Random Musings

The Week in Zinfandel (1/18/21)

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. Loren Sonkin reviews the 2018 Cline Cellars Zinfandel Ancient Vines. Ken’s Wine Guide reviews the 2018 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Banfield Vineyard. Ridge Wine Blog writes John Olney Named…

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Bottle Notes

Exciting Debut Wines from Pàšxa

Pàšxa Wines was founded in 2018 by Mike Martin. Todd Alexander is the winemaker. His involvement with Pàšxa allows him to focus on organically farmed estate fruit from the Rocks District of Milton Freewater. Mike is also the owner at The Walls and Todd is also the winemaker at Force Majeure. I was fortunate enough to have the winery send…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine – 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. Sourced from a number of vineyards including…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2015 Beekeeper Cellars Zinfandel Montecillo Vineyard – Bottle Notes

Beekeeper Cellars was founded in 2008 by Ian Blackburn and Clay Mauritson. The focus at Beekeeper is solely on single vineyard Zins. Planted in the 1960s, Montecillo Vineyards sits at 1725’ elevation on the Sonoma side of the Mayacamas Mountains above the town of Kenwood, just 680 yards from the Napa county line. Purple in color. 14% ABV. 95% Zinfandel…

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Random Musings

The Week in Zinfandel (1/11/21)

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. Loren Sonkin reviews the 2016 Carlisle Zinfandel Pagani Ranch. Dan Berger writes A New Outlook on Wine Choices. Wine Enthusiast writes From Washington to Italy, 13 of our…

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Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2013 J. Rochioli Pinot Noir Estate – Bottle Notes

Rochioli is one of the true pioneers in Russian River Valley, with a winemaking history dating back to the the late 1950′s. In 1987 Rochioli released their first estate wine, the 1985 Rochioli Pinot Noir. Although best known for their world class Pinot Noir, Rochioli also produces remarkable Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The winery has published a detailed map of…

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