Black Castle


You may not be familiar with Hungarian wines, even though Hungary has been producing great wine for centuries. Through eras of communism and trials, this wonderful region has revitalized into producing a beautiful, sophisticated selection of red and white wines yet again. It is easy to fall in love with the Hungarian wine culture, filled with rich volcanic soil and hard-working dedicated vintners. Virtually every household owns a garden, fruit trees, and grape vines and every family creates their own wine in small quantities. This nation is blessed with abundant sunshine, rich soil, a long growing season, and a hardworking people with a longstanding agricultural history. We want you and your family to experience the beauty of Hungarian wine. Located in the foothills of the Matra mountain range, Black Castle Vineyards combines old world experience with modern techniques. Black Castle is available in many international varieties such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Blanc, Pinot Gris. Local varieties include Kekfrankos, Kekoporto, Harslevelu, Furmint, Olaszrizling, Muscat Lunel, Zweigelt. To add unique nuances to old standards, blends of traditional Read more »

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chardonnay

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

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  • In 2004, the movie Sideways put a major dent in California Merlot sales when Miles uttered the immortal words “I am not drinking fucking Merlot!” At that point there were a lot of ripe, insipid Merlots on the market—many grown in areas that were too hot for the grape to ripen slowly, gaining full physiological maturity—so Miles’ sentiments reson... Read More

    From the article Napa Merlots


  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape has been on fire lately. With spiraling prices and an explosion of points fueling that rise, it’s both hard to ignore Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines, and perhaps harder still to buy them. These wines were once the purview of all wine drinkers—slightly rustic at one time, exuberant bistro wines filled with rich fruit flavors in a s... Read More

    From the article 2010 Chateauneuf-du-Pape


  • Erzeti Merlot Amphora 2000. Purchased fall of 2005. Cost: some number of euros. Dobrovo Castle – Brda Vinoteka, Slovenia. Enjoyed right there in the castle’s cellar.Talk about down the road to ruin… One stormy evening a very special wine stood on its own screaming at me, “Only wine can do this!”It was a thundering, stormy night… really!John (fia... Read More

    From the article The Epiphany Wine Responsible for My Road to Ruin


  • Hello everyone, and greatings from California. I have only recently staring to drink wine within the last 6 months or so, as i had always been more of a beer and spirits kind of guy. Due to this i'm still tring to find out what styles I like and ones I don't. As my wallet has more moths then bills in it I tend to by wine that is in the $10 or le... Read More

    Forum post in the topic New to Snooth and still new...


  • "-- The 2007 ----- is 100% Tinto Fino aged for 24 months in French and American barriques. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it emits a super-fragrant bouquet of pain grille, pencil lead, Asian spices, black cherry, and blackberry. Dense and opulent on the palate, this loaded effort is succulent, pure, and exceptionally lengthy. It will evolv... Read More

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  • I hesitated in starting this topic, as I truly believe all wines should pair well to at least some foods.  We all experience a pleasure from those perfect pairings that we discover.. matches made in heaven :-)But what about sipping wine?  And what does that mean to people?   Here in California, it is NOT uncommon to pop open a bottle of wine to ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic "Food" wine vs. "sipping" wine


  • I usually buy wines priced from $9-$13 and I'm wondering if anyone has some favorites in this price range.  I'll try any type of wine.  Thanks!! Read More

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  • The wife & I are making our first trip to Napa for a two day excursion.  We have been doing a lot of research, including reading up on the previous forum posts, thanks Honda John for your informative essay!  We're a little worried about going during the summer, and on a weekend, but it was the only time it worked for us, especially since we live... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Napa Tips for a Rookie...


  • I've just returned from the International Malbec Days in Cahors, a festival meant to elevate the profile of "original" Malbec, and offer insight into the relationship between old world and new world expressions of the varietal.I'll be writing more about both the trip and the region, but for now, I wanted to offer highlights. I had limited exposu... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cahors Malbec


  • I have started to drink red wine... Is there such a thing as a sweet red wine? Read More

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