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  • Summing Up Two Trade Tastings - 120 Wines Tasted - Part III

    … a big mouth ful of juicy Chardonnay fruit (~90p). Finishhing of the white wines is a beauty, the 2012 Reyneke Reserve White which is made of 100% Sauvignon Blanc. It has a penetrating, fresh and salivating nose with freshly cut grass, assorted flowers and lime with a refined, tight taste with a fresh acidity and purity. Classy (~92p)! I start…

    3 readers - Barolista
  • Top 10 Tastes from TasteCamp 2014: Hudson Valley

    … the Finger Lakes and estate-grown vidal blanc is another summer favorite of mine. Tasting five-year vertical of this wine was a special treat too. White Cliff Vineyard 2013 Reserve Gamay Noir: I’ve long lamented the lack of quality gamay in New York — because I love the wines of Beaulolais (not nouveau). I’m not sure how owner-winemaker Mike…

    2 readers - Lenn Thompson/ New York Cork Report
  • Village of Saint Aubin in Burgundy

    … From Highway D113 a view of the Saint Aubin vineyards Village of Saint Aubin in Burgundy As we mentioned in our previous Photos of the Day, we spent a week in Burgundy, renting a home in the village of Puligny Montrachet. Traveling up to the hillside vineyards we took Highway D113. The D113 is a beautiful country road that runs from Beaune…

    1 readers - Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways
  • Frantic Parent Syndrome Highlighted in Wine TV Ads

    … It’s not often that voters here the words “wine” in those wonderful campaign ads that control the airwaves during election season. However, voters in Tennessee are getting a glass full in the run up to the November election. Having recently passed a law that (finally) allows Tennessee grocery stores to sell wine, the new wine-in-grocery-stores…

    3 readers - Tom Wark/ Fermentation
  • New World vs. Old World

    …) Domaines Leflaive Macon Verze 2012 – Burgundy, France ($39) Wente Riva Ranch Estate Chardonnay 2012 – Arroyo Seco, Monterey, CA ($18) Flowers Van der Kamp Vineyard Pinot Noir 2000 – Sonoma Mountain ($60) Domaine Trappet Chambertin Grand Cru 2000 – Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, France ($200) Alain Graillot Crozes Hermitage 2012 – Northern…

    1 readers - Wine Maven in Training
  • An Excellent White from Portugal

    … An Excellent White from Portugal I have a love / hate affair with Sauvignon Blanc. The hate part started at a New Zealand tasting of Sauvignon Blancs from Cloudy Bay and Dog Point. I have a sensitive nose and the intense scent of these wines singed my nostrils; the smell of these wines was seared into my memory for days. New Zealand…

    2 readers - Frederick Thurber/ The Wine Observer
  • Winners at the 2014 Austin County Wine Show

    … operation are to be commended. The Palacios family have been growing vinifera grapes with some success for several years not to far from here in Brenham. I have been the beneficiary, as I made the wine, but Jack should get an award for growing the grapes.” Then, John added an additional note that indicated he was looking for further winemaking…

    3 readers - Vintage Texas Blog
  • Fresh Sheet October 20th 2014

    …Today’s Fresh Sheet – reviews of new and recent releases – includes wines from Kevin White Winery, Kerloo Cellars, Brian Carter Cellars, Columbia Crest, Long Shadows project wines, Guardian Cellars, Maryhill Winery and more. Note: These are reviews for wines received and sampled prior to October 1st when my responsibilities changed for Wine…

    1 readers - Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Report
  • October Wine Round-Up

    … crescendo. The second wine was the 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, which continues to ‘hands down’ be one of my favorite Napa Valley Cabernets (just do a Google search of Cornerstone and Dallas Wine Chick and you can follow my love affair with these wines). Rose 2013 Anna de Joyeuse, Camas, Pinot Noir Rose – Lots of red cherries…

    1 readers - Dallas Wine Chick
  • Wine Tasting Terms And How to Use Them

    … Cassis), Green Bell Pepper, Green Peppercorn, Olive, Wild Strawberry, Sour Cherry, Mulberry, Bilberry, Peony, Wild Blueberry, Dried Herbs, Game, Sage, Leather, Tobacco, Charcoal, Tar, Underbrush, Garrigue, Gravel, Torrefaction, Mineral-Driven and Woodsmoke Savory White Wine Terms Lime, Lemon, Pith, Quince, Bitter Almond, Green Apple, Apple…

    4 readers - Madeline Puckette/ Wine Folly
  • SCOTCH TOO SWEET? ADD VODKA

    … “Sod the wine, I want to suck on the writing. This man White is an instinctive writer, bloody rare to find one who actually pulls it off, as in still gets a meaning across with concision. Sharp arbitrage of speed and risk, closest thing I can think of to Cicero’s ‘motus continuum animi.’ Probably takes a drink or two to connect like that: he…

    3 readers - Philip White/ drinkster
  • WE SMELL THROUGH ALL OUR ORGANS

    … buttery butyric acid to form. I find this acid alluring in tiny volumes in, say Hunter Semillon, but horrid when it overwhelms a poorly-made red. And there I was, detecting it as a toddler in cow tucker. When we'd climb into the old Cyclops Rover and head over the range into the incredible Mountain Ash forest in Possum Hollow, with its floral canopy…

    2 readers - Philip White/ drinkster
  • Oct. 25 LCBO Wine Picks: Tuscany + Chile

    … is the certified organic Emiliana Coyam that is a blend of 38% Syrah, 31% Carmenère, 19% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Mourvedre, and 1% Malbec. No Chilean list would be complete without a Carmenère, in this case a Single Vineyard version from Caliterra that also contains 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Syrah and made using sustainable viticultural practices…

    4 readers - Jason Solanki/ Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews
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