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  • Petit Verdot

    History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Archer Roose Valle del Colchagua Carmenere NV


    No written review

    Wine review by MeravSomm

  • Yep, you're right DM - I left out fishing! Fishing was my favorite pastime throughout my teens and I'm just now picking it up again - after 30 years!  I can't believe how light the reels and rods have gotten!But back to wine and yes California, particularly in the Central Coast, gets little precipitation.  Many vineyards out there remain dry-far... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Have enology-related questions?

  • Prince Michel Cabernet Franc 2010


    For a Virginia cab franc, this is not bad. Not much on the nose, maybe a hint of red cherry. On the palate a bit on dimensional but there is some slightly watered down ripe red cherry and a touch of strawberry. There is none of the mustiness a lot of VA cab francs have, light on the tannins, medium light on acid and a medium finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Tonight I attended our second tasting of Chilean wines at the Crystal City Wine Shop in Crystal City, Virginia.  This was a special tasting of wines from the Botalcura Winery in Santiago, Chile - special because the Winemaker Philippe Dubrus was there to introduce the wines.  That's me in a selfie with him below.  This winery has been featured b... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Chilean Wines - Have you...

  • Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


    Got to say, for a budget Cab. It has a nice taste. No issue serving this Read More

    Wine review by jabotica

  • Early Mountain Vineyards Red Vine 2012


    This Virginia red blend started off half way decent but faded fast. A blend of 38% Merlot, 27% Cab Franc, 14% Malbec, 11% Cab Sauv and 10% Petit Verdot, initial impression came across with some red berries, a touch of earth and a hint of oak. All of this dissipated fairly quickly leaving a hint of fruit, slightly chalky tannins and medium short ... Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Stinson Vineyards Rose 2014


    Fruitier than past vintages but still with the slight smokiness that gives away its 100% Mourvedre composition. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith

  • Grace Estate Winery Petit Verdot 2012


    Bold, jammy, leathery with blackberry and cigarbox notes. Aged 16 months in a mix of French and American notes. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith

  • Grace Estate Winery le Gras Baril 2012


    30% Malbec, 30% Petit Verdot, 40% Cabernet Franc, this blend lets the lesser stars of Bordeaux shine. Aged 16 months in a mix of new and neutral oak. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith

  • Grace Estate Winery Merlot 2012


    Lightly tannic, supple mouthfeel. Rich cigarbox aromas intertwined with black cherry and cocoa. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith

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