Wine Barrel

(559)434-1057 1105 East Champlain Drive
Fresno, CA 93720-4223
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  • America’s first vertical tasting of the fine wines of Podere Sapaio from Bolgheri in Coastal Tuscany took place at my restaurant, Undici Taverna Rustica in Rumson, NJ, this past year. Owner, enologist Massimo Piccin was present and told us, “We are wine. We are men and women winemakers who transform grapes into wine by means of our know-how, our... Read More

    From the article Vertical Wine Tasting is Revelatory

  • The box was beat-up pretty good by UP_ _ _ _ and one bottle leaked. The bottle is being replaced by the winery. When should I attempt to drink this bottle?  Read More

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  • But the '94 won't be ready for another 20-30 years. I may not live that long the Blanco is the obvious choice.To your question, racking is pumping the wine off of its lees, cleaning the barrel and pumping the wine back into the barrel. Fining is a way of filtering the wine. Egg whites bond to suspended particulates in the wine and then can be sk... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Secret Santa 2015

  • I opened a nice lightly oaked Chardonnay that we picked up from Muse Vineyards a few months ago.  This is the same winery that won the Virginia's Governors Cup for 2015.  I like every wine we have tried here."Barrel-fermented with hints of mineral and apricot on the nose, this wine is more intricate than many so-called New World Chardonnays. Its... Read More

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  • OK, Mrs. EMark can't believe that it's been two years already.  She had a great time.My recollection, because, believe it or not, the hard copy notes are not to be found, is that my favorite wine that evening was the Patz & Hall Hyde Vineyard.  I'm always the outlier.  Everybody else seemed to go ga-ga over the OR Pinot that LingProf brought.  T... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pinot Throwdown on Fox's - 2...

  • Or was it yesterday? This just came up as a memory on my facebook feed today. A great Snooth memory. On the far left with white/grey/dark beard is Greg dal Piaz, Foxall to his right, EMark to Fox's right, myself, and James Hall from Patz & Hall. Fox's wife is the lady sort of facing the camera, while the rest you can't see but it's Anne Moses? o... Read More

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  • Secret Santa 2015 is now in process with 10 forum members participating.  The bottles were all shipped and have been delivered.  It looks like we shall open our gifts / taste the wine on Black Friday, 27 November 2015.  The date is not official yet though, so stay tuned.  Official participant listing:JONDERRY - received giftOUTTHERE - received g... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Secret Santa 2015

  • Château Julien Barrel Selected Merlot 2011


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  • Tastevins served their place back in the days before electricity, when winemakers and cellarmasters could use a thief or other to rob from the barrel and place into the shallow silver cup, and the professional eye could judge what needed to be judged by the reflection of fire-based light off the silver through the small amount of wine. Then tast... Read More

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  • Looking for a best gift for a winelover friend? you should consider a Tastevin. It is available at with limited quantity. You can also learn briefly what a Tastevin is. Read More

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