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    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.

    13 readers - By enotecaMarcella

    Daily Wine News: Calling Bullshit

    Sep 16 Posted by David White | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 09-16-2014 From Wikimedia. “If you think a restaurant’s wine list is too weird for you, you are too old to eat there. Eat somewhere else and stop your bullshit.” W. Blake Gray speaks truth to power.

    8 readers - By Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog
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      Rodney Strong Knotty Vines Sonoma County 2012 Zinfandel

      New Hampshire Wine-man - - 7 readers - Rodney Strong Knotty Vines Sonoma County 2012 Zinfandel, $19.99-$22.99, 89 points, poured a deep ruby trending pomegranate red toward the broad clear rim at the leggy glass wall. The nose was a pleasant though faint candied red cherry, cedar, clove, and cinnamon ...

      Near-perfect Willamette Valley harvest hums along

      Great Northwest Wine - - 7 readers - Melissa Burr is the winemaker at Stoller Family Estate in Oregon’s Dundee Hills near Dayton. She is nearly done with harvest – at about the same time she would normally just be getting started. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) DUNDEE, Ore. – Pinot Noir is coming in faster than it ever has in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, thanks to a warm vintage with near-perfect conditions.

      California Chardonnay

      Hogshead - A Wine Blog - - 7 readers - California Chardonnay This year the 2012 Neyers Vineyards, Chardonnay 304, Sonoma County has remained our hands-down favorite Chardonnay from California both for flavor and price. It is not always in stock so this forces us to try other wines. Of the three wines featured in this post I would recommend the 2010 La Follette, Chardonnay, Sangiacomo Vineyard, Sonoma County.

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      “The Bounty of the County” known to Sonoma

      … are in the process. 2013 Adelante Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina The cooler climate Malbec was simply delicious. With typical notes of blueberry and blackberry, the figs especially were a delicious food and wine pairing. Jose’s grilled pork was also very deliciously paired with the wine. What totally dumb stuck my palate was that I also very much enjoyed…

      3 readers - By Wine Blog

      Wine Personalities in the World (Wikipedia List, July 2014)

      … and Photo Festival. Guy Anderson: English winemaker and entrepreneur. Alberto Antonini: Italian oenologist and winery consultant. Eric Arnold: American author, former wine columnist of Eric Asimov: American wine columnist of The New York Times. Ausonius: Frequently cited by historians of winemaking, as his works give early evidence of large…

      4 readers - By schiller-wine

      Tasting the Wines of Rodney Strong Estate on the 25th Anniversary #RSV25

      … (with the right sauce), though its perfect match is duck or beef. 2011 Rodney Strong Symmetry (Red Meritage), Alexander Valley - Delicious blackberry spice, chocolate, and deeper, decadent flavors that are made for steak or more substantial fare. 2008 Rodney Strong “A True Gentleman’s” Port- Composed of mostly Zinfandel and Touriga (the most important Port…

      1 readers - By A Wine Story

      2013 Zeitgeist Trousseau Gris

      … nailed an incredible value Cabernet, they are also working with this unique varietal... which produces "grey" fruit, which can be made either in a white or lightly colored style... this wine seduces and delights with impressions commonly associated with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay AND Riesling... there is a laser beam of citrus acidity at the front…

      5 readers - By Wells On Wine

      LCBO Vintages release – September 27, 2014 (WVN 201)

      … with Mateus or Lancers rosé) defined Portuguese wines. That is, until the late 1980’s when the Portuguese wine industry started its journey to modernization courtesy the benefits of funding from the European Union. This is a classic Vinho Verde with an aromatic lime and floral nose and a complex palate of lemon, lime, and green apple. The body…

      2 readers - By The Winesights Reader

      Review: Taken and Complicated Wines, 2014 Releases

      …, syrah, and carignane. Quite drinkable, full of fruit but far from jammy. Restrained, even, showing notes of tea leaf where you’d otherwise find chocolate syrup. Nice balance between raspberry (lots), strawberry, and even some citrus notes. An easy, affordable drinker. A- / $20 Similar Posts: This entry was posted in Rated A-, Rated B, Rated B+, Reviews, Wine. Bookmark the permalink.…

      2 readers - By Christopher Null/

      Weekend Wine Notes: 12 Wines I Should Have Written about Weeks or Months Ago

      …. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ McCay Cellars Tres Blanc 2013, Lodi. 14.5% alc. Blend of vermentino, verdelho, muscat and pinot noir. 218 cases. Pale gold color; intensely floral with jasmine and lilac; celery seed, fennel, roasted lemon, spiced pear, slightly leafy, with notes of fig and lime peel; dry but juicy, keen acidity and lovely viscosity; limestone and grapefruit finish…

      6 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      Beer News

      …All the news that's fit to drink. A compound in hops (and therefore beer) has been shown to have a positive effect on mental abilities. This is from research done at Oregon State University. Interestingly, this worked on younger lab mice, but not so much on older ones. That is, the younger ones that were fed this compound kept their wits about…

      5 readers - By Bob on Sonoma

      2010 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County

      …2010 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County If you’re a fan of lamb served with mint jelly, this wine would make a tasty companion. With small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot in the blend, this Cab exudes sweet, fleshy dark fruit — plum, cherry and a sharp note of pomegranate — joined by an impression of roasted nuts…

      3 readers - By Wine Lines

      When wine writers host public events

      …I’ll be co-conducting a wine-and-food pairing event at Saturday’s big Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival. It’s the eighteenth time the event, which is one of the biggest in Sonoma County, has been held—and I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never gone. Everyone has told me how amazing it is, so I am totally looking forward to it. My particular role…

      6 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

      Spell Winery Pinot Noir

      … Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir Mendocino County 100% Pinot Noir 149 Cases Produced $50, 14.2% abv. Really bold dark fruit with a firm body, one that benefits from an hour of decanting. Touches of tobacco and coffee are quite enchanting. 2012 Spell Terra de Promissio Vineyard Sonoma Coast 100% Pinot Noir 148 Cases Produced $72, 14.3% abv. Rich and deep with a profile of berries backed up by hints of spice. Incredibly smooth and perfectly balanced. Highly recommended. Note: These wines were provided as samples for review.…

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

      California Chardonnay

      … best to drink it up. These wines were purchased at MacArthur Beverages. 2011 Fontanella Family Winery, Chardonnay, Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley – $26 This wine is 100% Chardonnay. Alcohol 14.4%. There was yellow fruit and apple aromas on the nose. In the mouth this fruit-forward wine offered up creamy and tropical flavors that persisted throughout…

      7 readers - By Hogshead - A Wine Blog

      On the Wine Road: A Visit to Dry Creek Vineyard

      … for the wine, but this wine is at least a bit closer to home, the grapes are sourced from Sonoma County. Home to some pretty old vines, like 75-100 year old vines sourced to make this wine back in the go-go nineties. Possibly aiding this wine with a bit of color and backbone, this wine had 11% Petite Sirah blended into the back end of it. In the glass…

      1 readers - By Cuvée Corner Wine Blog

      Visiting Sonoma County this Autumn?

      …If you have the opportunity to visit this fall here's a few "not to miss" things. This really is the best time of year to visit Sonoma County. Why? See below. Autumn is harvest time and not just for the grapes. There's lots of local produce, too, so check out a farm-to-table restaurant. The more well-known ones are Barndiva, Farmhouse Inn, Girl…

      3 readers - By Bob on Sonoma

      Some Select Wines & Spirits Portfolio Gems

      …. A complex wine. Rating: Sebastiani Vineyards Sonoma County Chardonnay, 2012, California ($20.99) – Light stone fruit nose. Medium minus body. Soft with light oak and citrus flavour. Easy to sip. A good value wine. Rating: MacRostie Sonoma Chardonnay, 2012, California ($29.99) – Nice nose with bruised apple, figs?, vegetal and vanilla. Higher acidity…

      3 readers - By MyWinePal
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