Semillon

    Sharing Vina Vida: A Personal Wine Experience at Newly Opened Kuhlman Cellars

    by Robin English-Bircher, Wine Travel Writer, Texas Wine and Trail October 01, 2014 Wine is addictive. For many in the Texas Wine industry, the addiction seeps into their very being; it drives them and brings great contentment and satisfaction. One of the most recent couples to be swept into wine is Christopher and Jennifer Cobb.

    13 readers - By Texas Wine and Trail Magazine

    Tyrrell’s Old Winery Verdelho 2012, Hunter Valley, Australia

    Verdelho doesn’t seem to be as popular as it was a few years ago – a shame when there are wines like this… Tyrrell’s Old Winery Verdelho 2012, Hunter Valley, Australia (£11 ...

    9 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      Bordeaux 2014: Winemakers optimistic ahead of red harvest

      Decanter - - 8 readers - Brief but heavy storms have failed to dampen Bordeaux winemakers' optimism for the 2014 red wine harvest, as figures show producers across France plan to increase yields to compensate for shortfalls last year. Bordeaux's 2014 harvest gets underway. Image credit: Bordeaux Wines Up to 17mm of rain fell across Bordeaux on Wednesday night (17 September).

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

      Great Northwest Wine - - 8 readers - 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.

      2014 Bordeaux Harvest for the White Wine Grapes has Officially Started

      The Wine Cellar Insider - - 7 readers - This post first appeared in The Wine Cellar Insider The 2014 Bordeaux vintage is off and running. The 2014 Bordeaux harvest officially started September 1 for the white Bordeaux wine grapes in Pessac Leognan, Entre Deux Mers and in other appellations as well. The start for the 2014 Bordeaux harvest for the red wine grapes is still three to four 4 weeks away.

      Upside down boot + Rightside up New Zealand’s wines

      Wine Blog - - 7 readers - Did you ever thing about New Zealand being an upside down boot? Okay, so maybe it’s a small boot with a leg warmer, but it’s got it going on. Thanks to Jasper Hammink of Vinopedia, the new free price comparison engine for wine. He read this post, he wrote: I saw your blog… hilarious to see that New Zealand indeed looks like a boot.

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      Cadaretta 2012 sbs Columbia Valley, $23

      … Frenchman Hills Vineyard near Royal City and Angiolina Vineyard in the Yakima Valley, and the presentation offers gorgeous aromas of lychee, gooseberry pie, fresh fig and caramel. There’s richness up front with more fig, followed by lime, gooseberry and crushed herbs that lead into a steely and crisp finish. Rating: Excellent Production: 2,604 cases…

      2 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Six stunning wines including two ‘light’ styles and two Negroamaros

      …. With a smooth, elderflower cocktail feel it is a bargain if you are on a regime and delicious with the Prawn stir fry with courgette recipe. 2012 Jim Barry, The Lodge Hill Shiraz, Clare Valley, South Australia (£9.99, Co-op; £15.99, Majestic). The Lodge Hill has power and brooding, inky, Shiraz fruit, but none of the hot alcohol, oaky or pruney…

      3 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      Notes on wines from the 30th Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

      …. Powerful palate with some guava and pear character and rich texture. Lovely. 92/100 Cape Point Vineyards CWG Reserve White 2013 Cape Point, South Africa From Duncan Savage, this is a blend of Semillon and Sauvignon spontaneously fermented in 600 litre barrels. Fresh and precise with nice focus and lovely crisp, pure citrus fruit. Nicely mineral…

      4 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

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      3 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      Canadian Wine Harvest 2014: BC, Ontario, Quebec, NS Winemakers Weigh In

      …Join us Friday morning on Global Television as we discuss how the Canadian wine harvest is going from coast to coast. In the meantime, here are reports from the field: winemakers from British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia give their impressions of how the 2014 harvest is looking so far. Tantalus Vineyards David Paterson, Winemaker…

      5 readers - By Natalie MacLean

      Planet Bordeaux Press Seminar with Michael Madrigale

      … in Entre-deux-Mers. The reds are Merlot-based, and the whites often a combination of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon with a bit of Pinot Gris thrown in for good measure. It was interesting to taste through the Cremant, Bordeaux Blanc, Rose, the Bordeaux Superieur Rouge, and the Bordeaux Rouge as a group and discuss the flavors as well as the value…

      2 readers - By A Wine Story

      2014 Bordeaux Harvest for Red WIne Grapes Taking Place Now

      … in Pessac Leognan is completed as estates are bringing in the last of their Semillon vines. Every wine maker we have spoken with is quite happy with their white wines. But time will tell. It’s far too early to say how the 2014 Bordeaux vintage is going to turn out. The next week of warm sunny weather could really help add ripeness and increase sugar…

      7 readers - By The Wine Cellar Insider

      Upside down boot + Rightside up New Zealand’s wines

      …, and you’ve got a perfect party going on. Longview Red Bucket Semillon Sauvignon Blanc (Adelaide Hills) RRP $13 COLOR is gorgeous and crystal clear. NOSE: This isn’t the prettiest of wine descriptions; however, it’s become very interesting to me that some Sauvignon Blancs with Semillon can be somewhere between the litter box and a skunk trail…

      7 readers - By 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…

      8 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Barnard Griffin 2013 Fumé Blanc, Columbia Valley, $10

      … balanced with Semillon (24%). This Richland, Wash., vintner may know Sauvignon Blanc from the Columbia Valley better than anyone, and his fruit sources include Preston Vineyard, a parcel he began making wine from in 1977. Sagemoor Vineyard, Gunkel, Lonesome Spring Ranch and the Griffin family’s estate Caroway Vineyard near Wallula Gap also play roles…

      2 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      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…

      8 readers - By Decanter

      Nashville Wine Guild: The Vineyards of Bordeaux Tasting

      … meeting was held at one of Nashville’s premier wine bars, 360 Bistro. In the coming months, events will be held at different locations around the city. Wines that were tasted and discussed. From left to right: 2010 Chateau Carbonnieux Blanc, Pessac-Leognan, France Grand Cru Classe Varietals: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle CHÂTEAU LES…

      4 readers - By Wine With Lisa™

      BBQ Wine Co. NV Oink! White Table Wine, American, $14

      …BBQ Wine Co. NV Oink! White Table Wine, American, $14 By Great Northwest Wine on September 13, 2014 Best Buy! Charlie Hoppes’ Wine Boss operation in Richland, Wash., blends Chardonnay, Roussanne and Semillon for the inaugural white under this project for Compass Wines in Anacortes. Fans of Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay will especially enjoy…

      4 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Six stunning wines matched to Janet Street-Porter’s recipes

      …Six remarkable wines this week with a few that are matched to Janet Street-Porter’s quirky recipes featured in this week’s Weekend Magazine. 2013 The Gum, Single Vineyard Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills, South Australia (£10.00, Marks & Spencer). This is one of the most rapier-sharp 2/3 Semillon 1/3 Sauvignon Blanc blends…

      6 readers - By Matthew Jukes