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Tag Archives: 2012
GSM, Cuvée Mirabelle, Lauren Ashton Cellars, Colombia Valley AVA, Washington, 2012, 14.5% abv. US$50
This GSM (Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre) is a delicious Washington state wine you can taste and buy at their Woodinville headquarters. Have you stopped in at Woodinville lately? Really, it’s the best idea ever – located only 30 minutes outside … Continue reading
Torroja, Terroir Al Limit Soc. Lda., Priorat DOQ, Spain, 2012, 12.5% abv.
We visited Priorat in January 2015 after attending the WSET Diploma graduation ceremony in London. When we were trying to put together our list of Priorat bodegas to visit, this one emerged as a bright star. Peter, the winemaker, is … Continue reading
Posted in Grenache / Garnacha, RED, Spain Tagged 2012, priorat doq, red wine, spain, Terroir Al Limit Soc. Lda., Torroja 5 Comments
Cairanne, Peyre Blanche, Famille Perrin, Côtes du Rhône Villages AC, France, 2012, 14.5% abv, C$24++
Today I ran into a friend who also reads this blog and made my day by saying she loves it! Usually I get, “Yes, well, ummm, I’m kinda busy. Isn’t it good enough that I subscribed? You mean I have to … Continue reading
Posted in France, Grenache / Garnacha, OTHER, RED, Shiraz / Syrah Tagged 2012, Cairanne, Côtes du Rhône Villages, Famille Perrin, france, grenache, Peyre Blanche, red wine, syrah 8 Comments
Baco Noir, Reserve, Henry of Pelham Family Estate, VQA Ontario, 2012, 14% abv, C$24
It was a hot and sweaty day. Today my son moved into residence at university. So, following the ritual unpacking, meeting of floormates and first cafeteria visit, I left him to his own devices (including a concert) and quickly plugged … Continue reading
Posted in Baco Noir, Ontario, RED Tagged 14% abv, 2012, Baco Noir, Henry of Pelham Family Estate, hybrid, red wine, Reserve, V$24, VQA Ontario 2 Comments
La Cave d’Augustin Florent, Tannat, Madiran AOC, Southwest France, 2012, 13.5% abv.
This wine surprised me. Being from Madiran AOC (which is located in South West France in the Pyrénées Mountains on the border with Spain) I anticipated it would be very concentrated and tannic. Wines from Madiran AOC may only be red (there’s … Continue reading
Posted in France, RED, Tannat Tagged 13.5% abv, 2012, La Cave d'Augustin Florent, Madiran AOC, Pyrenees, Southwest France, Tannat Leave a comment
Le Clos des Grillons, Les Terres Blanches, Côtes du Rhône AC, France, 2012, 14.5% abv.
This wine is produced by vigneron Nicholas Renaud who came to winemaking from teaching in 2008. He works from 18 ha of 70-80 year old vines, 80% of which he rents. The soil of the Les Terres Blanches vineyard is … Continue reading
Posted in Carignan, France, Grenache / Garnacha, RED Tagged 14.5% abv., 2012, carignan, Côtes du Rhône AC, france, grenache, Le Clos des Grillons, Les Terres Blanches, red wine Leave a comment
Qupé, Syrah, Central Coast, California, 2012, 13.5% abv.
“Whose bottle is this!?” This bottle of Qupé flew to Saltspring Island, BC from Menlo Park, California and almost didn’t make it onto the plane due to someone forgetting it was actually in the hand luggage. Oops. In the post-911 flying … Continue reading
Posted in California, OTHER, RED, Shiraz / Syrah Tagged 2012, Bob Lindquist, california, Central Coast, Qupé, red wine, syrah Leave a comment
Génération Dix-Neuf, Sauvignon Blanc, Alphonse Mellot, Sancerre AC, Loire Valley, France, 2012, 13% abv.
We visited this tasting room in the heart of Sancerre in June, 2014. Although I’d booked a personal appointment well in advance, no tour was offered and we simply did the regular tasting with their store employee – who was … Continue reading
Posted in France, Loire, OTHER, Sauvignon Blanc, WHITE Tagged 2012, Alphonse Mellot, france, Génération Dix-Neuf, loire valley, Sancerre AC, sauvignon blanc Leave a comment
Pinot Blanc, Clos du Soleil, Grower’s Series Chegwin & Baessler, Similkameen Valley VQA, BC, 2012, 12.1% abv, C$20++
Only 185 cases produced of this refreshing gem and we recently opened a bottle on a warm summer Vancouver evening to enjoy with friends. Clos du Soleil is one of my new favourite BC wineries – I have developed a … Continue reading
Posted in BC, Pinot Blanc, WHITE Tagged 2012, BC, biodynamic, Canada, Clos du Soleil, Grower's Series Chegwin & Baessler, Pinot Blanc, Similkameen Valley VQA, white wine Leave a comment