Red Wine - Page 2

  • Pinot Noir, Fort Berens, Lillooet, BC VQA, 2012, 13.5% abv, C$26

    … the grapes happy and allow them to retain acidity levels. All of these factors have combined to produce a unique microclimate that favours grape growing when combined with the local gravelly glacial rock, sand and loam soils. I’d noted these wines in the local VQA shop, but it took my friend from San Francisco (@corkzillasf) to buy one first…

    winellamain Pinot Noir- 15 readers -
  • Wine of the Week 35 – all change in Chile

    …Recently I presented a tasting that I found exciting and that seemed to go down rather well with the attendees. My topic was Chile’s emerging Regions and Styles and it was a wide ranging – or at least as wide as you can get in … Continue reading…

    Quentin Sadler's Wine Page- 5 readers -
  • Seven compelling picks from VINTAGES for January 24

    … not drier than the others, less weighty than Kitterlé and on par with Kessler, 2011 is the year of its kinship. Here alights the lemon drop, petrol, vintage given and vintage using searing Schlumberger. I have tasted the last five (in Saering, Kessler and Kitterlé) and here is the most intense of the group. Really wound tight, rolled into a fine…

    Michael Godel/ Godelloin Syrah Riesling Chardonnay- 5 readers -
  • Powerful red wines from a tiny town: Brunello di Montalcino

    … 23 Jan 2015 Comments Off Powerful red wines from a tiny town: Brunello di Montalcino Since the hilltop town of Montalcino is not easy to get to, it’s a good thing that the producers of Brunello di Montalcino bring their wines to the US for tastings. We do consume a quarter of the complex mahogany red wine they produce. Brunello is full…

    Becky Sue Epstein/ Becky Sue Epstein- 4 readers -
  • My Cave Red!

    … Okay this is not a cheapie, but it is on sale! And comes in a screw cap. I’ve been drinking Cave’s Gamay ever since the winery opened and have to say it’s been an wonderful ride. Early vintages had the fruitiness/tartness of Beaujolais, and I recall a chefs’ lunch where it was pronounced ‘best partner for alfresco meals’. More recent vintages…

    Billy's Best Bottles- 2 readers -
  • 2010 Agricola Querciabella Mongrana Maremma Toscana Modeling...

    … 2010 Agricola Querciabella Mongrana Maremma Toscana Modeling another necklace from my friends at Sunset45! A lot going on - red cherries, red plums, juicy strawberries, balsamic glaze, cassis, blackberries, cocoa, leather, and earth on the nose. Red cherry and red plum on the attack on the palate; thyme and balsamic glaze mid-palate; leather…

    Shiba Sommelier- 2 readers -
  • Weddings in Woodinville: Returning for the 6th Year

    … If you are even remotely thinking about planning a wedding you should be in Woodinville on Sunday, Janaury 25th. The guys don’t need to worry about missing football; there are no NFL games on Sunday. Woodinville’s top wedding venues will open their doors in lavish style to future brides, grooms and their entourage. Designed as a wine tour…

    Shona Milne/ Woodinville Wine Update- 4 readers -
  • Inexpensive Hearty Red

    … … WITH AN ADDED TWIST! This is for fans of rich, hearty, plummy reds. The little ‘extra’ you get with the South African edition is charred/smoky BBQ flavours. Nobody has been able to explain the reason for this feature – so just enjoy. For me it adds interest to obvious yumminess. And you get all this for only twelve dollars. My opened bottle developed exciting deep, woodsy flavours on day two. A Rhone/Chianti/Aussie experience. Loved it. BOSCHENDAL 13 ‘The Pavillion’ Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon, South Africa 222299 $11.95 …

    Billy's Best Bottlesin Cabernet Sauvignon- 5 readers -
  • Kick-Ass Carménère – Koyle Royale 2011

    … of Bordeaux. It was not until the 1990’s that researchers proved the grape to be Carménère and it was officially recognized by Chile as a distinct varietal…yay for us! Koyle Royale Carménère is full bodied at 14.5% abv and is deep ruby-crimson in the glass. On the nose, there is a stunning bouquet of white and black pepper, liquorice, clove…

    Christine Campbell/ Girls Go Grapein Merlot- 5 readers -
  • Du bon Bachelder: Burgundy, Oregon, Niagara

    … was ‘La’ is now ‘Aux’ and with the change, in this vintage, comes something formidable, eliciting a response of aux la la. Let’s talk about this, with no mocking tone, just real thoughts. Anything but regional, this Bachelder is so very Villages, specifically lieu-dit, with its depth of earth and release of perfume. A piercing sort of Pinot Noir from…

    Michael Godel/ Godelloin Pinot Noir- 4 readers -
  • Wine of the week: Pillar Box Red 2012

    … and merlot in the blend take the edge of the shiraz, and it’s a more enjoyable wine because of it. This is red meat wine, and don’t overlook sausages. Nicely done, and a candidate for the 2016 $10 Hall of Fame. The post Wine of the week: Pillar Box Red 2012 appeared first on Wine Curmudgeon. …

    The Wine Curmudgeon- 5 readers -
  • Lake WA Institute: Valentine’s Dinner with Michael Florentino Cellars

    …-deductible expense. Call 425.739.8134 or reserve online at: http://www.lwtech.edu/about_lwtech/foundation/default.aspx and please type in the phrase “Winter Dinner” in the Reference/Invoice Field *This event will include guided wine pairings – participants must be 21 years of age or older.* Questions? Contact Blake Holaday directly via e-mail: Blake.Holaday@lwtech.edu Tagged as: Valentine's Day, Wine …

    Shona Milne/ Woodinville Wine Update- 3 readers -
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