Red Wine - Page 2

    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

    27th Auction of Washington Wines: Success!

    …Auction of Washington Wines raises $1.8 Million for Uncompensated Care at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Washington State University’s Viticulture & Enology Program More than 2,500 attendees participated throughout 27th annual series of summer events The 27th annual Auction of Washington Wines culminated August 14-16 in Woodinville, Wash…

    By Woodinville Wine Update

    2013 Manikay Cabernet Sauvignon

    …Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Region: Coonawarra, Australia Cost: ~$13 Winemaker’s Notes: The marriage of Coonawarra’s unique limestone and deep red terra rossa soils gives birth to a magical Cabernet Sauvignon with the exquisite cassis character typical of the Coonawarra region. Velvety tannins balance the textured sweetness of the fruit. My…

    5 readers - By The Good Wine Guru

    2012 Woodbridge Zinfandel

    … without too much disruption. Recently, Eileen shared this Zinfandel so I thought I would do an evaluation. Sight Medium color depth and a ruby hue. Smell The Zinfandel was aromatic, with young-fruity development. I noted spice and red fruit including raspberry. Taste The wine was too cold initially. As it warmed, it was slightly dry, medium-bodied…

    1 readers - By Bills Wine Wandering

    2009 Bodegas Muga Selección Especial Ripe red cherries,...

    …2009 Bodegas Muga Selección Especial Ripe red cherries, blackberries, dried cranberries, and raspberries. Savory serrano ham note. Cloves and cardamom. Bourbon vanilla. 4/5 bones $$$ Tempranillo (some Garnacha, Mazuelo, Graciano) 14% abv Rioja, SPAIN…

    2 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

    Refugio Ranch: A Haven of Calm After the #WBC14 Storm

    … wine and long for the ‘off the beaten path’ experiences that are not replicated with larger conferences. “The more the merrier,” he said – probably not quite realizing what was in store. We met at the tasting room and tried the 2013 Aqua Dolce de Refugio on the patio. The wine, which was made of Malvasia Bianca, was very refreshing…

    By Dallas Wine Chick

    The LCBO and WineAlign go local

    …, they will tell you this. “For the last 23 years LCBO has been a steadfast and proud supporter of locally produced Ontario VQA wine.”  That is certainly true. Three things would add measurable weight to that statement. Private VQA wine stores, increased shelf space in current LCBO stores and a lifting of  the embargo for “typicity” qualifying standards…

    By Godello
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