merlot Autumn is the perfect time for you to start living the Reifstyle, an ideal time to enjoy the bounty of the fall harvest with Reif Estate’s VQA wines. Chef Robin Howe from Wine Country Catering makes it easy with his warm mushroom salad that will pair expertly with a medium bodied rich red wine like ...

      Hawk & Horse Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Red Hills 2010

      Bacchus and Beery - - 6 readers - Hawk & Horse Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Red Hills 2010, Lake County, CA, $65 (S) – Rating 94 100% Cabernet and Biodynamically farmed, this is a big Cabernet Sauvignon. A round mouth-feel with chewy tannins and balanced acidity. A nose of black cherry and blackberry with hints of raspberry and intriguing campfire smoke. On the palate, the wine offers flavors of black ...

      Wine of the Week 20 – a lovely, honest, great value red wine & a bit of a rant

      Quentin Sadler's Wine Page - - 6 readers - Chinon nestling below the walls of Chinon Castle. This where Joan of Arc met the dauphin of France. “Château Chinon” by Touriste – Own work. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons A bit of a rant Sometimes I despair about how wine is sold in the UK – by many of the supermarkets anyway. At the cheaper end of the price spectrum it is getting harder and harder to find a ...

    The latest about Red Wine

      2006 Antonelli San Marco “Chiusa di Pannone”...

      … 2006 Antonelli San Marco “Chiusa di Pannone” Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG Sagrantino is a special grape from Umbria, Italy that can make some really nice wines! This one’s all purple velvet - dark, dark soft fruit and wet earth on the nose. Dark cherries and plums, violets and wet earth on the palate. Really nice! 4/5 bones $$$ Sagrantino 14.5% abv Montefalco, ITALY …

      By Shiba Sommelier

      Happy 60th Toro!

      …, but that’s all fixed, so now you can pour Toro and still look ‘cool’. The ability to combine refreshment with heartwarming flavours and feelings – and great drinkability, are the features that made me love Toro for at least half of its lifespan. Think log cabin, pick-up truck and other heartfelt experiences. Produced from the Garnacha grape which is also responsible for most of the similar wonderful experiences in Cotes du Rhone wines. TORRES 13 ‘Sangre de Toro’, Garnacha, Catalunya, Spain 6585 $12.95 …

      2 readers - By Billy's Best Bottles

      Mini-reviews 66: Les Griottes, Ecco Domani, Rios de Chile, Rauzan Despagne

      … Reviews of wines that don’t need their own post, but are worth noting for one reason or another. Look for it on the final Friday of each month. • Pierre-Marie Chermette Les Griottes 2013 ($19, purchased, 12%): Very pretty rose form Beaujolais made with gamay that has cranberry fruit and a hint of gamay’s grapiness. The catch, of course…

      4 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      2010 Cosentino Cabernet Sauvignon

      … crop, as well as high quality fruit. This new release was aged 20 months in French Oak barrels; 45% new. Composition: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec I rated the 2010 Cosentino Cabernet Sauvignon three glasses. I was happy to drink this wine and brought fond memories of other wines from Cosentino that we have drunk over the years. Life is too short to drink crappy wine! Facebook.com/BillsWineWandering @BillsWineWander Like this: Like Loading... About the author…

      5 readers - By Bills Wine Wandering

      Sierra Salinas Puerto Salinas 2009

      …. Categories: Red Wine About Jeff Alexander A co-founder of Pennsylvania Vine Company, Jeff has written about wine and related pursuits through his Main Line Vine blog and Examiner.com, where he is also known as the Philadelphia Wine Examiner. Based outside of Philly and father of a future gourmand, Jeff is a photographer, runner and PR pro who…

      2 readers - By Jeff Alexander/ Pennsylvania Vine Company

      2013 Handcraft Cabernet Sauvignon

      … Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon; Sangiovese Region: California – USA Cost: $13 (SRP) Winemaker’s Notes: Robust aromas of black cherry, black peppercorn, and violet greet your nose. The layers of flavor that follow are nothing short of fantastic with hints of black fruit compote, clove, spice, and black currant. This full bodied wine is rich…

      5 readers - By George Perry/ The Good Wine Guru

      2012 Las Rocas Viñas Viejas de San Alejandro Garnacha Working on...

      … 2012 Las Rocas Viñas Viejas de San Alejandro Garnacha Working on my own old vine (stick)! Macerated red and black cherries, mint, balsamic, and fruit leather on the nose. Fresher on the palate with ripe plums and black cherries. Garnacha can tend to get pretty alcoholic but the alcohol is surprisingly in balance here. 4/5 bones $$ Garnacha (Grenache) 15% abv Calatayud, SPAIN …

      2 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      2012 Erste + Neue Pinot Nero Trying on a black mane for...

      … 2012 Erste + Neue Pinot Nero Trying on a black mane for size… Fresh raspberries, red cherries, red forest berries, anise, and twigs on the nose. Tart red fruit on the palate - tiny underripe raspberries, forest strawberries, red berries, and cranberries. Delicious! 4/5 bones $$ Pinot Nero 13% abv Alto Adige, ITALY …

      1 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      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!!! 4/5 bones $$ Zinfandel, Petite Sirah 13.8% abv Sonoma County, California, USA …

      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 …

      5 readers - By The Wine Cask Blog

      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 15…

      1 readers - By Dallas Wine Chick

      2011 Wildhaven Blazing Red

      … Varietal: Merlot Region: Columbia Valley, Washington – USA Cost: $11-$14 Winemaker’s Notes: True to its nose, robust flavors of berry cobbler and black cherries swirl with notes of mocha and deep spice, punctuated by medium-firm tannins on the finish. My Review: If you’ve ever been to a Total Wine (and let’s be honest, love them or hate them…

      1 readers - By George Perry/ The Good Wine Guru

      Seven Martinis shaken, not stirred

      … The Cabernet Sauvignon of Louis M. Martini Photo: (c) http://www.louismartini.com/ To shake or to stir, that is the question. In the case of the Martini, the answer is always the former, unless Ian Fleming and James Bond are a part of the response. Author W. Somerset Maugham declared that “Martinis should always be stirred, not shaken, so…

      2 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello
    More from around the web