Salinas Valley's Antle family breaks out its new winesThe Salinas CalifornianAt the time, Chalone Vineyard's winemaker, Dan Karlson, helped produce the family's varietals, as did Dave Fleming later on. Although Antle Wine released a limited quantity of wine in 2010, this month marks the formal launch of Antle Wines ...and more »
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wines are recognized as something of a value among wine connoisseurs even though the current vintage sells for $157 at Americas in River Oaks.
Wine In India Local wine writer Mike Riccetti argues that they're also very food friendly At a recent tasting with Don Melchor winemaker Enrique Tirado, wine professionals from across the city had the chance to taste four vintages of the winery's cabernet sauvignon to compare the way the wines have aged over time and better understand why they've become such an appealing alternative to pricier vintages from California.
India Wines Of the wines, the 1989 surprised the sommeliers sitting near me with its "youthful" taste and soft tannins that made it more reminiscent of a pinot noir than the heavier cabernet. A vintage from 1993 had more tannins but still drank well despite being 20 years old. Both of these vintages are a testament to the wine's quality and offer hope to collectors that more modern vintages will show similar promise as they age. The 2006 vintage emerged as the consensus favorite of the table. Its soft finish and dry, tart tannins paired particularly well with the steak served at Tango & Malbec as part of the lunch. As for the recently released 2009, the group concluded that its fruit-forward flavors and sweet tannins make it a bottle that will go better with food once it ages a bit.
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The leaves have changed to beautiful golden colors and are drifting to the ground. Those fabulous long summer days are behind us, and the temperatures now require sweatshirts, hats and those long-forgotten things called gloves.
India Wine There’s no getting around it - fall is in full swing, and winter is around the corner.
Wine In India What does that mean in terms of wine? Well, many of us enjoy a nice crisp glass (or, bottle!) of rosé or white wine during the warmer months. But, this is the time of year for bigger and fuller wines that will warm you up on chilly evenings. Red wine lovers rejoice; this column is dedicated to you! One of my recently discovered favorite wines is Lujon “Walla Walla” Cabernet Sauvignon. Lujon’s winemaker, John Derthick, graduated from UC-Davis in 1999 and moved to Beaverton a few years ago to begin his winery – and you will be glad he did. This full-bodied cabernet is made with Walla Walla fruit and has wonderful aromas of cherry, black currant and anise.
Another bold piece of buying from the adventurous wine department at dear old Marks & Sparks, this is quite unlike anything else on their (or any other supermarket's) shelves. It's not just the fact that it comes from Georgia – a country with a long (arguably the world's longest) winemaking history and a high hipster approval rating in the sommelier community, but which rarely features on the high street. It's the way it makes use of qvevri, the traditional, buried, amphora-style clay vessels, to ferment some of the native rkatsiteli, bringing honeyed spice and herbs and a slightly chewy texture to this dry white. It's an excellent introduction to the style, although for the full, intense experience, you should check out the selection of 100%-qvevri wines from the likes of Iago Bitarishvali and Pheasant's Tears at Les Caves de Pyrene ( lescaves.co.uk ).
Wines From India Mourvèdre is the least heralded of the three grape varieties that make up the classic Rhône valley-inspired GSM blend. But when it's made on its own (or as the dominant part of the blend) in various locations along the Mediterranean, it can be every bit as darkly interesting as syrah, and more appealing than the sometimes overwhelmingly fulsome fruit and high alcohol of grenache. Bandol in Provence (try the meaty La Bastide Blanche 2010, £14.50, h2vin.co.uk ) is the French specialist, although there are many fine examples throughout the Languedoc and Roussillon (I loved Domaine Treloar's sumptuous but elegant 2011 Motus Côtes du Roussillon; www.cambridgewinemerchants and www.lsfinewines.co.uk have the 2010 now). But for sheer value, head to the grape's origins in southeast Spain, where it's known as monastrell, and where peripatetic winemaker Telmo Rodriguez has made this exuberant example, with its swoosh of fresh inky black fruit.
India Wine ) Though South Africa tends to get lumped in with that increasingly outdated catch-all category for non-European wines and styles, the New World, many of its most famous vineyard areas actually date back several hundred years (the first vines arrived in 1655). The beautiful coastal Hemel-en-Aarde – or "heaven on earth" – valley is very much a new region, however, the first vines having been planted in 1976, although in style the wines in what is quite a cool, maritime-influenced place, tend to be much closer to northern Europe – specifically Burgundy – in tone and timbre. Hamilton Russell and Bouchard Finlayson were the pioneers here, and their chardonnay and pinot noir still rank among the best in the Cape. But relative newcomer Ataraxia, in the coolest part of the valley on the Hemel-en-Aaarde Ridge, is my current favourite, their barrel-fermented chardonnay rich but fine-boned and resonant with smoky-mineral depths.
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"This is the busy time of year. The grapes are becoming ripe now and being processed and turned into juice, which we will turn around and harvest into wine," explained Brandon Dixon, Noboleis Wine Maker.
Wine Business In India "This is the Augusta Appalachian it's a viticultural district, which means it's an area set aside by the government specifically suited for growing grapes." Noboleis produces 17 blends on premise.
Wines From India "We have 84 acres of land and 12 acres of grapes that are planted." Amongst the award winning wines. there's something for every pallet.
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