Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2014 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Evangelho 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 and Field Blends, Morgan is clearly passionate about. Evangelho Vineyard is in…

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Random Musings

The Week in Zinfandel (3/11/19)

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. Mike Dunne writes Randy Caparoso Gets to the Root of what Distinguishes Lodi. Wine Enthusiast writes Celebrate Paso Robles’ 130th Anniversary with These Wines. Reverse Wine Snob writes…

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Bottle Notes, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

1999 Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape – Bottle Notes

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, in the Rhone Valley, was founded in 1898 by Hippolyte Brunier. Located on the highest terrace of the appellation, the domaine was named for an 18th century telegraph relay tower located nearby. Today the 173-acre domaine is run by Daniel and Frederic Brunier, the great grandsons of the founder. Vieux Télégraphe is one of…

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Random Musings

The Week in Zinfandel (3/4/19)

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. Ken’s Wine Guide reviews the 2016 Pedroncelli Mother Clone Zinfandel. Elin McCoy writes Regional Profile: Howell Mountain. Randy Caparoso writes New Things (and Incredible Values) Afoot at Oak…

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Bordeaux, Bottle Notes

1996 Troplong Mondot – Bottle Notes

Chateau Troplong-Mondot was elevated to one of the Premier Grand Crus of the St.-Emilion appellation in 2006. With almost 70 acres, the estate is one of the largest in St.-Emilion, on the right bank of the Gironde River. The chateau itself was built in the 18th century though it takes part of its name from Raymond Troplong, who acquired it…

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Bottle Notes

New Releases from Lauren Ashton Cellars

Lauren Ashton Cellars was founded in 2009 by Kit Singh. A Dentist by profession, Kit’s passion for wine was fueled by trips to Napa, Sonoma and Europe’s best known wine regions. Kit’s enology background includes classes at UC Davis and Seattle Community College along with an internship at Delille Cellars. The inspiration for the name of the winery was Kit’s…

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Bottle Notes, Grenache

2011 Horsepower Vineyards Grenache Sur Echalas Vineyard – Bottle Notes

The 2011 Horsepower Vineyards Grenache Sur Echalas Vineyard was the winning bottle in the February Installment of Pick My Next Bottle. The wine was not decanted and was paired with steaks off the grill. Horsepower Vineyards was founded by Christophe Baron in 2011. At its core, Horsepower is about a vigneron working the vineyard with his horse. Horsepower is a…

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