Review of Westcave Cellars Reserve Merlot 2012

    The post Review of Westcave Cellars Reserve Merlot 2012 appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. Westcave Cellars is known for producing boutique, handcrafted wines using only Texas fruit. Estate vines as well as vines from across the Lone Star State provide the fruit for the wine program. Tempranillo is not the staple grape variety chosen by owners/winemakers Allan and Margaret Fetty.

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    It would be an understatement to say that the Lady and I love the country of Spain. We’ve been twice together and I’ve been one additional time, on top of those adventures. Indeed, two years time we hope to take the pilgrimage of Camino del Santiago, during my sabbatical from work. The people, the food, the landscapes, and of course the WINE…all of it continues to pull me bac ...

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      Great Northwest Wine - - 6 readers - Sawtooth Estate Winery 2012 Classic Fly Series Tempranillo, Snake River Valley, $25 By Great Northwest Wine on October 14, 2014 Idaho’s high-elevation vineyards in the Snake River Valley are quickly developing an award-winning reputation with this robust red grape from the Iberian Peninsula, and Melanie Smith’s latest interpretation earned her a double gold from West Coast judges at the 2.

      Gran Reserva Rioja: The Beauty of Aged Spanish Wine

      The Passionate Foodie - - 6 readers - My love of Spanish wine is well known, from Basque Txavoli to Sherry, from Albarino to Mencia. They make excellent wine at all price points, and have some intriguing indigenous grapes. The country is rich in wine history, and there is much diversity to be found. I've traveled to Spain three times, including to the Rioja region, and would return again in a heart beat.

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      Wells On Wine - - 6 readers - Mr Jones (Field Recordings) and Mr Schalchlin (Sans Liege) got ahold of some fruit from a variety of Paso Robles sites including Boys Town, Falcone and McMahon... they added some Tempranillo and Petit Verdot to the mix and came up with an appealing and enjoyable value Cab that brings some ...

      Drink Local Wine Week: Texas Tempranillo

      Dave McIntyre's WineLine - - 5 readers - In her Financial Times column and on her website this week, Jancis Robinson describes how Tempranillo has in the last 25 years or so become the third-most planted grape in the world, in terms of acreage, after Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It even now beats out Airén, the white grape of Spanish brandy. And yet Tempranillo is essentially “a one-country grape,” Robinson says.

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      … glass of wine, and this 100% Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero charmed the pants of me! A big, tight, concentrated nose with notes of plums, vanilla dusted wild raspberries, cherry pie and a sprig of dill thrown in for complexity. Deep and yummy. The taste is as hedonistic as on the nose but the sweet fruit is backed up with a an almost strict…

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    • 006 TWL Podcast: David Sides of Austin Vineyards

      …! The vineyard is located on private family property in south Austin and is growing in acreage by the year. There are several varieties growing including both hybrid and Vitis vinifera grapes. Tempranillo, Viognier, Tannat, Vermentino, and Blanc du Bois are some of the predominant grapes growing on property. David Sides Please remember to let…

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      … tannins, spice, black pepper, and a long finish. Don't save this one for pizza night--make a marinara sauce from scratch and boil up a big pot of spaghetti and meatballs. This wine deserves a home cooked meal. 2009 Cune Rioja Reserva Rioja, Spain $20, 13.5% abv. 85% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo, 5% Graciano, 5% Garnacha Tinta Light chocolate and leather…

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    • November 2014 #TXwine Twitter Thursday

      … The post November 2014 #TXwine Twitter Thursday appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. November’s #TXwine Twitter Tuesday will actually be held on Thursday, November 13. This change comes as our normal #TXwine Twitter event will be celebrating International Tempranillo Day along with many other Tempranillo lovers on that Thursday. Many people…

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    • Wine of the week: Faustino VII Tinto 2010

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