By Kori ~ October 25th, 2011.
This weekâ€™s Wine Word of the Week is vineyard designated.
Official definition from Ron Herbst and Sharon Tyler Herbstâ€™s The New Wine Loverâ€™s Companion:
Vineyard designated is a term indicating that a wine is made with grapes from the specific vineyard named on a wineâ€™s label. In the United States, a vineyard name on a label means that 95 percent of the grapes in the wine came from the named vineyard and that the named vineyard is located in the AVA indicated on the label.
Laymanâ€™s terms from Kori:
Vineyard designated is a term used when a wine has a specific vineyard named on the label, meaning that at least 95 percent of the grapes used to make the wine came from that vineyard.
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