9/16/2014

Quick Sip: Y Rousseau Wines Russian River Valley 2012 Tannat


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I recently had the opportunity to join the good folks at Cellar Pass for an interactive tasting that featured Yannick Rousseau of Y Rousseau Wines and his delicious 2012 Russian River Valley Tannat. Tannat, a grape indigenous to Southwest France, is a variety I do not typically see coming out of Sonoma – on its own or in blends. Yannick’s love of Tannat goes back to his homeland of Gascony, France. There, the variety thrives in the village of Madiran and is capable of producing long-lived wines of high quality that are crafted for the patient and built to age.

Yannick’s grandfather, Pepé, who made his own wine and was an artisan butcher, introduced Yannick to homemade wine at a very early age. Through Pepé’s influence; wine, food, and family, which Yannick calls “the simple life,” have been a driving force behind his passion for crafting wines to share with loved ones over a good meal. With his wine-making experience in Madiran, Yannick headed to Napa in 1999 and had successful stints at both Newton Vineyards and Chateau Potelle Winery. In 2007, he founded his own label to highlight wines from his homeland (e.g., Colombard, Tannat) that perform well in Sonoma's Russian River Valley. I highly recommend seeking out some of his Tannat. For further information and where you can find this wine, please see my tasting notes below.

Y Rousseau Wines Russian River Valley 2012 Tannat 

Review: Y Rousseau Wines Russian River Valley 2012 Tannat (SRP $35): Deep in color, nearly opaque, this wine is firm and focused, opening with an impressive concentration of dark berry fruit flavors followed by anise seed, spice, and subtle earthy tones. It is fairly full in body, with well-balanced acidity and firm structure, backed by generous tannins that melt into the lasting finish. This wine opens up nicely with 45 minutes+ decanting and should develop additional complexity with bottle aging. A well marbled rib-eye would be an ideal partner. Yannick’s experience in Madiran coupled with the grape’s adaptability to the valley’s climate and soil shines through in the finished product. Region: Sonoma County, California. (Other info: ABV 13.9%, 5% Merlot 5% Cabernet Sauvignon 1% Syrah added, matured 13 months in 33% new French oak barrels, natural cork enclosure.) 90 Points. Click here to find this wine.

About CellarPass: CellarPassTV is an informative weekly wine broadcast in which some of California’s top winemakers, winery owners, and people in the food and wine industry are interviewed by host Sarah Elliman. Their website, CellarPass.com, is a leading destination for online winery reservations that’s well worth checking out if you’re thinking about visiting California wine country. To view this episode of CellarPassTV, click here.

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9/09/2014

A Trio of Rieslings from Alsace, Austria, and Germany


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I recently had an opportunity to participate in a fun-filled virtual #winechat event that was hosted by the good folks at Wines of Alsace, Austria Wine USA, and the Wines of Germany. #Winechat, which is also the hash-tag to follow, is an open wine conversation that happens every Wednesday night at 9PM EST on Twitter. All three regions, Alsace, Austria, and Germany, are well-suited to Riesling and have the potential to produce long-lived examples that beautifully express site specific characteristics from which they are grown. Stylistically, Riesling has a wide range of flavors and spans the sweetness scale from bone dry, to off-dry, to liquid dessert. One of the most important things you want to look for when swirling, sniffing, and sipping a glass is balance. A Riesling with some residual sugar can come off as more fruity than sweet if the wine is bright enough. Riesling’s naturally high acidity, which balances the sugars, makes it a wonderful food wine choice year round. Depending on the wine’s level of sweetness, Asian cuisine, seafood, and poultry dishes, just to name a few, all pair well. While all three of these wines are wildly different, all three are pretty delicious. I recommend adding any or all to your tasting list. For further information and where you can find these wines, please see my tasting notes below.

Paul Blanck Grand Cru Schlossberg 2010 Riesling

Review: Paul Blanck Grand Cru Schlossberg 2010 Riesling (SRP $34): This gorgeous wine opens with luscious tropical fruit, citrus blossom, a hint of brine, and honeysuckle flavors that are anchored by a firm acid spine. It combines muscle with elegance and has good length on the finish. It is quite delicious now but has the potential to develop in the bottle for years. Region: Alsace, France. (Other info: ABV 13%, matured on lees in large oak barrels for 12 months, bottle aged 2-3 years before release, natural cork enclosure.) 91 Points. Click here to find this wine.

Brandl Heiligenstein Erste Lage Reserve 2011 Riesling

Review: Brandl Heiligenstein Erste Lage Reserve 2011 Riesling (SRP $34): This Riesling is intensely mineral-driven and bone dry, offering fresh green apple and bright citrus flavors intertwined with wet stone, flinty chalk accents, and lime skin. The wine has lovely texture and weight enlivened by racy acidity that carries through to the long, crisp finish. Overall, this is an appealing and delicious example that is drinking nicely right now. It is also a good cellar candidate that will likely reward its patient owner. Region: Kamptal, Austria. (Other info: ABV 14%, screw cap enclosure.)  91 Points. Click here to find this wine.

Schloss Schönborn Erbacher Macrobrunn 2011 Riesling Kabinett

Review: Schloss Schönborn Erbacher Macrobrunn 2011 Riesling Kabinett ($20): This Riesling exhibits inviting aromas and flavors of ripe apple and apricot preserve alongside soft tropical notes with a delicate drizzle of honey. A kiss of sweetness is balanced by a lively acid lift, which extends to the fruit-driven, honeyed finish. Overall, this is a delicious Riesling that offers good depth, plenty of freshness, and a vibrant personality that shines throughout. Region: Rheingau, Germany. (Other info: ABV 9.5%, natural cork enclosure.) 89 Points. Click here to find this wine.

Riesling's versatility makes it easy to pair with just about anything – even French fries drizzled with Sriracha and curry sauce.

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9/02/2014

Quick Sip: Black Stallion Estate Winery 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon


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Today’s Quick Sip is the Black Stallion Estate Winery's 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon. Black Stallion Estate Winery is located in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley and situated on the grounds of a historic equestrian center. Remnants of the original 36 horse stalls are still visible today, although you are likely to find more wine production equipment than horse-related items. The winery prides itself on crafting high quality wines that are elegant, distinctive, and approachable. Their 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon endured a challenging vintage and delivers very good quality for a reasonable price. For further information and where you can find this enjoyable wine, please see my tasting notes below.

 Black Stallion Estate Winery 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

Review: Black Stallion Estate Winery 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon (SRP $28): This Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with 5% Merlot and 5% Petite Sirah. In the glass, the wine displays a medium-deep garnet color with inviting aromas of blackberry, currant, and plum interlaced with brown spice and hints of mocha spice. The aromas come through on the palate with the addition of appealing black cherry fruit flavors. In the mouth, it is full-bodied and well-balanced, with a velvet-like texture, supple tannins, and a spice accented, full finish. Overall, this wine is accessible (easy-to-drink), budget friendly (under $20), and a wonderful choice to enliven any occasion or add to the dinner table. Region: Napa Valley, California. (Other info: ABV 14.5%, matured 18 months 25% French oak, 25% new French oak, natural cork enclosure.) 89 Points.

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8/25/2014

Quick Sip: Wollersheim Winery 2013 Domaine du Sac


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Today’s Quick Sip is Wollersheim Winery's 2013 Domaine du Sac. Wollersheim Winery is located on the Wisconsin River in the village of Prairie du Sac. The winery and vineyard is situated on a national historic site with a grape growing history that dates back to 1840. The winery's modern era began in 1972, when Bob and JoAnn Wollersheim bought the property and began restoring it to a working family winery. Twelve years later as part of an agricultural exchange program, Phillipe Coquard, who came from a multi-generational family of winemakers in Beaujolais, France, arrived at the winery and never left. He married the Wollersheims' oldest daughter, Julie. Today, the couple oversees winery operations and has paved the way for Wollersheim Winery to be recognized as one of the leading wineries in the Midwestern US. The Domaine du Sac has been produced since 1981 and the current release [2013] is quite delightful. For further information and where you can find this wine, please see my tasting notes below.

Wollersheim Winery 2013 Domaine du Sac
Review: Wollersheim Winery 2013 Domaine du Sac (SRP $14): This is a very approachable, medium-bodied blend from Lake Wisconsin (AVA) that is composed of 90% Marechal Foch and 10% 'Léon Millot – both cold hardy, early ripening grape varieties. Clear deep garnet in color, this wine offers aromas and flavors of black cherry, roasted (mixed) berries, shy wood tones, and a faint note of earth. It is textured but angular, with an overall charming supple character, finishing slightly tart with nice lingering acidity. If this producer can ship to you, I recommend giving this reasonably priced hidden gem a swirl, sniff, and sip! Region: Lake Wisconsin, Wisconsin. (Other info: ABV 13.5%, whole berry fermentation, matured in French and American oak barrels for five months, cork enclosure.) 87 Points. Click here to find this wine.

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8/18/2014

Quick Sip: Locations E-2 Spanish Red Wine


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Today’s Quick Sip is the Locations E-2 Spanish NV Red Wine. Locations is the second label of Orin Swift; the original producer of the popular ‘Prisoner’ label and the eye-catching and pleasing Abstract blend – just to name a few. The Locations’ label specializes in the creation of blends from around the world. The E-2 is a non-vintage blend that combines fruit from some of Spain’s top wine regions. It is composed of Garnacha, Tempranillo, Monastrell, and Cariñena, and sourced from Priorat, Jumilla, Toro, Rioja, and Ribera del Duero. Similar to an artist with a palette of colors, blending wine is very much an art form. With the E-2 blend, winemaker David Phinney has used his talents to craft a tasty, reasonably priced wine for everyday enjoyment. For further information and where you can find this wine, please see my tasting notes below.

Locations E-2 Spanish NV Red Wine 
Review: Locations E-2 Spanish NV Red Wine (SRP $22): A medium garnet-purple in color, the Locations E-2 offers a pleasing core of dark berry fruit flavors intertwined with nuances of raspberry, shy underbrush, and hints of spice box. In the mouth, it is medium-full in body, with a round, velvet-like texture. The tannins are ripe and supple, carrying the flavors through the mid-palate, and ending with a medium-length, polished finish. Overall, this is an appealing wine from Orin Swift’s Locations label that is both satisfying and reasonably priced. Grab a few bottles to enjoy with your next meal! Region: Spain. (Other info: ABV 14.5%, barrel aged 10 months, cork enclosure.) 89 Points.

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8/11/2014

A Trio of Rosés from MacPhail Family Wines, Mcpherson Cellars, and B Cellars


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Just about every day, as wine o'clock approaches, you can find me uncorking or unscrewing a new wine adventure. Being a wine enthusiast, a wine blogger, and someone who appreciates and enjoys the liquid expression of a place, a person’s vision, and Mother Nature’s influence -- I find wine to be one of the most intriguing beverages in the world. It is an area of interest where there is always something new to taste and learn, as well as a sea of friendly "wine peeps" to meet in real life and via those wonderful and time-consuming social media portals called Facebook and Twitter.

Real men drink pink! 
With the seasonal warmth of summer upon us, below are three rosés that are sure to enhance backyard cookouts or get-togethers with family and friends. All three are drier in style, simply meaning not sweet, and are bright, versatile, and have the ability to pair well with a wide variety of foods. For further information and where you can find these enjoyable wines, please see my tasting notes below.

MacPhail Family Pinot Noir 2013 Rosé of Pinot Noir
Review: MacPhail Family Pinot Noir 2013 Rosé of Pinot Noir (SRP $22): Made by the saignée process, this pink colored rosé exhibits deep red berry fruit flavors with a noticeable presence of rose petals and citrus blossom. It’s medium-full in the mouth, with gentle, but cleansing acidity, ending in a pleasant fruit-driven finish. I enjoyed a bottle out back with a satisfying plate of barbecue chicken, baked beans, and potato salad. This refreshing and pleasing rosé is an excellent choice to serve at your next backyard cookout and has enough oomph to partner up to fatty fish like grilled salmon and tuna. Approximately 400 cases of this wine were produced. Region: Sonoma Coast, California. (Other info: ABV 14.5%, native and inoculated ML, cork enclosure.) 89 Points. Click here to find this wine. 

Mcpherson Cellars 2013 Les Copains Dry Rosé 
Review: Mcpherson Cellars 2013 Les Copains Dry Rosé (SRP $12): A medium watermelon color, this pleasing dry rosé is composed of 55% Cinsault, 30% Mourvedre, and 15% Viognier. A vibrant core of red berry fruit fills the nose, followed by (primarily) raspberries and cherries on the palate that range from fresh to candied. The flavors wrap nicely around a spine of bright, citrusy acidity with a medium-length clean, slightly tart finish. This rosé is versatile, food-friendly, and synonymous with summertime sipping and outdoor grilling. It also offers very good value for money. Approximately 480 cases of this wine were produced. Region: High Plains, Texas. (Other info: ABV 12.9%, stainless, screw cap enclosure.) 88 Points. Click here to find this wine.

 B Cellars Vineyards and Winery 2013 Rosé
Review: B Cellars Vineyards and Winery 2013 Rosé (SRP $26): Done in the saignée style, this medium salmon colored blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Syrah offers a bright melody of fleshy red berry fruit flavors suggestive of cranberry and raspberry with a hint of rose petal. This wine was aged in neutral barrels, which can be sensed on the back-end, finishing up with refreshing, thirst-quenching acidity. Overall, an enjoyable yet substantive rosé that can stand up to grilled chicken, pork chops, and fatty fishes. Region: Napa Valley, California. (Other info: ABV 14.3%, matured in neutral oak barrels, saignée method, cork enclosure.) 87 Points. Click here to find this wine.

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8/04/2014

Quick Sip: Ankida Ridge Vineyards 2012 Pinot Noir

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Today’s Quick Sip is the Ankida Ridge Vineyards’ 2012 Pinot Noir. I had an opportunity to taste this wine during Protocol Wine Studio’sWines of the USA’ program. Their month-long, Twitter based series focused on producers in lesser known US regions that are growing and crafting small-lots of quality wine. Ankida Ridge Vineyards, who was one of the producers included in the program, is located in central Virginia and owned by Christine and Dennis Vrooman. The couple set out to do something truly unique – and they did! They planted the notoriously finicky and temperamental Pinot Noir grape variety in Virginia. Generally speaking, Virginia is not well-suited for the cultivation of Pinot Noir grapes. In a nutshell, Pinot Noir prefers a long, cool growing season with sunny days, low humidity and low rainfall. Virginia offers almost the opposite.

“Pinot Noir is not about color and tannins.” ~ Veronique Drouhin
Having said that, you cannot deny what we have in the glass here. At just under two acres, the Vrooman’s high elevation (1,800 feet), well-drained, rocky site, combined with skilled personnel and the attributes of a balanced growing season, has produced a surprisingly enjoyable Pinot Noir. Get your orders in now for Thanksgiving and don’t forget about their Chardonnay! For further information and where you can find this Pinot Noir, please see my tasting note below.

Ankida Ridge Vineyards 2012 Pinot Noir
Review: Ankida Ridge Vineyards 2012 Pinot Noir (SRP $42): Transparent ruby in color, this Pinot Noir shows restraint and ‘old-world’ sensibility; offering delicate, yet lifted  aromas and flavors suggestive of fresh black cherries, cranberry, sous-bois, incense spice, and faint floral (perfume) notes. It is relatively sleek in the mouth with textural finesse, marked acidity, and soft, integrated tannins that melt into a pleasantly bright, medium-length finish. The wine is drinking nicely now, though it will be interesting to see what it does with a little more time in the bottle. Approximately 220 cases of this wine were produced, so it may be difficult to find, but it is well worth the effort to seek out. Region: Amherst, Virginia. (Other info: ABV 12.9%, cork enclosure). 89 Points. Click here to find this wine. 

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7/30/2014

Recent Sips: A Delightful Duo from Nichelini Family Winery

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I recently had the opportunity to join the good folks at Cellar Pass for an interactive tasting that featured Nichelini Family Winery's fifth-generation winemaker, Aimée Sunseri. Nichelini Family Winery is located in Napa County’s lesser-known Chiles Valley appellation and specializes in crafting small lots of estate-grown wines. Established in 1890 by Anton and Caterina Nichelini, Nichelini Family Winery is one of the oldest, continuously operated, family-owned wineries in all of California.

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“Our family has a great American story,” said Aimée. The hand-hewn stone winery and family home, all built by Aimée’s great-great grandparents, along with the original Roman wine press, still sit on the family’s property today. With a family motto of “Generation to Generation,” I had a chance to taste two wines crafted by generations: a 2012 Old Vine Muscadelle and a 2011 Reserve Petite Sirah. Both of these wines showed well and the Petite Sirah is a very good choice for just about anything off the grill – particularly burgers and ribs. For further information and where you can find these wines, please see my tasting notes below.

Nichelini Family Winery 2012 Old Vine Muscadelle
Review: Nichelini Family Winery 2012 Old Vine Muscadelle (SRP $24): This is one of those oddities you can still find small plantings of in Napa Valley. Muscadelle, previously called Sauvignon Vert, is a white Bordeaux grape that was planted to the producer’s site some 67 years ago. It has survived being pulled up for something with better name recognition and the phylloxera epidemic of the 80s. In the glass, the wine boasts bright aromas and flavors of citrus fruit and quince with floral notes and an appealing, yet muted flinty quality. Overall, this is a vibrant, food-friendly wine that’s a nice alternative white to throw in the mix this summer. Region: Napa Valley, California. (Other info: ABV 13.7, all stainless, cork enclosure). 88 Points. Click here to find this wine. 

Nichelini Family Winery 2011 Reserve Petite Sirah
Review: Nichelini Family Winery 2011 Reserve Petite Sirah (SRP $43): Nichelini Family Winery has produced Petite Sirah since the 1970s. Their 2011 is dark purple in color, almost opaque, with rich and deep blackberry jam, blueberries, and ripe plum aromas, next to cured meat, vanilla bean, and wood spice. In the mouth, this wine is full and voluptuously textured with luscious flavors that mirror the nose, balanced acidity, and uncharacteristically relaxed and round tannins that melt into the spice-accented, generous finish. This Petite Sirah drinks nicely on its own and will also complement grilled and smoked meats. Region: Napa Valley, California. (Other info: ABV 14.2%, 100% Petite Sirah, aged 67% new American oak, cork enclosure.) 90 Points. Click here to find this wine.

About CellarPass: CellarPassTV is an informative weekly wine broadcast in which some of California’s top winemakers, winery owners, and people in the food and wine industry are interviewed by host Sarah Elliman. Their website, CellarPass.com, is a leading destination for online winery reservations that’s well worth checking out if you’re thinking about visiting California wine country. To view this episode of CellarPassTV, click here.

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7/21/2014

Quick Sip: Bodegas Franco-Espanolas Rioja Bordon 2004 Gran Reserva

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Today’s Quick Sip is the Bodegas Franco-Espanolas Rioja Bordon 2004 Gran Reserva. Rioja is a significant wine region located in northern Spain with a viticultural history that dates back centuries. The region is best known for its delicious Tempranillo-based blends, which can include amounts of Garnacha (Grenache), Mazuelo (Carignan) and Graciano. Rioja red wines, as I can attest to, typically offer very good value for the money. Additionally, they generally have the ability to age and develop in the bottle. If you’re looking for a satisfying example that already has some bottle age on it, then I recommend taking advantage of this under $20 deal. Lastly, with the seasonal warmth of summer upon us, the region’s drier rosé wines should not be overlooked. They are appealing, reasonably priced, and ideal refreshers and food-partners for backyard cookouts. For further information and where you can find this wine, please see my tasting notes below.

Bodegas Franco-Espanolas Rioja Bordon 2004 Gran Reserva
Review: Bodegas Franco-Espanolas Rioja Bordon 2004 Gran Reserva (SRP $26): Crimson red in color, this medium-bodied Rioja is composed of 80% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha, 5% Mazuello, and 5% Graciano. Black cherries, blackberry, and cassis lead onto the palate alongside cedar box, dill, trailing licorice and soft raisin-like notes. This wine is well-balanced and harmonious in the mouth, with fresh, food-friendly acidity lifting mature fruit flavors over a fine, elegant texture. The medium-length finish is pleasing with savory characteristics. Overall, this is a reasonably priced bottle of Rioja with some bottle age on it that's drinking nicely right now. Region: Rioja, Spain. (Other info: ABV: 13.5, matured 36 months in American oak barrels, cork enclosure.) 90 Points.

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7/15/2014

Quick Sip: Bokisch Vineyards Vista Luna Vineyard 2013 Garnacha Blanca

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Today’s Quick Sip is the 2013 Vista Luna Vineyard Garnacha Blanca from Bokisch Vineyards in Lodi, California. I had an opportunity to taste this wine for a ‘Lodi Summer Tasting’ event put on by the good folks at Lodi Wine. Bokisch Vineyards is owned by Markus and Liz Bokisch. After working in the vineyards and cellars of both Napa Valley and Spain, Markus found Lodi to have an ideal climate for grape growing and the rest is history. Inspired by the couple’s love of Spanish wines and family heritage, Markus has grown and produced Spanish-style wines in Lodi under the Bokisch label since 2001.

Image from a wonderful wine and cheese pairing event put on by Bokisch Vineyards and Cheese Central in downtown Lodi.  
I had a chance to meet Markus, his wife, and Cindy Della Monica of Cheese Central, this spring, for a wine and cheese pairing event. From Albariño to Graciano, Monastrell, and Tempranillo, all of the wines I have had from Bokisch have been well-made and reasonably priced. I’m particularly fond of their Albariño with light summer fare and seafood dishes. For further information and where you can find this refreshing Garnacha Blanca, which my tasting group found quite delicious, please see my tasting notes below.

Bokisch Vineyards Vista Luna Vineyard 2013 Garnacha Blanca
Review: Bokisch Vineyards Vista Luna Vineyard 2013 Garnacha Blanca (SRP $18): Pale straw in color, this very pleasant and well-made wine leads off with nicely intertwined stone fruit, Asian pear, and green apple flavors backed by subtle notes of white flower. It is bright and fresh in the mouth with a racy crispness that is balanced by the wine’s nice textural qualities.  Overall, this is a delightful alternative white wine that is full of personality and extremely food-friendly. I recommend including a few bottle in your wine rotation this summer. Approximately 244 cases of this wine were produced and it was grown and crafted in accordance with the “Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing Practices.” Region: Lodi, California. (Other info: ABV 13.2%, 100% stainless, 10% Albariño added, cork enclosure.) 88 Points. Click here to find this wine.

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