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Upcoming Wine Tastings – 2015

January 20, 2015 Merlot at Cellar 55 in Vacouver


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  • 2012 Bodegas Catena Zapata Catena Alta Chardonnay
    <font color='maroon'><b><a href=''>2012 Bodegas Catena Zapata Catena Alta Chardonnay</a></b></font><br>The 2012 Catena Alta Chardonnay is sourced from two separate vineyards in different villages of the Valle de Uco, Adrianna in Gualtallary and Domingo in Villa Bastias. The clear must ferments slowly in 500-liter oak barrels so it becomes quite stable naturally. It matured in those oak barrels for 14-15 months. It has a Burgundian nose, with subtle oak and orange peel, hints of pollen and beeswax. The palate is very fresh, the grapes were harvested quite early to keep the acidity. The wine ends quite austere. Only part of it went through malolactic fermentation. 20,000 bottles produced. Catena might be the most important winery in Argentina, producing both quantity and quality, which is something uncommon. There is a very wide range of wines offered at very different price points, with the entry-level offering very good value and the high-end delivering world-class wines. My favorites come from their famous Adrianna vineyard in Gualtallary, the most fashionable appellation at the moment, where they were pioneers. Anything wearing the Catena name is guaranteed to deliver what the label says: grape, vintage and place. Why can't all large producers be like Catena? Importer(s): Winebow, Inc., 236 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001, (212) 255-9414 ,<br> Rating: 91  <a href= >Estimated Cost: $25-$35</a>

Dr Vino

  • To the victims go the spoils? Rudy’s wine, auctioned
    <p>Is this the first Kurniawan wine auction bidders can trust? Last year, Rudy Kurniawan, 39, started serving a 10-year jail term for wine counterfeiting. Starting tomorrow, the US Marshals will be auctioning off 4,711 bottles of wine the seized from Kurniawan. “It may sound ironic that we are selling wine that belonged to a convicted […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="">To the victims go the spoils? Rudy’s wine, auctioned</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
  • A sommelier’s niche: Bordeaux classified growths
    <p>Many sommeliers find a niche of wines they love and make their restaurant a standout location for those wines. Pascaline Lepeltier has done this with chenin blanc at Rouge Tomate, Thomas Pastuszak with New York Riesling at NoMad, and Patrick Cappiello with grower champagne at Pearl & Ash. There’s a new entrant into the niche […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="">A sommelier’s niche: Bordeaux classified growths</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
  • Wine mine, cheese heist, Chinese investment
    <p>SIPPED: wine’s Fort Knox A former bomb bunker near Bath, England, now serves as a million square of underground wine storage with $1.5 billion of wine in it. Bloomberg cameras go inside in the above video. There are 157 steps on the way out, which would be a long way for thieves to try to […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="">Wine mine, cheese heist, Chinese investment</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>


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