Rose Wines

  • A Pair of Côtes de Provence Rosés with a Charming Story

    …, Côtes de Provence, is a blend of grenache, syrah and vermentino grapes that offers an alluring pale copper-salmon color and enticing aromas of fresh strawberries and raspberries with hints of dried red currants and cloves and a barely discernible note of orange rind and lime peel. The wine slides across the palate with crisp vivacity yet with a touch…

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Syrah- 2 readers -
  • Wonderful Winderlea!

    … The centerpiece of Friday’s agenda was a summer wine pairing luncheon at one of my favorite Oregon wineries, Winderlea, that is in the heart of the Dundee area. On the way out of Salem, we stopped at St. Innocent, a winery I have never visited that came highly recommended. We enjoyed one of the wine flights offered and I particularly liked…

    Pursuing Pinotin Pinot Noir- 5 readers -
  • A Rosé by Any Other Name ….

    … …might be called the Isabel Mondavi Deep Rosé Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Napa Valley, and in case any of you winemakers out there are thinking, “What a great name! I think I’ll use ‘deep rose’ for my label,” there’s a little trademark symbol that protects the name from other use. Anyway, this is 100 percent cabernet sauvignon, from vineyards…

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Cabernet Sauvignon- 2 readers -
  • Two Pinot Noirs from “The Little One”

    … aromas of rhubarb, cranberry and pomegranate wreathed with sassafras and cloves, rose petals and lilac. The texture feels like the coolest, sexiest satin imaginable, riven by acidity as striking as a red sash on a blue coat; the resulting sense of tension, resolution and balance is the substance of which great wines are made. Oak is subliminal…

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Pinot Noir- 10 readers -
  • Wine of the Week

    … You’ll have to do a little searching for this beauty, My Readers, because the production is limited, but if you’re a fan of rosé wines, this is worth a phone call or visit to the winery website. The MacPhail Family Wines Rosé of Pinot Noir 2013, Sonoma Coast, offers a radiant copper-salmon color and bright aromas of dried red currants…

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Pinot Noir- 7 readers -
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  • Weekend Wine Notes: 10 Under $20

    … the mechanics of distribution and consumer interest. In any case, enjoy these selections where you find them, in moderation, of course. Except for one wine, these were samples for review. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Adobe Pink 2013, Paso Robles. 46% syrah, 37% grenache noir, 17…

  • Brad and Angelina Made a Wine

    Imagine being so famous that people can use your first name and everyone knows who they’re talking about. As in: “Fredric just posted to his blog,” and billions of earthlings go “oooohhh” and “aaaahhh.” Anyway, as multitudes are aware, the Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, in partnership with the Perrin family of Chateau de Beaucastel in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, last ye ...

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head -
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