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Colorado Wines

Posted by 1rockiesfan, Feb 27, 2013.

My first "real" wine experience was with Colorado wines. I was passing through south west CO, and stumbled on a few wineries, and decided to try wine. I loved them, and the rest is history. Now that I have maybe a little better palate I am having a hard time liking CO wine. Recently I have tried a couple Cab Francs from a couple different CO wineries, and they have been ok. Has anyone else tried wine from CO, and what are your thought?

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Reply by Nodakgus, Mar 16, 2013.

Been to several wineries.  Two Rivers Syrah is good.

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Reply by duncan 906, Mar 17, 2013.

As I mentioned on another thread we rarely see any US wines apart from Californian ones on this side of the pond

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Reply by JonDerry, Mar 17, 2013.

Rockies fan , I haven't tried myself but am hearing good things about Infinite Monkey Theorem out of Denver. If you could taste through their lineup and report back that would be awesome.

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Reply by EMark, Mar 18, 2013.

So, if you had an infinite number of monkeys with an infinite amount of grapes, eventually, they would create all the great wines of the world?

Pardon me, Rockiesfan, I am returning to civility, now.  I had never heard of that company, but JonDerry is pretty reliable.  If he would like to hear about these wines, then so would I.

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Reply by ljta2004, Mar 18, 2013.

I highly recommend Balistreri Vineyards. It is a family owned and operated winery. They get most of their grapes from the Palisades, in Northern California, but some of their grapes come from California as well. All of their wines are unfiltered, so they are bit heavier than what most people are used to drinking. I think they are great food pairing wines. My favorite wine is either their Syrah or Little Feet Merlot.

Another winery I like in Denver is Infinite Monkey Theorem. Great varieties, and their wines show huge potential. My favorite wine from them is their Cabernet Franc.

The third winery I would recommend is Bonoquisti. Paul, the winemaker, is an Executive Sommelier like myself, and really knows his "stuff." Their wines are "easy drinking" and would easlily appease a diverse drinking crowd.

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Reply by Kovas 50 States Of Wine, May 28, 2013.

               

In Breckenridge for Spring Break this year, we came across a 2010 Carlson Vineyards Laughing Cat Riesling. My first Colorado wine, and it was a good one -- sweet for some, this was nice post-dinner on its own. Melon and pineapple aromas, luscious honey and tropical fruit taste, round mouthfeel, slightly tart finish.


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