March 2016

21 Mar Turley Cellars

winery: Turley Cellars grape: Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 region: Napa Valley the winery Over the decades former doctor Larry Turley has made quite a name for himself as California’s king of Zinfandel. In 1981 he co-founded Frog’s Leap Cellars and discovered that he really loved the bold flavors of Zinfandel...

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16 Mar Penya

winery: Penya blend: 52% Grenache, 36% Carignan, 12% Syrah region: Côtes Catalans, Roussillon (southwestern France) the winery The cooperative winery in Cases de Penya, a tiny village in the Roussillon region of Southern France (see image below), goes by many names, but with its Catalan culture, most Americans...

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16 Mar Montes “Twins”

the wine: Montes “Twins” the blend: 50% Malbec, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon the region: Colchagua Valley, Chile the winery Formally titled Discover wines, today’s Viña Montes was started literally from the ground up by Aurelio Montes and three other business partners in the late 80’s. Starting from scratch, they...

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