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Peanuts, butchers wax, yellow fruit, clay and leesy aromas greet the nose. Lean and focused in the mouth, this is quite well structured with ripe and rich fruit that shows some honed character and warm apple tart fruit on the palate. Dusty mineral not...
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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...
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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This time of the year is the celebration of the Jewish Holiday of Passover. ... Josh and Ben. They live in Irvine, Californi Read More
Oregon's warmest growing season in recorded history, 2014, is brimming with ... ... in our history." Irvine Family Vineyards in Ashland witnessed a twenty-five percent increase in yields of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Northward, in the Willamette Valley, Bergström Wines saw their yields increase from two to 2.5 tons. East of the Willamette Vall... Read More
I was recently in Oregon, for the annual International Pinot Noir Celebration, ... this point. 91pts 2011 Irvine Chardonnay Ashland Oregon $32 Peanuts, butchers wax, yellow fruit, clay and leesy aromas greet the nose. Lean and focused in the mouth, this is quite well structured with ripe and rich fruit that shows some honed character and warm... Read More
Peanuts, butchers wax, yellow fruit, clay and leesy aromas greet the nose. Lean and focused in the mouth, this is quite well structured with ripe and rich fruit that shows some honed character and warm apple tart fruit on the palate. Dusty mineral notes on the finish lend an almost a Burgundian quality to the flavor profile with the lean textur... Read More
I heard somewhere that white wines should be stored at the bottom of the home wine rack rather than at the top. Supposedly whites like it cooler (the old heat rises, cold falls theory), Now I know that wine's enemy is heat and changing temperatures, My wine rack is a 44 bottle system which stands about 4 feet high and I do keep the whites on the... Read More
I've recently discovered my interest in wine since turning 21, and I've been learning some of the lingo through this great site. I'm about to graduate from college in May, and I hope to leave my days of Franzia and refrigerated Yellow Tail out of a solo cup behind.I have a lot to learn, but I just wanted some input from you on how to become a w... Read More
This is a very good Barbera. Nice acidity and the tannins have been toned down ... me 17.99 in Total Wine in Irvine, CA, and while I have had better barbera's for less when purchased in Europe, this is a great price for this good of a wine in America. If you like a nice barbera, this is a good one to add to your wine rack. The fruit is very ... Read More
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I'm fairly new to wine tasting, but I've noticed something: Most Zinfandels I have tried really just haven't rubbed me the right way. I'm always excited when the opp presents itself to me to try them, because I tell myself, "Surely, I just haven't had the right one!" Is this the right frame of mine? Have I not just had the right Zin? Or are Zins... Read More
Wow! What a difference some time in the cellar makes. I opened one of my 3 ... Valley, Australia. James Irvine, the winemaker for this vintage, assisted in starting Haan Wines and restoring and replanting the old vineyards on the property. He also mentored Mark Jamieson, Hanns current winemaker. On the nose this wine expresses blueberries,... Read More
Definitely ping me if you'd like to chat - new on here, so can't wait to hear from you! Read More
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