Category Results for: Wines Over $25

 

Wines of Chile: Casablanca Valley

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

During my recent media trip to Chile, I had the pleasure to visit a number of its wineries and vineyards and meet many of the movers and shakers in the Chilean wine industry. Over the next few weeks, I will be individually highlighting some of the wine regions we visited including reviews of wines I […]

Filed under: Carmenere, Chardonnay, Chilean Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Malbec, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz/Syrah, White Wine, Wine Travel, Wines Over $25, Wines Under $10, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Adams Bench Red Willow Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical Tasting

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Adams Bench Winery is a small, family-owned winery located in Woodinville, Washington. Founded in 2005 by owners and co-winemakers Tim and Erica Blue, Adams Bench produces Cabernet Sauvignon and Cab blends exclusively. After being bitten by the wine bug, Tim and Erica took enology courses at the famed UC Davis and began making home wine […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Red Wine, Vineyards, Washington State Wine, Wines Over $25 |

 

Current Releases from Fjellene Cellars in Walla Walla

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Fjellene Cellars is a small, family-owned winery located in Walla Walla, Washington. Owner/winemaker Matthew Erlandson founded Fjellene Cellars in 2008. Prior to going out on his own, Matthew worked as assistant winemaker at Beresan Winery and Balboa Winery under Tom Glase. Before his winemaking days, Matthew spent thirteen years as an outdoor educator and mountain […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Wine, Rose Wine, Shiraz/Syrah, Washington State Wine, Wines Over $25, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Wines of Chile: Exploring Terroir

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Chile is a long, narrow country that runs 2,600 miles along the southwestern coast of South America between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains. But don’t let its geography fool you, there is more climatic and soil diversity found east to west than from north to south. Spanish settlers first planted wine grapes in […]

Filed under: Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Chilean Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Sauvignon Blanc, White Wine, Wine Activities/Events, Wines Over $25, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Challenging Wine Pairing: Pecan Pie

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Pecan pie is one of the Wine Peeps’ favorite desserts. In fact, it is John’s absolute favorite! Kori is actually the pecan pie maker in the family; although, I made the one for this challenging wine pairing. Each year, Kori makes pecan pie for her dad’s birthday in November as well as for Thanksgiving and […]

Filed under: Challenging Wine Pairing, Dessert Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Food & Wine, French Wine, Spanish Wine, Wines Over $25, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Planeta Winery: A Journey Through Sicily

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Founded in 1995, Planeta Winery encompasses six distinct wine estates throughout Sicily. The Planeta philosophy is, “For each terroir, its own winery.” Planeta has tried to identify the area within Sicily where certain varieties grow best and then has established a boutique winery with its own surrounding vineyard in that respective area. Planeta’s boutique wineries […]

Filed under: Dessert Wine, Food & Wine, Italian Wine, Lesser Known Varietals, Moscato/Muscat, Nero d'Avola, Red Wine, Sicilian Wine, White Wine, Wines Over $25, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Rodney Strong Vineyards: 2009 Alexander’s Crown and 2009 Symmetry

Monday, October 15th, 2012

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 […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, California Wine, Red Wine, Wines Over $25 |

 

Wine Tasting Dinner: 2008 Washington Cabernet Sauvignon

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Washington State Cabernet Sauvignons are among the best in the world, and they are much better values (higher QPR) than most Cabs in other wine regions of the world. Last Friday evening, we tasted six Cabernet Sauvignons from the 2008 vintage from Washington State in our wine tasting dinner. It was another fabulous evening of […]

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Nota Bene Cellars: Current Releases from the 2009 Vintage

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Nota Bene Cellars is a small, family-owned winery located in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood. Owner/winemaker Tim Narby and his wife Carol Bryant founded Nota Bene in 2001. Tim got his start in winemaking over 15 years earlier in the Boeing Employee’s Wine and Beermaking Club. When their youngest child was out of preschool, they decided […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Mourvedre, Red Wine, Shiraz/Syrah, Washington State Wine, Wines Over $25, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Oregon’s Dundee Hills AVA

Monday, September 24th, 2012

During the recent Wine Bloggers Conference in Portland, Oregon, Dad (John), Colby, and I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon in the Dundee Hills. These wine country visits are always a highlight of the conference. When we boarded the bus, we did not know where it was going as each bus had a different […]

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