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    2010 Beringer Knights Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

    I have been a member of Beringer for years. As a matter of fact it is the first club I joined during my initial visit to Napa. I am a huge fan of Cabernet Sauvignon like many people are; and the quality of the Beringer single vineyard wines are exceptional. Recently I learned that the Beringer “White Zin” is their highest produced wine with over 800,000 cases sold annually.

    9 readers - By Bills Wine Wandering

    Underrated Spain: Meseta Central Wine Region

    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.

    7 readers - By Wine Folly

      Argentina – A Reach For Higher Ground

      GrapeRadio - - 7 readers - Interestingly, Argentina’s wine history and culture began about the same time as our’s here in the U.S. Arguably more interesting is the fact that it began with the same impetus – Italian immigration. Today, Argentina has become known as the world’s largest purveyor of Malbec. Another thing that singles out Argentina – some of the highest altitude vineyards in the world.

      Zinfandel of the Month – 2012 Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma County

      Zinfandel Chronicles - - 6 readers - Zinfandel of the Month – 2012 Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma County by Tom Lee on September 12, 2014 Zinfandel of the Month is a new feature on Zinfandel Chronicles. Keep in mind that although the Zinfandel of the Month might be an older bottle, the current vintage will be one you can find at retail or via the mailing list.

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      Dinner with Cristobal Undurraga of Chile’s Vina Koyle

      …So "wow" is all I can say after dining with Cristobal Undurraga of Chile's Vina Koyle in the Colchagua DO Valley. Very few wineries can offer the pedigree of its winemaker Cristobal Undurraga, whose ancestor Francisco planted the first vineyards in the 1880s and in the decades that followed, was the pioneering force that turned Undurraga…

      1 readers - By A Wine Story

      2011 Joseph Phelps Insignia and Diamond Creek Cabs

      …For my 3-day birthday weekend in September, Rona and I decided to take Evan to Napa Valley. At 3.5, he is of the age when he would hopefully enjoy running through vineyards, pick grapes hanging in full glorious ripeness, and last through gourmet restaurants (while watching iPad, thank god for that!) I had a bit of extra motivation for Napa…

      1 readers - By The Iron Chevsky Wine Blog

      Review of Kuhlman Cellars Texas Red 2012

      … of the building are being brought to life. Once complete, several blocks of estate vines will adorn the front and side lawns of the winery and these will not be show vineyards my friends. These, along with fruit from the family vineyard as well as other Texas vineyards, will be providing the grapes for the Kuhlman Cellars portfolio. The wines…

      2 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      Notes on wines from the 30th Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

      …. Powerful palate with some guava and pear character and rich texture. Lovely. 92/100 Cape Point Vineyards CWG Reserve White 2013 Cape Point, South Africa From Duncan Savage, this is a blend of Semillon and Sauvignon spontaneously fermented in 600 litre barrels. Fresh and precise with nice focus and lovely crisp, pure citrus fruit. Nicely mineral…

      4 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      2007 Rochioli Estate Chardonnay – Bottle Notes

      … published a detailed map of the Estate Vineyard that is required viewing for fans of the winery. Shimmering gold in color. 14.5% ABV. Lychee fruit, lemon oil and minerals on the nose. Rich and silky with great acidity. The palate shows lemon zest, green apple, toast and brioche. The finish is long and spicy. Beautiful Chardonnay that bodes well…

      2 readers - By Zinfandel Chronicles

      A Beaujolais Village to trump Metras

      … a niche with wines like this. The Germain single vineyard Saumurs are a great example. The other Germain Saumurs have a great presence, but his best wines, albeit made in limited numbers just aren't out there. This wine, as it is the best Beaujolais-Villages, should be out there, and finally it is. By the way 2011 is considered the best vintage of '11, '12 and '13 by most people in Beaujolais. It is also drinking wonderfully now. 2011 Domaine des Terres Vivantes Beaujolais-Villages Vieilles Vignes - $26.99 ($99.96 4-pack)…

      3 readers - By Rockss and Fruit

      2010 Beringer Knights Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

      …I have been a member of Beringer for years. As a matter of fact it is the first club I joined during my initial visit to Napa. I am a huge fan of Cabernet Sauvignon like many people are; and the quality of the Beringer single vineyard wines are exceptional. Recently I learned that the Beringer “White Zin” is their highest produced wine with over…

      9 readers - By Bills Wine Wandering

      great grapes in alto adige

      … (around $20) is a biodynamic version with a spritz of tangerine and a long ability to age. Love this one from Abbazia di Novacella. The guy pulled this bottle out of a cold well right in the vineyard, next to the vines that grew it – pretty baller. $22 that silver thing he’s standing on is the well that keeps wine cold for you in the vineyard…

      3 readers - By grapefriend

      The Topsy-Turvy Vineyards Of Babcock Winery.

      …The Topsy-Turvy Vineyards Of Babcock Winery. Bryan Babcock & WineSnark tour Babcock Vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation of the Central Coast. From the back seat of Bryan Babcock’s Volkswagen I noticed something unusual about his vineyards. The grapes were experiencing an unusually early onset of veraison (when grapes soften and change…

      6 readers - By winesnark.com

      Sage Hills stands in for fine Burgundy

      …Photo: Sage Hills owner Rick Thrussell Rick Thrussell, the owner of Sage Hills Estate Vineyard and Winery in Summerland, chose to release his 2013 Pinot Noir on September 17, 2014. Almost certainly, that release date is premature. It is an excellent wine that has just begun its development in the bottle. However, Rick felt under pressure…

      2 readers - By John Schreiner on wine

      Tasting pinotage from around the world – in Canada

      … (non grafted vines, 7 years) - good initial impression, excellent fruit flavours, med. depth & length, plum & red fruit / held up well over 1-2 hours / very good on its own and with food. Melrose Vineyards 2009 – USA / Oregon (planted 2005) - lighter style, short finish, easy drinking but lacking interest. Barkan Reserve 2010 – Israel / Judean…

      4 readers - By GrapeGrape

      Argile or Calcaire?

      … for us, someone brought Trousseau (also known as Bastardo) to the Jura from Iberia, and Poulsard? Well … Poulsard has been haunting the vineyards, barrels, bottles, and palates of the Jura since the dawn of time … We went to a vineyard called “Curvees sous Curon,” situated between the Curvees and the Curon vineyards en route from Arbois…

      5 readers - By Sophie's Glass

      Lunch with Olivier Bernstein

      … in winemaking and viticulture at Beaune. He bought an old farmhouse in the Roussillon, and with 8 hectares of vines formed Mas de la Deveze in 2002. But his true love was Burgundy, and in 2007 he started a micronegociant operation under his own name. He buys grapes solely from premier and grand cru vineyards, and in 2012 he purchased his first vineyard parcels…

      2 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      Chateau Ste. Michelle takes new tools into red Reserve Cellar

      … the state’s largest production of red wine at 305,000 cases — but the Reserve Cellar at Canoe Ridge Estate is designed for Chateau Ste. Michelle’s single vineyard and Ethos reserve wines. “We could not be treating these grapes any better, even if we had an army of people individually picking each berry from the stem,” McKee said. “This new equipment has…

      6 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      2005 Turley Zinfandel Moore “Earthquake” Vineyard – Bottle Notes

      …2005 Turley Zinfandel Moore “Earthquake” Vineyard – Bottle Notes by Tom Lee on September 20, 2014 Turley Wine Cellars was founded in 1993 by Larry Turley and specializes in small lots of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah from some of California’s most historic and treasured vineyards. Moore “Earthquake” Vineyard was one of the original single vineyard…

      6 readers - By Zinfandel Chronicles