17 April 2014

Bottle Juice

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Napa Valley

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By steve of STEVE HEIMOFF| WINE BLOG 7 hours ago.
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…most astounding improvements in the last seven years or so. My most direct experience (aside from Napa Valley) was with the associations of Monterey County and Paso Robles . In both cases, I was impressed by the intelligence and passion of their leaders. Whatever improvements you've seen in the wines of these two areas have certainly been due, in part, to the energy of their regional associations.

I had less experience with the Santa Barbara Vintners because …

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By 1WineDude of 1 Wine Dude 10 hours ago.
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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, it's still obviously structured and focused, suggesting its best days are well ahead of it.

2011 Kapcsandy Family Winery Rapszodia ( Napa Valley

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Round Pond Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Rutherford, Napa Valley, is that it bears no burden of exaggeration. Made completely in stainless steel and seemingly equal parts savory, saline and spicy, this pale-gold wine offers notable balance and integration of all elements. Don't mistake it, though, for being mild-mannered or wimpy; plenty of crisp acidity and citrus fruit keeps this wine refreshing, lively and energetic. Hints of lemongrass, cloves, lime peel, quince and ginger permeate …

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By 1WineDude of 1 Wine Dude 3 days ago.
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Cornerstone Cellars Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon ( Napa Valley) : Not suffering fools; if U are impatient, it thinks U a fool. $ 85 A- >> find this wine <<

10 Cornerstone Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon ( Napa Valley) : Delicious Man is tight-lipped, but he will save the day. In about 5 years. $ 60 A- >> find this wine <<

11 Cornerstone Cellars Stepping Stone Cabernet Sauvignon ( Napa Valley) : Menage-a-trois of …

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Specifically, as we looked through Mendocino County, Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Santa Cruz, San Francisco Bay, the Delta, Lake County, the Sierra Foothills, Monterey and San Benito, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and beyond, we learned about the smallest AVA, the largest AVA, the largest undivided AVA, and what wines are produced where.

Phew! That's a weekend full! I'm proud to say, that after a month of studying things that i never …

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By steve of STEVE HEIMOFF| WINE BLOG 4 days ago.
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…the Eighties gave it. Like a shot in the arm, you might say, with the brilliance of Napa Valley now being—if not joined, then at least other regions were permitted to co-star in the play.

What I admired then about Randy, and still do, was his ability to craft small-lot wines alongside something like Vintner's Reserve. And not just any small lots, but really great wine. Randy's also a humorous, affable guy, and it was obvious the future MBAs at Haas liked him. The laughed …

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By George Perry of The Good Wine Guru 10 days ago.
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Region: Napa Valley/ Rutherford AVA, CA - USA

Cost: $ 52 ( SRP)

Winemaker's Notes: Black pepper, schist, dried leaf nose. Cedar, licorice, and black cherry flavors complement elengant lush tannins that provide lift to the long, juicy finish.

My Review: Bottles show up at my front door fairly regularly. I typically let the bottles rest for bewteen 7 and 10 days, depending on the weather and how busy I am, before I even contemplate opening them for review. The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

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On Daily Wine News 11 days ago.
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Napa Valley Vintners ( NVV) will host 20 key wine influencers from Japan this week for 'Experience Napa Valley', a four-day immersion into Napa Valley's wine, winemakers and vineyards. Highly regarded sommeliers, educators, media, retailers and hotel and restaurant professionals will interact with winemakers and principals from more than 50 NVV member wineries and will taste more than 100 different wines.

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By Avi of HaKerem: The Israeli Wine Blog 12 days ago.
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…out in the pristine silence. This idyllic viticultural scene is not in Bordeaux or Napa Valley, but in Bekaa Valley, the agricultural heartland of Lebanon.

While wines from the Middle East are unknown to the average wine drinker, winemaking in the region dates back to biblical times, before waves of Islamic rule stamped out the trade. But over the past two decades, winemaking, mostly notably in Lebanon and Israel, has been undergoing a renaissance that has the potential to put …

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By Tim Lemke of CheapWineRatings.com 15 days ago.
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Their 3 Spell rosé is made from a blend of merlot and cabernet sauvignon from Napa Valley. Like many of their wines it's a small production wine run with only 90 cases produced.

Peach, lemon, bubble gum and wet stone aromas give this wine a cool and refreshing nose. It smells yummy. In the mouth, this is everything I want from a rosé. It's crisp and offers tasty flavors like apple, strawberry, black cherry, lemon and vanilla. It's well balanced and has a personality. …

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