Tempranillo

    Ste. Chapelle 2011 Treasure Valley Reserves Tempranillo, Snake River Valley, $20

    Ste. Chapelle 2011 Treasure Valley Reserves Tempranillo, Snake River Valley, $20 By Great Northwest Wine on October 1, 2014 The Snake River Valley continues to establish a reputation with Tempranillo, an early-ripening robust red variety from the Iberian Peninsula that seems to be an ideal match for the Basque cuisine that Boise is gathering acclaim for.

    7 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

    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.

    6 readers - By Jeremy Wilson/ Texas Wine Lover

      Sawtooth Estate Winery 2012 Classic Fly Series Tempranillo, Snake River Valley, $25

      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 2014 Idah.

      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.

      D.O. Cigales: #wine with savory quality

      Vinopanion - - 6 readers - 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 ...

      JERICHO BLOWS WALLS DOWN ... AGAIN

      drinkster - - 6 readers - Jericho Adelaide Hills Fiano 2014 $25; 13% alcohol; screw cap; 342 dozen made; 93 points Stupidly, I chilled this too hard, but it's interesting to watch different waves of the wine wash in as the glass warms. It shows smoky honey when real cold, and gradually picks up grainy burlap/hemp sack aromas. Then that acrid phosphate-like edge forms up. This inevitably makes me hungry and thirsty.

    The latest about Tempranillo

      Abacela Vineyards: Umpqua Terroir/Spanish Varieties make oustanding wines

      … no tannic bite or scratchiness either, due to the choice of the grape lots and the barrel regimen, with 17 months of a combination of old and new barrels, using a combination of French and American oak. (Interestingly enough for wine geek types, the Fiesta actually reminded me of the Mencia/Bierzo reds, even though that’s a different Spanish variety…

      1 readers - By Hoke Harden/ Elixir Vitae

      Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard/Vino Cruz

      …. At the price this is a wine you should buy by the case. Highly recommended. 2010 Tempranillo Reserve Ripe (but not overripe) fruits, backed by flavors of licorice and coffee. Spicy, with good acidity 2011 Graciano Barnyard nose; palate is earthy with liquorice and black fruits. 2010 Touriga I liked this wine so much that I barely made any…

      3 readers - By Santa Cruz Mountains and Santa Clara Valley Wines

      Fall Creek Vineyards announces new, second location in Driftwood, Texas

      … of Austin in the Texas Hill Country where the sandy loam soil, warm days and cool breezes off Lake Buchanan provide an excellent microclimate for growing premium wine grapes. The winery produces wines made with Chardonnay, Viognier, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, ,Tempranillo, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre grapes under the direction of winemaker, Sergio Cuadra. The post Fall Creek Vineyards announces new, second location in Driftwood, Texas appeared first on Texas Wine and Trail Magazine. …

      4 readers - By Texas Wine and Trail Magazine

      From Napa to Idaho: Coiled Wines’ twisted tale

      … two levels in her wine club: Snake Charmer and Monty Python. “I’m terrified of snakes, so I’m hoping all of this will bring me good karma,” she said with a nervous chuckle. Preston’s wines are sold primarily in the Boise market, though she also has a distributor in Oregon and is taking a serious look at getting distribution in Seattle. Meanwhile…

      2 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Fresh Sheet October 20th 2014

      … notes of barrel spices, milk chocolate, coffee, raspberry, and cherry. The palate is medium bodied with abundant coffee flavors. 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 12% Syrah, 8% Tempranillo, 6% Grenache, 6% Malbec, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Mourvèdre, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Sangiovese, 2% Cinsault, and 1% Counoise 1%. 14.0% alcohol. Sample provided by winery. Brian…

      1 readers - By Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Report

      Matching Cheese and Wine

      … consider a Cabernet based wine from the New World. Chèvre Brie – A goats cheese brie. See either category. Cimbro – Cow`s milk cheese from north of Verona, Italy. Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is the wine to try. Colby – red Bordeaux, Champagne, Riesling. Comte – Grüner Veltliner or a Pinot Noir for a red. Jura whites also, as from…

      4 readers - By Andrew Barrow/ Spittoon

      McCay Lot 13 Tempranillo

      … chocolate luxury and a citrus zest component while delivering soft tannins and balanced acidity through the long finish. Michael McCay has managed to harness every drop of goodness the Tempranillo grape has to offer, producing one of the finest wines I have ever tasted. Bold smoky flavors, whether it is traditional southern smoked BBQ, wood fired pizza or Cavatappi with eggplant, tomato, basil and smoked mozzarella—they will all pair well with this wine. Enjoy! Rating: Excellent (94) | $28 | 14.2% ABV …

      5 readers - By Marc Hinton/ Enobytes

      Wine of the Day October 17, 2014

      … 2013 Alfredo Maestro, Albillo “Lovamor” White, Castilla y Leon, Spain. This rare varietal, Albillo, makes for a unique and interesting white wine, especially in the hands of Alfredo Maestro, a brilliant natural winemaker that uses old vines and a gifted touch to create handcrafted wines near the Ribera del Duero region. The Lovamor white…

      4 readers - By grapelive.com

      Gran Reserva Rioja: The Beauty of Aged Spanish Wine

      … 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…

      6 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Truchard: Wines of Quality + Value in Napa Valley

      … to wine club) coming in around $75, the remainder of their portfolio ranges between $25-38. Finding a quality North Coast Pinot Noir, or a Napa Valley Cabernet at those prices is almost unheard of. Truchard wines offer nice mouth watering acidity, vibrant flavor, and pleasant clean fruit throughout. They are wines with easy presence — nicely…

      4 readers - By Hawk Wakawaka/ Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

      Inside the Great Northwest Invite

      … Willamette Valley town of Newberg. Frankly, we knew little of the winery before the wines arrived. They were nominated by Yashar Shayan of ImpulseWine.com in Seattle. The three Pinot Noirs entered by Colene Clemens Vineyards earned gold or double gold. Additionally, its Rosé of Pinot Noir won a double gold medal and best rosé of the competition. Winning…

      1 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Grantwood Winery 2012 Tempranillo, Walla Walla Valley, $19

      … Grantwood Winery 2012 Tempranillo, Walla Walla Valley, $19 By Great Northwest Wine on October 15, 2014 For the second straight year, Walla Walla’s Joe Grantwood received our top rating for his work with Tempranillo from Les Collines Vineyard. Our records show that raised the price by $1 and increased production by nine cases from his 2010…

      4 readers - By Great Northwest Wine