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14 March, 2017

Left Coast Cellars Wines

Left Coast Cellars Wines
Posted in : Other Sparkling Wine Types, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Sparkling Wine, White Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez

Obligatory disclaimer: Left Coast Cellars provided these wines for my review for free. My experience with Left Coast Cellars (website here) is not a long one…but it has certainly been a fruitful one. And I didn’t even intend that to be a wine pun. Ivy Hover is Left Coast’s marketing director, an A+ person, and my
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4 October, 2016

Exploring Pinot Noir of California

Exploring Pinot Noir of California
Comments : 2 Posted in : Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez

Which Pinot Noir Region Marks the Spot? Pinot noir isn’t a favorite wine varietal of mine, but since I moved back to California in 2013, I’ve been intrigued by how pinot noirs of different winegrowing regions can be markedly different here. The grape is typically used to produce light-bodied, low tannin wines with light fruit.
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9 November, 2015

Uncorked Ventures Wine Club

Uncorked Ventures Wine Club
Comments : 4 Posted in : Carignan, Food, Grenache Blanc, Other White Blends, Pinot Noir, Product Reviews, Red Wine, White Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez

The world of wine is huge. Finding a wine you enjoy often feels like searching for that proverbial needle in the haystack. If there’s one thing my recent Finger Lakes wine bloggers trip taught me, it’s that there are whole regions of wineries that wine writers like myself have barely heard of, much less sampled
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16 July, 2015

Jeff Cohn Cellars – *MOVED to Napa*

Jeff Cohn Cellars – *MOVED to Napa*
Comments : 1 Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Cabernet Sauvignon, GSM Rose, Pinot Noir, Primitivo / Zinfandel, Red Wine, Rose Wine, Tasting Rooms in Oakland - CA on by : The Gourmez

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of checking out Jeff Cohn Cellars’ tasting room in Oakland along with my friend Peter, the man behind Bung R. Cooper’s wine blog. Jeff Cohn, a renowned winemaker, spent a decade learning from and crafting Rosenblum wines before starting his own winery in 2006.  He’s also a genuinely nice
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18 July, 2014

WBC 14: Best Wines

WBC 14: Best Wines
Comments : 3 Posted in : Chardonnay, Events, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz / Syrah, Teroldego, Touriga Nacional, Wine, Wine Bloggers Conference 2014 on by : The Gourmez

This is the first of several posts covering my experience at the Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC14) held in Buellton, CA, last weekend. I’ll feature one per week, likely through August, and why not start with what’s most important to me? Naturally, that’s the wines themselves. Over the course of the conference, I tasted around 70
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29 June, 2011

Arrow Creek 2009 Pinot Noir

Posted in : Pinot Noir, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez

Arrow Creek 2009 Pinot Noir California It’s on the browner side of red for a wine, mudlike in color. I smell rhubarb, plum, and tobacco, and the plum sticks with me when sipping. It or some other stonefruit is prominent. There are a lot of tannins, and the wine tastes dark with coffee and tobacco
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13 June, 2011

Tisdale Pinot Noir (vintage free, yo!)

Posted in : Pinot Noir, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez

Tisdale Pinot Noir (vintage free, yo!) Modesto, CA This wine looks thin, watery, dark brown, and plum. It smells of bitter chocolate and currants. As expected, it tastes very thin and watery. Fleeting cocoa powder comes first followed by the currant and overripe figs with some apricot notes. Then the cocoa powder rushes back in
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15 July, 2010

Redwood Creek Pinot Noir 2009

Comments : 2 Posted in : Pinot Noir, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez

Redwood Creek Pinot Noir 2009 Modesto, California, bottling of French grapes This pinot has a nose of blueberry, teriyaki, vanilla, and cardamom, and even though I don’t like blueberries, it smells like it’d be a great sauce for duck or a thick steak. When sipping, the element of spice is the most pronounced. The cardamom
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