Looking for big quality in American wine at a really attractive price? Check out Hahn’s SLH sub-label, a pair of wines sourced from estate grapes in the Santa Lucia Highlands. These both represent a bit of a premium over… Continue reading ? The post Review: 2013 Hahn SLH 2013 Pinot Noir and Chardonnay appeared first on Drinkhacker.
You Saturday brunchers will love this news. Research suggests three glasses of champagne a week can help prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. It seems a compound found in Pinot noir and Pinot meunier grapes used to make champagne bubbly can prevent the onset of these mental illnesses. Show More Summary
The San Francisco agency Heat wanted to attract new talent for some openings in its creative department, but it didn't want to slog through the typical resumes and portfolios. Instead, the agency used founder and ecd Steve Stone's newly bottled pinot noir to find the brightest talent. Show More Summary
Just released: the new vintage of Veuve Clicquot’s flagship Champagne, La Grande Dame. It’s the 2006, and this year it is 53% Pinot Noir (Grand Cru: Ay, Bouzy, Ambonnay, Verzy and Verzenay) and 47% Chardonnay (Grand Cru: Avize, Oger and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger). Champagne Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2006 France Disgorged January 2014. Yellow/gold colour. Fine, rich, [...]
Autumn Patina HEALDSBURG, CA: The Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards in the Russian River Valley begin to turn color during Autumn near Healdsburg, California in view of an old barn. Warm sunny skies in Sonoma County Wine Country have set the stage for excellent grape growing conditions. Show More Summary
Save your timid reds for other birds, duck demands a wine that's bold. Chicken and Cornish game hen can be paired with Pinot Noir and Beaujolais, maybe a Chinon or a Bourgueil from the Loire Valley. But for a duck, don't be shy. Leave your mild-mannered reds behind and rustle up a bottle of Syrah,...
Fathers & Daughters is a brand new winery operating out of Anderson Valley. Its first two wines, a sauvignon blanc and a pinot noir, come from the Ferrington Vineyard. Thoughts follow. 2013 Fathers & Daughters Sauvignon Blanc Anderson Valley Ferrington… Continue reading ? The post Review: Wines of Fathers & Daughters, 2015 Releases appeared first on Drinkhacker.
This is quite exciting. It’s a new high-end Pinot Noir from Chile, made by Torres. And it has been a long time coming. 20 years ago, Torres went prospecting for a special Chilean terroir with slate, to replicate the soils of Priorat. They found a site called Empedrado, which was a forested slope with slate [...]
2012 was an absolute shocker of a vintage across southern England. It was just too cool, and then the season ran out of heat. The result? Many wineries just didn’t pick any grapes at all. Remarkably, Camel Valley have produced something very appealing from this rather difficult year. It even won a Gold medal at [...]
Contains 2 each of the below: Michel Guilleminot Blanc de Noirs Brut Champagne NV Wheeler & Fromm ‘Clayvin Vineyard’ Pinot Noir 2012 Sumaridge Chardonnay Price per case of 12: £156.98 £135.00 Offer closes on 21 November 2015. Prices include VAT and free delivery on the British mainland. Need advice or wish to place your order over the […]
Jonathan Ray’s Review: The 2011 Wheeler & Fromm ‘Clayvin Vineyard’ Pinot Noir from one of this capricious grape’s sweet spots: the Brancott Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand. They get great purity of fruit here and great complexity too, thanks in part to 15 months in French oak. Show More Summary
Jonathan Ray’s Review: A fabulous fizz from the Vallée de l’Aube. Fresh, vibrant and fruity, with a delicate mousse and a touch of biscuit and brioche, this mouth-filling, 100 per cent Pinot Noir gives many a Grande Marque a run for its money. It certainly beats any supermarket own-label champagne hands down. £21 if you buy six bottles, down from £26.99. Price per […]
Moët Hennessy USA is finally getting into the California Pinot Noir business with the launch of Smoke Tree. The company has long been in California, (with Domaine Chandon and Newton) and adding this new brand is a big moment for them. Jim Clerkin, president and CEO of Moet Hennessy USA explains the [...]
Have you ever heard of a ramen broth with Pinot Noir in it? Well, now you have, courtesy of the wacky Food Network chef Justin Warner. He recently teamed up with Robert Mondavi Private Selection to develop funky and seemingly far-fetched...Show More Summary
Continuing my exploration of well priced and delicious grower Champagnes, here’s another, from Michel Arnould. They have 12 hectares of Grand Cru vineyards in Verzenay. It’s Pinot Noir: although I’m at heart a Blanc de Blancs fan, there are times when some Pinot character is welcome. Champagne Michel Arnould Grand Cru Brut Réserve NV France From Verzenay, [...]
Winemaker Tony Rynders taking pinot noir samples Yesterday at daybreak it was cloudy, cool and showers were threatening. Today more of the same. Finally it feels like harvest in Oregon. It was ninety degrees just a couple of days ago...Show More Summary
Willamette, Oregon-based Left Coast Cellars makes pinot noir — no surprise there — but it comes in two varieties: A standard red cuvee and a white wine. All grapes have white juice of course; the color comes making the wine with… Continue reading ? The post Review: Left Coast Cellars 2013 Pinot Noir and 2014 White Pinot Noir appeared first on Drinkhacker.
Just Perfect ANNAPOLIS, CA: Pinot noir grapes are ready to harvest in a vineyard on what has been called the "True Sonoma Coast" near Annapolis, California. Warm sunny skies in Sonoma County Wine Country have made for excellent grape growing conditions. Show More Summary
Morning Jewels ANNAPOLIS, CA: Pinot Noir grapes are coated by morning mist near Annapolis, California. The fog influenced hillsides of the Western Sonoma Coast produce some of California's most impressive Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. INSTRUCTIONS: Download...Show More Summary
Climatologists are predicting that as temperatures rise across the globe, Quebe could eventually accommodate Vitis vinifera—king of grapes—whose progeny include European classics like pinot noir, chardonnay, and cabernet.