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    Mendocino County’s green wine growers

    If there is any question about how much I love doing what I do, inside my tasting room or outside, pouring my wines or any of the county’s best wines, this picture captured by Aubrey Rawlin of Mendoicino Winegrowers Inc should answer that question amply. I love pouring wines for folks. Here’s the column that was born at this incredibly fun wine press event, enjoy: John On Wine – ...

    7 readers - By John Cesano/ John on Wine - a wine blog

    Château du Port Cuvée Prestige Malbec 2010

    Château du Port Cuvée Prestige Malbec 2010 Dark in color with a dark berry nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays some slightly sweet dense black berry notes, almost blueberry like. Classic Malbec. On the medium length finish the wine displays some tannins. Alcohol and acidity are well in check. I would give it an 89 or so.

    7 readers - By John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guy

      Daily Wine News: Since 1300

      Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog - - 6 readers - The view from the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Vinci, Tuscany. (Wikimedia.) “The debate over what kind of vineyards are most compatible with the environment has been taking place here since 1300.” In Tuscany, a new rural preservation plan has ignited a war with grape growers. “In northern Oregon, delicious, highly coveted wines are being made with grapes that literally sprou ...

      Sean Sullivan scales new heights in Washington wine writing

      Great Northwest Wine - - 4 readers - Sean Sullivan is Wine Enthusiast magazine’s Washington wine reviewer. (Photo courtesy of Sean Sullivan) SEATTLE – It hasn’t taken long for a guy from the East Coast who was merely interested in learning more about wine to become one of the most important reviewers of Washington wines in the world.

      Jory and Willakenzie

      From Vinho Verde to Barolo with Love - - 4 readers - Who are Jory and Willakenzie? They are in part responsible for the world-renowned quality of Oregon Pinot Noirs. Neither vintners, nor grape growers, Jory and Willakenzie are not people at all. They are two soils found in Willamette. According to Cole Danehower, author of the book, Essential Wines and Wineries of the Pacific Northwest, Jory is a volcanic soil that gives its Pino ...

      Wine of the Week: 2005 Marqués de Riscal Rioja Reserva

      ENOFYLZ Wine Blog - - 4 readers - Every Thursday I feature a wine I particularly enjoy, whether it’s something new and different, is a great value, or from a producer worth checking out. My Wine Of The Week is the 2005 Marqués de Riscal Rioja Reserva. The Winery Herederos de Marqués de Riscal, founded in 1858, is one of the oldest wineries in Rioja.

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      Top Bargain Wines 2014 and Safeway Wine Sale

      … And so it begins, with the Wine Enthusiast the first to publish the top 100 wines of 2014. The latest issue contains the Top 100 Best Buys of 2014. It is also available for download free for anyone. I like that concept and congratulate Wine Enthusiast for making this available for bargains wine hunters. I went through the list and found many…

      1 readers - By Wine Values and Bargains

      The March of the 2013 vintage white wines

      … wines from Washington's 2013 vintage. Note: These are reviews for wines received and sampled prior to October 1st when my responsibilities changed for Wine Enthusiast to cover all of Washington. Waitsburg Cellars The Aromatics Chevray Old Vine Chenin Blanc Columbia Valley 2013 $18 (Excellent/Exceptional) Moderately aromatic with notes of almond…

      1 readers - By Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Report

      On the anomalies of aging wine

      … door to Beaulieu, that would increase the odds of the wine aging well. So far, so good. Now, let’s make things a little more complicated. Let’s take a wine like Jonata’s El Alma de Jonata Red, a Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. It’s an extraordinary wine—I gave the 2007 96 points when I reviewed it in late 2012—but it’s…

      3 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

      Fresh Sheet October 20th 2014

      … Enthusiast to cover all of Washington. Kevin White Winery Kevin White Winery La Fraternité Red Wine Yakima Valley 2012 $28 (Exceptional) A vibrantly aromatic, expressive wine with notes of raspberries, kirsch, licorice, huckleberry, and dark coffee along with floral notes and spice. The palate is medium bodied, filled with luscious, direct, primary fruit…

      1 readers - By Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Report

      The soft bigotry of tasting inexpensive wine

      … wine without turning off either side. If I had any doubts about my approach, they were dispelled through blind tasting. There were times, in large flights, I preferred a $25 wine to a $250 wine. At first, that was a humbling, almost embarrassing experience. But after a while, I grew to expect it. It was almost a badge of honor, because it proved…

      1 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

      Jory and Willakenzie

      … with some bittters on the finish. Spindrift Pinot Noir, Lewisburg Vineyard, 2010 Medium bodied. Earthy, dark fruit with spice and minerality. Spindrift 7 Hills Syrah, 2010 Sourced from Walla Walla in Northeast Oregon. Sustainable. Aromas of bacon, pepper, dark fruit. Matthew Compton’s wines have garnered high point ratings from both Wine Spectator…

      4 readers - By From Vinho Verde to Barolo with Love

      Spain’s Great Match: 30th Anniversary

      … Michael Schachner from Wine Enthusiast, Lorena Ascencios, wine buyer for Astor, and Rick Pitcher, wine director for The Gander in NYC. Each of the panelists spoke at length about the wines, some real rarities like the 1984 Pesquera and the 2005 Palacios Bierzo, offering very personal insights about their visits and the producers themselves. I…

      2 readers - By Marisa D'vari/ A Wine Story

      The Top 100 Best Buys 2014

      …The Top 100 Best Buys 2014 We love this time of year. Not only are the grapes being harvested to create the wines of the new year, but the annual top 100 wine lists are published. We subscribe to Wine Enthusiast and the magazine publishes multiple top 100 wine lists annually. The first one was published this week and it is the Top 100 Best Buys…

      2 readers - By Robert Doan/ Wine 4 Your Life

      Santa Barbara Vintners 24rd annual Celebration of Harvest Festival!

      … Barbara Vintners La Paulée dinner on Friday, October 10 Santa Barbara Wine Seminar on Saturday morning moderated by Matt Kettmann of the Wine Enthusiast and Santa Barbara Independent with six Santa Barbara County wine industry panelists New, convenient Festival Grand Tasting location - the Old Mission Santa Inés, Solvang Saturday night concert…

      1 readers - By Goddess of Wine

      Rodney Strong Celebrates 25 Years In Style

      … offered has increased, the practices have became sustainable and the winery was named American Winery of the Year by the Wine Enthusiast in 2013. From the Pre-Event at #wbc14 I’ve always said Rodney Strong was one of the top wineries that really understood the power of digital and social media. They are front and center in raising the bar, making…

      5 readers - By Dallas Wine Chick

      rating george clooney’s wedding wine

      … is about $25. I’ve never had this one and don’t love Pinot Grigio in general, but it’s from the Friuli area which actually makes some good Pinot Grigios. (This is now two weeks in a row where we’ve found good Pinot Grigios, proving that northern Italy actually can make a good one.) They were having both lobster and sea bass at the wedding dinner, so…

      1 readers - By grapefriend

      Mendocino County’s green wine growers

      … and buyers in place of my boss, Guinness McFadden, who was at McFadden Farm for his 24th consecutive annual certification inspection as an organic grower of wine grapes, herbs, and beef. His absence was understandable to all assembled, as the event was focused on Mendocino County’s organic and biodynamic grown wine grapes and the wines made from those…

      7 readers - By John Cesano/ John on Wine - a wine blog
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