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The beautiful and appropriately named High Valley is one of California’s newest American Viticultural Areas (AVA). With vineyards mostly planted between 1,800 and 2,200 feet above sea level this lofty appellation towers over Lake County. Due to its lofty environ, combined with the natural east/west orientation of the valley - which pulls in coastal breezes - and the northern exposure of the vineyards, High Valley represents relatively cool climate viticulture in Lake County.

Despite only recently gaining AVA status, High Valley has a long, albeit interrupted tradition in grape growing. In the 19th century the valley was a significant grape growing region, but this once booming industry was abruptly halted by Prohibition in the early 20th century. Thankfully, the region has reemerged as an important and distinct viticultural region. A combination of California’s traditional star grapes including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Sirah, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Sauvignon Blanc make up Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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  • I think even you, Fox, are thinking too much within CA. There are more-than-well-drinkable cab blends for less than $25, just not that many from CA or even WA.Go here for five pages of cab blends between $10 and $25 from as good an online vendor as you are likely to find (I prefer them *greatly* to Total): K&L Wines. I'll cull through a few of t... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Your fave Cab under $20?!


  • Rochford Winery hosts the biggest annual concert event in the Yarra Valley, A Day On The Green. Headline acts this year include Mariah Carey, Jimmy Barnes & The Living End, Paul Simon & Sting.It's one of the first big wineries that you'll pas by as you drive into the valley, and it's big enough to offer segway tours or a dawn balloon ride. Rochf... Read More

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  • An Australian leaf from LVMH’s portfolio, the little brother of Moet & Chandon, Ruinart, Veuve Clicquot and the beautiful Krug. It’s almost like the outfit that the rest of the family kinda ignore. Not to be confused with Domaine Chandon in the Napa Valley, but they have the same parents anyway. Domaine Chandon does benefit from French winemaker... Read More

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  • Hi everyone, after another long bout of absence, back posting a couple of blurbs.One of the fine Chardonnay and Pinot Noir producers from the Yarra Valley, located in a sheltered pocket of the valley floor. One of the dwindling number of original family-owned wineries in VIC.US distributor is The Wine Angel. *I have no financial interests in the... Read More

    Forum post in the topic TarraWarra Estate, Yarra...


  • Yesterday I was recovering from Monday night.  You see, Sandra & I attended a wonderful wine tasting event.  For $40 per couple, we joined Nice Legs, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Crystal City, and the Crystal City Wine Shop for a tasting of more than 45 different wines poured by winemakers, winery representatives and importers.  Here are those fol... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Oh dear, more good French wines well under $20, even after import across the Atlantic. I'm liking Chambers Street more and more, the more I visit their offerings. These guys seem to understand wine in ways that I do and like. In their essay below there's a link to a current Asimov article on Muscadet. It's also well worth jumping to and reading.... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • To me this is weird.A few years back I used to participate in the annual 'Togenkyo Marathon' up around the border of Nagano and Yamanashi prefectures, mountainous areas to the west of Tokyo. Already well into my office lifestyle I only attempted the 10k event, and that was plenty. Beautiful area, especially since the timing was when all the peac... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The 'weirdest' wineries out...


  • Yep. We need to do that anyways though.Adrian - kind of light-hearted but mostly true. Have you ever looked at the demographics for Silicon Valley? Most of the start ups are headed up by or partnered with people from other countries. I read somewhere that 30% of them were from the Indian subcontinent. The US has been benefiting from the brain dr... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The weirdest and most...


  • What have been some of the high and low points of your career?The only huge disappointment was when Robert Long Sr [the father of her first husband Bob Long] sold Long Vineyard. Our Long Vineyard label was based on old Chardonnay, planted in the late 1960s, on Pritchard Hill [Napa] land owned, and leased to us, by Robert Long. My disappointment ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Zelma Long Article


  • Snowman, welcome to Snooth.  We look forward to hearing about your wine adventures.As you might expect, the question you have asked does not have a simple answer.  Let me just ramble (sounds better than pontificate) here a bit.Wines are different.  That alone eliminates the opportunity for a simple one-size-fits-all answer.  As friend DVogler st... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth! theRealSnowman...


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