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Named for the French vine clone, 337 is an alluring expression of a California Cabernet Sauvignon with prestigious Bordeaux roots. The vines are cultivated for structure and flavor in the cobblestones of Lodi’s Clay Station Vineyard, making a wine that exudes seductive aromas of mocha and dark cherry. An explosion of spice and blackberry unwinds to a velvety, luscious finish. – Description from mriskic

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

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  • In this day and age when nearly every secret to the universe can be solved by a split-second Google search, it's somewhat unbelievable that anything new can be uncovered.  Yet that's exactly what happened this past week when Next Avenue reporter Jodi Helmer dug into the lesser-known wine regions of the United States and unearthed four wine regio... Read More

    From the article Four Unmissable U.S. Wine Regions You May Have Missed

  • Corsica may fall under French jurisdiction, but its spirit is clearly distinct ... on the slopes leading to the high altitude bases of these mountains, as well as in the eastern plains. This side of the island is not only flat, but also alluvial. The area produces basic wines, often used in bag-in-boxes and sold off in bulk.The rest of the isl... Read More

    From the article Catch the Corsican Rose Wave

  • Excellent adventure, v v.  The top pic, above, appears to be taken from a pretty high altitude.  Were you on a mountaintop?  A DeHavilland Beaver?Last week ago a couple coffee shop acqaintances took off on their mortorcyles for an Alaska adventure.  Craziness in my opinion, but I am looking forward to hearing their stories.  I think they have a ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic And now for something...

  • Wine is not the first pairing that comes to mind when you’re talking about Brazilian cuisine. Coffee, fruit drinks, cachaça, and beer are all more traditional and have longer histories with the food. Portugal has a long history of wine production, but the first settlers in the 1500s found the northern regions near the equator too hot and too wet... Read More

    From the article Brazilian Cuisine is Begging for Wine

  • Hmmm. Shipping the grapes across a desert could explain the sweetness:  ... ... In that dry, semi-high altitude environment, not a lot of yeast thrives.  Shipping grapes across the desert isn't really hospitable for the vineyard yeast, either.  Frankly, the whole idea of a winery in Pahrump is pretty quixotic. I'm guessing that the winemaker ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pahrump Valley Winery (Nevada)

  • Made a trip to Pahrump Nevada today to play a round of golf with my friends at Mountain Falls GC. Amazing course! Rated #1 in Nevada and the #7 public course in America. Who would have thought a course that nice could be located smack dab in the middle of basically no-mans land.Because the trip is 45 minutes from Vegas, I decided to visit the wi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pahrump Valley Winery (Nevada)

  • Altitude Cellars Altitude Project Cabernet Sauvignon


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  • I began my wine journey mining for hidden gems in little known regions along the east coast of the United States. A common response to many of the wines I shared and wrote about back then went something like this; “What, they make wine there?” In fact, wine is produced in all 50 states, but many people can count on one hand the wines they have t... Read More

    From the article The United States of Wine

  • One of Syrah’s problem with consumers has always been the savory nature of the wine that is often coupled with some aggressive tannins. The solution to both issues, if and when they are viewed as problems, has been to get Syrah so ripe that it is all about fruit, has minimal tannins, and at the same time low acidity and no real complexity. As a ... Read More

    From the article Discover Syrah in Ballard Canyon

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