WINE REVIEW

    Same Old Song (Ridge Lytton Springs Recent Releases)

    “We sing the same old song Just like a vintage car, You can look, but you won’t ever drive it. We drink the same old wine From a brand new jar, We get hung-over, but we always survive it.” - “New Song” by The Who Some tasks are just… unenviable. Take, for example...

    17 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

    Wine of the Week: Stottle 2011 Tempranillo Sugarloaf Vineyard @StottleWinery

    A blissful bottle of Washington Tempranillo. It is a privilege to taste, sample, experience and review wine. Over the years I have built a mental image of what wine means to me. The more wine I experience, the more I want to experience. There is a world of wine waiting to...

    14 readers - By Wild 4 Washington Wine

      Review of Compass Rose Cellars Syrah 2012

      Texas Wine Lover - - 10 readers - The post Review of Compass Rose Cellars Syrah 2012 appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. By Guest Blogger Jeremy Wilson I first met Mark Watson when he was visiting Pedernales Cellars. I had the pleasure of hosting a private...

      Taplin Cellars

      Grapelines - - 8 readers - A look at California’s Taplin Cellars.   By Lou Marmon   Gazette Newspapers  June 2014   Taplin Cellars is a Napa winery with bicoastal roots. A great-great grandfather of the present-day owners moved his dairy far...

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      A Wine For Those Lazy, Hazy Days Of Summer

      …   A review of the Domaine Pascal Bouchard “Le Classique” Chablis 2009 and a look at Tequila.   By Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon   Washington Jewish Week  July 23, 2014   There are few greater pleasures than sitting on a beach toward the end of a lazy summer evening with a great bottle of wine to share among friends. Crisp…

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      Same Old Song (Ridge Lytton Springs Recent Releases)

      … “We sing the same old song Just like a vintage car, You can look, but you won’t ever drive it. We drink the same old wine From a brand new jar, We get hung-over, but we always survive it.” - “New Song” by The Who Some tasks are just… unenviable. Take, for example, trying to say something new about iconic California producer Ridge…

      17 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

      How America Caused – And Cured – A Winemaking Crisis

      …   A review of Castel Rosé du Castel 2013 and Isle of Arran 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky.   By Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon   Washington Jewish Week  July 16,2014   Among the plethora of pests that winemakers must contend against, none has been more devastating than a sap-sucking insect named “phylloxera.” This tiny aphid…

      3 readers - By Grapelines

      Review of Compass Rose Cellars Syrah 2012

      … The post Review of Compass Rose Cellars Syrah 2012 appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. By Guest Blogger Jeremy Wilson I first met Mark Watson when he was visiting Pedernales Cellars. I had the pleasure of hosting a private tasting for him in our reserve tasting room, along with a few other big names in the local wine industry. I knew right…

      10 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      Wine Review: 2011 Amancaya Gran Reserva - Argentina

      …% Cabernet Sauvignon Country: Mendoza Argentina Closure: Natural Cork ABV: 15% Sample provided by Pasternak Wine Imports Produced and bottled by Bodegas Caro in partnership with S.A. Les Domaines Barons De Rothschild (Lafite)/Nicolas Catena Related posts: #winemuse podcast review: Bodega Catena, Mendoza, Argentina 2011 Catena Malbec Aruma Malbec 2010, Bodegas Caro, Mendoza, Argentina Cheers!…

      6 readers - By Wild 4 Washington Wine

      Come Original (On Negative Reviews, #WBC14, Boring Wine Writing, & Non-Boring Wines)

      … as much of the wine it covers: it’s boring (for a deft take on that situation, see this excellent piece  on originality in wine scribing by my friend Alan Goldfarb). A negative review cannot under any circumstances be boring, that is just as much an affront to the tastes of the wine buying public as a terrible wine. A hypothetical example will help here…

      10 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

      Taplin Cellars

      …, just in time to ride the growing interest in California wines.   Stephen Taplin, MD co-owns the property with his siblings Melinda and Bill. Steve is an internationally recognized researcher at Bethesda’s National Cancer Institute and resides in Maryland. He grew up at the family farm in St. Helena where his classmates were many of Napa’s wine…

      8 readers - By Grapelines

      Wine Review: Mackey Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

      … for at least 5 years. Recommended. Blend: 80.4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.7% Merlot, 4.9% Petit Verdot. Vineyards: Mackey, Heather Hills, Gamache. Closure: Natural cork ABV: 14.2% SRP: $32 Review sample Mackey Vineyards 4122 Powerline Road Walla Walla, WA  99362 Phone:  509.526.5160 www.mackeyvineyards.com Related Posts: Wine of the Week: 2009 Concordia Mackey Vineyards Review: 2009 Mackey Vineyards Syrah Cheers!…

      7 readers - By Wild 4 Washington Wine

      Out Of Isolation, Chilean Wines Prosper

      …   Reviews of the Lanzur Sauvignon Blanc 2013 and The Macallan 18 year old (1996 vintage) Single Malt Scotch Whisky.   By Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon   July 15, 2014   Chile is the source of some of the world’s best wine values. The country boasts over a dozen distinctive wine producing regions that extend hundreds of miles from…

      3 readers - By Grapelines

      “One Foot Old World, One Foot New World” (Quivira Recent Releases)

      … Notes version of the entire Quivira story, before we get into the wines: A corporate drug company executive (Henry Wendt) gets attracted to a spot in Dry Creek Valley in the `80s, and as a avid fisherman gets upset at the decline in fish population in the nearby creek. Conventional farming is blamed, and a move to sustainable farming and Biodynamics…

      13 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

      Calla Lily Winery Ultimate Red Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

      … this youngster at least 30-60 minutes to fully open for flavors of black cherry, ripe plum, blackberry, oaky vanilla and plenty of spice. Intriguing notes of tobacco box on long finish. The post Calla Lily Winery Ultimate Red Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 appeared first on Wine Blog - Bacchus and Beery. …

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      Russian River Vineyards Pinot Noir Benedetti Vineyard 2012

      … Russian River Vineyards Pinot Noir Benedetti Vineyard 2012, Russian River Valley, CA, $55 (S) – Rating 91 A gold medal winner at the North of the Gate Wine Competition. Aromas of cherry and strawberry with hints of raspberry and spice. The wine is highlighted by a round mouth-feel, soft tannins and balanced acidity. The palate is treated…

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      Monticello Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2013

      … Monticello Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Napa Valley, CA, $32 (S) – Rating 90 A robust nose of ruby red grapefruit, Meyer lemon, tropicals and bright spice. Bright acidity complimented by soft textures. Meyer lemon, ruby red grapefruit, citrus, spice and green apple flavors abound. Plenty of spice, citrus and tropical notes in the finish. Buy This Wine   The post Monticello Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2013 appeared first on Wine Blog - Bacchus and Beery. …

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      MacPhail Family Wines Pinot Noir Dutton Ranch 2011

      … MacPhail Family Wines Pinot Noir Dutton Ranch 2011, Green Valley of Russian River Valley, CA $49 (S) – Rating 93 Give this beauty a little time to open up in a decanter and you will be well rewarded. A well-rounded bouquet of dark red fruit, stewed cherries and spice. Medium-bodied with silky tannins and bright acidity which is easily enjoyed…

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