Bottle Notes

2003 Domenico Clerico Barolo Pajana – Bottle Notes

Located at in the heart of Barolo in Monforte d’Alba, the Domenico Clerico estate has been making wines since 1976, when the eponymous young winemaker took over. Beginning with just a small 4-hectare farm inherited from his father, Domenico looked for the best undiscovered plots in Barolo. The wines are unapologetically modern in style. Rust colored with considerable bricking. 14.5%…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

The Week in Zinfandel (6/15/20)

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. Nittany Epicurean reviews the 2017 Pedroncelli Winery Mother Clone Zinfandel. Zinfandel Chronicles reviews the 2015 Sky Vineyards Zinfandel Mt. Veeder. Cuisine Noir writes From Hobby to Full-Time Business…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Papera Ranch – 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. Papera Vineyard is situated in the Russian…

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Bottle Notes, Random Musings

The Week in Zinfandel (6/8/20)

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. Randy Caparoso writes A History of Lodi Winegrowing, Part 6 — Lodi Begets Seven Nested AVAs. ZAP Wine Blog writes ZAP Grieves the Passing of Our Treasurer, Bruce…

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Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2016 Grochau Cellars Pinot Noir Bjornson Vineyard Eola – Amity Hills – Bottle Notes

John Grochau was first introduced to wine and the winemaking landscape in his early 20’s, while racing bicycles for a French team in the Loire Valley. After more than decade selling wine in some of Portland’s finest restaurants Grochau plunged into winemaking. He spent a year in Sonoma before returning to Oregon to work at Erath Winery, and then worked…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2013 Outpost Zinfandel Howell Mountain – Bottle Notes

Outpost Wines was established in 1998 and sits on a pristine piece of land atop Howell Mountain 2200 feet above Napa Valley. Thomas Rivers-Brown has been the winemaker from the start and has gained further acclaim making highly sought after wines for Schrader, Rivers-Marie and many others. Outpost produces  Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and a Right Bank inspired blend called Immigrant. In…

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