Lenoir Grape

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(aka. Black Spanish)

This red-fleshed grape is a popular variety in Texas, where it is sometimes blended with Ruby Cabernet to make red table wine. It is highly resistant to Pierce’s disease, which makes it a good match for the hot and often humid Texas climate. It thrives best in deep, sandy soils. Originally, Black Spanish was used as a wine at Communion. At one time, along with Mission, Lenoir was one of Texas’s most planted varietals. Acreage in the state is now on the decline, although it still maintains a presence in the state, particularly in the few wineries located near the Gulf of Mexico.

You arrived in the ‘Lone Star State’ to work on a mission. Your duty in life has been simple – to offer your services at Communion. Unknown to you, you possessed a rare and powerful gift. Your dark color was exquisite and your beauty seemed to ooze from under your skin. Though you were not one to focus on such secular obsessions, your missionary fathers were convinced that your beauty had the power Read more »

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  • New York

    Though the first successful North American wine production is often credited to California, New...

  • California

    Viticulture in California began in the 1700s as Spanish missionaries worked their way north fro...

  • France

    Perhaps no country evokes such strong associations with fine wine as does France. Its reputatio...

  • Mâconnais

      The Maconnais is the southernmost part of Burgundy, if you don’t count Beaujolais. It is b...

  • Pessac-Léognan

      Seeking increased recognition for its high-quality white wines, Pessac-Leognan broke away ...

  • Australia

    The history of wine-making in Australia dates back to the late 1700s when the first European se...

  • North Fork

      Suffolk County, better known as the North Fork of Long Island, New York is a relatively yo...

  • Portugal

      Portugal is best known for its fortified wines Madeira and Port. But there are also some o...

  • USA

    "American Wine" has existed since the first Europeans brought their vinous heritage and tradition...

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    Established: 1995 Owners: Rob Thomas and Kate Thomas Vineyards: 6.5 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon...

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    The winemaking philosophy is based on an understanding of the cycle of nature, the climate and so...

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  • Vizcarra Vineyards at Becker Farms

    Like a great love story, wine takes time to develop. The sun shines. The grapes ripen. The harves...

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Lenoir Grape on Snooth

  • Our friend, Outthere, has made us aware of the Historic Vineyard Society, and I, personally, have enjoyed reading about his experiences with the society, and his interactions with some of the producers who source from these vineyards.  Yesterday, Mrs. Emark handed me an article entitled "The Battle for America's Oldest Vines" that she had clippe... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Old California Vines


  • Dry Comal Creek Black Spanish 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by jmc7777


  • Being a cab lover I am hesitant to stray from what I like. On a recent occasion I had the opportunity to try a Zinfandel and to my amazement, it had some of the same attributes of the cabernets I love so well. I perused Snooth and stopped on a particular zin from Bogle vineyards. Gregory Dal Piaz gave it a nice rating and being a member of Snoot... Read More

    Forum post in the topic New on the block with Zinfandel


  • Quarles Harris Port Blend Porto Vintage 1994

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    AMAZING.FYI, they go for around $70-$90, but I picked up a few at Trader Joe's in San Diego for $39. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Chisholm Trail Winery Red Blend Texas Hill Country Lone Wolf Lenoir 2007

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    awesome Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • During the Rose virtual tasting, some folks started talking about the various ways to make rose.  (Bleed off wine early from red maceration, shorten contact between skins and wine, mix red and white, which is banned some places).  But someone said that all grapes have white flesh.  Almost perfectly true, but there is a very small group of grapes... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Red Grapes, with red flesh.


  • Had the pleasure of atending the 2nd annual Historic Vineyard Society Vineyard Tour and Dinner hosted by Joel and Morgan Peterson of Bedrock Vineyard. Was an all day affair that included walking tours of 4 historic Old Vine site planted in the late 1800's in Sonoma Valley.Started the day out at Old Hill Ranch. Planted in 1885 it is a classic fie... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Sonoma Zinfandel / Historic...


  • Pindar Summer Blush Long Island United States New York Sweet

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    Beautiful and fruity a great wine to sip while laying by the pool or down at the beach Read More

    Wine review by mandamayhem


  • Pelissero Langhe Rosso Long Now 2001

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    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Quarles Harris Port Blend Porto Vintage 1977

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    Beautiful port in superb balance and still with at least a decade of life left to it. Quite tannic at first, but opens up after a while in the glass. Full, still with some primary fruit showing (can you believe it) followed by rich sweetness of figs and raisins. finishing the bottle on day 2 was even better, where it was completely composed and ... Read More

    Wine review by erniex


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