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Winery & Vineyards Visits – Acorn Winery (Alegría Vineyard) in the Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA

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Highlights The warm and knowledgable Betsy and Bill. True “Field blending” (40-50 different grape types on just 27 acres). Great wines. Excellent and down-to-earth atmosphere and wine making approach. Solid soil and cork learning tools on display in the tasting room. Learning without effort. 40-50 varietals = from A to Z, seriously. Madeline Angevine and […]

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USA, Rose (of Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon), Passaggio, Rose Colored Glasses, Sonoma Valley, California, 2011

Production methods of note: Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon were separately fermented in stainless steel tanks and then blended to produce the final wine. N/ Strawberries, red apple skins, and cranberry. Lime zest and freshly pulverized, acid popping, rock dust. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Strawberries and cream. An unexpected glycerol weight for this type of wine, delightfully […]

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USA, Rose, Vin Gris de Cigare Rose, Bonny Doon, California, 2010

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Rose blend of: 71% Grenache, 16% Roussanne, 11% Grenache Blanc and 2% Mourvedre. Screw cap, which I love. N/ Hay. Watermelon. Burlap. Light strawberries. T/ Light to medium mouthfeel. Medium-high acid. Strawberries and lightly puckering cranberry.  Melon and mineral closer. Solidly made, but was hoping for more from this normally great producer. Simply was not that […]

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USA, Rosata of Sangiovese, Castello di Amorosa, Napa Valley, California, 2010

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A Rose of 99% Sangiovese and 1% Castle mystery. N/ Green apples, red berries, and strawberries with some nice burlap aromas. Granite and light confectionery waftings. T/ Full mouthfeel. Perfectly weighted. Bright acid pop with lovely green apples and cranberries. Graham crackers people! Love it! Nicely acidic and cranberry finish. Once again, excellent winecrafting and […]

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France, Rose Red Blend (Bordeaux Rose), Chateau Ballan Larquette, Bordeaux, 2010

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Bordeaux Rose blend of: 45% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 15% Cabernet Franc. Note: improved when served warmer than normal for a Rose.C/ Brick dust orange. Actually appears quite aged. Hope this is not an oxidized bottle… (it was not). N/ Strawberries, orange zest, crushed granite, dry burlap, hay, herbs, nutmeg, tiny waft of funkiness. […]

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