Tag Archives: 2008

Cabernet Sauvignon, Jordan, Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California, 2008, 13.5% abv.

Sometimes the Winellama writes about wine and sometimes she writes about an experience. This time, she’s writing about an experience topped by equally outstanding wine. We pulled up for the trade tasting at Jordan in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley and … Continue reading

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Pinot Noir, Domaine Ostertag, Fronholz, Vin d’Alsace, France, 2008, 12.5% abv.

From all accounts, André Ostertag is one interesting guy. One blogger who published about his visit there in 2010 noted “The Committee Interprofessionnel du Vins d’Alsace (CIVA) says that ‘André Ostertag is an eccentric, a wacky winemaking freak surrounded by the sanity and … Continue reading

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Iron Horse Ranch and Vineyards, Winter’s Cuvée, Sebastopol, Green Valley of Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, 2008, 13.5% abv.

We visited this winery in the beautiful Russian River Valley and its 65 ha of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines in 2013.  While there, we purchased two bottles – both for children’s high school graduation celebrations.  When the second one … Continue reading

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Old Vines Riesling, Tantalus, Okanagan Valley VQA, Kelowna, BC, 2008, 12.1% abv., C$30 (Tasted Dec. 2013, Jan. 2015, and April 2021)

Riesling – such a maligned grape and so often misunderstood.  There is no valid reason for this.  It’s the most versatile varietal around – a great grape of Germany, as well as the Alsace, and first class specimens are produced … Continue reading

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