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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.

    7 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      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.

      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 ...

      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).

      ‘Drinking Local’ at Total Wine: A Big ‘ol Wine Store in Atlanta

      jvb uncorked - - 5 readers - On a recent trip to Atlanta I had the fortune to mix business with pleasure. The pleasure was seeing friends from high school at a get-together that was essentially BYOB. For me, that meant wine shopping. I had to hunt locally in Atlanta, but I’m no longer a local. I haven’t lived there since the 1980’s, and had no clue where to go.

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      Review of Kiepersol Estates Texas Mourvèdre 2011

      … The post Review of Kiepersol Estates Texas Mourvèdre 2011 appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. The Texas Hill Country and High Plains AVA’s are very well known in our local wine industry. Most everyone is familiar with the 290 wine trail and the superb High Plains growers and wineries, but some are unaware that there is major action in the DFW…

      3 readers - By Jeremy Wilson/ Texas Wine Lover

      A Hungarian With Serious Stones (István Szepsy Recent Releases)

      … “resplendent” with “sultana, tea, flowers, dried fruits, spices, caramel, coffee, buts, toffee, toast, orange peel, dried apricots, citrus.” You get the idea. This wine… this wine… f*ck me, this is just about perfect for 6P Aszu; extensive, pure, fresh, luscious, and downright brilliant. I also wrote, one the day, that no detail of this wine seemed…

      3 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

      Review of Llano Estacado Winery’s 2010 “1836”

      … red color with flavor tones of red and black fruits and black pepper. Tannins are medium with a medium plus finish. The “1836” is an On Premise brand which means it is made for businesses like restaurants where you cannot purchase a bottle to take home. Fortunately, blogger Russell Kane provided a list of restaurants where you can find…

      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

      … 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 amidst 82 acres of vines…

      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

      …% Cinsault, 7% Counoise and 3% Viognier from the Sierra Foothills Naggiar Vineyard. These grapes are indigenous to Southern France’s Rhone Valley, and they are well suited to the terroir of the Sierra Foothills. After fermentation, the wine was aged for 22 months in French puncheons, 10% of which were new. The wine has 14.4% alcohol by volume…

      1 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

      Wines of Turkey via VinoRai

      … the University of South Carolina, so during football season, there will also be some Gamecock posts. If you like this post, consider joining Cliffs Wine Picks Wine Blog on Facebook and giving me a Like. Cheers! This is original to CliffsWinePicks.com. Copyright 2014 Cliff’s Wine Picks. All rights reserved. ***** Shameless Self Promotion…

      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

      … to Pinot, but with less insanity-inducing fringe flavors and more grip and tenacity. It would stand up to a hearty chicken dish and wouldn't overwhelm salmon. If you're familiar with better Beaujolais, you'd be on the right track. Despite the obscurity of the grape, here are four bottlings all from the same vineyard - not in France, but in Lodi…

      5 readers - By Winethropology

      Rhone Valley Rose Wines

      … 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 favorite. The breaking news…

      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

      … for this wine is John Duval. John was formerly the winemaker for Penfolds Grange and is the owner/winemaker of his aptly named Duval Wines. John joined the Penfolds team in 1974. In 1986 he was appointed the title of Chief Winemaker. Some of the recognition he has garnered over the years include the Robert Mondavi Trophy for Winemaker of the Year…

      4 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks
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