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Don't overchill else the subtle peachy Viognier component will be swamped by the cool acidity. Medium to full bodied, ripe and rounded initially with a crisp acidity supplying life to the Chardonnay fruit. I rather like it - it makes for a good, easy-d...
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The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...
Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...
British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...
“King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...
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One Australian wine family is sticking with its roots by serving up the suds. This past week Clare Valley's Pikes Winery opened a $1 million brewery, completing the first phase of a plan which includes the opening of a tasting room in January. The project, according to a recent report by Australian industry news site The Shout, is led by hopophi... Read More
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
So, in an effort to return to being more of a presence here I'll start posting some new threads. I'm also going on vacation, I know imagine that, so I may not be able to answer everyday next week, but I'm gonna try.What was your wine(s) of the year?I'm digging through my notes to find mine. I have several lined up, a few of which will be rolled ... Read More
You could put this under "Wine and Travel," but here's the idea: dmcker responded to something I said about Cline wines that got me thinking. Some wines are good, but not necessarily worth seeking out. They're completely enjoyable, reliable from vintage to vintage, affordable, and widely found. These aren't always the experiences we are afte... Read More
Hi Guys,Riesling is not a wine i know much about but i want to try out some (reasonably priced.)Mainly it will be with food, probably Chinese. I do not like anything too sweet so it's got to be on the drier side.At the moment i am enjoying Australian wine, i have seen some Tim Adams 2008 Riesling and Jim Barry The Lodge both on special offer. Or... Read More
Hello-My wife and I are taking a three day trip to Sonoma in August. I'm looking for some of the best wineries (rated by wine quality) to visit. Any suggestions?Thanks. Read More
This South Australian Shiraz is much more up-front than the other Naked Wines I have tried so far; the nose reeks of ripe blackcurrant with hints of liquorice and pencil shavings whilst on the palate, there's lots of ripe, juicy fruit but with a degree of restraint and complexity that I have found to be lacking in the antipodean wines of a certa... Read More
Benchmark is offering up some Shiraz from Barossa Valley Estates. Could you check over this list and tell me if you think there are any deals to be had. I'm green when it comes to Oz wine but am a big syrah fan and would love to check some new stuff out. TIA! Barossa Valley Estates Shiraz E & E Black Pepper 1994 ~ 3 @ $69 WA90 "This gloriously s... Read More
What's the worst wine you have ever had? I had some Don Luciano Shiraz over the weekend (which is a $4.00 wine I picked up at Wal-Mart...just to see). I had had the Don Luciano Chardonnay and it was OK, but the Shiraz I had smelled like road kill (very heavy sulfur)--I wonder if I got a bad bottle. Has anyone else tried it? Read More
From another thread:GregT: " Oh it makes my ears bleed. I need to go and drink a bottle of Sang de Cailloux"Dmcker: "So what's the 'terroir' for the blood of stones? Great naming for a domaine. Too bad you can't really get away with that type of name in English. Guess we have to suffice with 'Big House' or 'Suckfizzle' or '10 Minutes by Tractor'... Read More