Category Archives: usa california

Edmeades Zinfandel 2010

Edmeades, Zinfandel, Mendocino County, California, USA, 2010 This wine: zinfandel with minor additions of petite syrak (aka durif) and syrah; unclear as to whether fermented and/or aged in oak, but the oak recipe is given as 5% new French, 9% … Continue reading

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Ramey Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2012

Ramey, Chardonnay, Woolsey Road Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA, 2012 Russian River Valley: RVA ia an AVA in Sonoma County.  It is classed as cool climate, particularly suiting pinot noir and chardonnay, but also cabernet sauvignon, gewurztraminer, … Continue reading

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Migration Chardonnay California 2013

Duckhorn Wine Co., Migration, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley AVA, Sonoma County, California, USA, 2013 Russian River Valley AVA This is a cool climate region. The Russian River flows east-west through the AVA, draining into the Pacific, simultaneously providing a route for, … Continue reading

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Ravenswood Lodi Zinfandel 2013

Ravenswood, Old Vine Zinfandel, Lodi, North Central Valley, California, 2013 Lodi is 50km due East of San Francisco in the Central Valley; a blend of 77% zinfandel and 23% petite sirah (aka durif), agglomerate cork closure, 14.5% abv, Costco UK, £9 A … Continue reading

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Bonterra Merlot California 2013

Bonterra, Merlot (organic), Mendocino County (not an AVA, though Mendocino and Mendocino Ridge both are), California, USA, 2013 Seven months ageing in 45% new French and US oak; predominantly merlot, with petite syrah (aka durif), syrah, and carignan, natural cork closure, 14.5% … Continue reading

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Iron Horse California 2009

Iron Horse, Brut, Green Valley, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA, 2009 A blend of 74% pinot noir and chardonnay, mushroom cork closure; 13.5% abv, BBR, £30 (only 2400 c/s produced). WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, pale intensity gold, … Continue reading

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Gray Fox Chardonnay California 2013

Gray Fox Vineyards, Chardonnay, California, USA, 2013 Ostensibly varietal chardonnay, screw cap closure, 13% abv, widely available, ~£5 WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, pale intensity lemon, showing tears. Nose: clean on the nose, medium intensity, youthful, with aromas of … Continue reading

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