|Region:||USA » California » San Joaquin County » Lodi|
California; Rhône Wine
On the nose, I found green melon with spring flowers, almond skins, and saline minerality. With air the bouquet continued to blossom, gaining depth and richness. On the palate it was soft and medium-bodied with fresh young strawberries and a mineral ...
|Winery:||Kunin Wines, LLC|
|Region:||USA » California » Central Coast|
Peppery, Red raspberry fruit, slightly jammy, touches of cinnamon. All around Pepper and Red with nice acidity and smooth tannins
|Region:||USA » California » Santa Barbara|
This offers up some quick oaken notes which are joined in the glass by a fairly meaty, lightly spicy and earthy core ofspicy black fruits, boysenberry and candied black plum. There's light top note that hints at herb but settles more into a chocolate ...
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County » Knights Valley|
Rich with dark fruit and nutty oak aromas that add layers of espresso foam, lingonberries, black pepper and green citron peel. Smooth on entry, this shows real muscle in the mouth, though with a sinewy texture this is darkly fruited and decisive. Full ...
|Region:||USA » California » Napa|
This is a blend of five varietals, the primary grape is Mouvedre. It also features Syrah, Granache, Carignane and Viognier. All of these are classic grapes blended to make Chateauneuf du Pape in the Rhone region of France. Jade Mountain (Now owned by m...
|Winery:||Tablas Creek Vineyard|
|Region:||USA » California » San Luis Obispo County » Paso Robles|
Strawberry and cherry aromas. Flavors carry more strawberries, some cranberry. Good.
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County » Russian River Valley|
|Varietal:||Marsanne , Roussanne , Viognier|
Excellent California white rhone, made in a rhone style with a touch of California terroir. Would pair well with Summer outdoor cuisine, e.g. seafood, avocado on crackers, lime chicken. Pop and pour. Tested at 58 deg F. Improved with air time. Nos...
|Winery:||Donelan Family Wines|
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County » Bennett Valley|
|Varietal:||Rousanne , Viognier|
Lovely and fragrant on the nose with smoky, almost flinty notes early on, joined by funky, sweet vegetal tones, some honeycomb, raw almonds and cider apple notes. Small on entry, this is pretty well focused with a tight core of honeyed, raw nut, cashew...
|Winery:||Zaca Mesa Winery|
|Region:||USA » California » Santa Barbara County » Santa Ynez Valley|
|Varietal:||Grenache , Mourvèdre , Syrah , Cinsault|
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Varietals Produced in California; Rhône View all
History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...
History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...
Counoise is primarily known as one of the 13 varieties allowed in Chateaneuf du Pape. It adds to the aromatics of the...
The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...
“King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...
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Back when I first started expanding my horizons out of California, I had some really good L-R wines. A lot were nice variations on the S. Rhone theme, big and ripe and fun. But there's a lot of variability, and I drifted away from them, starting to favor wines with a little more restraint and higher acids. The slightly random character of the... Read More
MJET, purchase the racks online at Wine Racks America. I found through some searches either here, on WineBeserkers or CellarTracker. My contractor is very impressed with the service and knowledge of the rep he has been dealing with.Next big thing to work on is how to arrange everything. The vast majority of my current holdings are from Californi... Read More
Last night was a good time and I'll consider it part of the weekend so I'm posting my details in this Weekend Wines topic. We started off at the ENO Wine Bar, which is in Georgetown, Washington DC. That was followed by a walk over to The Kennedy Center to attend a performance of "The Odyssey: from Vietnam to America", which marks the 40th ann... Read More
JonDerry - I'm looking through my distributor catalogues for Rutherford Ranch, I only saw a Rutherford and a Rutherford Vintners , I'm wondering if the one listed as just Rutherford is the Rutherford Ranch I'll ask the salesperson. Seems like you strongly recommend this one and I could always use another good California Cabernet About the French... Read More
If you can include French, you can get your distributor's rep to bring some Cotes du Rhone and some Bordeaux and somewhere in there, you can find something good for under $15, definitely under $20--maybe even a village-level Cotes du Rhone like a Cairanne or Seguret; you can also get some Languedocs and other things, but you need to taste them a... Read More
Spinning this discussion out from another thread.To start with, here is a report, with queries, from one of our regulars: Reply by EMark, 2 hours ago.OK, here's an everything-but-the-kitchen sink wine:Get a load of this (from the back label)76% Cabernet Sauvignon8% Syrah5% Petit Verdot3% Cabernet Franc3% Malbec3% Merlot2% Petite SirahAlso, the f... Read More
A lot more 'hermitage' (syrah) from the Rhone was dumped into CS barrels in Bordeaux in past centuries than ever got bottled and shipped overseas from eastern France. The Brits built the French wine industry, since Bordeaux, Aquitaine and surrounding areas were long part of its King's demesne and thus English merchants' bailiwicks. Send those ba... Read More
Red, it's context: Pinot is supposed to deliver a certain kind of flavor, aroma, mouthfeel, and, for me, none of that is there with Meiomi. I wouldn't bash it if I didn't try it. (I didn't really bash it so much, either, just said it wasn't much like PN to me and wasn't very enjoyable.) Big commercial wines: Well, define that. A lot of goo... Read More
Nicely done! BTW, Emark isn't the only one with a few wines on hand from TJ's. And, if they can sell wine in your state, there are a few that they will have that are available nationwide. Here's a few recommendations: That Vielle Ferme that OT recommended is available at Trader Joe's as Ferme Julien. Same wine. The rose and the Cotes du Rh... Read More
Bordeaux Blends that come from major Napa Valley makers that immediately come to mindBV TapestryGirard ArtistryPhelps InsigniaOpus OneMy guess is that a majority of Napa Valley wineries have a blend bottling.As you say, though, varietal bottlings predominate in the U.S., especially when it comes to Bordeaux grapes. It seems to me that I read th... Read More
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