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WOW! Thick, rich, opulent. This is really something for a Merlot, and confirms what I always state: A Merlot can be every bit as good as a Cabernet....You just have to find the right Merlot. This is something special. The nose EXPLODES out of the gl...
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History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...
History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...
The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...
Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...
“King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...
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Can anyone help me figure out the difference between the Dave Phinney (Orin Swift) Locations F1, F2 and F3 wines. I tried one that was listed as a 2011 vintage. I did not see the bottle and don't know which to look for. Do the 1, 2 and 3 correspond to vintage? Any clarification is appreciated. Read More
After a brief introduction to the the state of Washington this past Monday I reported on my visits to wineries in Walla Walla on Tuesday. Today I am reporting on visits both in Prosser, which lies roughly between Walla Walla and Seattle in the Yakima Valley as well as to wineries located basically within Seattle’s metropolitan footprint. As I’v... Read More
I've whined about wine prices here before...but it bears repeating that it's pretty bad - especially for American wines. It is really worth going down over the border to buy wines there. Even when I return with more than the allocated amount (which I do all the time) and pay the extra $ in duties/customs....you're still not behind in terms of th... Read More
Good news! I've been invited to my first wine makers dinner! Needless to say, I'm excited about the opportunity. The dinner is going to be with Gilles Nicault from Long Shadows next week.Naturally I'll be doing my homework in advance to learn what I can and think about good questions I'd like to ask. I know that Long Shadows has been discussed h... Read More
[From "Merlot" at Bin 105, Lincoln NE, 24 August 2013.] Read More
WOW! Thick, rich, opulent. This is really something for a Merlot, and confirms what I always state: A Merlot can be every bit as good as a Cabernet....You just have to find the right Merlot. This is something special. The nose EXPLODES out of the glass! Blackberry jam and fruit galore! The total drinking experience is just thick and full of... Read More
Sean Sullivan recently published and updated a list of his top 100 or so wines of 2012, with predictable results. Cayuse, Quilceda Creek, Leonetti all occupy the top 3 spots, followed by a few mid tier standards like Betz, Reynvaan, Maison Bleue, Grammercy. Well, I should say I'm just starting to get to know these names and also starting to buy ... Read More
I was expecting way more from this Merlot; I always get excited about trying a new wine but this one was a bit bitter, and that was surprising maybe because the ratings are high for this merlot. Read More
I did enjoy Gregory Del Piaz's article on this subject.I am a Brit who visits France about once a year and usually hits a supermarket in or near Calais on the way home.l frequently buy Cahors.which I like and not only because it is cheap and I have never found it too tannic.I also often buy Corbierres,an appellation not mentioned in the article,... Read More