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History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...
“King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...
History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...
British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...
The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...
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I'm a lucky wine gal, indeed. I spent Valentine's Day sipping Oregon ... ... Micro Mountain Mint (high altitude variety of wild mint) and Black Pepper Molasses, was loaded with complex layers of flavors, as well. Ending in a blissful combination of textures and flavors, this was an unforgettably perfect pairing. For Dessert, the 2011 Tualatin... Read More
Watching the explosive rise in popularity of Malbec from Argentina has been simply astonishing. Though you would think from what you see and read that there is precious little else produced in Argentina. Is the runaway success of Malbec for Argentina going to mirror that of Australian Shiraz? (In other words, are people going to think that Argen... Read More
A decent mid weight Cabernet from the higher elevations of Red Hills. I ... ... reading I've done on the "high altitude cabernets".....and how they are more intense in the flavor dept. But all in all a decent Cabernet form a vineyard with a whole lot of volcanic rock in the soil. Cheer Read More
I was going to put this in the Whatcha Drinking Tonight thread. But since there was some Syrah talk going on I thought I'd start a new thread on Cool Climate Syrah.Tonight I'm visiting a wine I haven't had in since May and wanted to see how it is progressing. It comes from high up atop the Yorkville Highlands in the Anderson Valley which is in ... Read More
I posted this question because someone on another thread referred to Merlots as "tannic" and I don't think of them that way. But I also realize I am less sensitive to tannins than to, for example, acidity. I have to stop and think about whether tannins are high or medium, although I can kind of quantify them if I stop and think.I think of tann... Read More
$35 direct from winery. For those familiar with the wines of Clonakilla, this ... ... season. Fruit from a high altitude vineyard in Tumbarumba and Murrumbateman. Whole bunch pressed with fermenting on fees in French barrels. Clear, pale straw golden colour. Youthful aromas of dusty lemon, white grapefruit and buttery oats. Dry, med+-bodied w... Read More
Made by Bodegas Y Vinedos O Fournier from hand-picked grapes off vineyards ... ... grown in the Uco Valley at high altitude (1100m). Aged 3 months in French oak barrels. Intense pitch black purple colour, it has youthful aromas of blackberries and violets. Dry, full-bodied wine of silky texture, there is ripe cleansing acidity and powdery tann... Read More
Wanting to refresh my memory on certain French vintages in the Rhône Valley I came across (as I often do) the Robert Parker Vintage Chart. Parker includes vintages from 1970 through 2010 on his website and scores them on the usual 100 point scale. He claims that scores of 70-79 are "average" while those of 80-89 are "above average to excellent... Read More
I generally avoid wine clubs of any sort, even at my favorite wineries--I'm too promiscuous to sign up to drink 12 or 24 botles of someone's wine in a year--but I am a member of Mauritson's Rockpile list, because there's no longer any way to get the Cemetery Zinfandel and good luck getting any of the others, either. Since I have in-laws up that... Read More