Category Results for: California Wine

 

Sineann’s Peter Rosback…a Jack of Many Vineyards

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Peter Rosback is one of the most well-known and well-respected winemakers in the Pacific Northwest. Rosback got his start in winemaking in 1985 as a home winemaker experimenting with Pinot Noir. In 1986, he began making Old Vine Zinfandel from The Pines Vineyard. Rosback entered the wine business commercially in 1994 when he and David […]

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Chateau Montelena Winery: A California Icon

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Chateau Montelena Winery, located in the Calistoga District in California’s Napa Valley, propelled onto the world stage during the famous 1976 Judgment of Paris. At the competition in Paris, four white Burgundies were tasted against six California Chardonnays. The French judges awarded the top honor to Chateau Montelena’s 1973 Chardonnay. It was a remarkable triumph […]

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Domaine Carneros: Napa Valley Sparkling Wine by Taittinger

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Founded in 1987 by Champagne Taittinger of France in partnership with Kobrand Corporation, Domaine Carneros is located in the heart of Carneros in California’s Napa Valley. Claude Taittinger, the president of Champagne Taittinger, began searching for a site to open a winery in the United States in the late 1970’s. He selected a site in […]

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Bordeaux Varieties from Dry Creek Vineyard

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Dry Creek Vineyard, founded in 1972 by David Stare, is located in the heart of Dry Creek Valley just outside of Healdsburg, California. Well-known for their Fumé Blancs and Zinfandels, Dry Creek Vineyard also produces a number of other good wines. Today, Dry Creek Vineyard is run by David’s daughter Kim Stare Wallace and her […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Thai Red Curry Beef

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Thai food is so popular that I wanted to do another Thai dish for a challenging wine pairing. Since our family especially enjoys spicy dishes, I decided to try a red curry dish using strips of sirloin steak in this recipe. Delicious! The menu for this pairing consisted of the Thai red curry beef dish, […]

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Rodney Strong Single Vineyards: Rockaway and Brothers Ridge

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Rodney Strong founded Rodney Strong Vineyards, located in Healdsburg, California, in 1959. Current owner Tom Klein and the Klein family purchased the winery in 1989. In 2005, Klein added a “winery within a winery” concept to the Rodney Strong portfolio to focus on small-lot, artisan winemaking. The debut release from their Single Vineyards line was […]

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A Wine for Tonight: 2008 Redwood Creek Lodi Zinfandel

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? Many of our readers have said this is something they would like, so here is this week’s selection, the 2008 Redwood Creek Lodi Zinfandel from the Lodi region of California. […]

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Dry Creek Vineyard: Zinfandel Specialist

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Dry Creek Vineyard, founded in 1972 by David Stare, is located in the heart of Dry Creek Valley just outside of Healdsburg, California. Producers of a number of very good wines, Dry Creek Vineyard is a self-proclaimed “Zinfandel Specialist” and justifiably so. They produce more Zinfandel than anything else, five different bottlings in fact. Today, […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner: Sparkling Wine for the Holidays

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

As I’ve said many times before, I absolutely love sparkling wine but do not drink it often enough. However this time of year, I make sure to celebrate with friends and family and enjoy some sparkling wine. We’ve made it a tradition to feature sparkling wine in our December wine tasting dinner. Each December, we […]

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A Wine for Tonight: 2008 Mark West Pinot Noir

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? Many of our readers have said this is something they would like, so here is this week’s selection, the 2008 Mark West Pinot Noir from California. Our selection criteria include: […]

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