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    10 Best Bonarda Wines to Buy Now + 5 Surprising Facts about Bonarda

    … The most popular Bonarda-based wine in the North American retail market is made in Argentina where it is the second-most planted grape variety, just behind Malbec. You’ll find my most recent Bonarda wine reviews and ratings here. 5 Surprising Facts about Bonarda: 1. Bonarda is a late-ripening grape variety that requires a large shift…

    7 readers - By Natalie MacLean

    Ghost Pines 2011 Red Blend

    … by volume of 14.5%. On the nose were aromas of blackberry, blueberry, boysenberry & mulberry. On the palate were a variety of flavors and each time I sipped the wine I got a different combination which was quite a surprise and a fun experience. In addition to the blueberry, blackberry, boysenberry & mulberry flavors I found spice and caramel…

    7 readers - By The Wit Is Out

    2011 Pine Ridge Onyx

    … the bags under the weight limits. We were looking forward to the trip and decided to have a glass of wine to settle down for the night while packing. Sight Sorry no picture.  The Onyx wine was deep and a purple hue. Smell This wine was very aromatic, young-fruity.  I could smell vanilla, spice, sweet red fruit, a slight smoke. Taste…

    6 readers - By Bills Wine Wandering

    Wine of the week: Cantine Colosi Rosso 2012

    …, 13%) isn’t one of those. It’s a red blend, mostly nero d’avola, and the kind of wine that has helped make Sicily what it is today. It’s almost certain to go in the $10 Hall of Fame next year, and has been one of the great joys of my wine drinking this summer. Look for juicy, fresh, cherry fruit, and drink it by itself (yes, really) or with any…

    4 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

    Auction of Washington Wines: Picnic & Barrel Auction

    … One of my favorite wine events of the year is coming up; Auction of Washington Wines Picnic. There is plenty of wine and food and winemkers for the Picnic.  The money raised at the Picnic and the other Auction of Washington Wines events go towards uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Viticulture and Enology Research at Washington…

    1 readers - By Woodinville Wine Update

    Drew Wines, Mendocino, CA: Recent Releases

    … flavors in an effortless, bright and perfectly balanced package. Outrageously good. 13.3% alcohol. Score: around 9.5. Cost: $45. click to buy. 2010 Drew "Fog-Eater" Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, Mendocino Light to medium ruby in the glass, this wine smells of beautiful forest floor and crushed red berries. In the mouth, beautiful silky textures…

    2 readers - By Vinography: A Wine Blog

    EFESTE: Barrel Taste With The Winemaker

    … list of accolades, including Wine Spectator 10 Impressive Washington Reds 2012 and Wine Spectator Top 100 in 2011 and 2008. The winery and tasting room are located at 19730 144th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA. Website: www.efeste.com Facebook:  http://www.Facebook.com/efestewinery Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Efeste Tweet This Post …

    1 readers - By Woodinville Wine Update

    Calla Lily Winery Ultimate Red Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

    … this youngster at least 30-60 minutes to fully open for flavors of black cherry, ripe plum, blackberry, oaky vanilla and plenty of spice. Intriguing notes of tobacco box on long finish. The post Calla Lily Winery Ultimate Red Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 appeared first on Wine Blog - Bacchus and Beery. …

    3 readers - By Bacchus and Beery

    Russian River Vineyards Pinot Noir Benedetti Vineyard 2012

    … Russian River Vineyards Pinot Noir Benedetti Vineyard 2012, Russian River Valley, CA, $55 (S) – Rating 91 A gold medal winner at the North of the Gate Wine Competition. Aromas of cherry and strawberry with hints of raspberry and spice. The wine is highlighted by a round mouth-feel, soft tannins and balanced acidity. The palate is treated…

    3 readers - By Bacchus and Beery

    MacPhail Family Wines Pinot Noir Dutton Ranch 2011

    … MacPhail Family Wines Pinot Noir Dutton Ranch 2011, Green Valley of Russian River Valley, CA $49 (S) – Rating 93 Give this beauty a little time to open up in a decanter and you will be well rewarded. A well-rounded bouquet of dark red fruit, stewed cherries and spice. Medium-bodied with silky tannins and bright acidity which is easily enjoyed…

    3 readers - By Bacchus and Beery

    Amici Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

    …, plum, black cherry, dark chocolate and dark spice. Hints of espresso in the long finish. Buy This Wine The post Amici Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 appeared first on Wine Blog - Bacchus and Beery. …

    3 readers - By Bacchus and Beery

    Hook & Ladder Winery The Tillerman 2011

    … Hook & Ladder Winery The Tillerman 2011, Red Table Wine, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA, $20 – Rating 91 This blend of 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, 18% Sangiovese and 16% Merlot is a superb go-to red wine that has endless pairing possibilities. A nose of dark cherry, blackberry, blueberry, spice and smoke. A soft…

    3 readers - By Bacchus and Beery