Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2012 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard – Bottle Notes

Bedrock Wine Co. was founded by Morgan Twain-Peterson in 2007 and focuses on small production wines from many of California’ s most treasured and historic vineyards. The lineup of wines at Bedrock is expanding rapidly, but I think the best of the best are the ancient vineyard Zinfandels, Morgan is clearly passionate about. Monte Rosso was planted in the 1880’s…

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Random Musings

The Week in Zinfandel (9/15/14)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Cheers! Cliff’s Wine Picks reviews the 2008 Rosenblum Cellars Zinfandel Rockpile Road Vineyard. The Reverse Wine Snob reviews 2011 Murphy-Goode Liar’s Dice Zinfandel. The Nittany Epicurean reviews 2012…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2005 Turley Zinfandel Moore “Earthquake” Vineyard – Bottle Notes

Turley Wine Cellars was founded in 1993 by Larry Turley and specializes in small lots of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah from some of California’s most historic and treasured vineyards. Moore “Earthquake” Vineyard was one of the original single vineyard wines Turley produced staring in 1993. Located in Napa Valley the vineyard was a staple up through the 2008 vintage. Crimson…

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Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2008 Kanzler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast – Bottle Notes

Kanzler Vineyards, located in California near Sebasopol, was founded in 1996 by Stephen and Lynda Kanzler. Planted in 1996 in a former apple orchard, the vineyard quickly developed a reputation for producing world class Pinot Noir grapes featured in award winning wines from some of the finest wineries in Northern California, including Kosta Browne, A.P. VIN and Landmark. In 2004,…

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Betz Family Winery
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Betz Family Winery Fall 2014 Release Party

Betz Family Winery was founded in 1997 by Bob & Cathy Betz. Critical acclaim from local and national wine publications has put Betz Family Winery at the forefront of Washington wines alongside Cayuse, Leonetti and Quilceda Creek. The winery was sold to Steve and Bridget Griessel (with Bob Betz remaining on as the winemaker), and I fully expect quality will…

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The Week in Zinfandel (9/8/14)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Cheers! Cheap Wine Ratings reviews the Four Vines Biker Zinfandel. The Daily Meal writes The Lodi Native Project Makes a Strong Impression. Natalie MacLean reviews the 2011 Seven…

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Bottle Notes, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

2004 Domaine Isabel Ferrando Châteauneuf-du-Pape Colombis – Bottle Notes

Domaine Isabel Ferrando is owned by Isabel Ferrando who created the estate when she purchased 3.9 hectares of vines. The goal was to create a wine that was distinct from Domaine Saint Prefert, her other Southern Rhone winery. The wine is 100% old vine Grenache made from grapes ranging from 65-100 years of age. 2004 was the debut vintage. The…

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Bottle Notes, Syrah

2010 Fielding Hills Syrah Riverbend Vineyard – Bottle Notes

Fielding Hills Winery was founded by winemaker and owner Mike Wade in 2000. The winery is located in East Wenatchee in a converted orchard shop. Fielding Hills also just opened a tasting room next to Nefarious Cellars on Lake Chelan. Wines produced include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and a red blend. Wade’s Riverbend Vineyard was named after the…

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The Week in Zinfandel (9/1/14)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Cheers! Melissa Vogt of Examiner.com writes Project Zin Goes Above and Beyond. Now And Zin Wine reviews the 2012 Lodi Native Zinfandel Macchia Wines Noma Ranch. Key &…

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