Merlot

Posted by on Sep 27, 2011 in Red Wines | 0 comments

Merlot

Kenefick Cellars T-Vine Cellars Jericho Canyon, Napa, California It’s amazing how a few lines in a movie can change the drinking habits of so many people. The best thing about the dip in Merlot’s popularity is the increase in Merlot’s quality and availability for the Merlot lover. Merlot has never offered such quality for the price. While many turn to Merlot for a soft, easy to drink alternative to Cabernet, this baby will destroy the image of Merlot being the lighter little brother to Cab. Big, round and...

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Languedoc

Posted by on Sep 22, 2011 in Red Wines | 0 comments

Languedoc

2009 Chateau Puech Haut – Prestige Coteaux de Languedoc, France “From a bio-dynamically farmed estate, this 2009 is a blend of 55% Grenache (from 60- to 75-year-old vines) and 45% Syrah (from 40-year-old vines), all planted in limestone soils, and aged completely in concrete tanks. This remarkable offering is a naked expression of the vivid terroir and excellent fruit found in this region. The incredible aromatics consist of forest floor, spring flowers, sweet black currants, raspberries, licorice, and...

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Valpolicella Ripasso

Posted by on Sep 22, 2011 in Red Wines | 0 comments

Valpolicella Ripasso

2008 Valpolicella Ripasso Ca’ Rugate Veneto, Italy Ripasso is the traditional method where the pomace from the dried Amarone grapes are left to referment in a Valpolicella wine from the same vintage. The wine is aged in 50% large oak casks and 50% stainless steel for about 8 months. Intense garnet red in color. Concentrated aromas of red fruit cherries with a hint of spice and flowers. Full bodied on the palate with soft tannins which give it a velvety texture.

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Cotes du Rhone

Posted by on Sep 15, 2011 in Red Wines | 0 comments

Cotes du Rhone

2009 CDR Le Pas de la Beaume Cave de Cairanne, France Created in 1929, the Cave de Cairanne now represents some 200 growers controlling 1200 hectares, 80% of the appellation. The vines are planted on clay and limestone soils, with the finest wines coming from the profusion of stony hillsides in the area. Le Pas de la Beaume exhibits a pleasant nose of red fruit, garrigue (Provence countryside) and spices. The mouth is fruitful and supple with a long lasting finish. The tannic structure reveals a good ageing...

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Pinot Noir

Posted by on Sep 15, 2011 in Red Wines | 0 comments

Pinot Noir

2008 Pinot Noir – Cherry Cove, Coleman Vineyards, McMinnville, Oregon Coleman Vineyard wine is estate grown and produced by co-vintners Randy and Kim Coleman. Along with Mother Nature, they control of the process at the winery and vineyard site from the time the vines first bloom in the spring until the cork is placed in the bottle. Bright red color with a brilliant red berry aroma. As the bouquet opens, it reveals cracked pepper and rose petals. On the palate the wine is medium bodied with raspberry and...

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Shiraz

Posted by on Sep 15, 2011 in Red Wines | 0 comments

Shiraz

2006 Shiraz T-Series Taltarni, Victoria, Australia An attractive bright magenta color. Nice aromas of red berries, blackcurrant and mocha on the nose followed by a palate of nice soft tannins and plummy fruit flavors. Best drinking Fall 2009 to Spring 2012.  With a beef or chicken roast.

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