Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Vines on the Marycrest 2007 My Generation
The Award-Winning Wine:
Vines on the Marycrest 2007 My Generation, Paso Robles
Reason for Reviewing:
Vines on the Marycrest 2007 My Generation earned a top-honor Gold-Medal from 2011 Dallas International Wine Competition
Vines on the Marycrest wines are hand-crafted, produced in small lots, and named after popular songs.
"We don’t know if it is the old vines, or Victor’s gift, but this wine is a winner. Fruit forward with firm structure. Deep notes of coffee and tobacco."
Vines on the Marycrest 2007 My Generation shows as a bright garnet color in glass. Ripe bramble berry, briar, on the nose, with a pleasant floral highlight. Plenty of rich dark berry and cherry fruit in a smooth opening. Nice layers through a dry, lightly spicy and leather finish.
Vines on the Marycrest 2007 My Generation is a blend of 58% Zinfandel, 21% Syrah, 14% Mourvedre, 7% Petite Sirah. It provides rich fruit flavors and interesting complexities, while remaining eminently quaffable. A good value at a suggested retail price of $26. Overall composite score: 95 points.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Best of Show - San Diego International Wine Competition
The Winery of the Year and Best of Show awards from the 2011 San Diego International Wine Competition include:
Winery of the Year
Benziger Family Winery
Sonoma County, CA
Wine of the Year & Best of Show Dessert Wine
Rancho de Philo Triple Cream Sherry $35
Cucamonga Valley, CA
Best of Show Red Wine
Fields Family Wines 2009 Syrah $18
Best of Show Rose Wine
Calixa de Monte Xanic Grenache Rosado $5
Baja California, Mexico
Best of Show Sparkling Wine
Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noirs $20
Best of Show White Wine
Belhurst Estate Winery 2009 Dry Riesling $19
Seneca Lake, NY &
Wollersheim Winery 2010 Prairie Fume $9 American
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