The Vine

15 Apr Four Graces

winery: Four Graces region: Willamette Valley (pronounced “will-AM-it”), Oregon grape: Pinot Gris Pinot Gris = Pinot Grigio = Grauburgunder = Ruländer The grape Pinot Gris is native to Burgundy, France and it’s a mutation of the Pinot Noir grape. ‘Pinot’ is in reference a pine cone, due to the...

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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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