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    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

    Burgundy-Style Pinot

    …One of the things we are discovering with County Pinot is its ability to age along the same lines as Burgundy. As in developing earthy ‘farmyard’ flavours and Fall day feelings. They are lightish for a red wine – an experience far removed from jammy berries and mocca. And certainly not for everyone, but appealing to old-world Pinot heads. Best…

    4 readers - By Billy's Best Bottles

    2009 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Brunellos make...

    …2009 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Brunellos make me HAPPY! Yummy combo of tart black fruit and ripe red fruit on the palate with earth, leather saddle, dried charcuterie, and fennel all on the nose! Very well-balanced on the palate with relatively gentle acidity. Red cherries, strawberries, and black cherries with hints of leather and mushrooms. 4/5 bones $$$$ Sangiovese 14% abv Tuscany, ITALY…

    By Shiba Sommelier

    Thirsty Thursday: Marchesi di Barolo, Maraia, Barbera del Monferrato, Italy 2012

    …I’m finding it hard reaching for red this Thirsty Thursday. It is still August. Summer has yet to leave us. I do not want to hear the word Fall. But then we have Barbera. No, not those perpetually rerun Saturday cartoons, but a big, fat black grape that grows like wildfire throughout Northwestern Italy. Barbera makes for a staple red wine…

    1 readers - By WAYWARD WINE

    MORIC: The Apogee of Blaufränkisch

    … grown, and how they were vinified -- with the goal of understanding at a deep level what produced greatness in wine. And then, when he had learned enough, he set out to make an Austrian red wine that belonged in the same pantheon as the great Grand Cru Burgundies, the Northern Rhone, and the legendary vineyards of Barolo. His recipe? Ancient vines…

    4 readers - By Vinography: A Wine Blog

    Texture, sidekick and Budda : Bocchino Nebbiolo

    …Eugenio Bocchino, La Perucca Nebbiolo d’Alba, 2001 Region: Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC, Piedmonte, Italy Grape: Nebbiolo Price: 30$ All life is suffering. I didn’t say that, the Buddha said that. This being said, I think he failed to account for wine. … Continue reading →…

    2 readers - By Wine Ramblings

    2001 Domaine Jean-Michel Gaunoux Pommard ”Les...

    …2001 Domaine Jean-Michel Gaunoux Pommard ”Les Perrières” Feeling mighty French! I smell this stuff and know I’m in Burgundy. Barnyard and leather (we’re talking horse and saddle). Crushed raspberries, macerated red berries, and blackberries. Savory clove on the nose. Juicy raspberries and red currants; not as much leather on the palate. Star anise, clove, and rocks in the soil. Tannins are very present. Drinking well now but can certainly age…Classic Burgundy. 4/5 bones $$$$ Pinot Noir 13% abv Pommard (Burgundy), FRANCE…

    By Shiba Sommelier
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