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    Coastal Diamonds: The Rieslings of Oregon

    About every two years, I get an invite to attend the International Pinot Noir Celebration in Oregon's Willamette Valley. The event continues to be one of the best run and highest quality wine events in the country, with a fantastic combination of excellent wine and equally fantastic food. More about Pinot Noir in a day or two.

    18 readers - By Vinography: A Wine Blog

    2013 Arrogant Frog Red Wines

    So since this post is waaaaaay overdue, I’m just going to go ahead and jump in and share my thoughts on the wines. If you want to read my thoughts about the tasting in general, and find a link to a video about it, check out my post about the Arrogant Frog White Wines. Ok, here we go.

    18 readers - By The Good Wine Guru

      2011 Rex Hill Dijon Clone Chardonnay

      Enobytes - - 17 readers - Posted on 02 August 2014. Wine Review: 2011 Rex Hill Dijon Clone Chardonnay . The 2011 Rex Hill Dijon Clone Chardonnay is delicious and clean with a good dose of citrus and mineral. The medium-long finish is enticing and smooth. Winemaker Michael Davies recommends pairing his Chardonnay with sushi. 185 case production. Drink now through 2016. Rating: Very Good (88) | $38 | 14.

      Oregon Chardonnay Takes Center Stage

      Enobytes - - 16 readers - Posted on 11 August 2014. Oregon Chardonnay Takes Center Stage Willamette Valley produces some mighty fine Pinot noir. The region also produces some great Chardonnay, and vintners planted plenty of it during the post-prohibition era in the 60s and 70s. Yet, many drinkers are not familiar with their whites.

      Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay 2012

      Bacchus and Beery - - 15 readers - Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay 2012, Russian River Valley, CA, $56   – Rating 92 One of my favorite 2012 Russian River Chardonnays, unfiltered and unfined. A robust nose of red apple, Meyer lemon, baking spice and pie crust ...

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      2012 Josh Cellars Sauvignon Blanc

      …Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Region: Sonoma County, California – USA Cost: $14 (SRP) Winemaker’s Notes: Bright aromas of lime and citrus are at the core of this Sauvignon Blanc, with layers of white flower nectar, peach, and tropical melon. The palate of the wine is fresh and alive with clean fruit flavors and a perfectly balanced fruit. My…

      By The Good Wine Guru

      5 Wines to Enjoy on Labor Day Weekend

      …Summer’s almost over and we all have one last ‘official’ barbecue in our future – Labor Day Weekend! Here are five wines to uncork during your holiday celebrations that are easily found at your local wine shop and are certain to please your guests: 2012 Herdade do Esporão Monte Velho Red ($10): Berry fruit aromas with some faint toasty…

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      Wine of the Day August 28, 2014

      …2012 Arianna Occhipinti, Il Frappato DOC, Sicilia, Italy. The new Occhipinti’s are fabulous wines, some of the best yet from the captivating Arianna Occhipinti, the face of the natural wine movement and one of the most interesting characters in the wine world. The 2012 Il Frappato is super fresh, bright and full of the fruity quality Arianna’s…


      Labor Day wine 2014

      …Rose with that barbecue? Labor Day weekend marks not just the end of summer, but the Wine Curmudgeon’s annual appearance at the Kerrville Fall Music Festival to talk about Texas wine (and to drive 5 mph). Whatever you do to enjoy the weekend, these wines will make it that much more interesting: • A to Z Pinot Gris 2013 ($13, purchased, 13…

      3 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      Celebrate Cabernet Sauvignon Day with the Paso Robles CAB Collective

      …High atop a mountain with the orange and pink glow of a stunning sunset in the distance, I had the wind in my hair and a glass of smooth Cabernet Sauvignon from California’s Paso Robles AVA in my hand. I was sampling a variety of delicious wine at beautiful DAOU Vineyards with one hundred wine bloggers and winemakers, growers, and representatives…

      6 readers - By Grape Experiences

      Wine of the Day August 27, 2014

      …2012 Silvestri, Syrah “Red Ranger” Estate, Carmel Valley. One of the best reds from Carmel Valley is Alan Silvestri’s estate Syrah, and this reserve or barrel selection called the Red Ranger, especially good in this vintage and noticeably more distinct than the normal estate bottling. Silvestri is and was inspired by the wines of the northern…

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      Wine of the week: Line 39 Sauvignon Blanc 2012

      …In the old days, which in wine means the end of the 20th century, sauvignon blanc came in three styles — California, French, and New Zealand. Each tasted like sauvignon blanc, but was just enough different from each other to be noticeable. Some time after that, the first two styles started to merge toward the third, so that most sauvignon blanc…

      5 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      Smith-Madrone Wines

      … the perennial affirmation. Nectarine-scented and inviting – a layered, pretty wine with floral notes, peach, white pepper, apple and stone. Very good balance and dry edge; excellent concentration, intensity. Finishes strong. 12.5% alcohol by volume. Smith-Madrone Chardonnay 2012 ($39.99) Pale yellow, sea air fragrance. Nutty and spicy, it’s…

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      Flounder with Lady Pea Succotash and Vidal Blanc

      …Flounder with Lady Pea Succotash and Vidal Blanc By Linda Kissam Today’s wine and food pairing celebrates Southern cuisine in Birmingham, Alabama. Southern Living If you haven’t been in a while, today Birmingham is a lively hub of cultural and culinary activities and engaging historical sites. It also has beautiful golf courses, year-round events…

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      Chocolate Moouse from Hawk View Cellars

      … Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, as well as wines made from top vineyards in Oregon and Washington. For my taste, the estate grown wines were the standouts. Care is evident in the wines, the tasting room and the beautiful grounds. With spectacular views of five Cascade peaks from their patio and tasting room, this is a great place to relax and spend some…


      Wine of the Day August 26, 2014

      …2013 Weingut Peter Lauer, Riesling “Barrel X” Ayl, Saar (Mosel) Germany. The family Lauer own a hotel and restaurant in Ayl on the Saar River and run a small winery next door, the Weingut Peter Lauer makes mostly dry style wines and almost everything is from the famous Ayler Kupp mountain home to distinct parcels and terrors that have wonderful…


      Wine of the Day August 25, 2014

      …2011 Holman Ranch, Pinot Noir, Heather’s Hill Estate, Carmel Valley. Every so often I visit my hometown, Carmel Valley near Carmel on the Monterey Peninsula and check out the local wine scene and I try to spotlight new or special developments in the region, and this summer I looked into some new wineries, including the Holman Ranch Vineyards…


      Ageing Report: Seghesio Sangiovese 2007

      …The vast majority of wine reviews are about recently released wines, and for good reason. The purpose of most wine reviews is to guide consumers, and only recently released wines will be widely available for consumers to purchase. Furthermore, the vast majority of wine sold in the U.S will not age well beyond a year or two anyway so there would…

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      Favorite Wines for Labor Day Weekend

      … barbeque, attending the last music festival of the season, taking the kids to the pool, or relaxing on your front porch with a good book. I have several suggestions for wine which may help you get over the disappointment of the last days of summer and welcome the next chapter of the year. All were sent as samples and each should be seriously…

      3 readers - By Grape Experiences

      Wine of the Day August 24, 2014

      … of brine, sea salt and honey, but finishes crisp and refined. This is super stuff, a great food wine especially with asian fare, very cool and dynamic with class and style, Schmitges is a winery to check out no question, the Mosel is full of great wines with Selbach-Oster, Knebel, Prum, Thanisch, von Hovel and many more, but you should not overlook…

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