This grape has been widely grown in the Lodi area of Calfornia’s hot Central Valley since the dawn of the 20th century, although current acreage in the San Joaquin Valley is less than one thousand acreas. It was there that this variety developed its flaming red hue, a skin color that it exhibits nowhere else. Traditionally used as a table grape, its high natural sugar and acidity levels makes it suitable for some wine production. Although these good structural elements would suggest Flame Tokay grapes are suitable for still wine production, the neutral flavor of the grapes mitigates these qualities. In the San Joaquin Valley, Flame Tokay grapes are used for sparkling and fortified wine production, where the grapes high acidity and neutral flavor are positive attributes. Flame Tokay is believed to be an alias for a mutant version of the Vitis vinifera Ahmeur Bou Ahmeur variety, of Algeria. The grape is not related to the variety known as Tokay from Alsace (Pinot Gris), Tocai Friuliano or the famed dessert Read more »

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  • Château Biré Bordeaux Supérieur 2005


    The best Bordeaux for under 20 bucks that I've ever had. I've had three ... ... her SAT. It's not really an Angelina Jolie or Sharon Stone characte Read More

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  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Red Blend Columbia Valley Orphelin Limited Release 2005


    This is a well executed grape stock sourced, quality Rhone style blend, ala ... de Richelieu, Tim & Lorri, Angelina Marie moi sposa, who would have none, and Dr. Doom, Louis-Ferdinand Auguste Destouches (Celine), whom had way way too much. The nose on this wine reminds me of: Softness dark plum hint pear phrases with loganberry spice.This wine... Read More

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  • Château de Beaucastel White Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2002


    Blends the lushousity edge of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, mitt the ... ... this wine with: Me sposa Angelina, Luccia, Jason and his bride-to-be Andrea.The nose on this wine reminds me of: Black Berries - Currant faintness, a fragrant fantasy of corporal conundrums. This wine would pair well with the following foods: Blackened Grilled... Read More

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