Davero Winery and Dry Creek Valley Sagrantino

    The Davero Symbol. A couple of weeks ago I visited a winery in Dry Creek Valley that really impressed me and I feel delighted to tell you all about them. But I’ve got to level with you guys—I always do—I’m a couple of days in front of a big trip to Italy and pressed for time.

    10 readers - By enotecaMarcella

    Messina Hof Winery Wins Gold At People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic

    Messina Hof Winery Wins Gold At People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic Grapevine, TX – September 19, 2014 – Messina Hof Winery and Resort won three Gold Medals (First Place Awards) and Silver Medal (Second Place Award) in the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic during the 28th Annual GrapeFest®. The popular competition was hosted Sept.

    8 readers - By Texas Wine and Trail Magazine

      Umbria wine country – our adventures on the Umbria wine trail

      Wine Country Getaways - - 8 readers - In Umbria wine country When we redesigned the WineCountryGetaways Website, this article I’d posted about our wine country trip to Umbria was misplaced and never made it to the blog. I am posting this and if you are considering a wine adventure in Italy, think about Umbria. It is next door to Tuscany, but much less crowded with tourists and it is just as beautiful.

      Red Willow Vineyard: Hallowed ground in the Yakima Valley

      Great Northwest Wine - - 8 readers - Red Willow Vineyard’s most prominent feature is the small stone chapel that sits atop a steep hill overlooking the western Yakima Valley. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) WAPATO, Wash. – In just about every conceivable way, the 140 acres of wine grapes here at Red Willow Vineyard are hallowed ground. Here is where Washington’s first Syrah was planted.

      Texas Hills Vineyard to Release White Port & Sangiovese 2011

      Texas Wine and Trail Magazine - - 7 readers - Texas Hills Vineyard to Release White Port & Sangiovese 2011 RELEASE PARTY for White PORT & Sangiovese 2011 When: September 27, 2014 Where: Texas Hills Vineyard Patio! 878 RR 2766, Johnson City, Texas 78636 What: Texas Hills Vineyard will be releasing our Sangiovese 2011 and our new PORT Bianco Sangiovese is an Italian varietal and the primary ingredient in Chianti.

      Poggio di Sotto Rosso di Montalcino 2007

      Just Grapes - - 7 readers - As expensive as Poggio di Sotto’s wines are, they also sit a clear echelon above most from Montalcino. This 2007 Rosso is, in form and complexity, more like a Brunello than a Rosso. Poggio di Sotto is considered ‘traditional’ in its approach, meaning indigenous yeasts, two years Slavonian Oak Botti (that’s a Brunello length of time), and no filtering.

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      Cliffs Wine Picks – Sep 15, 2014 to Sep 21, 2014

      … side with a touch of oak poking through at times. If you are not a fan of oak let this sleep for a couple years, other wise, open a bottle and enjoy it after it gets a bit of air. (89 pts) 2009 Atalon Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Uccelliera Rosso di Montalcino – $18.99 This 100% Sangiovese comes from vineyards in Castelnuovo dell’Abate, at elevations…

      1 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

      Vigne A Porrona "Toscana Rosso" 2011 wine review by (PB)

      …Medium garnet hue with aromas of forest floor, bright cherry, menthol and cigar box. Palate--True Tuscan, rustic, flavors of sturdy Sangiovese with steally notes and a touch of dark berry. Finishes with graphite. This is a blend of Sangiovese, the signature grape of Tuscany and some Syrah. I paid $11 for it and it is a great buy. A decent wine with a clear sense of place so raise a glass! --A Review from The Wine Cask Blog. Creative Commons: Attribution - ShareAlike 2.5 applies…

      6 readers - By The Wine Cask Blog

      IL Marroneto: Traditional Brunello at its Best

      … slope of the hill of Montalcino. The vineyards are at 400 meters and extend to the walls of the town. This is an area where grapes have been cultivated since the times of the Etruscans. Alessandro said that they grow only Sangiovese grapes and follow a biodynamic approach to cultivation (although not certified), always abiding by the strict Montalcino…

      3 readers - By Charles Scicolone on Wine

      Messina Hof Winery Wins Gold At People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic

      … Winery – Pinot Noir, 2012 Red: Medium • Gold: Blue Ostrich Winery & Vineyard – Sangiovese, 2012 • Silver: Haak Vineyards and Winery – Tempranillo, 2012 • Bronze: McPherson Cellars – Sangiovese, 2012 Red: Bold • Gold: Texas Hills Vineyard – Kick Butt Cab, 2010 • Silver: Blue Ostrich Winery & Vineyard – Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012 • Bronze: Red…

      8 readers - By Texas Wine and Trail Magazine

      West Coast judges gather for Idaho Wine Competition

      …. The Idaho Wine Competition is conducted by Great Northwest Wine and coordinated by the Idaho Wine Commission in Boise. Previous best of show wines include the Coiled Wines 2012 Dry Riesling, Snake River Valley (2013), Snake River Winery 2010 Arena Valley Vineyard Sangiovese (2012), Sawtooth Winery 2010 Estate Gewürztraminer, Snake River Valley (2011) and Fraser Vineyard 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Snake River Valley (2010). The post West Coast judges gather for Idaho Wine Competition appeared first on Great Northwest Wine.…

      4 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Four Blondes, Four Wineries

      … and helped us catch up to our group. We joined them just as, Francine, our winery guide began our tasting. We sampled quite a few and with such a variety of Ice wine, including a Sangiovese and Cab Sauv, it was difficult to choose just one. Four Blondes Pick: 2010 Exclamation Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2012 Cab Franc Icewine. Between…

      4 readers - By The Wine Student

      Poggio di Sotto Rosso di Montalcino 2007

      … completes the experience. It is a serious wine, made more for steak than pizza. It is also further proof that Sangiovese remains immensely underrated, meaning even top producers are reasonably priced. The quality of experience on offer with this Rosso is not dissimilar to a very good village lieu dit or lesser premier cru from a top Burgundy producer, but the wine costs about 30% less. Excellent $72 at Marquis Wine Cellars (about the same price as in the US)…

      7 readers - By Just Grapes

      Davero Winery and Dry Creek Valley Sagrantino

      …; they now refer to it as Home Farm. But he says it really didn’t take shape until he married his wife and professional chef, Colleen McGlynn in 1993. They combined their interests and passions for sustainable farming and focused on raising olive trees until 2000 when they planted their first Sangiovese vineyard. They decided on Italian varieties…

      10 readers - By enotecaMarcella

      The Wines Of Uruguay (Part 2)

      …. The other main red grapes include 21% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 7% Cabernet Franc, You'll also find grapes such as Arinarnoa, Marselan, Tempranillo, Syrah, Zinfandel, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Pinot Noir, and Nebbiolo. A number of these grapes show the clear influence of Italian, Basque and Spanish immigrants. As for white grapes, plantings…

      4 readers - By The Passionate Foodie

      Turiya Wine

      … was able to contact Angela Soleno, the winemaker and owner of Turiya Wines. We set up an appointment and met on a Monday afternoon. Turiya is located in a warehousing area of Lompoc, not too far from the “Wine Ghetto”. When we arrived, Angela was in the process of punching down her recently harvested Sangiovese from the Stolpman vineyards. She had two…

      4 readers - By The Sommelier Update

      Naked Vine One-Hitter – Up on the Rúfina

      …. Chianti is a large region in central Tuscany which encompasses parts of several Tuscan sub-provinces. A wine simply labeled “Chianti” can be made from grapes harvested anywhere in this region. Speaking of those grapes, at least 70% of the wine must be made from Sangiovese to fall into the Chianti category. The balance of the wine is usually a blend…

      3 readers - By The Naked Vine: Wine Advice for the Rest of Us.™

      Aia Vecchia and the International Maremma

      … Carducci. Like the consultants they opted to work with, the grapes the Pellegrinis chose to grow show a distinctly international bent. In the Aia Vecchia vineyards, most of which lie within the Bolgheri DOC zone, they planted Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Petit verdot, and – oh yes – Sangiovese. On their acreage in Grosseto province…

      4 readers - By Tom's Wine Line

      My Latest Wine Picks from the IVSA September 2014

      … “Il Nespoli” Sangiovese di Romagna DOC Superiore Riserva, Italy, 2010 ($22.99) – Light woody and red cherry aromas. Medium body, dry with red cherries and some spice. This wine get more peppery the longer it lingers in your mouth. Rating: Like this: Like Loading... Related Tags: alsace argentina Belle Glos cabernet sauvignon california Cambria…

      6 readers - By MyWinePal

      Argentina – Part 4

      …, and France. Most were farmers and they brought with them treasured vine cuttings from the old country: Spanish Tempranillo and Torrontés, Italian Barbera and Sangiovese, and French Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier and Malbec. However, things started to go downhill for the wine industry throughout the twentieth century, thanks to a variety of basket-case…

      4 readers - By Natalie MacLean