Archive for the ‘Wine of the Week’ Category

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Wine of the Week ~ 2015 Nik Weis St. Urbans-Hof Riesling

What a beautiful wine the 2015 St. Urbans-Hof Wiltinger “Alte Reben” Kabinett Feinherb Riesling is… This estate bottled Riesling is only 10.5 percent alcohol. That lower alcohol level allows for such a delicious food and wine experience. With its bright, crisp, and very clean flavors, this wine is a delight. There’s only a hint of […]

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My Holidaze Wine List

Don Melchor ~ A highly performing wine from Chile First of all, this is still a young wine. I’ve gotten way past caring about young wines anymore being hard to enjoy. A friend recently told me that she gifted someone a young wine and there was paperwork that went along with the wine. The person […]

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December in Wine Country ~ Have a Look

[Paperwhite flowers are a typical December bloom. Photo by Jo Diaz.] The beginning of December – this season – has been beautiful weather wise and visually. I’m now in the Mayacamas Mountains, above the Alexander Valley floor. The views are spectacular… stunning, really. Perhaps this is why my devotion to blogging every day has waned […]

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Wine of the Week ~ Casal Thaulero’s 2015 Borgo Thaulero Pecorino Terre di Chieti

~ Wine of the Week ~ Casal Thaulero’s 2015 Borgo Thaulero Pecorino Terre di Chieti I was asked by Chris Toscano, “Do you like Pinot Grigio? Do you also like new things? If you answered yes to both questions, I’m happy to report that your next obsession is just a sip away. Hailing from Abruzzo, […]

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Wine of the Week ~ 2015 Cusumano Shamaris Grillo, Sicilia DOC

Cusumano Cantina I recently received a sample of the 2015 Cusumano Shamaris Grillo, Sicilia DOC. There are a lot of things about this wine that are unique to me. I’ve only had two other Sicilian wines, and that was on March 27 of this year (2016). They, too, were a Wine of the Week. Both […]

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Wine of the Week ~ 2014 Columbia Crest’s Crowdsourced™ Cabernet Sauvignon

Getting back in touch with a Washington State’s Cabernet Sauvignon was pure Heaven… Horse Heaven Hills, to be exact. This wine was/is a Crowdsourced™ project… Trademarked and saying so right on the label. Columbia Crest Winery, in Paterson, Washington, was founded in 1983. Overlooking the Columbia River, it’s grown from its humble roots to be […]

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Wine of the Week ~ 2011 Domaine du Théron Cahors Malbec Cuvée Prestige

2011 Domaine du Théron Cahors Malbec Cuvée Prestige I popped the cork and sweet cherries filled the air. The color that I poured into my glass was purpley black. I’ve never seen one this color before… Intriguing, really intriguing. Definitely Old World in nose. This one is making me smack my lips before I even […]

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Wine of the Week ~ 2015 Pinot Grigio Peter Zemmer

A crisp, clean, Pinot Grigio machine that’s an instant winner. Need a little chill after working in the garden, like I just did? This will straighten out all of the kinks and give you extreme satisfaction as you look over your latest seasonal developments. Moments like this put the moments into memorable… 2015 Pinot Grigio […]

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Wine of the Week ~ 2014 Laughinghouse Petite Sirah

The Wine ~ Laughinghouse Petite Why I’m writing about this one is that it’s an “American Dream” wine. The dream was there to create a brand and now it’s being actualized. I love wine negotiates. They get to dabble with what others have brought forth as they go on a buying trip to make that […]

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Wine of the Week ~ 2014 Reserva Casillero del Diablo Carménère

I love Carménère, especially when it comes from Chile.  Chile has over 460 years of wine heritage. When the Spanish arrived in sixteenth century, there was no phylloxera Chilean vine rootstock (at the time) grew own-rooted, which turned out to be a valuable genetic material. This allowed Carménère to thrive hidden among Merlot vines for […]