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    A Tour of French Wine Regions via Perseus Winery

    Can you match the French wine region with the following grape varieties? Region:  Bordeaux, Alsace, Rhone Valley Variety:  Pinot Gris, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah If you can’t figure it out, scroll to the bottom of this article for the answer.  Assuming you gues...

    16 readers - By MyWinePal

    WBC Pre-Trip: A Glimpse into the Soul of Santa Barbara Wine

    Larry Schaffer, Tercero Wines Our WBC journey began with bread.  And yeast.  And really good wine.  What I found about the Santa Barbara region is that it has a soul.  It’s real, it’s eclectic, it’s quotable and it’s incredibly real.  It’s something that you can’t get with ...

    16 readers - By Dallas Wine Chick

      Weekend Wine Notes: 10 Under $20

      Bigger Than Your Head - - 7 readers - Your eyes do not deceive you, My Readers. Today’s Weekend Wine Notes offer 10 wines priced under $20, in actuality, from about $12 to $19. We flaunt our eclectic nature today, reaching from various regions of California to Ger...

      A Swag Bag of Potatoes?

      Tasting Pour - - 3 readers - We went to lunch with a winemaker and all we got was a sack of potatoes... and we were thrilled. Wine starts with farming and so did the family at Mercer Estates Winery.  Farming runs in the blood, five generations deep.  ...

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      WBC Pre-Trip: A Glimpse into the Soul of Santa Barbara Wine

      … Larry Schaffer, Tercero Wines Our WBC journey began with bread.  And yeast.  And really good wine.  What I found about the Santa Barbara region is that it has a soul.  It’s real, it’s eclectic, it’s quotable and it’s incredibly real.  It’s something that you can’t get with a cursory look, which is why I am so glad for the experiences that were…

      16 readers - By Dallas Wine Chick

      A Swag Bag of Potatoes?

      …, we can appreciate her workmanship.  All of the wines we tasted were food wines. The Mercer Estates 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon displayed the brightness and surprising delicacy Jessica attributes to the Horse Heave Hills fruit.  While well structured, it did not overwhelm the entree.  The same is true of the Mercer Estates 2013 Viognier.   This varietal…

      3 readers - By Tasting Pour

      Live Wine Blogging

      …Almost two weeks ago (already?) I attended the Wine Bloggers Conference as most of you know by now. (Hopefully this post will be far less volatile than previous post on the Conference—which I never thought would get much traction, but apparently … Continue reading…

      1 readers - By the drunken cyclist

      Saving Our Grapes from Birds and Other Predators

      … wire on the Viognier vines, and haven’t yet rolled it up. I spent the day Sunday (after a full day Saturday working with the Vineyard Goddess on canopy management) installing bird netting.  Bird netting places a barrier between the grapes and predators, and hopefully it will be enough to preserve this year’s crop.  I got about half-way through…

      6 readers - By Project Sunlight - A Winemaker's Education

      Weekend Wine Notes: 10 Under $20

      … of leather and woodsy spice. Now through 2015. Very Good. About $12. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Vina Robles White(4) 2013, Paso Robles. 14.9% alc. Viognier 46%, verdelho 19%, vermentino 19%, sauvignon blanc 16%. Very pale gold hue; mango, ginger and quince, citrus…

      7 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      A Tour of French Wine Regions via Perseus Winery

      … Can you match the French wine region with the following grape varieties? Region:  Bordeaux, Alsace, Rhone Valley Variety:  Pinot Gris, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah If you can’t figure it out, scroll to the bottom of this article for the answer.  Assuming you guessed correctly, or checked with the answer below, All four grape…

      16 readers - By MyWinePal

      Rosés of Summer: Casey Flat Ranch, past and present

      … Blanc, Syrah Rose, Viognier, and an Estate Red blend.  It’s sister label, Open Range, produces Sav Blanc and a red blend as well.  Winemaker Laura Barrett is an exciting, young women winemaker, who started her career in New Zealand.  Recieving her Masters in Enology from neaby UC Davis, Laura joined Casey Flat Rnach in 2008.   When you arrive…

      1 readers - By Luscious Lushes

      Flying to San Francisco and a Conundrum

      …I am on a flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco headed to a week of wine debauchery at the Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC) in Buellton, California in Santa Barbara County. I don’t enjoy being away from my family for even the … Continue reading…

      1 readers - By the drunken cyclist

      A Visit to Clos Saron and Gideon Beinstock

      … voluptuous aura of ripe blackberries, currants and plums. Approximately 104 cases. About $50. >Heart of Stone Syrah 2009. With 10 percent viognier. Very earthy, piercing graphite minerality, deeply and darkly spicy, intense and concentrated, black and blue fruit; powerhouse acidity and tannin, briery and brambly, root-like; incredibly supple…

      2 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      Yarra Yering Carrodus Viognier 2012

      … The entry for Yarra Yering in James Halliday’s excellent Australian Wine Compendium (1985) reads in part: “the vineyard includes some very exotic varieties, including tiny quantities of viognier.” It’s been a while since Viognier has been regarded as exotic in an Australian context; indeed, I can’t think of another variety that has had so…

      6 readers - By Full Pour

      Quick Sip: Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards 2013 Viognier

      … Hello Friends, Today’s Quick Sip is the Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards 2013 Viognier. I first tasted this delightful wine this past spring during a visit to the Acquiesce tasting room in Lodi, California. And just last week, I had an opportunity to re-visit it and several other vibrant Lodi white wines for a ‘Lodi Summer Tasting’ put…

      1 readers - By My Vine Spot

      Vinomaker likes Viognier.

      … Vinomaker doesn't just like Viognier, he loves this particular grape variety and is always looking for new producers of this not particularly common wine varietal.  Although his current favourite is Miner Family's, 2012 Simpson Vineyard Viognier (Madera County), this tangent (their lower case 't' not mine) Winery's, 2012 Viognier, Edna Valley…

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      Imagery Estate Winery – 2013 Viognier / 2013 Albariño

      … a look at two that are certainly worth the extra effort to obtain. Imagery Estate Winery 2013 Viognier – The fruit for this wine was sourced in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley. This offering is 100% varietal. It was whole berry pressed and only the free run juice was utilized. Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel…

      2 readers - By Gabe's View

      Combing Oregon's Countryside for Rhone Style Wines

      … Finding a bottle of top-quality Pinot noir in Oregon is easy, fortunately for you. And since May is Oregon Wine Month, you could easily go out and purchase a bottle of local Pinot noir in your favorite restaurant or wine shop. But don’t limit yourself to the famed grape. Rhône varietals thrive in Oregon, due in part to the diversity of Oregon’s…

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