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    Emiliana Wines – Sustainable, Organic and Biodynamic Wines

    This is based on samples provided by the winery or organization acting on their behalf. 2012 Emiliana Sauvignon Blanc Novas Gran Reserva 2012 Emiliana Cabernet Sauvignon Natura Overview: These wines, while not produced by Banfi, were imported into the United States by the company. Banfi is the importer/distributor of over 30 different labels from around the world.

    7 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

    Wine of the Week – 2012 Purple Hands Pinot Noir Stoller Vineyard

    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 A little over a year ago the local wine store brought in the 2010 vintage of this wine and offered it as an e-mail special. I grabbed a six pack even though I had never had the wine.

    6 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

      Recycle Bin, Week of Sept. 22

      Winethropology - - 6 readers - Another mixed bag this week with one exceptional wine worth seeking out: the Chilean Syrah, which overdelivers on multiple fronts. A lesson drinking wine at the right time comes with the Orvieto, too. Cheers. 2012 Bastide Miraflors Cotes Catalanes $15 I'll say this about this one: it's well-made, has nice clean edges, and plenty of flavor.

      The Best In Value-Priced Wine

      Grapelines - - 6 readers - The Top 10 Kosher wines ($20 or less) and our 5 Favorite Whiskies for the past year . By Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Washington Jewish Week September 10, 2014 Last week we listed the Top 10 kosher wines we tasted over the past year that cost $30 or more a bottle. After all, festive holiday meals with family and friends are nigh, so a bit of expensive indulgence is in order.

      Cliffs Wine Picks – Sep 8, 2014 to Sep 14, 2014

      Cliff's Wine Picks - - 5 readers - 2008 Rosenblum Cellars Zinfandel Rockpile Road Vineyard 2011 Delas Frères Côtes du Rhône Saint-Esprit N.V. Locations F-2 2010 Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills 2009 Waterbrook Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Villa Creek “White” 2007 Villa Creek Avenger N.V. Moët & Chandon Champagne Brut Impérial 2008 Rosenblum Cellars Zinfandel Rockpile Road Vineyard – $15.

      Baby Barolo from Piedmont without Peers

      jvb uncorked - - 5 readers - Roagna Langhe Rosso, Piedmont, Italy, 2006. From Crush Wine & Spirits, $30/bottle. 13.5% ABV. OK, I’m a French wine snob. But I’m also a huge fan of nebbiolo. So when I saw Crush advertise a “back up the truck nebbiolo”, I thought I’d take a chance.

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      Recycle Bin, Week of Sept. 22

      …Another mixed bag this week with one exceptional wine worth seeking out: the Chilean Syrah, which overdelivers on multiple fronts. A lesson drinking wine at the right time comes with the Orvieto, too. Cheers. 2012 Bastide Miraflors Cotes Catalanes $15 I'll say this about this one: it's well-made, has nice clean edges, and plenty of flavor. Reminds…

      6 readers - By Winethropology

      The Best In Value-Priced Wine

      …The Top 10 Kosher wines ($20 or less) and our 5 Favorite Whiskies for the past year . By Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Washington Jewish Week September 10, 2014 Last week we listed the Top 10 kosher wines we tasted over the past year that cost $30 or more a bottle. After all, festive holiday meals with family and friends are nigh, so a bit…

      6 readers - By Grapelines

      Top 10 Kosher Wines Over $30

      …Our Top 10 kosher wines $30 and up for the past year long with a look at Diageo’s Orphan Barrel Whiskey Project. By Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Washington Jewish Week September 4, 2014 During the Jewish month of Elul, the final month in the Jewish calendar, we are enjoined to reflect on where we stand and where we should be going in life. Thus…

      4 readers - By Grapelines

      Wine of the Week – 2006 Shafer Relentless

      …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 This wine has been a personal favorite for several years. Relentless is generally a big, full bodied wine filled with berries and spice. The availability of the wine at retail…

      4 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

      Turn Up The Piiiiiinot (IPNC 2014 Alfresco Tasting Highlights)

      …As you read this, I’ll be in Hungary, a trip in which half of is a curated media tour, and the the other half a working stint doing some video interview stuff that I will discuss later, but about which I am particularly excited (not just because it’s a paying gig, but also because it involves one of my personal fave white wine grapes, one…

      3 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

      Emiliana Wines – Sustainable, Organic and Biodynamic Wines

      …This is based on samples provided by the winery or organization acting on their behalf. 2012 Emiliana Sauvignon Blanc Novas Gran Reserva 2012 Emiliana Cabernet Sauvignon Natura Overview: These wines, while not produced by Banfi, were imported into the United States by the company. Banfi is the importer/distributor of over 30 different labels from…

      7 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

      Recycle Bin, Week of Sept. 15

      … in the cellar for five years since purchase, on opening it tasted exactly as I had remembered it: young, full of vigor, and framed by rough-hewn tannins. (Original review here.) A couple of hours, though, and the bravado facade slipped away like an expensive negligee. What's left was a silken, impossibly irresistible, and composed wine. Strength…

      3 readers - By Winethropology

      PDT, Alder, & A Wonderful Wine Weekend!

      … enjoying a wonderful wine experience! à votre santé! Like this: Like Loading... Related Tags: Alder, Bürgerspital 2013 Würzburgerstein Silvaner Trocken, Domaine Paul Cherrier Sancerre 2013, Egri Csillag, Gāl Tibor, Macvin du Jura Les Chais du Vieux Bourg, Please Don't Tell Bar, Siobhan Lowe, Wine Commentary, Wine Review…

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      Cliffs Wine Picks – Sep 8, 2014 to Sep 14, 2014

      …2008 Rosenblum Cellars Zinfandel Rockpile Road Vineyard 2011 Delas Frères Côtes du Rhône Saint-Esprit N.V. Locations F-2 2010 Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills 2009 Waterbrook Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Villa Creek “White” 2007 Villa Creek Avenger N.V. Moët & Chandon Champagne Brut Impérial 2008 Rosenblum Cellars Zinfandel Rockpile…

      5 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

      New Feature: Daily Drinkers

      …So what are “Daily Drinkers”? Those are the wines that you just pop, pour, and enjoy without a hit to the budget. Does this mean cheap wines a là Two Buck Chuck? Not at all! It means that with a little attention to regions and styles, you can find a favorite to enjoy on a regular basis. While it’s true that you can generally find good buys…

      3 readers - By Vegas Wineaux

      Wine of the Week – 2003 Hauts de Pontet-Canet

      …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 This wine is the “second label” of Chateau Pontet-Canet. After attending a tasting and being blown away by the 2003 Pontet-Canet and buying several bottles, I decided to grab several…

      1 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

      Cliffs Wine Picks – Aug 25, 2014 to Sep 7, 2014

      …2010 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 2006 Jean Edwards Cellars Syrah Carneros 2009 Sandler Wine Company Zinfandel Buck Hill Vineyard 2007 Wild Hog Vineyard Petite Sirah Cache Creek 2006 Carlisle Syrah Papa’s Block 2010 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico – $18.59 This has been a favorite since a friend suggested I give it a try. 80% Sangiovese, 15…

      4 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

      Siduri Single Vineyard Recent Releases

      … of the posts I’m willing to publish here, and unfortunately that decision left no room for exploring Lee’s wines. I’m making up for that today, and below you’ll find highlights from a much larger pool of Pinot Noir samples that Lee sent over to me for consideration. Before the tasting notes fun begins, I feel compelled to point out a couple of things…

      5 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

      Review of Becker Vineyards Reserve Merlot 2012

      …The post Review of Becker Vineyards Reserve Merlot 2012 appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. Hill Country breezes, ample sunshine, and intoxicating aromas of fresh lavender awaken the senses when you pull up to Becker Vineyards. The winery sits on a beautiful plot of land just a hop, skip, and a jump from Highway 290. As one of the oldest wineries…

      2 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      Keula Lake Vineyards Gently Dry Vignoles 2013

      …Keuka Lake Vineyards Gently Dry Vignoles 2013, Finger Lakes Region, NY. From Astor Wine & Spirits, $15/bottle. 13.2%ABV. Color is deep yellow straw, the nose offers lilac, honeysuckle, and wildflowers. On the palate, bright citrus fruit blends meyer lemon, grapefruit, pineapple and passion fruit harmoniously with blissful, zesty acidity…

      5 readers - By jvb uncorked