K is for Knez

Published on :

When I was first introduced to Knez Winery, I knew they would be something special.  It was no special occasion, or anything memoriable, it was just a bottle of fantastic pinot noir on the table one night at dinner.  Sometimes, it’s the little things. I re-introduced to the label at a weekly tasting event at – read full article –

G is for Pinot Blanc!

Published on :

Graff Family 2007, from the Chalone appelation to be precise. Graff Familiy is from Sonoma, but these grape hail from teh Chalone region in Monterey County.  The Chalone AVA has some of the oldest producing vines in California wine country, and is composed of limestone, granite and clay.  The wide diurnal temperature swings are great for Chardonnay and other white wines – read full article –

F is for Fogerty

Published on :

In the continuing journey through the alphabet of wine, F is for Thomas Fogerty 2007 Gewürztraminer.  This variety has several variations, from off-dry to sweet, and produces a very aromatic and exotic white wine. This example tasted of tropical fruits, coconut, guava and pear, topped with a dusting of baking spices.  It was off-dry to dry, – read full article –

E is for Elk!

Published on :

Somewhere along the way of my Alphabet Challenge, I lost my path and started speaking  in tongues, which made my order slightly questionable.  Well, I’m back, from outer space, and am restarting with the letter E. E is for Elk Cove Pinot Noir, from the Willamette Valley appellation in Oregon.  Now, i am new to – read full article –

D is for Dry!

Published on :

  Ok so Dry Creek is a region, but I wanted to be sure that everyone knew about passport.  Technically, it’s also a wine, so I’ll also tell you about Dry Lands Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. First, the Passport to Dry Creek is coming up in April.  46 wineries open their doors wide, and showcase their – read full article –

C a golden ray of sun!

Published on :

C is for Cellar Rat, Craggy Range and Cobb.  All pinots, and all very different.  I’ve reviewed the Cellar Rat before, but every time I open a bottle I like it more.  On this night, I was at my friend Amy’s house, who was serving pork butt, and what goes better with pork than pinot? – read full article –

B is for Bottle

Published on :

In this case, a bottle of Broll Mountain Vineyards 2004 Syrah from Calaveras County.  I first discovered Broll Mountain through a chance meeting at a ZAP volunteer event, where @brixchick_liza and i met Roger & Ginger, who are retirees who work part time at Broll Mountain.  As chance would have it, the winery is in – read full article –

Today’s wine is brought to you by…

Published on :

The Letter A! You remember those closing credits on Seasame Street right? “Seasame Street is brought to you by the letter…”?  Well my friend Amy @educatedpalates, told me about the Alphabet Challenge that she was participating in with some other bloggers.  The Alphabet challenge pushes us to try wines frmo every letter of the alphabet. – read full article –