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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

    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

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

      The Wine Cask Blog - - 7 readers - 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 ...

      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.

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

      … berry and strawberry fruit. Cabernet Franc is one of the classic blending grapes of Bordeaux used in melding Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This single vineyard varietal is interesting and unique. It was a gift from a dear friend, and a great gift it was. Raise a glass. --A Review from The Wine Cask Blog. Creative Commons: Attribution - ShareAlike 2.5 applies …

      7 readers - By The Wine Cask Blog

      Wine of the Day October 19, 2014

      … 2012 Alfredo Maestro Tejero, Tinto Castrillo de Duero, Spain. Coming from 70+ year old Tinto Fino (100% Tempranillo) grown at elevation on clay, loamy soils in Burgos, Ribera del Duero from a single vineyard parcel called La Ladera using all natural techniques and about 20% whole cluster in fermentation. I always am drawn to this wine…

      3 readers - By grapelive.com

      Sonoma Valley CRUSH at St Francis Winery

      …, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petite Verdot, Syrah, Marsanne, Rousanne all living and working together. Every year, crops are carefully planned and planted by viticulturists who study the soil, grape growth and winemaking itself. Which grape varietals that the vineyard manager and owners decide to plant is an investment in time and a gamble…

      6 readers - By Sip on this Juice

      Fort Berens Winery opens NEW Winery!

      …Fort Berens Estate Winery is constantly making headlines- from opening Lillooet’s first commercial vineyard, to winning the Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Excellence in British Columbia wines this year, theres always something new and exciting happening. Last month, Fort Berens opened their brand new winery and tasting room to showcase…

      4 readers - By uncorkBC

      The Spirits of Volunteerism

      … Early last month a story broke in California about a small winery that had been subject to hefty fines levied by state labor authorities for the use of willing volunteers, and then fined again during their process to try and mitigate the unintended wrong. This has prompted conversations across the industry and across the country as wineries…

      2 readers - By Todd Trzaskos/ New York Cork Report

      2013 David Nieuwoudt, Ghost Corner, The Bowline, Elim, South Africa

      … different parcels of fruit from regions up and down the Cape you can layer flavour by combining warmer, lusher fruit with chillier, edgier wine. This leads to increased complexity and a more involving, detailed wine. The other camp insists that single vineyard wines are the only way forward – the purest expression from one superb site being…

      2 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      Zinfandel of the Month – 2011 Angel Vine Zinfandel Columbia Valley

      … Fus moved their family to Oregon in 1997 to pursue their dream of farming a vineyard. The Three Angels Vineyard (named after Laureen and their two daughters) is located in Oregon’s Eola-Amity Hills and produces Pinot Noir used by several local wineries. Ed eventually decided to make his own wine focusing on single vineyard Zinfandel (see my previous…

      5 readers - By Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chronicles

      Grapelive Tasting Report: Diamond Creek Classic Flashback

      … 1981 Diamond Creek, Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Rock Terrace, Napa Valley. Diamond Creek might be Napa first cult single vineyard wine and are wines that seem to age forever without dying, these are the Dorian Grey of California wines! I have been a longtime admirer of Diamond Creek and I am grateful to have met the late Al Brounstein on a few…

      5 readers - By grapelive.com

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

      …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. The plans…

      6 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      Cinsault: A Master Class

      … You've really got to hand it to the smarties at LoCa. Earlier this year they put together what has to be the most compelling projection of an AVA's terroir ever to land on our doorstep. The gist of it was this: one sub-appellation, one variety, specific winemaking standards/constraints, from six different vineyards. It was a master class…

      5 readers - By Winethropology

      Kuhlman Cellars

      … as necessary. There is a tasting fee of $20 but besides the personal experience provided, it also includes a food pairing for each wine. There is a total number of five wines offered and four out of the five wines are made with Texas grapes and there is no surprise with the fifth wine using Sonoma County grapes. Jennifer Beckmann, Certified Sommelier…

      2 readers - By Texas Wine Lover
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