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    Review of Landon Winery’s Reserve Meritage 2006

    The post Review of Landon Winery’s Reserve Meritage 2006 appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. We happened to have some free time this past week while in the Dallas area and decided to pop into Landon Winery in McKinney, Texas. I had read about them and had seen many comments on how great the wines were, but I needed to find out for myself.

    8 readers - By Jeremy Wilson/ Texas Wine Lover

    Movie Review: American Wine Story

    This past weekend, I had the opportunity to view a screening of American Wine Story. This highly anticipated film chronicles a group of people who take their unexplained passion for wine to another level. In the spirit of similar documentaries like SOMM and Blood Into Wine, AWS tries to indirectly explain this unique obsession of a handful of wine lovers who abandon their script ...

    8 readers - By Uncorked Remarks

      Review: 2012 Landmark Vineyards Overlook Chardonnay

      Drinkhacker.com - - 9 readers - Review: 2012 Landmark Vineyards Overlook Chardonnay This new Chardonnay from Landmark isn’t a Sonoma appelation wine like last year’s: It’s made from 83% Sonoma, 11% Monterey, and 6% Santa Barbara grapes. The overall impact is pleasant, but uninspiring. Aggressively meaty on the nose, it lets ...

      Review of Westcave Cellars Reserve Merlot 2012

      Texas Wine Lover - - 6 readers - The post Review of Westcave Cellars Reserve Merlot 2012 appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. Westcave Cellars is known for producing boutique, handcrafted wines using only Texas fruit. Estate vines as well as vines from across the Lone Star State provide the fruit for the wine program. Tempranillo is not the staple grape variety chosen by owners/winemakers Allan and Margaret Fetty.

      Three-legged dogs, Jack Dempsey and Rye Whiskey

      Another Wine Blog - - 6 readers - Imagine music so good, so soulful, so gypsy, so nasty, so pure, that it gets into the very marrow of your bones, rips your heart out and washes it gently in the lazy waters of the Delta then puts it back in your chest, only to leave you wanting more. Imagine a transcendent voice, both gravely and smooth at the same time, weaving tales of three-legged dogs, Jack Dempsey and Rye w ...

      Review: anCnoc Rutter and Flaughter Single Malts

      Drinkhacker.com - - 6 readers - Review: anCnoc Rutter and Flaughter Single Malts anCnoc (pronounced a-NOCK) is the whisky produced by the Knockdu distillery, presumably called thus because “Knockdu” was too easy to spell and pronounce.* anCnoc, a Highland producer right on the edge of Speyside, is known for its unpeated spirits, but now it’s hitting the market with a quartet of peated expressions.

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      Review: 2013 Mirabeau en Provence “Classic” and “Pure” Rose Wines

      … - A blend of high-altitude Grenache, Syrah, and Vermentino grapes. A bolder, fruitier wine, and with a bent more toward the racy raspberry side of the fence than the sweeter, strawberry side. A pleasant, sorbet-like finish hints at herbal notes — syrah driven, perhaps — but those raspberries hang in there until the end. B+ / $21 mirabeauwine.com Similar Posts: This entry was posted in Rated B+, Reviews, Wine. Bookmark the permalink.…

      4 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Sauv Blanc and Pinot Noir from Stoneleigh Winery in Marlborough, NZ

      …Steve and I have been dying to visit New Zealand wine country. We love the wine from New Zealand and we have seen beautiful photos from the region. A visit to New Zealand is definitely on our bucket list. As part of our education, we thought it would be fun to try Stoneleigh Winery’s Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. (Full Disclosure: The winery…

      5 readers - By 2 Hollywood Winos

      Review: Trianon Tequila

      … is quite a bit more austere than expected, those winey characteristics on the nose taking on more of a Port character and the essence of chocolate syrup. This leads to a body that is, as expected, full of sweetness, but which features more of a carmelized/brown sugar character akin to creme brulee crust. The agave notes are pretty much gone…

      3 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Review: Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru

      … notes. That acidic, throat-scorching cherry vinegar character hits hard on the palate, a smattering of malt oddly complementing the wild, almost abrasive brew. Compelling, but it’s a massive undertaking to get your arms around it. This isn’t something most of us are likely to consume on a regular basis — which is a good thing, since the only way you can try…

      4 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Review of Landon Winery’s Reserve Meritage 2006

      …: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc Clarity/Brightness: Clear/bright with no detectable flaws and no gas or sediment Tannins: Medium plus Acidity: Medium Alcohol: Medium Finish: Long 13.9% alcohol by volume If you have not yet tried wines from Landon Winery, you are most definitely missing out. The winery is world class and the quality…

      8 readers - By Jeremy Wilson/ Texas Wine Lover

      Review: The Last Drop 1950 Fine Aged Cognac

      … and an excellent example of what very old brandy is like. At this price, though, you might want something that’s still firing on all cylinders, and which is more balanced from start to finish. 83.6 proof. 478 bottles made (each includes a 50ml miniature as a bonus). B+ / $2,600 / lastdropdistillers.com Similar Posts: This entry was posted in Brandy, Cognac, Rated B+, Reviews. Bookmark the permalink.…

      3 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Review: CapaBubbles Sparkling Wine Cap

      … — in getting the pieces to actually come together and make a solid seal. Given its limitations and the fact that the CapaBubbles costs about two or three times as much as a typical hinged stopper, my rating is probably generous. D / $16 / [BUY IT HERE] Similar Posts: This entry was posted in Barware, Rated D/F, Reviews. Bookmark the permalink.…

      By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Cuthills Vineyards Review

      … unannounced for a tasting one morning, and found Ed inside his great barn of a tasting room preparing for another day of working at his winery. He welcomed us in with a smile… [read more]* *Full reviews are located at http://www.americanwineryguide.com and will open in a new browser window. Like this: Like Loading... Related Tags: Nebraska Wine, Reviews…

      5 readers - By itheewine

      Review: LA1 Louisiana Whiskey

      … smokiness and bitter root notes, but it’s just so tough to shake that wood. Even water doesn’t do this whiskey much service. While it does help to coax out a few light fruit notes of golden raisins and lemon peel, the water actually makes the overall wood character even more powerful — and tougher to muscle through. 94 proof. Reviewed: Batch #3, bottle #461/500. C- / $45 / dpdspirits.com Similar Posts: This entry was posted in Rated C-, Reviews, Whiskey. Bookmark the permalink.…

      2 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      3 New Releases from Paul Dolan Vineyards

      …Paul Dolan Vineyards Have you ever had any wines from Mendocino County? Until recently when I took San Francisco Wine School’s CWAS program I had not been exposed to a lot of wine from Mendocino. At many retail wine outlets the selection from California consists mostly of Central Coast and Napa/Sonoma, with very little from Mendocino. The area has…

      4 readers - By Weekly Wine Journal

      Movie Review: American Wine Story

      … Cartograph Wines in Healdsburg with Serena Lourie. Mike Officer also has a story that resonated with me. He realized at an early age that sitting in a cubicle writing web code was the recipe for a slow death. He started making wine at home and that endeavor blossomed into Carlisle Winery. For myself, as a web coder in a previous life, that hit home…

      8 readers - By Uncorked Remarks

      Review: Crop Organic Spiced Pumpkin Vodka

      …. Appropriately burnt orange in color, Crop Spiced Pumpkin offers a quite sweet nose with a fragrant, cloves/cinnamon/vanilla spice to it. The body has the inimitable pumpkin spiciness to it — difficult to put into words, but distinctly nodding toward holiday tipples. That said, it is extremely sweet, to the point where you’ll have no idea whether…

      2 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com