Random Musings

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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Random Musings

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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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2009 Brown Estate Zinfandel – Bottle Notes

In 1980, The Brown Family acquired land in the hills east of Rutherford in the Napa Valley. In 1995 they decided to make wine under their own label. The following year the first vintage of Zinfandel was produced and subsequently they have added Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Petite Sirah to their lineup. First and foremost, Brown Estate is…

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Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2007 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Central Coast

Williams Selyem Winery began when Ed Selyem and Burt Williams started making wine as a hobby in 1979 in Forestville, California. Their first commercial release was in 1981, and in less than two decades they created a cult-status winery of international acclaim. Setting a new standard for Pinot Noir winemaking, they put Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley at the forefront…

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Bottle Notes, Syrah

2002 Cayuse Bionic Frog Syrah – Bottle Notes

The 2002 Cayuse Bionic Frog was the winning bottle in the August installment of Pick My Next Bottle. The wine was not decanted. Cayuse was founded in 1997 by Christophe Baron, a native of France who grew up in family of winemakers in Champagne. Baron studied viticulture in Burgundy and Champagne, and had ambitions to make Pinot Noir in Oregon.…

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The Week in Zinfandel (8/25/14)

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 2011 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard. Melissa Vogt on Examiner.com covers ZAP’s Simply Summer Celebration. Jon Bonne writes about Jake…

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Bottle Notes, Red Blend

2009 Bedrock Wine Co. The Bedrock Heirloom – 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. Bedrock Vineyard, formerly known as Madrone Ranch,…

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