2013 CMS Columbia Valley Red Blend Limited Edition Large Format 5.0 L

2013 CMS Columbia Valley Red Blend Limited Edition Large Format 5.0 L

2013 was another excellent vintage in Washington State, made slightly unusual by 80 plus temperatures in April and 90 plus temperatures in May. This uncommon early season heat caused bud break and growth to be early and rapid, exceeding average by about ten days. An average summer meant veraison and harvest began early, which led to ripe fruit throughout the state. Once again, "average" in Washington is everyone else's "great". Production: Grapes come from the Columbia Valley vineyards Weinbau, Wooded Island, and Sagemoor (all part of Sagemoor Farms), and Goose Ridge and the Red Mountain Vineyards of Hedges and Rockwell Brown. Most of the wines were pumped over during alcoholic fermentation for 6 to 10 days while on American Oak. About 50% of the wine was racked to barrel where it completed malo-lactic fermentation and then aged for an additional 9 to 10 months. The other 50% completed M-L in tank, at the end of which it was racked onto French Oak and had SO2 added. About 60% French oa
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The Number 1 Red Wine of Italy for 2014 Calcarole Amarone Classico della Valpolicella DOC

The Number 1 Red Wine of Italy for 2014 Calcarole Amarone Classico della Valpolicella DOC

The Wine Guide VINI D'ITALIA, GAMBERO ROSSO 2014, has awarded the Amarone Classico Calcarole 2009 Guerrieri Rizzardi not only the prestigious Tre Bicchieri prize but also with the biggest prize: " Red Wine of the Year" This "special prize" is identified by the curators Marco Sabellico, Eleonora Guerini and Gianni Fabrizio : the choice is made after long tasting sessions, when you pull the strings of all the tastings of more than 20,000 wines in order to choose the one that impressed them the most. One wine by category : red, white, sparkling and sweet. The wine will be awarded and presented the 20th of October in Rome, at a special Gambero Rosso event. In previous editions, other prestigious wines were awarded the prize "Red Wine of the Year" : among them, Bolgheri Sassicaia 2009 Tenuta San Guido, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2004 Biondi Santi and Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili Riserva 2004.
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