Wine Life

Apr 17 2014

Saviah Cellars The Jack Riesling 2012

Saviah Cellars The Jack Riesling 2012

saviah_cellars_the_jack_rieslingThe 2012 Saviah Cellars The Jack Riesling is sourced from two contracted vineyards, Evergreen vineyard, which is one of Milbrandt’s properties (if you are into Columbia Valley wine, Milbrandt’s vineyards will come up often) located in the Ancient Lakes AVA and Elerding vineyard located in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA and both within the larger Columbia Valley AVA in Washington. Saviah Cellars is a

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Apr 15 2014

Salomon Undhof Hochterrassen Grüner Veltliner 2012

Salomon Undhof Hochterrassen Grüner Veltliner 2012

Salomon_undhof_grunerThe 2012 Salomon Undhof Hochterrassen (translates to high terracesGrüner Veltliner is sourced from estate vineyards in the Wachau region of Austria near the Danube River. The family owned Salomon Undhal winery has been in operation since 1792 and they have some of the best vineyard locations in AustriaGrüner Veltliner is THE grape of Austria and Salomon Undhofproduce classic examples of this…

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Apr 13 2014

[yellow tail] Sauvignon Blanc

[yellow tail] Sauvignon Blanc

yellowtail_sauv_blanc_nvThe [yellow tail] Sauvignon Blanc is a non-vintage wine sourced from vineyards in both Australia (93%) and New Zealand (7%). Even though this is a non-vintage wine, meaning the grapes come from more than one years harvest, the percentage of Australia to New Zealand grapes seem to change, there are some older bottlings with 86% Australia to 14% New Zealand. New Zealand is famous for its Sauvignon…

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Apr 08 2014

Magnolia Court Pinot Noir 2012

Magnolia Court Pinot Noir 2012

magnolia_court_pinot_noirThe 2012 Magnolia Court Pinot Noir is sourced from vineyards located inside several Central Coast grape growing AVA’s. Magnolia Court is part of the Thornhill Company who own some of the best vineyards in the Central Coast AVA, though they do not say if any of those vineyards are used for the Magnolia Court. This Pinot Noir was aged “onFrench oak for 9months. Normally when a wine is aged in oak…

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Apr 07 2014

Hyatt Vineyards Rattlesnake Hills Merlot 2011

Hyatt Vineyards Rattlesnake Hills Merlot 2011

hyatt_rattlesnake_hills_merlotThe 2011 Hyatt Vineyards Rattlesnake Hills Merlot is 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from Hyatt’s Rattlesnake Hills vineyards. Hyatt Vineyards is a family owned vineyard and winery, founded in 1983. Rattlesnake Hills is a relatively new grape growing area, it didn’t become an AVA until 2006 and it is located inside the Yakima Valley AVA which in turn is located inside the much larger

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Apr 06 2014

Modern House Wines Red Blend

Modern House Wines Red Blend

modern_house_wines_redThe Modern House Wines Red Blend is a greeting card you can drink. The Modern House Wines label has been around since 2010, back then it was a Napa Merlot based Red with labels that said Lucky You, Please Forgive Me and Merci among others and it sold for around $25. The new version of Modern House Red is a blend (they don’t say what grapes are used) sourced from more than one Californiagrape…

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Apr 03 2014

PoiZin California Zinfandel 2012

PoiZin California Zinfandel 2012

poizin_zinfandel_2012The 2012 PoiZin California Zinfandel is 75% Zinfandel, 19% Petite Sirah and 6% Grenache sourced from more than one California grape growing AVA. There are actually 2 different PoiZin bottlings, this one, sourced from California vineyards, which has the black skull and crossbones on the label (should sell for a little over $10) and the PoiZin sourced from the Dry Creek AVA inside Sonoma, it has the

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Apr 01 2014

Steppingstone North Coast Rocks White 2012

Steppingstone North Coast Rocks White 2012

steppingstone_rocks_whiteThe 2012 Steppingstone North Coast Rocks White is a blend of Chardonnay and Muscat Canelli (the exact percentages for the blend is their little secret). The North Coast AVA incorporates 46 sub AVA’s, which include Napa Valley, Mendocino, Sonoma Coast among others. Muscat Canelli is an ancient grape varietal and is the grape all the European grape varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot,…

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Mar 30 2014

FishEye Merlot 2012

fisheye_merlot_2012The 2012 FishEye Merlot is sourced from vineyards in South Eastern Australia. FishEye is one of The Wine Group’s (the 3rd largest wine producer in the world) family of labels, other brands include Franzia, Mogen David, Big House, Concannon, flipflop and Cupcake, along with several others. The FishEye winery is located in New South Wales, Australia and they sourced their grapes thru-out South…

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Mar 27 2014

Lindeman’s Bin 99 Pinot Noir 2012

Lindeman’s Bin 99 Pinot Noir 2012

USA_Bin99.ashxThe 2012 Lindeman’s Bin 99 Pinot Noir is sourced from multiple vineyards in South Eastern Australia. Lindeman’s winery was founded in 1843 and is currently owned by Treasury Wine Estates, who also produce Penfold’s, Stag’s Leap and Beringer Vineyards, along with 49 others. The 2012 grape vintage in Australia was the best in decades. The Bin 99 Pinot Noir was aged in Americanfor 4 months. I found…

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