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    Elena Walch Pinot Grigio

    It's always fun to try wines from new producers, so I was excited to get samples of two Pinot Grigios from Elena Walch, their typical bottling and also a single vineyard offering. Best known as the "Queen of Gewurtztraminer," she is now considered one of the best producers in the region and is credited with being one of the first to start the quality revolution in Alto Adige.

    9 readers - By Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine

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

    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 ...

    7 readers - By The Wine Cask Blog

      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.

      Fall Creek Vineyards: A Wonderful New Venture in Driftwood, Texas

      Vintage Texas Blog - - 6 readers - Fall Creek Vineyards: A Wonderful New Venture in Driftwood, Texas The biggest news that I’ve heard is some time started with an email out of the blue from Susan Auler that said, “Just wanted to let you know about our wonderful new venture.” The details that followed were about a new Fall Creek Vineyards location in Driftwood, Texas.

      New Winery in the Hudson Valley - Clermont Vineyards!!! (NY)

      East Coast Wineries - - 6 readers - At the corner of Route 6 and 9G in Germantown, in Columbia County, there is a NEW winery! Clermont Vineyards opened its doors yesterday to the public for the first time. While the winery may be new to the scene, the owner is not! Tony Trigo has long been a fixture on the Hudson Valley wine scene, attending grape growing seminars, wine trade shows, wine festivals, Hudson Val ...

      Sonoma Valley CRUSH at St Francis Winery

      Sip on this Juice - - 6 readers - Each year, the changing colors of the leaves in the vineyards signal a start to harvest. Not only is this a great chance to taste through the wines of last season, it is also a time for many winery guests to sample fresh pressed juice or tour a “crush” pad. I learned to use a refractor for the 1st time on a Sonoma County CRUSH tour.

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    • Spanish Garnacha Tasting Part 2: Cariñena

      …, 2500 of which are vineyards, 76 hectares contain vines that are 50 to over 100 years old. Encompassing a wide variety of microclimates, the vineyards move seamlessly between the bottom of the mountains and the mountainsides. Winemaking: Grapes were sourced from vines up to 100 years old “from the higher areas around Paniza, in the region of Carignan…

      2 readers - the buddha in your glass
    • 006 TWL Podcast: David Sides of Austin Vineyards

      … The post 006 TWL Podcast: David Sides of Austin Vineyards appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. David Sides owned and ran his own agriculture business for a living and is now retired and works in the vineyard full time. Austin Vineyards is the name of this venture and I for one look forward to what the future holds for David and his precious vines…

      3 readers - Texas Wine Lover
    • MacPhail Tales: Chasing the Muse of of Terroir and Noir

      …, to James MacPhail. A winemaker with two decades experience, MacPhail produced more than a dozen different bottlings of Pinot Noir in the 2012 vintage. Most were single vineyard designates from the most acclaimed Pinot Noir growers in California and Oregon. Wine Lines Online: At this point in time, your MacPhail Family Wines is undoubtedly…

      2 readers - Wine Lines
    • John Duval creates ageworthy Syrah at Long Shadows Vintners

      …, and the variety’s oldest vines aren’t found in their native Rhône Valley. In Duval’s neighborhood, there is Syrah surviving since the U.S. Civil War. “Where I live in the Barossa Valley, we have the oldest Shiraz and Grenache and Mourvèdre vineyards in the world,” Duval said. “We’ve got vineyards that were planted in the 1840s and 1850s…

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    • Pinot Noir & Chardonnay VI: FEL Wines

      … chardonnay and pinot noir, are the FEL Chardonnay 2013 and Pinot Noir 2012; winemaker Ryan Hodgins also produces each variety in a single vineyard version. Both of these wines are clean, ripe and forward — classic California, you might say — but well-balanced and endowed with multiple nuances of earth and minerality appropriate to the grape. Nothing…

      Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head
    • Clos Montmartre – A Vineyard In Paris

      … round serving tray, walks towards me and bluntly takes my order. I simply say – “Un petit café s’il vous plait!” … and so it goes. When in Paris, I rarely take public transportation. Mostly because I like to walk, meet people, and discover little gems along the way. Point in fact, I probably would have never known about a tiny little vineyard…

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    • Seth Martin of Perissos Vineyard and Winery Winemaker Profile

      … The post Seth Martin of Perissos Vineyard and Winery Winemaker Profile appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. Seth Martin is the co-owner, winemaker, and viticulturist at Perissos Vineyard and Winery in Burnet, Texas. With the large estate vineyard, the wines produced at Perissos are mostly Estate wines. We had the chance to ask Seth Martin…

      4 readers - Texas Wine Lover
    • A Master Class with Australian Kangarilla Road Winery

      … Kevin O’Brien wine maker talks about Kangarilla Road Kevin O’Brien is a man that is compelled to know about the terroir in the McLaren Vale of Australia, and to put that knowledge to the best use in planting vines and growing expressive fruit. The types of rocks, which wear down to form soil, can guide the vineyard owner to plant certain types…

      3 readers - Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePal
    • 2008 Ridge Lytton Springs – Bottle Notes

      … Ridge Vineyards was founded in 1959 when three Stanford Research Institute engineers bought an abandoned winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The vineyards had been planted in the late 19th century by a San Francisco physician who produced his first vintage in the original winery, called Monte Bello, in 1892. The first Ridge vintage was in 1962…

      3 readers - Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chronicles
    • Wine of the Day October 25, 2014

      … into life, these wines are always delicately detailed and impressive for layered depth and length with beautiful textures and pretty flavors, and this set of 2012 might be the best yet. The entry level cuvee, this 2012 Knez Anderson Valley Pinot, a blend of estate blocks from Cerise and Demuth, plus a touch of their Knez Vineyard, the vines are from…

      4 readers - grapelive.com
    • New Winery in the Hudson Valley - Clermont Vineyards!!! (NY)

      … At the corner of Route 6 and 9G in Germantown, in Columbia County, there is a NEW winery! Clermont Vineyards opened its doors yesterday to the public for the first time. While the winery may be new to the scene, the owner is not! Tony Trigo has long been a fixture on the Hudson Valley wine scene, attending grape growing seminars, wine trade…

      6 readers - Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries
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