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Posts Tagged ‘Pinot Noir’

A Night of Moshin Vineyards-Natural wines from Sonoma

Since way back in 1989, winemaker Rick Moshin has been producing natural, terroir-driven, and delicious wines in the Russian River Valley. He sustainably farms his own prized Goldridge-soil Pinot Noir vineyards, and using the natural yeasts of his grapes — plus the help of a dedicated winemaking team — he gently makes small-lot, premium wines…

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An Eveneing of Kieu Hoang Wines

If you’ve been to Uncorked lately, you’ve probably had a taste of one of our favorite “new” wineries to come on the scene. In 2014, Kieu Hoang purchased the Robert Mondavi estate in Carneros/Napa, and has carried on the tradition of making elegant wines at one of the most respected and renowned wineries in the…

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Make Way for Rose’s!

It’s the time of the year when tender seedlings yearn for tepid emanations from the sun, black capped chickadees shed their winter coat and warble their prescient chant, and when we start thinking about Rose’s.    Rose’s have overcome a bad rap (most likely due to that White Zinfandel your mom used to drink) to…

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Wine Basics 1: Most Popular American Varietals

Most of the wines in America that we’re familiar with originated in Europe, mainly France. The difference between wines in the United States and France is a question of varietal vs. Terrior. Did I lose you? Let me explain. In the United States we often identify wine by the varietal (type of grape: Chardonnay, Merlot…

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A little something about Pinots

Maya: You know, can I ask you a personal question, Miles? Miles Raymond: Sure. Maya: Why are you so in to Pinot? Miles Raymond: [laughs softly] Maya: I mean, it’s like a thing with you. Miles Raymond: [continues laughing softly] Miles Raymond: Uh, I don’t know, I don’t know. Um, it’s a hard grape to grow, as you know. Right?…

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