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    Review of Landon Winery’s Reserve Meritage 2006

    The post Review of Landon Winery’s Reserve Meritage 2006 appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. We happened to have some free time this past week while in the Dallas area and decided to pop into Landon Winery in McKinney, Texas. I had read about them and had seen many comments on how great the wines were, but I needed to find out for myself.

    8 readers - By Jeremy Wilson/ Texas Wine Lover

    Meet the new Texas Wine Lover Team

    The post Meet the new Texas Wine Lover Team appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. I can’t believe it has already been 3½ years since the Texas Wine Lover® blog was born. Before then, my fiancée Gloria made fun of me (and still to this day) for having a box wine in my refrigerator when we first met, so she then introduced me to finer wines – yes, I really did have a box wine.

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      Wine of the Week – 2011 Van Duzer Pinot Noir Estate

      Cliff's Wine Picks - - 6 readers - Each week I pick out one wine to highlight as my wine of the week. This wine may be an outstanding wine, a great value or just something very interesting. Overview I’m always on the lookout for good Pinot Noirs. Recently, most of my time (and money) has been spent exploring the Pinots from Oregon.

      Wine of the Week – 2012 Novy Zinfandel Russian River Valley

      Cliff's Wine Picks - - 6 readers - Each week I pick out one wine to highlight as my wine of the week. This wine may be an outstanding wine, a great value or just something very interesting. Overview Novy is the “sister” winery of Adam and Dianna (Novy) Lee’s Siduri Winery. All things Pinot Noir carry the Siduri label, everything else gets Novy. If you see a wine with either label, I recommend grabbing a bottle (or a case).

      Hawk & Horse Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Red Hills 2010

      Bacchus and Beery - - 6 readers - Hawk & Horse Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Red Hills 2010, Lake County, CA, $65 (S) – Rating 94 100% Cabernet and Biodynamically farmed, this is a big Cabernet Sauvignon. A round mouth-feel with chewy tannins and balanced acidity. A nose of black cherry and blackberry with hints of raspberry and intriguing campfire smoke. On the palate, the wine offers flavors of black ...

      Cinsault: A Master Class

      Winethropology - - 5 readers - 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.

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      Review of Llano Estacado Winery’s 2010 “1836”

      … The post Review of Llano Estacado Winery’s 2010 “1836” appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. Llano Estacado Winery in Lubbock has been producing excellent wines since 1976 and is the largest premium winery in Texas. I enjoyed visiting Llano Estacado in May and since that visit, they will be building a new public tasting room and visitor’s center…

      3 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      A Little Bit Of The Bubbly

      … wife Liora and their son Yahav together established Welner Wines to focus on high-quality, value-priced kosher wines from around the world including Chile, Israel, Spain, Italy, France, South Africa, Argentina and Australia. The Deccolio Prosecco ($ 11), found at Whole Foods Markets, has floral, green apple and tangerine aromas that develop…

      1 readers - By Grapelines

      Recycle Bin, Week of Oct. 20

      … to breathe, well, it delivered layers of medium-weight, full-throttle goodness in gently lapping waves. The fruit, previously disguised by tension, emerges in lackadaisical ease across the tongue. Ah, there are some benefits to growing older - and up. 2012 Tikal Malbec/Bonarda Mendoza 'Patriota' $20 Still as dependable a steak wine as ever, but now…

      2 readers - By Winethropology

      Review of Landon Winery’s Reserve Meritage 2006

      … The post Review of Landon Winery’s Reserve Meritage 2006 appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. We happened to have some free time this past week while in the Dallas area and decided to pop into Landon Winery in McKinney, Texas. I had read about them and had seen many comments on how great the wines were, but I needed to find out for myself. Since…

      8 readers - By Jeremy Wilson/ Texas Wine Lover

      Wine of the Week – 2011 Van Duzer Pinot Noir Estate

      … and Marilynn Thoma located a hilltop winery with existing vineyards immediately west of the Eola Hills. The estate site occupies a strategic site in the foothills of the Van Duzer Corridor, the conduit through the Coastal Mountains for maritime breezes that enter the Willamette Valley at the close of summer evenings. Located on a scenic hilltop…

      6 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

      Meet the new Texas Wine Lover Team

      … instead of which wineries we have (currently, over 230 Texas wineries). Then along came Jeremy Wilson, who started providing excellent wine reviews and who was instrumental in starting the successful Texas Wine Lover podcast. You have subscribed to the podcast via iTunes or listening on Stitcher, right? After I went to a blogger’s conference…

      7 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      Rhone Ranger Wines from Elyse

      … These reviews are based on samples provided by the winery or organization acting on their behalf. 2012 Elyse L’Ingénue Naggiar 2009 Elyse Le Corbeau Hudson Vineyard 2010 Elyse C’est Si Bon Naggiar Vineyard “A meal with wine is dining – it’s a conversation, an event. It’s what wine is all about.” Ray Coursen…

      1 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

      Wines of Turkey via VinoRai

      … with crushed stone minerals coming in on the back end. The finish has good length with dried straw and a nice floral note joining the show. For my first time tasting either a wine from the Emir grape or a wine from Turkey, I’m impressed. (91 pts) 2013 Turasan Emir Cappadocia 2010 Diren Öküzgözü Collection – SRP $14.99 Diren Winery…

      1 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

      Cliffs Wine Picks – Oct 6, 2014 to Oct 12, 2014

      …2012 Villa Creek “White” 2007 Anthill Farms Syrah Windsor Oaks Vineyard 2010 Copain Syrah Tous Ensemble 2006 Cosentino Winery The Poet 2010 John Duval Wines Shiraz Entity 2008 Bodega Sottano Malbec Reserva de Familia 2012 Villa Creek “White” – $20.80 This wine is always an easy buy when it’s offered on the Villa Creek release offer. I should just…

      1 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

      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

      Rhone Valley Rose Wines

      … to sample a few rosés last month from France’s Rhône Valley. A vacation to South Carolina seemed like the perfect time to sample (drink) these wine. Even though rosé wines can be enjoyed throughout the year, they can be even more special on a warm evening. Fruity, refreshing and a lush shade of pink, rosé wines are undoubtedly a summertime…

      1 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

      Suditrol: Alto Adige Revisited

      …Last fall a batch of sample bottlings from this northern Italian region arrived for review. They impressed well enough, but in retrospect were merely a warm up for this year's array. The diversity of wines coming from this foothill area is impressive. Reds and whites alike are striking for their clarity and freshness, with al dente acidity…

      1 readers - By Winethropology

      Wine of the Week – 2009 Long Shadows Wineries Syrah Sequel

      … note a touch of alcohol pokes through on occasion but not enough to detract from the overall experience. (94 pts) 2009 Long Shadows Wineries Syrah Sequel Connect with me You can follow me on Twitter for more wine info, potential food pairings, and an occasional recipe or two. Be warned, I’m also a sports fan and there are occasional Pittsburgh…

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      Hawk & Horse Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Red Hills 2010

      …, the wine offers flavors of black cherry and blackberry with subtle notes of ripe strawberry and cacao to add complexity. Espresso on the long finish. In the Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition, this wine took Best of Show for Red Wines; Best of Class for Cabernet Sauvignon and the Platinum medal! Buy This Wine The post Hawk & Horse Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Red Hills 2010 appeared first on Wine Blog - Bacchus and Beery. …

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      Dry Creek Vineyard Fume Blanc 2013

      …Dry Creek Vineyard Fume Blanc 2013, Sonoma County, CA, $14 (S) – Rating 89 All stainless steel and cold fermented. On the nose, aromas of pear, Meyer lemon, citrus and minerality. A crisp mouth-feel with bright acidity. Flavors of ruby red grapefruit, Meyer lemon, citrus and wet stone complimented with white spice on the finish. Pair with summer salads or grilled white fish. Buy This Wine The post Dry Creek Vineyard Fume Blanc 2013 appeared first on Wine Blog - Bacchus and Beery. …

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