|Winery:||Altair Vineyards - Vinyes Altair S. L.|
|Region:||Spain » Catalunya » Priorat|
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Wine Advocate rating 92 points for 2007. Listed only as a red wine on the vintners website. http://masperla.com/terra.aspx Founded in 2005 as the result of the common interest of a wine merchant from Bordeaux, a wine consultant in Burgundy, a renown...
|Region:||USA » California » San Luis Obispo County » Paso Robles|
|Varietal:||Syrah , Grenache , Mourvèdre|
This is a special wine, and was easily a candidate for the wine of the trip on my recent visit to Paso, and it probably was. It features co-fermentation of Syrah (40%) and Grenache (40%), with the Syrah fermented 50% whole cluster and seeing 70% new oa...
|Region:||Chile » Aconcagua|
WINE ENTHUSIAST (EE.UU.) SEÑA 2001 / 91 puntos Julio, 2005 CONCURSO INTERNACIONAL WINE AND SPIRIT 2005 (EE.UU.) SEÑA 2001 Medalla de Oro (mejor vino en la categoría “Mezclas Tintas”) Noviembre, 2005 INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR (EE.UU.) SEÑA 2002 / 90 p...
|Region:||Spain » Murcia » Yecla|
91 points and listed as a "Spanish Wine Bargain Under $20" by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. 90 points from Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated purple. Smoky raspberry and cherry on the nose, with a sexy mocha quality adding comple...
|Region:||USA » California » Napa|
Incredibly strong notes of milk chocolate and black fruit, with a clean finish and a wonderfully mellow combination of tannens and acid. The licorice and Spring Mountain mint are bold and provide a lovely counterpoint to the cardamom and clove. Almost...
|Region:||France » Champagne|
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Medium straw color. Fresh, exuberant aromas of white peach, crisp pear, apple and quince. Taut and wiry on entry, then fills out nicely in the middle, showing a combination of orchard and citrus fruit flavor...
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Wine labels are more than fancy pictures. Earlier this week Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Melanie Pearce talked with Simon Forsyth, a marketer and designer, about what makes wine labels so influential in consumer’s purchases. “‘Going on a journey’ is a buzz concept in today’s culture and it’s no different with wine, where customers want... Read More
Friuli (or more properly Friuli Venezia Giulia) lies in Italy’s northeastern corner. Protected from the northern winds by the Austrian and Slovenian Alps, Friuli’s climate is tempered by the Adriatic. The winemakers of this area have a reputation of being forward thinking and producing excellent white wines -- reds account for just under 40%. Tr... Read More
Everyone loves an excuse to celebrate, and nothing punctuates a celebration better than a Champagne cork firing from its bottle. In both image and price, Champagne has been often seen as juice for the rich and famous. So how are the rest of us supposed to celebrate? Herein existed a gap in the market, ready and willing to be filled by the arri... Read More
If you own this Bottle and would like to share it in 20 years or so...??? contact me ASAP2010 Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer to To-Kalon; Wow. Read More
According to numbers released yesterday by international wine industry website Vitisphere.com, Spain is leading the way in global bio wine production as Italy and France play catch-up. “Unsurprisingly, global production of organic wine is dominated by the world's three largest wine producing nations: Spain, Italy and France,” the article said. “... Read More
Sauvignon Blanc will always keep you guessing. On the one hand it is capable of making a wine that can boast ethereal grace and complexity, yet on the other it can be raw, green and aggressively unbalanced. It is a simple case of the have’s and the have not’s: Those that have the right soil (poor), the right climate (cool) and the passion (low y... Read More
Due to popular demand (don't ask where that demand came from or you'll spoil my fun), we appear to need some new wine discussion topics. This topic was only relevant to Thursday as a test case but was subsequently expanded to cover the weekend too. What ever you bring up in this topic should either occur on a Thursday - Sunday, or it could be ... Read More
German wine writers are taking note of Iberian sparklers. According to a press release by Spain's cava regulatory committee, German publisher Meininger's Weinwelt magazine will feature the bubbly beneath the Catalán cork in their December/January magazine issue, as well as an article by the magazine´s editor-in-chief Ilka Lindemann. “Lindemann p... Read More
It was a good October for Rheingau. This past month German winemakers from Rheingau lived up to their billing at the 2014 International Riesling Challenge (IRC) this past month in Canberra, Australia, winning two trophies and several gold medals for their submissions. A panel of seven judges and three associate judges tasted 500 rieslings at the... Read More
Long before grapevines were planted on the hilltop at Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard, it was home to horses, goats, and chickens; trees bearing fruit, nuts, and olives; and gardens filled with vegetables, herbs, and flowers. And long before the words “sustainable” and “organic” were part of the common vernacular, they were ardently practiced ... Read More
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