What’s New in Naramata Wine Country

    As a wine destination, Naramata is about as remote as it gets in BC’s Okanagan Valley. There’s only one road in and one road out and heaven help you if an accident stops traffic in your path. The Naramata bench wine country, which runs north/south on the East side of Lake Okanagan, starts just north of Penticton on a grid of roads hosting a number of great wineries.

    8 readers - By Mari Kane/ Tasting Room Confidential

    Domaine Clavel

    I kept bumping into Pierre Clavel at wine fairs earlier this year. And he kept asking: when are you going to come and see me au domaine? Finally earlier this month the opportunity presented itself. He had started picking, the whites, and so far so good. And he has also picked some grapes for his rosé and the red harvest will get going next week, that is to say the week of 8th September.

    7 readers - By Rosemary George/ Taste Languedoc

      Month in Wines – September 2014

      Talk-A-Vino - - 5 readers - Yep, another month became a history, and it is time to talk about the wine highlights – well, yeah, before this month vanishes too. No generic trends or observations, except of a bit more of the kosher wines than usual due to the Jewish holidays. Here we go. 2012 Terrenal Chardonnay, Spain (12.5% ABV, $4.

      “Hock, Moselle And The Rest”

      Winecast - - 4 readers - “Hock, Moselle And The Rest” by Tim Elliott on October 7, 2014 I recently began rereading George Saintsbury’s classic, “Notes on a Cellar-Book.” The 1920 volume was one of my first wine books read back in the early 1980’s that I had not thought much about since. With time – and much more context and experience with wine – I am finding the book a fascinating window into late 19th ...

      Oct 15, Pyrenees Wine Region in Western Victoria

      Vinodiversity - - 4 readers - Pyrenees Wine Region in Western Victoria The Pyrenees Wine Region is located around the eponymous mountain range in Western Victoria. To the west is the Grampians Wine Region, and to the east is the Bendigo Wine Region. The climate and soils have proved to be very suitable for the production of high quality red wines and hence there is a predominance of Shiraz as the variety of choice.

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      Fresh Sheet October 20th 2014

      … Enthusiast to cover all of Washington. Kevin White Winery Kevin White Winery La Fraternité Red Wine Yakima Valley 2012 $28 (Exceptional) A vibrantly aromatic, expressive wine with notes of raspberries, kirsch, licorice, huckleberry, and dark coffee along with floral notes and spice. The palate is medium bodied, filled with luscious, direct, primary fruit…

      1 readers - By Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Report

      Celebration Continues on Sunday

      … the effort as guests gobbled up the meatball sliders and pork belly. Katie Grassini and Paul Azdril, General Manager, gave us a warm welcome. We were encouraged to enjoy the wide selection of wines from the 2013 Happy Canyon Sauvignon Blanc which we compared with the 2011 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc. It was then on to the reds where I particularly enjoyd…

      3 readers - By Food and Wine Safari

      Truchard: Wines of Quality + Value in Napa Valley

      … with limestone a mix of both Bordeaux and Burgundian varieties, in sandstone they also grow a mix of grape types. Today Truchard is considered one of the premium growers of Carneros, with 12 different planted varieties including Zinfandel, Tempranillo, and Roussanne most unusually, but also each of the 5 Bordeaux reds, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir…

      4 readers - By Hawk Wakawaka/ Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

      Born In The USA (My American Wine Scene Wine Picks For Italy’s Civilta del bere Magazine)

      …-iconic producer. Garfield Estates Vineyard & Winery Vin Rosé – because we like underdogs. Arizona Caduceus Cellars Sancha – Might be Maynard’s (and one of AZ’s) best; oh, and finally Tempranillo has somewhere it shows well outside of Rioja! Texas McPherson Cellars Roussanne – because too many in the know about TX wines recommended these guys to me…

      4 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

      Wine of the Week; 2012 Tablas Creek Petit Manseng

      … is a Financial Executive by day, and a certified wine geek with latent foodie tendencies the rest of the time. In addition to the wine lifestyle and food he enjoys family, fitness and traveling. He likes to get thoughts of wine off his mind by sharing experiences on his ENOFYLZ Wine blog, which features wine reviews, wine country travel, and wine and food…

      4 readers - By Martin Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

      Rhone Ranger Wines from Elyse

      … fermentation, the wine was aged for 22 months in French oak with 20% of the barrels being new. The wine has 13.6% alcohol by volume and the bottle is sealed with a natural cork. There were 355 cases produced. My Tasting Note The wine is a nice bright red color. The inviting nose has plums, raspberries, flinty minerals, licorice, earthy underbrush…

      1 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

      Oct 15, Pyrenees Wine Region in Western Victoria

      … varieties, particularly Sangiovese and Tempranillo. Of interest is the plan by St Ignatius Vineyard to plant some Torrentes, a white wine variety from the Diaz family's former home country Argentina. Wineries in the Pyrenees using alternative varieties Blue Pyrenees Estate Viognier | Counterpoint Vineyard Malbec, Nebbiolo, Petit verdot, Roussanne…

      4 readers - By Vinodiversity

      23rd annual Fall Hopland Passport is coming, Oct 18 & 19, 2014

      …, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Primitivo, Riesling, Roussanne, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Syrah Noir, Tannat, Tocai Friulano, Valdiguie, Viognier, and Zinfandel. There will also be blends; the county’s flagship Coro wines, rosés, late harvest and ice wine, port, sparkling, and Meritage wines to delight. Here is a short description of what…

      2 readers - By John Cesano/ John on Wine - a wine blog

      Game of Rhône’s

      … predictable so this is a chance to expand the cheap fencing that encompasses your life – to step further into an unknown, but tasty, world. So the next time you reach for a bottle of Cabernet, think instead about trying Syrah, Counise, Grenache, Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, or any number of the Rhone varieties and stretch your taste buds and enliven your senses. The Game of Rhones is game on! RHONE RANGERS…

      2 readers - By Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundz

      Cliffs Wine Picks – Oct 6, 2014 to Oct 12, 2014

      … have a standing order of 6 bottles of this wine and 6 of their “Pink”. Over the years I’ve turned on a few friends of the great wines offered by the winery. This is a blend of 70% Grenache Blanc and 30% James Berry Vineyard Roussanne. This has 14.2% alcohol by volume and the bottle is sealed with a natural cork. My Tasting Note The wine is a light…

      1 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

      Kuhlman Cellars

      … from Mesa Vineyards, 13% Sémillon from the Pheasant Ridge vineyard, and 10% Sauvignon Blanc from Mesa Vineyards. This is a blend they want to bring out every year. Roussanne 2012. 90% Roussanne from Oswald Vineyard in the High Plains and 10% Chenin Blanc from Mesa Vineyards. No oak was used. Alluvé 2012. 59% Carignan, 22% Petite Sirah, and 19…

      2 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      Month in Wines – September 2014

      …, it was way too early to open it. Dense, tight, firm structure, touch of pepper, very balanced. 8+ 2011 Justin Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles (14% ABV, $25) – Jusitn is one of my favorite producers, and this wine was very much on par with expectations. Rich, with dark fruit and tobacco notes, firm structure and excellent balance. 8 This slideshow requires…

      5 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

      Portland Wine Tastings, Friday, October 10, 2014

      … and fragrant reds, and beautifully balanced whites are hallmarks at Couron. Wine was once cultivated here by the Romans, and the estate has a long history of viticulture. Mt. Tabor Fine Wines Amazing Whites From France, Italy & Oregon 2013 Domaine Couron, Cotes Du Rhone Villages$13 S. Rhone Valley, Fr./ Roussanne, Marsanne, Grenache Blanc 2013 Clos…

      1 readers - By Portland Oregon Wine

      “Hock, Moselle And The Rest”

      … of the other great varieties, Riesling has an animal character that can put you off in youth. It’s strong and undefiant, which is part of the reason I like it so much. Another reason many view might Riesling as not noble is the stereotype many of us Baby Boomers have of the variety from our youth. How many of us grew up seeing Blue Nun or Zeller Schwarze…

      4 readers - By Winecast

      Wine of the Day October 5, 2014

      …2012 Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe, Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc, La Crau, Rhone White, France. The Brunier team at Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe have done a masterful job with the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape white wine, and while it still remains a rare curiosity against their more dominant red wine, I actually like it better in this vintage and find…

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