Cellars of Sonoma welcomes Todd and Blair Maus, owners of Deering Wine to the tasting room tonight at 9PM EST. See the link below to check out the live #wine broadcast and join the conversation on Twitter by using #TVTuesdayLive
Lodi Native 2012: This is a collaborative project by six Lodi winegrowers that used sustainable farming practices and a non-interventionist approach to wine-making to express six of the region’s top Zinfandel sites in the glass. I look forward to participating, tweeting, and tasting their efforts tomorrow! Follow the conversation using #LodiLive on Twitter and check out the live broadcast at 5PM PST at: cca.yourbrandlive.com/c/ lodinative
Don’t get too comfy – you haven’t signed the lease yet! #bird #nature #photo #LOL
Tomorrow starts a brand new #wine week! Who’s ready ;-)
Mother Nature: We need more beautiful spring weekends like this! #ThankYou
Happy Easter, my friends!
Out back enjoying a bottle of Paumanok 2012 Chenin Blanc … Aromatic, refreshing, and delightful — just what the #wine doctor ordered! #LongIsland #nywine
Petite Sirah is usually anything but petite, as confirmed by this bottle of Noble Family Wines 2006 High Valley Petite Sirah (SRP $42). It’s inky-dark to purple in color and robust with brooding dark fruits, black cherry, peppery spice, and hints of sweet oak and vanilla bean. The entry is full and round with firm, chalky tannins that fill the mid-palate and melt into the bold finish. This is a nice wine to enjoy with a well-marbled rib eye steak. Approximately 165 cases of this wine were produced. (ABV 14.8, barrel matured for 18 months, cork enclosure) — www.myvinespot.com
Trivento 2012 Reserve Malbec: This is one of several bottles of Argentinian Malbec I enjoyed yesterday for #WorldMalbecDay. The Trivento presents a deep color with pleasing, up-front blackberry and blueberry fruit flavors. It is medium bodied with furry tannins, good acid-balance, and a short-to-medium length finish. Overall, a solid $10 bottle to enjoy with grilled meats like burgers and sausage.
#HappyFriday #wine #friends
#Malbec tends to produce small berries w/ high skin-to-juice ratios resulting in lovely, deep colored wines like this! #winechat #MalbecWorldDay #WorldMalbecDay
Kaiken 2011 Ultra Malbec (SRP $25): This is a pretty tasty, deep colored Malbec that I had an opportunity to taste today during #SommChat. It offers inviting blackberry, ripe plum, and floral perfume aromas with underlying notes of brown baking spice. The aromas lead to a [fairly] full-bodied, fruit-forward (and focused) palate with soft round tannins, good depth, understated acidity, and a pleasant, medium-length finish. Overall, this is a nice, reasonably priced bottle to have on hand for spring and summertime get-togethers and backyard barbecues – grilled meats or portobello mushrooms would pair nicely. – www.myvinespot.com
#Mendoza #Argentina #Malbec #sommchat #wine #winelover
I’m looking forward to this afternoon’s CellarPassTV broadcast with host Sarah Elliman and special guest George Noble of Noble Wines. Happy #WineWednesday friends!
Reminder: Malbec World Day is April 17th so grab a bottle and join the conversation on Twitter by using hash-tag #winechat
They’re cute until they become pesky, birdfeeder-raiders! #young #Squirrel
Hall 2011 Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon (SRP $135): Medium-deep garnet in color, this wine offers an expressive melody of dark berry fruits and red plum aromas alongside savory herbs, brown spice, bitter cacao notes, and hints of rose petal. The aromas carry through on the palate and are balanced by a firm spine of acidity. While full-bodied, the wine is remarkably light on its feet with ripe tannins, a graceful yet velvety texture, and a pleasant, mineral-accented lingering finish. Overall, this wine expresses the coolness of the vintage in flavor profile — showing nuance, some restraint, and an overall brightness that’s a welcomed change-up from the more powerful, lush, and ripe — albeit delicious wines produced in normal years. As for food pairings, this Cabernet’s acidity lends itself to a wide range of dishes including herbes de Provence-crusted lamb chops, pan seared duck breast, and red wine-braised short bibs. Region: Diamond Mountain District, California. – www.myvinespot.com