Golden Valley

(559) 661-4657 11770 Rd 27 1/2
Madera, CA 93637
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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • 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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  • August is here -- along with warm, steamy weather for most of the country. For some that means switching over to chilled cocktails or beer. What it should really mean for wine drinkers is carefully selecting wines that are well made, delicious, value driven and refreshing. The last thing anyone wants to sip in hot weather is a big, bloated and p... Read More

    From the article Value Wines for Summer


  • Okay, should be finishing up some things here, but just got an email from Mark Matthews, so I'm inspired to follow up here. At the end of the panel, which was moderated by an acquisitions editor from UC Press and consisted of Matthews and Sheridan Warrick, who just released the second edition of his book on home winemaking, the moderator asked h... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Was wondering if anyone's...


  • This book looks enticing but was looking for feedback from anyone who may have read it. Thanks Read More

    Forum post in the topic Was wondering if anyone's...


  • We had a white wine from Viserny last week. That's Viserny there in the photo. It's just down the road from where we live. And you would never guess but it's the most important wine village in the area. The wine we tasted was a well-made-home-made inscrutable, and enough of a curiosity that we wanted to meet the person who made it. So we got an ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Vines in the Auxois Hills...


  • Trying to recall a conversation we had a little while ago on this subject.Whats the most widely planted (acreage) and produced (bottles) red grape in CA, U.S., and worldwide?I seem to recall a Snooth article mentioning Grenache as the most widely planted red grape worldwide, but that was some years ago. I'm assuming it's Chardonnay for white? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cabernet v. Pinot and most...


  • Mark, we seriously part ways when you say that any wine will go with any food. I don't think you'll have to experiment around too much to see what I'm talking about (such as with different wines for that Indian melange we're talking about just above). Perhaps a bit cynically, I often wonder if people who say what you just said are looking for a ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • DM - as you know, it's originally from Spain in Aragon. It was the most widely planted red variety in the world just a few years ago and may still be. It was also the most planted red grape in Spain, which still has like twice as much as anywhere else in the world. Relatively speaking they have even more Monastrell, but that's a different story.... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Garnacha, grenache--tomato,...


  • On and off with differing frequency mention is made on these boards of garnacha as a choice for certain palates, and in certain contexts. Most of the mention here is pretty generic, and doesn't get down to any level of detail.Would like to suggest we take up the subject of wines from this grape with better focus. Where is good, who makes the goo... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Garnacha, grenache--tomato,...


  • I'm sure you all have them, those prized bottles that you're saving for just the right occasion. I have a shelf in my wine fridge labeled "special". Of course, special times do come around but not often enough so I decided we'd start having top shelf Saturday. Maybe once a month or even once every other month. I'm not talking about opening the m... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • The eighth season of Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope has given me the opportunity to discover some destinations I’ve never visited and new sides to places I’ve known. This season’s fifteen new PBS episodes (grand total 106 now) span the globe from Asia to Europe and have offered me the chance to sample some novel tastes. Since I am always in search... Read More

    From the article Top Travel Destinations for Wine Lovers


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