Messina Hof Winery Wins Gold At People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic

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

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      Rocking out with the 2014 WineAlign World Wine Awards of Canada

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      Review of Westcave Cellars Reserve Merlot 2012

      Texas Wine Lover - - 6 readers - 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.

      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.

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      … 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

      Silvan Ridge Winery 2012 Tempranillo, Rogue Valley, $28

      …Silvan Ridge Winery 2012 Tempranillo, Rogue Valley, $28 By Great Northwest Wine on October 20, 2014 This Spanish grape has found a home in Southern Oregon, where some vines are approaching 20 years of age, and this bottling marks the first vintage in which Juan Pablo Valot took over the role of winemaker at this historic Eugene brand. It captures…

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      Matching Cheese and Wine

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      McCay Lot 13 Tempranillo

      …Posted on 18 October 2014. Wine Review: 2012 McCay Lot 13 Tempranillo, Lodi, CA One of the brightest shining stars of the Lodi wine world has to be Michael McCay and the magical Midas touch he brings to all the wines he makes. This 2012 Tempranillo is no exception, this grape (Tempranillo) never ceases to amaze me with its ability to express…

      5 readers - By Marc Hinton/ Enobytes

      Wine of the Day October 17, 2014

      …, you really should check them out, and especially his Tinto’s from old vines, which are mostly Tempranillo, but also some Garnacha from near Ribera del Duero and also the Madrid region, these are lovely expressions of place. ($32 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive avail at www.sfwtc.com This entry was posted in Wine Articles, Wine Reviews on October 17, 2014 by admin.…

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      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

      … with limestone a mix of both Bordeaux and Burgundian varieties, in sandstone they also grow a mix of grape types. Today Truchard is considered one of the premium growers of Carneros, with 12 different planted varieties including Zinfandel, Tempranillo, and Roussanne most unusually, but also each of the 5 Bordeaux reds, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir…

      4 readers - By Hawk Wakawaka/ Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

      Inside the Great Northwest Invite

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      Born In The USA (My American Wine Scene Wine Picks For Italy’s Civilta del bere Magazine)

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      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 vintage…

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      VintageTexas: It’s Good to Know We’ve Made a Difference

      … sought. Sure enough, Denise came through with Ray’s contact information and I made the connection with him and he accepted my invitation. Ray’s comments in the Food & Wine magazine article continued with praise for one of the panel’s featured wines. He said… “My favorite, a Tannat from Bending Branch Winery in Comfort, Texas – a little town…

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      Oct 15, Pyrenees Wine Region in Western Victoria

      … varieties, particularly Sangiovese and Tempranillo. Of interest is the plan by St Ignatius Vineyard to plant some Torrentes, a white wine variety from the Diaz family's former home country Argentina. Wineries in the Pyrenees using alternative varieties Blue Pyrenees Estate Viognier | Counterpoint Vineyard Malbec, Nebbiolo, Petit verdot, Roussanne…

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      Daily Wine News: Improbable Darlings

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      4 readers - By David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog
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