Cru Wines

(559)673-6372 20146 Road 21
Madera , CA 93637
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Founded in 2003, Mariposa Wine Company is a portfolio of handcrafted artisan style wines that embrace the incredible diversity of California's premium viticultural areas. The CrU, Carmichael and Yosemite View brands each feature only the varietals that thrive in their respective regions; each label with its own unique character and focus. Owner Richard Spencer has had a keen interest in fine wines for many years, a pastime cultivated with long-time family friend and partner Michael Conway. For these two entrepreneurs, the dream of owning a winery is now a welcome reality. Based in Madera, California winemaking at Mariposa Wine Company is overseen by Winemaker Ken Post. Centrally located inorder to source from appellations ranging from Santa Barbara to Napa Valley, MWC strives to deliver quality and value at its respective price points. – Description from Alejandro

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  • Hold your horses – it may not be the best idea to bring the monetary cavalry with you for your next wine purchase, according to New York University Clinical Professor of Economics Karl Storchmann.  Storchmann's recent story on international news outlet SBS pointed out that though wine investing is a popular choice for oenophiles and investors wh... Read More

    From the article Researcher Suggest Putting A Cork In Wine Investment


  • You got it - the terms are loosely thrown around and you're supposed to use your best judgment.That's not entirely true I guess - you can do a Google search and find various dictionaries or texts and there's even an aroma wheel that's supposed to give you terms to use for certain smells, but in the end, the terminology to describe taste is prett... Read More

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  • I've been watching some YouTube videos of Sommeliers participating in a blind tasting. There's some terms they are using that I am curious about.They use the terms "Medium" or "Medium-Plus" when describing things like viscosity or aromatic intensity. "High" and "Low" are also thrown around quite a bit.Is there an organized list or description sy... Read More

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  • It got better or worse depending on how you look at it. Fun time though.  A friend from north of the border was touring wine country with his Mom'00 Piper Heidsieck Brut - nutty nose, fresh popcorn, rolls over to palate, touch heavy, great bubbles.'13 Fogline Zephyrs Block Chardonnay - Lots of melon and lemon curd on the nose, clean silky with a... Read More

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  • In keeping with the tradition of releasing “Top-10” stories at the end of the year, popular magazine Forbes has released online its list of the 10 best wines of the year.  Wine/food/travel critic Katie Kelly Bell compiled the list for Forbes. Her list was published earlier this month. The list includes four wines from the United States and one w... Read More

    From the article Forbes Lifestyle Announces Top-10 Wines of 2014


  • Chateau Clement-Pichon Haut-Medoc 1999

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £12 from a wine merchant in Sussex.Haut-Medoc is a large AOC set up in 1936 for wines produced in 15 communes on the eastern side of the Medoc peninsular stretching nearly 40 miles north of the city of Bordeaux.It is an 'umbrella ' AOC because it includes several smaller but more prestigious appellations such as ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • The Monprivato is almost always, in my limited experience, in the $100 to $150 range, and climbing towards the upper half of that.  The 2010 vintage is going to be an interesting one.  Many of the wines will shut down very hard, and the variation from cru to cru is also more prounounced than in the 2011s.  They are being hyped relentlessly, but ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Like many foodies, I adore oysters on the half shell. One of my first jobs working in a professional kitchen as a kid, after I was promoted from the pot sink, was shucking oysters and serving them iced on the half shell. I got very adept at opening them very quickly – but of course, who doesn’t prefer to have someone open their oysters for them?... Read More

    From the article Nonconformist Oyster & Wine Pairings


  • Emark, I was being tongue in cheek, of course.  I think those flash sites must sell to someone other than me to stay in business.Here's the skinny on that wine:  The vineyard is right across the road from Barolo, just above the town.  Gianni Cannonica makes a tiny bottling of Barolo from it and is now the only one bottling it under the vineyard ... Read More

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  • Brovia is no longer the undiscovered gem. That's also a tiny cru, and I think they have, for practical purposes, a monopole.  No one else has any or in any case enough to bottle it separately.  I'll PM you with my request.  Whew. I've spent that much on only a handful of wines over the years (unless it was a resto markup) but it is one of a kind... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


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