Tag Archives: 2007 Wine

Wine Review: Bedell Cellars · Merlot Reserve · Long Island, NY

[To see the below wine as it resides in an awesome collage about Montauk, check out this post at Holier Than Now I was commissioned to help out with.] Just a 2-acre plot behind the Bedell winery, on the craggy-looking North Fork of Long Island, is the unlikely source of a world-class Merlot.

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Wine Review: 2007 · Anthill Farms · Syrah · Windsor Oaks Vineyard · Russian River Valley, CA

The departure Syrah. The summer Syrah. The Pinot Syrah. Yes, this is all true, and it’s getting credited as such. I once had a great Zinfandel from a very exciting cult Napa producer—the problem was, it was a Sangiovese. But, you would have never known—this is a undesirable departure. What Anthill accomplishes with their ’07 […]

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Wine Review: 2007 · Vista Hills Vineyard · Marylhurst · Pinot Noir · Dundee Hills · Willamette Valley, OR

When Carey and I last visited Vista Hills in March, vines throughout the valley were spottily coming to life, prematurely coaxed by the warm weather. The threat of a freeze with much of March still left on the calendar was a concern, but that fortunately did not come to pass, and a world of change […]

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Wine Review: 2007 · Clos La Coutale · Cahors, France

Enjoy the generosity of 80% Malbec combined with the finesse and roundness of 20% Merlot. -Kermit Lynch

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Wine Review: 2007 · Willamette Valley Vineyards · Dijon Clone, Chardonnay · Willamette Valley, OR

Chardonnay. My mother was a light drinker from what I recall as a child. I remember her small, tulip-shaped, etched wine glass that would appear on weekends. Packed full of half-moon ice cubes and drizzled in something sweet and sticky—the 80’s wine scene as I remember it. I am convinced now that my mother was […]

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Wine Review: 2007 · Torbreck · Cuvée Juveniles · Barossa Valley, AU

I almost inadvertently passed over the Juveniles while I was searching for my perfect mood wine last night. My eyes darted past the stealthy, all black screw cap a few times while I peered at the bins of logo stamped capsules. No, no, no, no, no… Hello, what’s that? I needed something satisfying—and quickly. We […]

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Wine Review: 2007 · Lange · Reserve Pinot Noir · Willamette Valley, OR

I just spent the last 30 minutes trying to figure out where I picked up this particular Pinot Noir. I was on Nantucket with Carey—this I know. I found the ’07 Willamette Pinot Noir at Murray’s on Main Street for $22, which I purchased and reviewed. The next day, Carey and I wandered into a […]

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Wine Review: 2007 · Lange · Pinot Noir · Willamette Valley, OR

I consider this post to more of an introduction than a wrap-up or review. I read a book this past summer call The Grail by Brian Doyle, which documents a year spent shadowing the winemakers and operation at Lange Winery in search of the world’s best Pinot Noir. Despite the highly exuberant, passionate, drive-the-point-home writing […]

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Wine Review: 2007 · Willamette Valley Vineyards · Founders’ Reserve · Pinot Noir · Willamette Valley, OR

When I swirled my glass, closed my eyes, and took in the Founders’ aroma my brain was prompted into picturing two things; colors, actually: red and white. Like candy canes, or a Canadian Flag, The White Stripes, a ’57 Chevy, the Hot Wheels logo, Van Halen’s guitar. The list could go on. Interestingly enough, the […]

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