High Altitude

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...

  • 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...

  • Syrah

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

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  • Altitude Cellars Altitude Project Cabernet Sauvignon

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    Wine review by 1698535agrapes 1698535 agrapes


  • 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


  • Harrison Clark Syrah Cuvée Charlotte Ballard Canyon 2010

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    Planted in 1999. 12 acres, planted to Syrah, grenache, and Mourvedre. First harvest of mourvedre this year. Northern end of the appellation at an altitude of 1000 feet. Comes from the ridges in the vineyards with shallowest soils and most limestone influence. All spontaneous fermentation. Limestone gives great ripeness, helps hold the acidity, ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • In a world where extremes are becoming the paradigms for perfection its a little surprising that one doesn’t hear much of the wines of Saxony. Strike that. One doesn’t hear anything about these wines. And that is not surprising because the production is tiny and the wines almost all consumed locally. But you should be hearing about these wines, ... Read More

    From the article Wines You'll Probably never Try


  • To me this is weird.A few years back I used to participate in the annual 'Togenkyo Marathon' up around the border of Nagano and Yamanashi prefectures, mountainous areas to the west of Tokyo. Already well into my office lifestyle I only attempted the 10k event, and that was plenty. Beautiful area, especially since the timing was when all the peac... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The 'weirdest' wineries out...


  • So, we have many different types of wineries with tasting rooms, right?Some are castles... (Castello Di Amarosa)Some are in peoples homes...Some are in mansions (Ledson)So on so forth...I'm interested to hear about, by far, THE WEIRDEST wineries/tasting rooms out there that should basically be in some kind of fairy tale in reality. Has anyone be... Read More

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  • I’m often asked what my favorite wines are. Just today I was asked what “Which wine would an expert like you suggest for a hot summer?” No fooling. I replied “I'd drink a white wine, something light and crisp like Assyrtiko from Santorini in Greece, Vinho Verde from Portugal, or Vernacchia or Orvieto from Italy.” All great choices and certainly ... Read More

    From the article Pinot Blanc, Pinot Bianco, Weissburgunder.


  • So what’s the first thing you think of when you read Cariñena? I ... source of income. These high altitude vineyards are typically dry farmed and have plenty of blue slate in their soils, which consist mostly of red clays in the northern reaches of the appellation, gaining some chalk as you move further to the south. because of the altitude he... Read More

    From the article Carinena Is Ready for You


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