Downing Estate Vineyards
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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...
The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...
Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...
“King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...
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Downing Estate Vineyards on Snooth
The Groot Constantia wine estate is a long way from France. That didn’t stop the winery from sending shock waves from Europe to Africa when it was announced the estate’s 2013 Chardonnay won the title of world’s best Chardonnay at the 22nd annual Chardonnay du Monde competition this past March in Burgundy. “Beating more than 800 other entrants fr... Read More
Hey everyone, what are some of your favorite 'everyday' or M-F types of wines to accompany a regular dinner? I personally have enjoyed the Montoya Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, and I usually pick it up from Total Wines out here in Virginia. This is one of those fruit-forward cabs that isn't too complex for me to appreciate, and it usually cost... Read More
Being a cab lover I am hesitant to stray from what I like. On a recent occasion I had the opportunity to try a Zinfandel and to my amazement, it had some of the same attributes of the cabernets I love so well. I perused Snooth and stopped on a particular zin from Bogle vineyards. Gregory Dal Piaz gave it a nice rating and being a member of Snoot... Read More
Apr 24, 2010
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A thread on another category inspired me to look this one up and write it out, because it's from Ben Franklin. Who was pretty smart, and woulda been a Snoother had he lived to these days of the internet. Well before Mr. T. Jefferson went to Paris, Franklin already had a great collection of wine, over a thousand bottles (the biggest percentage ... Read More
Having changed policies to now announce 25 retailers per week, instead of 5 per day. Here's our first 25:McNab Ridge WineryRetour Wines - not yet on Snooth!Enkidu WinesKeever VineyardsDe Loach VineyardsRosati Family Winery - coming soon!Smith & HookChumeia VineyardsLobo Loco - not yet on Snooth!Hahn EstatesArnold Palmer WinesGraeser WineryBighor... Read More