Strawberry

    *Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the PR company for the brand. Eenie meanie miny mo, which Pinot should go?  Tonight it was the 2011 Star Angel Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir. The Star Angel has a real cork closure and retails for about $27. It hails from the Santa Rita Hills […]

    Posted on October 10, 2014 by Sonadora *Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the PR company for the brand. Eenie meanie miny mo, which Pinot should go? Tonight it was the 2011 Star Angel Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir. The Star Angel has a real cork closure and retails for about $27. It hails from the Santa Rita Hills in California, though the Star Angel brand is the i ...

    9 readers - By Wannabe Wino Wine Blog

    Maryhill Winery 2011 Proprietor’s Reserve Grenache, Columbia Valley, $40

    Maryhill Winery 2011 Proprietor’s Reserve Grenache, Columbia Valley, $40 By Great Northwest Wine on September 28, 2014 Gunkel Vineyards, which is nearby Craig and Vicki Leuthold’s showpiece winery, has been a core source of fruit since the start. Aromas of red cherry, cocoa, toasted oak, red pepper and oregano transition into a drink of high tones and lighter style that hints at ...

    9 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      La Merika Pinot Noir (Central Coast) 2012 wine review by (PB)

      The Wine Cask Blog - - 7 readers - Very light pale watermelon juice red hue with aromas of Candied apple hard cherry coating aroma with strawberry with gentle spice and a touch of bright fresh cherry. Palate--A burst of wood before the fruit, then woody, spicy thin strawberry and I mean "thin" berry fruit finishing with a little more wood. I paid $14 for this Pinot Noir which seems to be at t ...

      Pinot Pop Star

      Billy's Best Bottles - - 7 readers - COMMERCIAL-STYLE PINOT has a PURPOSE Here’s a wine that we all need to know about. Not because it’s great, but for its potential to be perfect in many situations. Such as ‘crowd-pleasing’ family and friends at big gatherings. It’s also a great fo ...

      The Best Box Wines - Alain Jaume & Fils Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Reserve 2012

      The Reverse Wine Snob - - 8 readers - A dynamite daily drinker. A blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah from Cotes du Rhone, France. SRP of $43 and available for as low as $35. Imported by Kysela Pere Et Fils. Sample submitted for review. From the box: Since 1826, from father to son, we have been following a philosophy with simple principles: "A great wine is made with perfect quality grapes yielding an expression of the earth.

      Mariana Vineyards "Sierra Foothills" Cabernet Franc 2010 wine review by (PB)

      The Wine Cask Blog - - 7 readers - Dark garnet hue with aromas of sweet tobacco, cigar box notes, with candied dark berry fruit with solid notes of cedar and black licorice. Palate--dark blackberry cream suggestion on a foundation that will benefit from another 4 years of cellaring. Tight flavors and young tannins bode well for a vibrant future. Finishes with a thin ...

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      Wine of the Day October 24, 2014

      … and savory palate of boysenberry, spiced plum, strawberry, pomegranate and cherry jellies along with licorice, lavender, all spice/herbs and gravel with touches of saline and grilled meat. Everything unfolds in a pleasing manner and there is no hint of wood, and the balance of earth, spice and fruit is near perfect, this is delicious Rhone red wine…

      1 readers - By grapelive.com

      Farmer’s Market Fresh!

      …. Rosé of choice: 2013 Domaine les Hautes Cances, Côtes du Rhône Villages Cairanne. This wine is a “pretty pink” color that expresses aromas of ripe strawberry, violet, raspberries, and some salinity/minerality. On the palate this wine is well balanced and very pleasant with nice gripping acidity that went beautifully with Baked Clams, fresh from…

      3 readers - By Sara Lehman/ Somm In The City

      Review Week of October 23: Wines of Anderra

      … as strawberry and cherry notes and a spicy character. The Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 is hand harvested from high altitude vineyards (1600 to 3200 feet) Its a ruby red color with aromatic spices and ripe red and black currants. The Sauvignon blanc is from the white wine regions, such as the Curico near the sea for higher acidity, with lower yields to maintain flavor concentration. On the nose, it has citrus, pineapple, and subtle green grass notes. Send to a Friend Twitter Facebook del.icio.us Digg StumbleUpon …

      1 readers - By Marisa D'vari/ A Wine Story

      Wine of the Day October 23, 2014

      …. These compliment his own estate and Trout Gulch offering that he farms with his crew and his own hands, and of which I have mentioned many many times here, all of the wines Alfaro makes are great and worthy of searching out. The new release of Lester Family Vineyards at Deer Park is a rich and opulent Pinot with a gorgeous ruby/red hue…

      3 readers - By grapelive.com

      Three Rosés from Provence, Chile & Portugal

      … Château des Sarrins Côtes de Provence Rosé 2013, France (£15.99 Bibendum, TheDrinkShop.com) A previous bottle of this was extremely awkward and pongy, like it was having a really bad hair day (see here). This one – tasted just a fortnight later – was better. There’s still a light sulphury whiff to start with, but it opens up to show quite…

      4 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      Oyster Bay Marlborough 2012 Pinot Noir

      … Oyster Bay Marlborough 2012 Pinot Noir, $13.59-$19.99, 86 points, appeared a bright cranberry red with a broad clear rim. Began aromatically earthy with red cherry and a hint of cinnamon. Light-plus bodied with good acidity and mild-plus tannin carried strawberry and red cherry flavors with a hint of cola. Finished fair on the trailing palate…

      6 readers - By Dennis Tsiorbas/ New Hampshire Wine-man

      Red Heat Tavern: The Food & Drinks (Part 2)

      … Cranberry Gimlet. The Jack & the Giant Peach (pictured above) is made from Jack Daniel’s, peach puree, & agave. Both the bourbon and peach flavors were well balanced, and it had only a slight hint of sweetness to it. A very satisfying drink, one you could easily have a few over the course of an evening. The Spicy Strawberry Margarita is made…

      3 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Wine of the Day October 22, 2014

      … built a railway from Austria to the Trieste region to have the wine transported! And now Matthiasson is creating a new chapter for Refosco here in Napa Valley, and after having it for the first time recently, I think it is a success and should be celebrated! The 2012 Matthiasson Refosco starts with a Gamay meets Syrah character with an extra kick…

      1 readers - By grapelive.com

      6 Food Trends Call For Off-The-Wall Wine Pairings

      … Rosé and Vietnamese Pho Crémant d’Alsace or Another Sparkling Rosé: The use of exotic spices like star anise and richly sweet hoisin sauce make a sparkling Rosé a great choice for Vietnamese fare. The ginger-like kick of sparkling wine adds an additional flavor component to Southeast Asian foods and you’ll find Rosé wines tend to pair better…

      4 readers - By Wine Folly

      In the Cellar: 1985 Volnay

      … decision to drink one of my "special" wines, usually reserved for an anniversary or New Year's or the like. How do you decide when to drink a special wine? Like 50 States Of Wine on Facebook Follow 50 States Of Wine on Twitter Subscribe to the 50 States Of Wine YouTube channel …

      5 readers - By Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine

      Tasting history: a Harrison Hill vertical

      …. This exudes aromas and flavors of sage, dried thyme and Rainier cherry. On the palate, it’s still youthful, round and luscious, backed with impressive acidity, elegant tannins and a lengthy finish. DeLille Cellars 2005 Harrison Hill, Yakima Valley: Grown in a hot year that also witnessed a drought throughout the Columbia Valley, the 2005 Harrison…

      1 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Mariana Vineyards "Sierra Foothills" Cabernet Franc 2010 wine review by (PB)

      … berry and strawberry fruit. Cabernet Franc is one of the classic blending grapes of Bordeaux used in melding Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This single vineyard varietal is interesting and unique. It was a gift from a dear friend, and a great gift it was. Raise a glass. --A Review from The Wine Cask Blog. Creative Commons: Attribution - ShareAlike 2.5 applies …

      7 readers - By The Wine Cask Blog

      La Merika Pinot Noir (Central Coast) 2012 wine review by (PB)

      … Very light pale watermelon juice red hue with aromas of Candied apple hard cherry coating aroma with strawberry with gentle spice and a touch of bright fresh cherry. Palate--A burst of wood before the fruit, then woody, spicy thin strawberry and I mean "thin" berry fruit finishing with a little more wood. I paid $14 for this Pinot Noir which…

      7 readers - By The Wine Cask Blog

      Raptor Ridge Winery 2012 Estate Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, $45

      … of strawberry jam and dusty black cherry, along with plum juice, pomegranate, lime and violets. The drink is led by flavors of cherry jam, red currant and cherry pie filling, which brings an even flow of acidity and easy tannins. In November, the Newberg winery launches its Winter Brunch Series at the tasting room, but they suggest serving this wine…

      1 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Browne Family Vineyards 2011 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $35

      …Browne Family Vineyards 2011 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $35 By Great Northwest Wine on October 20, 2014 Waterbrook winemaker John Freeman continues to expand his pet project for Precept CEO Andrew Browne, who recently opened a tasting room on Main Street in Walla Walla for this brand. Canyon Vineyard Ranch, Mirage and Joel Hattrup’s acclaimed…

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