Wine Barrel

(559)434-1057 1105 East Champlain Drive
Fresno, CA 93720-4223
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  • If you've been in and around Napa Valley lately, you may have heard the buzz. Premiere Napa Valley, one of the most exclusive and important, annual wine auctions, will be taking place at the end of this month. The main thing to know about Premiere Napa Valley is that is a private–but important–event. Here's why:Every winter, Napa's top winemaker... Read More

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  • A little more context can be found for the East Bay turkey infestation here. Seems like their reputation for being dumb birds may be ill founded since their survival strategies are looking crafty. Should probably put them up there with the crows and pigeons as birds that seem to do well in a human environment.Hemingway wrote about how he'd grab ... Read More

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  • If you have any familiarity with Italian wines it’s likely that the name Bertani is well known to you. Located around Verona, the Valpolicella region is most famous for Amarone and other wines produced using variations of the passito method. Bertani stands as the best known and most traditional producer of this style of wines. I spent some time ... Read More

    From the article Wines of Substance and Longevity


  • Burnier Merlot 2011

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    Gorgeous golden-red color, dense caramelized cherry nose with notes of vanilla. The body i would describe as... cold bar of dark chocolate flowing in oak barrel! taste starts soft and becomes cheerful at the end leaving long peppy dark fruit on your tongue. It's hard to find Russian premium wine above 20$ in regular supermarket and this one was ... Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Stephen, any comments on the Aussie wines and their prices towards the top of this list?  Clos du Rouge Gorge, young vines, in the Roussilon A Connoisseur's Cellar, Part 10 of 8: some fine bits towards the endWe might get another round, but after today there will be a break for at least a little while from this relentless assault of interesting ... Read More

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  • Can do for AustraliaThe key components for wine are as followsGrape Cost  range $250/tonne for E Grade to $10,000/tonne for A GradeExtraction Rate at winery range 550 litres/tonne crushed for small wineries to 750+ for big wineries [eg Gallo's big winery in Central Valley]Winery overheads including depreciation wage costs chemicals electricity e... Read More

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  • The Sunset magazine that arrived today had a (very) short article on some relatively modestly-priced domestic wines.  In that article was a breakdown of one producer's cost for a bottle Pinot Noir.  The producer is Alit.  I am unfamiliar with this winery, but it looks like they are in Oregon.20.6% -- Price of the fruit. 7.8% -- Labor--winery sta... Read More

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  • As the world’s winemakers look to single vineyard wines to mark them out from the crowd, a trip through southern Spain with the Grandes Pagos de Espana took one-up-manship to a different level. Grab your passport and join me on this whistle stop tour.The Grandes Pagos de Espana are an association of top Spanish single wine estates, “equivalent t... Read More

    From the article Spanish Wines Get Specific


  • Very nice wines you guys.  I do keep an eye out for the 2012 vintages of red wines, and of course ones from earlier years.  Today and this evening was interesting.  We started with beer at a restaurant (Due South) near the Nationals Stadium in Washington DC.  We had tickets for the game this afternoon against the Atlanta Braves - The Nationals h... Read More

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  • RC - The Cono Sur Chardonnay was decent.  That was Sandra's glass, so I only had a taste from her flight.  I do recommend it, assuming the price is under $30 per bottle.EM - A 2010 Reserva from Ribera Del Duero?  That is one I would expect to be quite good.  I guess the tanic nature comes from the Cabernet Sauvignon blended in there with the Tem... Read More

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