Stone Cliff Winery

(563) 552-1200 17700 Highway 52 N
Durango, IA 52039
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  • Concord

    Concord started out as a chance hybrid between vitis vinifera and vitis labrusca. It was first introduced in 1843 by ...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

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  • Syrah has been a perennial dark horse in the US market for much of the last two decades. It’s a grape that always seems to be on the verge of greatness, even exploding on the scene in the late 1990s under the Shiraz moniker and with a thick Aussie accent, but as we all know, Aussie Shiraz is so very 1990, and Syrah struggles to find a following ... Read More

    From the article Syrah - Has Its Time Come?


  • People are not going to like what I have to say here, but that is okay, this is not a popularity contest. I do not write about wine to gather as many friends or followers as possible. I write about wine because I love wine and while I know my palate sometimes strays outside of the mainstream, so be it. I know many other people share my tastes or... Read More

    From the article The Cipher of Bordeaux Blends


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Robert Parker's Vintage Ratings


  • Quote from Jancis Robinson - is her address to the Wine Communicators of Australia [formerly Wine Press Club - ie Journos and Wine WritersAt the risk of subjective editing here is some grabs"Anyone can get on-line and pontificate about wine"In response to questions around the impact of on-line sites, logs, tweeters and other new age communicatio... Read More

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  • Well this was an unusual evening, a Sangiovese tasting with most of the wines from California! As unusual as it may have been the results speak for themselves. Plenty of impressive wines and three standouts. I'll go into more detail in the corresponding blog post and well follow this set of wines up with more Sangiovese next week but suffice it ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Sangiovese PTP 1


  • I am in search of the perfect spicy red. I had a rioja 2003 reserve once, but can't remember the maker. It was amazing. Any suggestions? I want to be able to taste the spice, not get a faint hint of it.Thanks! Read More

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  • Stone Cliff Winery Riesling NV

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