Waimea Estates has fashioned an impressive record in wine competitions around the world, winning 115 gold medals and 20 trophies across seven different wine styles in the past 15 years. But last week Waimea showed that it can also produce great wines at an affordable price after eight of its wines were named in the Winestate Magazine Top 40 Best Buys for wines in New Zealand and Australia.
2010 Milbrandt Vineyards The Estates Cabernet Sauvignon ( Wahluke Slope, Washington) : 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, and 5% Malbec. Dark purplish red. Aromatic with molasses and blackcurrant on the nose. More molasses, blackcurrant, and black pepper come through on the palate. Medium to full-bodied with lively acidity, medium to high tannins, and a long finish.
Quality: 3.5 stars (out of 5)
QPR: 5 bangs for your buck (out of 5)
Where to buy: Received as sample, …
Ste. Estates 14 Hands Hot to Trot Red Blend
Dynamite for the price! Simply wow. Smooth, full-bodied and packed with luscious dark plum and blackberry aromas. This wine takes its name from the time when wild mustang horses ran freely around the hills of eastern Washingtonwhere this wine is made.
LCBO Code: 430546
Sugar Code: Dry
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From the importer ( Bibendum): " Château de Grolet and Château Peybonhomme-Les-Tours are managed by fifth generation growers Catherine and Jean-Luc Hubert. These vignerons break just about every stereotype associated with Bordeaux: their vineyards are certified biodynamic, their wines are easy drinking young, and they offer outstanding value for money. In fact, these are two Estates run [...]
A few days ago we received news that New Zealand Vineyard Estates, producers of Mud House and Waipara Hills wines, have partnered with O-I Glass and are using a new lightweight 407-gram glass bottle. The first wine NZVE is releasing in this new bottle is Mud House 2012 Chardonnay. Lightweight glass bottles are a great idea for many reasons, not least because our respective recycling bins are heavy beasts. We need Arnold Schwarzenegger biceps and triceps in order to move them from the garage to a vehicle.
Under Allan's leadership, Vineland Estates was the first winery to open an on-site fine dining 4 Diamond Restaurant and Bed and Breakfast Cottage and sells more than 60,000 cases a year of premium wines.
Brother Brian Schmidt is vice-president and winemaker at Vineland Estates. Brian Schmidt was born in Kelowna, British Columbia and was raised on a vineyard that had been in the family for three generations. The Schmidt family was one of the founding families of the …
…Rieslings from different regions and sweetness, Schmitt Sohne and Estates (booth 107) had a very nice selection of 5 different wines.
The still Pedro (booth 2) was a really nice wine and helps to show another side to what is usually made into sherry. McNab (booth 28) was as solid as always and highly recommended for a stop. Valeta had a Vijiriega that was a nice native Spanish grape that I had never tried before. It had a distinct mineral flavor that helps to showcase something …
Sell Local, Source Global
I guess Bota Box is still a " California brand" and of course an American brand, but DFV is already doing with it what I think many large volume (and some smaller ) producers will do — sell the brand locally but source the wines globally.
The wines were attractively displayed at the Safeway on Proctor Street when I visited …
I've been a fan of Franciscan wines for many years now, but have not had the chance to try Mount Veeder (although their reputation is stellar).
A few weeks ago I visited Franciscan again and sampled Janet's sauvignon blanc (fresh hay and lime zest, acid-kissed Meyer lemon flavors, mineral close), Cuvée Sauvage "Wild Yeast" chardonnay (gorgeous California-style…
Since we would be staying at The Vineyard atvillas, we decided to start at the furthest winery which was Perissos . Since and would be staying until Monday and we had to leave on Sunday, we met at Perissos when it opened. Seth Martin…