|Winery:||Elk Cove Vineyards|
|Region:||USA » Oregon » Willamette Valley|
Pacific Coast Wine
Once again, the beauty of Oregon shines through on their Pinot Noirs, and the 2008 Elk Cove Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is no exception! The wine itself had a rich ruby color, suggesting something a bit heavier for a Pinot, and suggesting t...
|Winery:||Covey Run Winery|
|Region:||USA » Oregon » Columbia Valley|
This is an exceptional wine for the price, rich spicy and fruity nose. The taste was cherry, berry and a bit of spicyness on the upper palate. The tannins were pleasant, not to short but not lingering to vibrate the gums. At the price, this is a ver...
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Carménère is an old grape variety from the Gironde. DNA analysis suggests that it’s a cross between Cabernet Franc and Gros Cabernet (which is itself a distant relative of Cabernet Franc). Fortunately for our collective palates, when it comes to wine grape parentage, breeding with a relative can be a very good thing. Carménère is a highly refine... Read More
Santa was generous this year wasn't he? You guys are better at this than I expected. 2/3 of you already know who your Santa was. That should make the guessing easier for the 4 still left guessing.What did you get?JD - 2011 Damilano Barolo Brunate - from FoxalllRBA - 2008 Spring Mountain Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - from vinOvinOVV ... Read More
As per your OP's title, JD, next a look at CA. From the Wine Institute:"Chardonnay, with 95,000 acres, is the wine type variety with the most acreage planted in California."Cabernet Sauvignon was the second most planted winegrape in California with 76,800 total acres."The red wine category for the second year in recent history edged out white wi... Read More
Trying to recall a conversation we had a little while ago on this subject.Whats the most widely planted (acreage) and produced (bottles) red grape in CA, U.S., and worldwide?I seem to recall a Snooth article mentioning Grenache as the most widely planted red grape worldwide, but that was some years ago. I'm assuming it's Chardonnay for white? Read More
OK, let's make it interesting and either more fantastic or real, considering possible venues and circumstances. I'll posit the circumstances, and ask for candidate recommendations for a couple dozen examples. Will give one example of a solution to start with, then leave the remaining two-dozen wine and food solutions as questions.Brown bagging w... Read More
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Everyone wants a good deal. It doesn’t matter what you’re buying, we all like to save a buck. In the wine world there are several ways to save money and get a good bottle of wine. One in particular is to shop in categories that aren’t as popular, well known or highly scored as some others. There are a multitude of reasons a particular category m... Read More
You can pay big organizations to do in-depth studies of consumers’ preferences for beer, wine and spirits. Or, you can analyze data from a mountain of tweets. Quartz contributor Emma Pierson opted for the latter, crunching the numbers from a massive lot of alcohol-related tweets released into the Twittersphere during the summer and fall of 2014... Read More
Mark, assume you're familiar with foglines in general. Whether you're on Pierpont Bay somewhere like Ventura, in The City somewhere on the western side of Pacific Heights, any number of hilltops near the ocean along The True Sonoma Coast, or up in Ukiah, you become very aware of where the fog stops on the days it rolls in. Haven't had that wine ... Read More
Some cultures believe a photograph steals your soul. For a group of vintners in California, photos reveal – not steal – the soul of their wines. According to a an article earlier this month in the Pacific Coast Business Times, winemakers are using new technology to measure the compounds which make up the “soul” of wines, resulting in a data-driv... Read More