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    Bitner Vineyards 2012 Late Harvest Reserve Riesling, Snake River Valley, $19

    … a gorgeous sweet wine with aromas of dried apricot, pineapple and peach, followed by succulent flavors of ripe tree fruit dripping with honey and spice. At nearly 7% residual sugar, this won best dessert wine at the 2014 Idaho Wine Competition and was in the running for best of show. Rating: Outstanding! Production: 134 cases Alcohol: 10.8% Winery…

    5 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

    A trio from Therapy Vineyards

    …. The winemaking processes, including several hours of skin contact with a special enzyme, were all designed to capture the aromatics which these four varietals have in abundance. The wine begins with aromas of peach, melon and citrus, leading to flavours of green apple and lime. Good acidity balances the residual sweetness here. The wine has a long…

    5 readers - By John Schreiner/ John Schreiner on wine

    Great whites from the Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

    … Estate Winery 2013 Auxerrois, Okanagan Valley, $15: Walter and Gordon Gehringer won a gold with this Alsatian grape at the 2014 Indy International Wine Competition, and they followed that up this fall at the Great Northwest Invitational. The fact that this grape is often confused with Pinot Blanc in Europe is somewhat ironic because both varieties…

    3 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine

    Opening up Antinori

    …, which, along with Sassacaia, launched the movement in the ’70s, as well as Antorini Cervaro dela Sala Chardonnay Umbria, claimed to be “the most decorated wine ever produced in Italy”, when I asked Alessia the best way to get to know Antinori (which is not an easy task considering they own eight estates in Italy and seven others spread across 5…

    2 readers - By Mike Madaio/ Pennsylvania Vine Company

    British Columbia Winery Tour: Interviews at Six Okanagan Wineries

    … a taste of my experience there when I previously told you about the electric Riesling at Tantalus Vineyards. There’s more from this winery, but first let’s get to know Andy Gebert, Co-Owner of St. Hubertus Estate Winery. He poses with grapes: And pours us Chasselas, which is a white wine grape I’ve never tasted outside of bottles from France’s Alsace…

    6 readers - By Jameson Fink/ Jameson Fink

    A hip of wine from Hidden Bench

    … French cask in the Hidden Bench cellar A visit to the Beamsville Bench on a warm October morning is a beautiful thing. Facilitated by their sagacious Ontario agent Bernard Stramwasser of Le Sommelier, the royal welcome was presented at Hidden Bench Vineyards and Winery. Proprietor Harald Thiel and winemaker Marlize Beyers left no barrel, vine…

    2 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

    Woodinville Wineries: Elevation Cellars

    … – but very friendly in any case. We started tasting from 2013 Elevation Cellars Imperium Riesling Lawrence Vineyard Columbia Valley AVA. The Riesling had a very interesting profile with a touch of sweetness and some interesting minerality – it was actually resembling the Washington Riesling I didn’t appreciate during the pro tasting at WBC14 – however…

    1 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

    Wine of the Day October 16, 2014

    … 2013 Eva Fricke, Riesling, Trocken, Rheingau Germany. Eva Fricke’s basic QbA Trocken is stylish, zippy and dusty dry with yellow peach, lime, grapefruit, green apple and mango notes along with sizzling acidity, mineral tones and salted gravel. A recent glass at the Slanted Door convinced me again, Fricke is a talent to followed and her wines…

    3 readers - By grapelive.com

    Inside the Great Northwest Invite

    … 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon won best of show. This year, the 2012 vintage of that wine won another gold medal. Idaho wineries show well Melanie Krause and Joe Schnerr own Cinder Wines in Garden City, Idaho. They are holding their daughter, Charli. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) Two Idaho wineries won six gold medals between them…

    1 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

    Cape May Winery in September

    …, Syrah, and Chambourcin. I tend to enjoy red blends. This was nice. I tasted a bit of spice and cherry. However, I felt like I enjoyed it more in the past. Lighthouse Blush – This wine is like a white zinfandel with a hint of cherry. It’s the fruitier wine of the Lighthouse line. Mom liked this one best. Like me, her taste leans sweeter. Isaac…

    8 readers - By NJ Wine with Me

    The Grapes of Laugh: How to Host a Wine Tasting or Start a Wine Club

    … There are many excellent reasons to host a wine tasting party—or even to form a wine club. For one thing, wine is a social beverage—one that’s meant to be shared with friends. And it’s more fun to drink than to buy Tupperware—unless, of course, you’re drinking from the Tupperware. The only goal is to enjoy yourself and perhaps find a new…

    3 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

    Monks Gate Vineyard 2013 Riesling, Yamhill-Carlton, $25

    … Monks Gate Vineyard 2013 Riesling, Yamhill-Carlton, $25 By Great Northwest Wine on October 15, 2014 One of the highlight discoveries during 2014 has been small, family operation in Carlton, Ore. Their vineyard serves as a gateway for monks at the Trappist Abbey, which defines the name behind the label, and the work of winemaker Laurent…

    4 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

    Judging by the Juice: 2014 Okanagan Preview

    … sips don’t hurt. Plus, I was spitting. And it’s really fascinating to realise that this cloudy, often quite sedimentary liquid will one day emerge as a finished wine. Rhys Pender, MW: pretty excited about the juice. After all, it was his … and it was Riesling… The tasting was led by Rhys Pender—who knows a thing or two about grapes and wine. First…

    7 readers - By Tim Pawsey/ hiredBelly.com
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