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The cab franc in this wine is excellently done with the veggie notes seamlessly blending into deep, rich but not overpowering ripe fruit (blackberry, black cherry, perhaps cassis). Nose is alluring and elegant with warm aromas that caress the nose with...
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History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...
“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...
The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...
The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...
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The opportunity to invest in wine before it enters the bottle is a special one, ... ... during August’s veraison (grape color change), but September and October brought on rapid concentration with higher than average temperatures, plentiful sunshine and near drought-like conditions in gravelly vineyards. Duroux said that in one month, clusters... Read More
You should never judge a grape by its color. This past week wine ... noir ... ... noir clusters purple at veraison, different genes are the only way noir and gris will come out noir (black) and gris (grey, but really more of a pinky-bronze). So, frankly, what gives?” The answer can be traced to the genetic makeup of the grapes, which is diffe... Read More
A bush fire which burned through 12,500 hectares of land in Australia's ... sensitive to smoke during veraison and the Adelaide Hills vines had yet to reach veraison when the blaze crept through the region. “It's less risk than it is closer to harvest,” Krstic said. He said the smoke enters the grapes and sits just under the skin. Krstic noted... Read More
Oregon's warmest growing season in recorded history, 2014, is brimming with bounty. With bud break, bloom and véraison all taking place about two to three weeks earlier than average, Oregon vintners can officially put the 2014 growing season in the record books. A warmer than average spring with just the right amount of rain triggered an early b... Read More
Favorite from the 'Flight No.7: 'California Dreaming' had at CRU in Love Field. From the CRU Tasting Notes: 'Complex nose displaying layers of ripe cassis, dark plum, toasted vanilla spice, bay leaf, floral notes and subtle earthy aromas...The persistent, yet elegant finish is polished and round...' All three were interesting, though this one ha... Read More
More flavor, less grapes – that's the verdict on California's ... spring and early bud break/veraison coupled with the typical daytime temperatures and accompanying winds has led to another incredible harvest for Monterey and the Santa Lucia Highlands,” Clifton said. “The quality of Pinot Noir from Santa Lucia Highlands and Arroyo Seco tastes ... Read More
It was a great year to be a winemaker in New Zealand. The country ... to ... to increased time between veraison to harvest for Sauvignon Blanc. Rain hit the region hard in April. “The total April rainfall was 146 millimeters, nearly three times the long-term average,” the report stated. Despite the heavy rainfall, “a large part of the regiona... Read More
Mud in the vineyards, transportation delays elsewhere because of the rain, (in ... the wine. In the nasty post-veraison rain scenario skies are doing that irrigation right before harvest, just when the viticulturalist has brought the grapes along to their best-planned-and-executed peak. If he or she has done their work well before harvest and ... Read More
Whew,,, Peter and Adam Just dodged a major bullet and Now I am wanting to reserve the 2014 Cargassaci and Keefer Pinot Noirs from Siduri..Just as the final grapes were harvested by Peter Cargassaci for Siduri Wines it started to pour Rain... The story will be told, just as I taught a Wine Class 2 days prior regarding Pinot Noir/ Burgundy.Exactl... Read More
I would like to gather others opinions as to whether they think that a serious wine could be made from these grapes. Do you think that an expert wine maker could make a serious wine using these grapes. Or are they just to be considered table grapes. My question is : Can a serious wine be made with table grapes? Read More