Random Musings

The Week in Zinfandel (1/14/19)

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. Peg Melnik writes Wine of the week: Robert Biale, 2017 R.W. Moore Vineyard, Napa Valley Zinfandel. Virginia Boone writes A Beginner’s Guide to Mendocino & Lake County’s Wines. Jessica Zimmer…

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Bottle Notes, Chardonnay

2016 Rivers-Marie Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

Thomas Rivers Brown and his wife Genevieve Marie Walsh have quickly made Rivers-Marie one of California’s most sought after Pinot Noir labels. The winery was founded in 2002 and the first release was the Rivers-Marie Summa Vineyard Pinot Noir. In addition to the line up of Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs, Rivers-Marie also makes a few single vineyard Cabernets and Chardonnay.…

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Bottle Notes, Syrah

2015 Result of a Crush Red Wine

Result of a Crush was started by Amanda Reynvaan and Angela Reynvaan Garratt in 2011, along with their brother Matt as consulting winemaker. From the beginning the objectives were high value/lower cost Rhone style wines that can be enjoyed every day and to produce that wine at a quality level equal to wines that sell for latest twice as much.…

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The Week in Zinfandel (1/7/19)

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. Randy Caparoso writes Four 2018 Wine Grape Lessons (Part 2). Vino-sphere writes Right Now Canned Wine Takes Aim At Millennial Wine Market. Hogshead Wine Blog writes “There is no such…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2010 Turley Zinfandel Dragon 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. Turley now makes right around 50 separate wines from 47 different vineyards, some with vines that date back to the late 1800’s. Tegan Passalacqua is the Director of Winemaking at Turley and…

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Bottle Notes, Syrah

2011 Carlisle Syrah Papa’s Block – Bottle Notes

Carlisle Winery & Vineyards was founded in 1998 by Mike and Kendall Officer. Their passion is clear: Small lots of Zinfandel and Syrah from exceptional, historic vineyards. Many of these vineyards are heritage sites planted by Italian immigrants and date back to the late 1800s . Expect to see a Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from Montecillo Vinyard and a Russian River…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

Zinfandel of the Month – 2016 Hartford Family Winery Zinfandel Russian River Valley Old Vine

Zinfandel of the Month is a regular feature on Zinfandel Chronicles. Keep in mind that although the Zinfandel of the Month might be an older bottle, the current vintage will be one you can find at retail or via the mailing list. The January Zinfandel of the Month is the 2016 Hartford Family Winery Zinfandel Russian River Valley Old Vine.…

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Random Musings

The Week in Zinfandel (12/31/18)

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 Great Quotes from Nearly 40 Years on the Wine Beat. Ruth Logsdone writes Zin-tastic! What’s Special about West Coast Zinfandels? Jim Gordon writes How to Keep…

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Bordeaux, Bottle Notes

1989 Chateau Lynch Bages – Bottle Notes

The 1989 Lynch Bages was the winning bottle in the December installment of Pick My Next Bottle. The wine was decanted for an hour and served with a baked pork loin. I chose this bottle as 2018 was a difficult and challenging year. I’m looking forward to what 2019 brings and what better way to get the year started than…

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