Zinfandel

    Movie Review: American Wine Story

    This past weekend, I had the opportunity to view a screening of American Wine Story. This highly anticipated film chronicles a group of people who take their unexplained passion for wine to another level. In the spirit of similar documentaries like SOMM and Blood Into Wine, AWS tries to indirectly explain this unique obsession of a handful of wine lovers who abandon their sc ...

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    5 Dry Portuguese Wines That Will Knock Your Socks Off

    Finding a truly amazing wine at a price in the sub-$12 realm is actually pretty rare… you could say it’s mythic. When you come across one of these mythic wines you may have experienced an overwhelming sensation of irrational glee and desperation as you buy up as much of the wine as you can. 5 Dry Portuguese Wines That Will Knock Your Socks Off This brings us to the topic of P ...

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      10% Off at Liquid Discount with code "columbus10wwp"

      The Wellesley Wine Press - - 8 readers - Liquid Discount is running a sale this weekend for WWP readers. Get 10% off site-wide with code: columbus10wwp Considering using this as an opportunity to stock up on cellar defending daily drinkers -or- an early opportunity to pick up some special wines for the holidays. I've been wanting to try the 2012 Elk Cove Pinot Noir for some time. It's a ...

      Riesling wins 2014 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

      Great Northwest Wine - - 7 readers - Wild Goose Vineyards’ 2012 God’s Mountain Vineyard Riesling from the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia won best of show at the 2014 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) HOOD RIVER, Ore. – A British Columbia Riesling – a wine that might never be made again – won best of show at the second annual Great Northwest Invitation ...

      Lake Sonoma Winery Dry Creek Valley 2010 Zinfandel

      New Hampshire Wine-man - - 7 readers - Lake Sonoma Winery Dry Creek Valley 2010 Zinfandel, $15.99-$19.99, 90 points, began an almost blood red trending brick red toward the broad transparent rim ring. Blackberry and mint with a touch of cedar and clove on the nose was pleasant. Near full-bodied with fair acidity, mild-plus tannin, and alcohol (14.9%) carried caramel, blackberry, and eucalyptus flavors.

      Wine of the Week – 2012 Novy Zinfandel Russian River Valley

      Cliff's Wine Picks - - 7 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).

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    • Livermore Stories: Pat Paulsen Vineyards

      … to try older vintages if you’ve never had one before. I tasted the 2004 Mendocino Cabernet Franc. This wine has a brick red rim (due to age), stewed black fruits, lots of black pepper spice and a long, elegant finish. The other wine I love is Odyssey, a Syrah based wine a little Grenache and Zinfandel blended in, making it still very fruity…

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    • Mini Quiz Answer and #MWWC13 Theme Announcement

      … number of times. That’s all I have to say for now. Now, back to my original dilemma – Zinfandel or Petit Sirah for tonight? Grrr… Happy [winey] Halloween! Cheers! Like this: Like Loading... Related …

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    • BOO-tiful Halloween Wines

      …. You may also taste the baked berry jam flavors that are popular among Zinfandel wines. Candy Pairing Suggestion: Thin Mints (Yes, it works!) http://thewinebar.com/stark-raving/cabernet-sauvignonStark Raving, Cabernet Sauvignon, France, Non-Vintage ($13) Tasting Notes: Big, bold wine! You will get notes of black cherry and cassis on the nose…

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    • All Treats, No Tricks; or Time to Mark your Calendars

      …? You can count on more words here about this event as we get closer to the date. Finally, the 24th annual Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) Zinfandel Experience Tasting Event will spread over two San Francisco locations, three days, and four events from Thursday, January 29, 2015 through Saturday, January 31, 2015. Thursday is the “Epicuria…

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    • Yet another 10 reasons to pour a glass of wine on Halloween

      … will have settled. It won’t be smokeless but it will be extinguished. “A smoke signal, no matter where you are.” Tasted October 2014 @Rosewoodwine Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2011, Sonoma County, California (673798, $21.95., WineAlign) From 60-80 year-old vines in three different sub-regions of Sonoma and from the how can we thank you enough 2011…

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    • MacPhail Tales: Chasing the Muse of of Terroir and Noir

      …, to James MacPhail. A winemaker with two decades experience, MacPhail produced more than a dozen different bottlings of Pinot Noir in the 2012 vintage. Most were single vineyard designates from the most acclaimed Pinot Noir growers in California and Oregon. Wine Lines Online: At this point in time, your MacPhail Family Wines is undoubtedly…

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    • Happy Hallowine!

      … ~ A melding of Lodi Zinfandel and Petit Sirah. It surprisingly had a nose as thin as Slenderman. But no matter; it had a nice tobacco ` cherry vibe with high alcohol and oak flavors. If you have a taste for a somewhat grounded, yet bright red go for this mash. It’s a graveyard smash. Trick ~ 2013 California Red Table Wine ~ The lightest in color…

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    • Scotto Old Vine Zinfandel 2009

      … off across the Atlantic to make wine in North America. It would be nice to think that the wine was Primitivo they’d brought with them from Italy, but as they were from an island off the Naples cost that’s unlikely. They did make money during prohibition selling home brew in New York, but again, the recipe is no doubt different now. So, stories…

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    • US officials set to destroy $200,000 wine cellar

      … Thousands of bottles of fine wine, many from boutique producers in California, are set to be destroyed in the US after being seized in a police raid, unless their owner can stop the process. Arthur Goldman's wine cellar. Image credit: Handout / Philly.com Police in Pennsylvania confiscated 2,447 bottles of wine earlier this year from lawyer…

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    • Sonoma peaks from out of the fog

      … Sonoma Coast Photo (c): http://www.sonomawine.com/ Sonoma County is so massive a wine region it’s really quite futile to take account of a singular, defining personality. Diversity of wine styles and viticultural approaches are what elucidate Sounty County and its 16 AVA’s (American Viticultural Areas). That much is true but the sheer…

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    • Happy Washington wine harvest could top 240,000 tons

      … left, along with some late ripeners, including Mourvèdre, Petit Verdot and Zinfandel. The 2014 vintage started early, with bud break in late March. It stayed early throughout bloom in June and veraison in late July and early August. Harvest began as much as two weeks early for many wineries. Throughout harvest, weather didn’t become a factor…

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    • 2013 Owen Roe Abbot's Table

      …After sort of writing off the operation after the corporate redo of 2010-11, I decided to give the 13 vintage a try and was pleasantly surprised... as often, its a blend of 41% Zinfandel, 34% Sangiovese, 11% Malbec, 9% Blaufränkisch and 5% Merlot... as of the 2011 vintage the style had been drifting away from the familiar rustic richness, however…

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    • Z 52 Zinfandel 2010 wine review by (PB)

      … Black cherry hue with Zinfandel brambly aromas of ripe raspberry and dark berry. Palate--classic Zin profile with easy to drink structure, nice full flavor and balanced presentation with a subtle cocoa finish. This Lodi sourced Zin is a nice example of the grape. It is well made and sells for around $13 although I found it for $8 and wished I would have a bought a few more bottles. Learn from my mistake and raise a glass! --A Review from The Wine Cask Blog. Creative Commons: Attribution - ShareAlike 2.5 applies …

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    • Cliffs Wine Picks – Oct 20, 2014 to Oct 26, 2014

      … with dry-farming & high density plantings. After decades of careful development, Stolpman Vineyards now bottles wine from approximately 90% of the 152 acres under vine. Through extensive experimentation with many varietals, the team has perfected its offerings of Syrah, Roussanne, Sangiovese and Sauvignon Blanc. Limited plantings of Grenache…

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