Pierce County Wine

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Varietals Produced in Pierce County View all

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Petite Sirah

    History of the grape: Petite Syrah is often confused with its parent grape, Syrah, but it has been identified as a se...

  • Albany Surprise

  • De Chaunac

    Originally labeled as Siebel 9549, this French-American hybrid was later renamed De Chaunac after the Canadian enolog...

  • Pinot Noir

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

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  • Hello VV! I hope we can find my comments from Easter on here because I rarely take wine notes nowadays.  Busy, busy- but all good.  Glad to hear you liked the 2014 Cotes.  Tablas rarely does anything wrong.  Lately, I have been cautiously gravitating toward the reds, in the hopes my migraines do not flare.  Tonight I am drinking one I love, a Pi... Read More

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  • Okay, getting back to the topic at hand, in effect the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA is the other side of those mountains.  Arroyo Seco is basically due east of Big Sur.  And there's San Antonio Valley a little further south.  (Pierce Family, whom I have touted on the "Completely Different" thread, are down there.)  Here's a nice map: http://wine.ap... Read More

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  • GT, I'll set you up with the Port varietals.  Pierce Ranch in Monterey county has all kinds of Iberian grapes, and Clay Mauritson makes a port style wine with the port grapes.  There's a handful of other places growing them. We had the Wind Gap Trousseau Gris a little while ago at Pizzaiolo when we had a non-red wine kind of meal.  It was quite ... Read More

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  • Emark, if you want to see an Italian Lagrein, drive over to Orange.  WineX has a decent selection of Italian wines overall.  Napa Cabs in Chino isn't bad, either--they actually have wines from Ghemme, which are not easy to find.  But no Lagrein, alas. I enjoyed the Imagery (Remy in WA grows one, not as good), but the best Lagrein is from Sudtiro... Read More

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