People Make Wine in Idaho. I’ve Got Proof.

    I write this post sitting in a log cabin in the middle of the Sawtooth Mountains near Stanley, Idaho. I’ll be lighting a fire and, dreadfully, donning my winter jacket for the first time this season; tonight’s expected low: 23 degrees Fahrenheit. Summer concludes precisely — cruelly — on Labor Day out here.

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    Red Willow Vineyard: Hallowed ground in the Yakima Valley

    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.

    8 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Underrated Spain: Meseta Central Wine Region

      Wine Folly - - 7 readers - In the land of Don Quixote, wine plays a very important role both economically and culturally. The Meseta Central, a.k.a. Central Plateau, produces nearly half of the wine in all of Spain. It’s also home to over a dozen top wine Spanish bodegas (wineries). Super Value! If you like wines with intensity and European personality, Spain has you covered.

      Dunnigan Hills AVA in California

      Wine Trail Traveler - - 7 readers - Vineyards in Dunnigan Hills AVA, California Dunnigan Hills AVA, located in Yolo County California is home to several vineyards including Matchbook, R H. Phillips Vineyard and Route 3. A variety of grapes can be discovered growing in this area including Chardonnay, Syrah/Shiraz, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Montepulciano, Petite Sirah and Tempranillo/Valdepenas.

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      Review: 2012 Rioja Wines of deAlto Amo

      … it’s a forgettable experience. C- / $10 2012 deAlto Amo Rioja Tinto DOCa – 70% tempranillo, 30% garnacha. Light smoky elements here, atop a brambly, lightly pruny core. Notes of tree bark, pencil shavings, and some dense currants and raisin notes. Plenty of tannins to go around, but it drinks well enough as a budget bottling. Mostly harmless. B / $10 bodegasdealto.com Similar Posts: This entry was posted in Rated B, Rated C-, Reviews, Wine. Bookmark the permalink.…

      3 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      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…

      3 readers - By The Passionate Foodie

      Heras Cordón 2005 Rioja Reserva

      …% Tempranillo and 5% Graciano 5% Mazuelo. Just a bit pricy for some, but definitely a Rioja fan's wine, and at the "power-buy" price, not one to miss. Index-of-reviewed-wines Copyright 2010-2014 Dennis Tsiorbas. All rights reserved, Template provided by Blogger…

      2 readers - By New Hampshire Wine-man

      Thank you, #GrenacheDay

      …, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Tempranillo, Zinfandel – plenty of choice, Grenache – not so much. Searching through the shelves, I noticed the bottle of 2006 Pax Cuvée Moriah. Checked the back label – 88% Grenache, definitely qualifies as Grenache for me. 2006 is considered young in my book, but – either that or some random non-grenache bottle. Done. Okay, so…

      4 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

      6 Intriguing Wines To Drink This Fall

      …-putting ‘hotdog’ aroma to to them. Today, there are several producers who are embracing the grape and making really awesome wine. Cariñena Tasting Notes Imagine sweet dried cranberries and cinnamon spice with a meaty Kielbasa sausage note. I know this sounds weird, but if you’re a savory wine freak (love wines like Nebbiolo and Tempranillo…

      3 readers - By Wine Folly

      Washington winemakers deep in grapes with harvest in full swing

      …/Great Northwest Wine) In the Walla Walla Valley, Rick Small of Woodward Canyon Winery is done picking white wine grapes from his estate vineyard, as well as Tempranillo. “Things are going really, really well for us,” he said. “I just threw yeast on the Merlot on Saturday. Things are starting to build up. I’m optimistic, but it’s a little early to tell…

      5 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Argentina – Part 4

      …, Tempranillo, and Grenache) that have fleshy dark red fruit and violet flavors. Blending Malbec and Cabernet grapes is still traditional: “These blends give us French elegance and Latin passion,” as Nicolás explains. However, he no longer believes that Malbec needs Cabernet Sauvignon—or any other grape—to make great wine. Nicolás is aided in his…

      4 readers - By Natalie MacLean

      Grilled Flank Steak with Shallot and Red Wine Sauce

      … bottlings, the winery is also responsible some of the most interesting Tempranillo, Merlot, Chardonnay and Albarino in South America. Winemaker: Dr. Eduardo Boido Appellation: Canelones, Uruguay Varietal Blend: 100% Tannat A8 Analysis: 15.5% alc/vol Filed under: Recipes Tagged: bodega bouza, canelones wine, cooking with wine, flank steak, food pairing, grilled steak recipe, premium wine club, recipe, uruguay wines, wine, wine club, wine pairing, wine recipe, wine tasting, winestyles…

      5 readers - By WineStyles

      September 19th is #GrenacheDay

      …, it is often blended with Tempranillo, Cinsaut or Carignan. Grenache Blanc is the white variety of this grape and is lesser known but comes from a color mutation of Grenache. Grenache accounts for 70% of acreage planted in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape region in France The skin on the Grenache grape is lightly pigmented resulting in a light colored red wine…

      4 readers - By The Wine Key's Blog

      Polite Cowboy

      … handsome 2008 Mas de Leda. However pleasant an afair, I am definitely leading the dance with my sweet 2012. An exercise in topping from the bottom perhaps.. But far from the bottom of the barrel. Good breeding is on this young wine’s side. Bodegas Ontañon Ecológico 100% Tempranillo to be exact. Grown on high vineyard slopes in the southern part of Rioja…

      4 readers - By Vixen and Vine

      A Day in the Douro with Quinta dos Murcas in Photos

      … as Aragones in the South, and Tempranillo in Spain). It was the first day of harvest at Quinta Dos Murcas. Winemaker Michael Wren leads the Douro winery during harvest. We were able to taste tank and barrel samples of the 2013 Assobio, and Quinta Dos Murcas Reserva red blends. Then taste 5 and 10 year tawny ports from cask. The house makes only 10 year…

      4 readers - By Hawk Wakawaka/ Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

      #winePW 4: Sicily

      … #winePW 4 bloggers! Culinary Adventures with Camilla is posting “Chuletas de Cordero + Tempranillo” Vino Travels — An Italian Wine Blog will share “Piedmont Pleasures” Grape Experiences is pairing “Avantis Estate Malagousia 2013 and Greek Shrimp” Curious Cuisiniere will share “Wisconsin Cheddar Grilled Cheese with Door County Winery’s Peninsula Red…

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      Dunnigan Hills AVA in California

      …, Montepulciano, Petite Sirah and Tempranillo/Valdepenas. The land of gently rolling hills appears dry but the hundreds of acres of vineyards thrive with irrigation. The climate is similar to the Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot, dry summers. Yesterday we had the opportunity to visit Matchbook in Dunnigan Hills AVA. The winery and more than…

      7 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler