Sauvignon Blanc

    Weekly Interview: Aurelio Montes

    Each week, as regular readers know, we pose a series of questions to a winemaker. This week, we’re featuring Aurelio Montes, the chairman of Montes Wines, which mainly produces wine in Chile, but also in Napa Valley. Born in Santiago in 1948, Aurelio graduated from the Catholic University in Santiago with a degree in agronomy and oenology.

    12 readers - By Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

    Montes to trial vineyard near Peru's Machu Picchu

    Chilean winemaker Aurelio Montes intends to plant vines in Peru's Sacred Valley, near to the ancient city of Machu Picchu, to test the area's ability to produce wine. Aurelio Montes is keen to experiment in Peru's Sacred Valley. Image credit: Wikipedia / Charles Gadbois Montes (pictured) told journalists at a dinner in London this week that the vineyard trial in Peru will begin next week.

    10 readers - By Decanter

      Noble Ridge and friends: tasting Okanagan Falls wines

      John Schreiner on wine - - 8 readers - Photo: Noble Ridge vineyards in the autumn The Okanagan Falls region has come into its in recent years for wine touring. The area got a major lift a few years when the wineries formed an association and when Blue Mountain, the area’s anchor tenant, began opening its tasting room regularly. I have wandered the region again during the spring and summer and visited most of the wineries.

      Sherwood Estate Stratum Sauvignon Blanc 2013

      Golly's Wine Drops - - 8 readers - Sherwood Estate wines have a lovely story, they’re a real “Mom and Pop” set up. I haven’t checked whether they actually have children, but you know what I mean, a couple who started growing vines, making wine and taking responsibility for everything so that what you get in the bottle is exactly what they intended you to taste. They have staff now, but are still in control.

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      A Summer Send-off with Škrlet

      … to remain productive afterwards), perhaps with citrusy flavors and green notes to elevate the flavors of the kale and vegetables in the soup. Sauvignon blanc beckoned, the obvious choice. But I don’t like obvious choices. Then I remembered the 2012 Mikša Škrlet tucked in the back of the fridge, a wine I had bubble-wrapped back in my suitcase – along…

      2 readers - By Wines of Croatia

      SOME NEW WINES TASTED THIS MONTH –

      … minerality. Best with briny crustaceans and bivalves rather than with fish. 12% ABV. Twist top. Quality/Price rating is 87 points by Dean Tudor of Gothic Epicures. 6.Durbanville Hills Sauvignon Blanc 20123 South Africa, +22251 LCBO, $11.95: green and herbaceous, great as a first course wine, lightly tropical but good finish. 14% ABV, twist top. Overall…

      6 readers - By Gothic Epicures VinCuisine

      We LOVE Kachka! Plus, Wine Tastings In Portland: Saturday, September 20

      … Oregon’s Johan Vineyards and Art & Science (Dan’s latest). It’s harvest time and these busy guy are putting forth some serious effort to be here! FREE tasting of the following wines… Lieu Dit 2012 Santa Ynez Cabernet Franc $32.00 Lieu Dit 2013 Santa Ynez Sauvignon Blanc $24.00 Lieu Dit 2013 Santa Ynez Chenin Blanc $27.00 Lieu Dit 2013 Santa Ynez…

      4 readers - By Portland Oregon Wine

      The Wines Of Uruguay (Part 2)

      … include 27% Chardonnay, 22% Sauvignon Blanc, 8% Sémillon, and 5% Viognier. In addition, you'll find minor plantings of grapes like Albarino, Petit Manseng, and Roussanne. These vines seem to show more of a French influence though the addition of Albarino clearly comes from Spanish immigrants. Maybe Uruguay should explore more Spanish and Italian white…

      3 readers - By The Passionate Foodie

      Vinography Unboxed: Week of September 14, 2014

      … Xinomavro, you ask? A lovely, dark grape from northern Greece that can do great things in the right hands, and this is a prime example. If you haven't tried it, go out and get yourself a bottle! Winemakers in California seem to be backing away from the oak barrels when it comes to Sauvignon Blanc, which means more and more of them are nicely balanced…

      5 readers - By Vinography: A Wine Blog

      Maryhill Winery 2013 Winemaker’s White, Columbia Valley, $12

      …Maryhill Winery 2013 Winemaker’s White, Columbia Valley, $12 By Great Northwest Wine on September 19, 2014 Best Buy! Maryhill winemaker Richard Batchelor puts his signature on the front of this everyday, food-friendly blend of Pinot Gris (45%), Semillon (39%), Sauvignon Blanc (12%) and Viognier. It’s a fruit-forward drink that opens with aromas…

      5 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Top 10 Kosher Wines Over $30

      …, explosive nose of fruit and spice, is medium to full-bodied, and is a complex, richly layered and well structured Zinfandel, with lovely dark fruit and spice notes, and a pleasing, lengthy finish. The Flam Blanc 2012 ($30) is a blend of 55 percent Sauvignon Blanc and 45 percent Chardonnay from the Mata vineyard in the Judean hills that is wonderfully…

      4 readers - By Grapelines

      Bordeaux 2014: Winemakers optimistic ahead of red harvest

      … 2013 vintage. The sparkling wine harvest for cremant Bordeaux is already finished, and most Sauvignon Blanc is finishing up, with Semillon fully underway in the dry white regions. In Sauternes and Barsac, Aline Bayly of Chateau Coutet said September has been an ideal combination of mist and heat. In the Medoc, Chateau Cos d’Estournel plans to start…

      7 readers - By Decanter

      Hourglass Tasting

      … industry, consider drinking a Napa wine this weekend. There has been a lot of damage to barrel rooms and cellars throughout the region, and your wine dollars do make a difference. 2013 Hourglass Estate Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley/Calistoga 100% Sauvignon Blanc $40/750ml bottle This is one of those bottles that I'd love to pour for a blind tasting…

      2 readers - By Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews

      2012 Lail Georgia Sauvignon Blanc

      …An anomaly in the California Sauvignon Blanc world, this Melka creation aims for a Graves-like experience and spends 18 months in new French oak, emerging transformed into the most spectacular White wine experience in recent memory... The nose presents subtle yet intense notes of honeysuckle, tea, coconut, buttered popcorn and orange marmalade…

      6 readers - By Wells On Wine

      COLOR: BC wine tasting at Canada Place, Sept 2014

      … to sample through the Fall releases from some of the best wineries in our little corner of the winemaking world; ripe Viognier, lip-smacking Sauvignon Blanc, elegant Chardonnay... the list goes on. And through it all I was welcomed with warm smiles (like Michael Bartier's). It was too short a time for such a dizzying array and by the end…

      5 readers - By a chef's journey to learn wine

      Noble Ridge and friends: tasting Okanagan Falls wines

      …%), Ehrenfelser (10%), Sauvignon Blanc (8%) and Pinot Gris (4%). Both the Viognier and the Chardonnay spent 24 hours on the skins for additional flavour. Dare I repeat myself: brimming with fruit! This is a wine that begins with aromas apples, pears and citrus, leading to generous flavours of melon, apple and apricot. The finish is long. 91. Blasted…

      8 readers - By John Schreiner on wine

      Forza Friuli!

      … and sensations. Saltiness blends with citrus and almonds on the nose, along with a thinly disguised vegetal quality that has the sharpness of Sauvignon Blanc. It loses nothing from start to finish, the package holds together throughout. This is a white wine that is drinkable year round, as comfortable with bean based soups or roasted white meats as it would…

      4 readers - By Pennsylvania Vine Company

      [Wednesday's] Meritage – Wine Quiz Answer, High Tech Gadgets, Wine in Numbers and more

      … are the questions, now with the answers: Q1: Which one doesn’t belong and why: a. Chardonnay, b. Sauvignon Blanc, c. Trebbiano, d. Verdejo A1: Trebbiano. The rest of the grapes are growing in Rioja and allowed to be blended with Viura in white Rioja wines. Q2: True or false: Viura is one of the 10 most planted white grapes in the world A2: True. According…

      6 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

      2012 Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

      …, and hazelnuts and finishes with fine, firm tannins. My Review: So a few weeks back I talked about my thoughts on the Josh Cellars Sauvignon Blanc, how it wasn’t bad, but not what I looked for in a Sauvignon Blanc. I held off on opening the Cabernet for a bit, wanting to pair it with something hardy, hoping for something off the grill, but really…

      2 readers - By The Good Wine Guru