18 April 2014

Bottle Juice

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Merlot

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By Mike Bennie of The Wine Front 29 days ago.
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This wine isn't too far off the Raig de Raim Tinto equivalent but with better, older fruit sources. Garnatxa 60%, cariñena 15%, syrah 15% and merlot 10% in this mix. Spends twelve months in oak.

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By allan of CellarBlog over 2 years ago.
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…savior of the Greek wine industry. Thessaly, under Mt. Olympus, produces Merlot-, Cabernet- and Bordeaux-style wines made from the Moschato Amvourgou as well as a white Chardonnay made from the indigenous Batiki grape.

The Aegean Islands maintain wine traditions that some wine historians suspect go back to ancient Greece. Santorini manufactures a sweet Vinsanto that can only be described as raisin-like, and the Muscats of Samos are more classically balanced than many …

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…declassification that was done at the estate in 2013. Only 3800 cases were made rather than the usual 9000. The result is a light-footed finesse, with pretty fruit on the mid palate and a style reminiscent of the 2001. It is well knitted together with very fine tannins and a floral lift right at the finish. Let's hope that the tiny quantities do not translate into high prices. The final blend was 51% Cabernet Sauvignon and 49% Merlot.

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By 1WineDude of 1 Wine Dude 20 hours ago.
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…to spit this wine in a professional context. On the mouth, things get very sexy indeed, where the Merlot shines and the juiciness is fresh and vibrant.

2011 Kapcsandy Family Winery Estate Cuvée ( Napa Valley, $ 100)

Again the Hungarian oak is employed along with French, but this blend favors more Merlot (with Cab Sauv, PV and Cab Franc). Nice herbs and chocolate notes greet you at the door, then the dark plummy fruits pile on in generous and plush fashion. Given that, …

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Family Wines) 76.2% cabernet sauvignon, 14.8% merlot, 4.9% malbec, 2.8% petit verdot, 1.3% cabernet franc. Lovely transparent ruby color; bouquet of graphite, lavender and violets, black currants and red cherries, hints of cedar, black olive and plum; mild tannins but very dry, bitter chocolate and exotic spice at the core, fairly austere finish, ending on a woody note; not badly-made but not compelling. Now through 2018 to '20. Very Good+. About $ 35.

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2011, Napa Valley. 14% alc. With 5% merlot, 2% petit verdot, 1% each malbec and syrah. Dark ruby-purple color, slightly lighter rim; cloves and sandalwood, bay leaf and sage, black olive and rosemary; intense and concentrated notes of black currants and plums; deeply, stalwartly tannic, dense and dusty; graphite and shale, but well-knit and balanced; a nicely done if predictable performance. Try from 2015 or '16 through 2020 to '22. Very Good+. About $ 40.

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By Warren of Virginia Wine Time 1 day ago.
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2012 Pinot Gris, 2013 Rose, and the 2010 Merlot. All were quite good. The 2012 Viognier presented aromas of honeysuckle and peach with tropical fruit flavors and a hint of white pepper. The 2012 Pinot Gris should be a summer favorite with its peach notes and rounded mouth feel. Rose is our wine of choice for summer, and the 2013 Rose will be poured with a favorite warm weather meal. Nice strawberry and melon elements here with a crisp finish. Dry too—-yay! Grilled meats …

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By Tim Lemke of CheapWineRatings.com 5 months ago.
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…along with some plum and other berries. It's not what I would call an "elegant" wine, but it's fun and tasty.

If you want to mix things up over the holidays, this would be a definite conversation starter. Cheers!

Wine: Frisk Prickly Rosso

Variety: 51% merlot, 49% dolcetto

Vintage: 2012

Alcohol: 12.5%

Rating: 85

Price: $ 10.00

Disclosure: This wine was received as a media sample.

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winemaker Roman Roth, producing mostly Chardonnay and Merlot. In early 2000, Vinny moved his family to the Finger Lakes to work at the legendary Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, where he was first exposed to Riesling production. In 2001 Vinny joined then startup Atwater Estate Vineyards, where he continues today heading up winemaking operations of over 15 different varieties. Vinny's winemaking style is often described as crisp and fruit-driven with a focus on creating …

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It is reserved on the palate and the nose, but opens up slowly in the glass with attractive raspberry and cherry fruit and a lingering savoury finish. The market freshness, precision of fruit and wonderfully firm silky tannins that I have come to associate with Ch. Haut Bailly are all there. Few properties offer the consistency of Ch. Haut Bailly and 2013 is no exception, reminiscent of a combination of 2001 and 2004. A very traditional blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and …

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