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Ruca Malen Kinien de Don Raul

Wine Review: Ruca Malen Kinien de Don Raul 2011

By Snooth Editorial

Velvety and smooth aromas of dark plum, dates and blackberries with vanilla creaminess and a pleasant chalky oak note. On the palate this really shows its com..

August 30, 2016

Ruca Malen Petit Verdot Reserva

Wine Review: Ruca Malen Petit Verdot Reserva 2013

By Snooth Editorial

Light black pepper and red licorice notes on the nose with dark blackberry fruit and soft floral spice. Dark chocolate and blackberry fruit with smoky earth c..

August 30, 2016

Ruca Malen Malbec Reserva

Wine Review: Ruca Malen Malbec Reserva 2014

By Snooth Editorial

Baking spice and light earth with soft blackberry and black cherry fruit. Good structure and acidity create a backdrop here for a smoky dark chocolate palate ..

August 30, 2016

Ruca Malen Yauquen Malbec

Wine Review: Ruca Malen Yauquen Malbec 2014

By Snooth Editorial

Violet and plum notes with soft red fruit aromas of raspberry and cherry, earth and a touch of herb. Pleasant and earthy red fruit palate with a good dose of ..

August 30, 2016

Ruca Malen Yauquen Torrontes

Wine Review: Ruca Malen Yauquen Torrontes 2015

By Snooth Editorial

Delightful sweet fruit aromas of white peach, tea leaf and floral perfume. Delicately perfumed and elegant on the palate, with honeyed peach and apple notes a..

August 30, 2016

Ruca Malen Brut Sparkling

Wine Review: Ruca Malen Brut Sparkling

By Snooth Editorial

Golden pear and apple notes with an aged cheese and yeast note adding some creaminess alongside a pleasant minerality. Tart notes of lemon, green melon and cr..

August 30, 2016

Where to Find the Best Garnacha, Part One

Where to Find the Best Garnacha, Part One

By Snooth Editorial

Garnacha has arrived. Wine drinkers demand varietal Garnacha bottles and ask for the grape by name. Garnacha delivers versatility and character. Her gently st..

August 30, 2016 in Commentary

Superior Red Wines for Summertime

Superior Red Wines for Summertime

By Snooth Editorial

White wines are a summer classic, but you may be bored by now. It has been a long, hot summer. Ultra-hip rosé and orange wines aren’t your only options. Be a ..

August 19, 2016 in Commentary

Value Wines for Summer

Value Wines for Summer

By Gabe Sasso

August is here -- along with warm, steamy weather for most of the country. For some that means switching over to chilled cocktails or beer. What it should rea..

August 5, 2016 in Wine Reviews

Underrated Wines: Soave

Underrated Wines: Soave

By John Downes

I run the wine courses at one of the UK’s leading culinary academies and recently let slip to the chefs that I’d matched a herb crusted trout recipe with Soav..

August 4, 2016 in Commentary

All About Wine, Vine by Vine

All About Wine, Vine by Vine

By Snooth Editorial

What are the secrets of a winemaker with over one hundred 90+ point wines across decades, appellations, and grapes? Perhaps it’s like any top chef: Add a pinc..

August 2, 2016 in Wine Reviews

Vineyard Most Wanted

Vineyard Most Wanted

By Nova McCune Cadamatre

There are a number of different pests and diseases that affect vineyards worldwide and each presents a different challenge depending on the climate and growin..

July 29, 2016 in Commentary

Wine & Caviar To Remind You

Wine & Caviar To Remind You

By Claudia Angelillo

There’s always a reason to celebrate or something to which you can look forward. It could be the re-release of your favorite Starbucks drink, catching up with..

July 19, 2016 in Wine Reviews

Wine Myths: Debunked

Wine Myths: Debunked

By Snooth Editorial

Wine myths are often unspoken but incredibly pervasive. Their looming presence may prevent wine novices from feeling confident about how they drink. Most woul..

July 19, 2016 in Commentary

Washington & Oregon Wines Tread the Line

Washington & Oregon Wines Tread the Line

By Gabe Sasso

Columbia Valley, Columbia Gorge, and Walla Walla Valley: a triumvirate of outstanding wine producing regions with a fascinating twist. While there are numerou..

July 14, 2016 in Wine Reviews

Your Wine: It’s All About the Oak!

Your Wine: It’s All About the Oak!

By Nova McCune Cadamatre

One of the first things that comes to mind when a consumer envisions a winery is a huge stack of barrels. The amazing smell of wine soaked oak with its toast..

July 12, 2016 in Commentary

Godello Wines Have Arrived

Godello Wines Have Arrived

By John Downes

I’d never heard of Godello until a few years ago but this Spanish white grape variety is now a regular on U.K. wine shelves. What’s more, it’s here to stay; i..

July 7, 2016 in Commentary

Must-Drink Grapes from Greece

Must-Drink Grapes from Greece

By Claudia Angelillo

Consider the inroads Greeks have made for us moderns in architectural design, mathematics, theater and more; wine is no exception. Greece is an indisputable f..

July 1, 2016 in Commentary

When You Run Out of Wine: Rum for a Change

When You Run Out of Wine: Rum for a Change

By Gabe Sasso

Have you discovered the joys of sipping your rum neat, or are you only mixing it into cocktails? Both are certainly delicious ways to enjoy rum. However if yo..

June 17, 2016 in Commentary

New World Wine Secrets: Murrieta’s Well

New World Wine Secrets: Murrieta’s Well

By Snooth Editorial

California’s Livermore Valley is entwined with the legacy of winemaking genius Carl H. Wente. He was among the first to harness Livermore’s unique geographica..

June 10, 2016 in Commentary

There is Nothing Bourgeois about Cru Bourgeois

There is Nothing Bourgeois about Cru Bourgeois

By Jeff Kralik

I did not really know much about wine when I started my junior year abroad studying in Strasbourg, France. At the time I was far more worried about the inebri..

June 10, 2016 in Wine Reviews

The Great Wine Grapes of Austria

The Great Wine Grapes of Austria

By Snooth Editorial

It’s not shocking to imagine that one of the most overlooked wine regions would also be home to some of the most unnoticed wine grapes. While there is much to..

June 1, 2016 in Wine Reviews

The Ultimate Cookie & Wine Pairing Guide

The Ultimate Cookie & Wine Pairing Guide

By Snooth Editorial

You’ve been down this crumb-lined road before. Pairing cookies and wine is not a unique endeavor, but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy one. Sweet wines are an o..

May 26, 2016 in Commentary

The Barolo Wine Wars Have Begun

The Barolo Wine Wars Have Begun

By John Downes

Barolo may be Italy’s most famous red but surprisingly it hails from a very small vineyard region. Tucked into the top northwest corner, just south of the med..

May 18, 2016 in Commentary

The Best Ribera and Rueda Wine Pairings in the World

The Best Ribera and Rueda Wine Pairings in the World

​Don’t let anyone fool you: Perfect wine pairings do exist, but you must be mindful of the wine’s geography, terroir, and character. Strong indigenous grapes,..

May 17, 2016 in Wine Reviews

Thinking Pink: The Intricacies of Making Rosé

Thinking Pink: The Intricacies of Making Rosé

By Nova McCune Cadamatre

It’s summer. The weather is warm and if you are like me, your thoughts are turning to more white wines rather than the hearty reds of winter. There is one sty..

May 10, 2016 in Commentary

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