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The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey 2011 Wild Cañon Harvest

There are serious wines and not-so-serious wines. Then there are wines that are simply seriously cool in concept. The annual Wild Cañon Harvest blush rosé from the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey is one that falls into that latter category.

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Garrett Estate Cellars 2009 Pheasant Run Red Cabernet Sauvignon

Garrett Estate Cellars is still one of the new kids on the Colorado wine block with its first vintages dating to 2008, and to date, its white wine production has outshone its darker half.

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Bonacquisti Wine Co. 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

Members of the Bonacquisti Wine Co. wine club will remember a clever packaging during their December 2010 shipment. It included a his and hers Cabernet.

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Garfield Estates Vineyard 2009 Syrah

It’s been a little while since we’ve gotten our hands on a Garfield Estates selection. The 2009 Syrah reminded us not to take so damn long before we try another.

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Boulder Creek Winery 2010 Chardonnay

What does Hungarian oak taste like? Well, it’s a little less intense and a little creamier than the stuff from the U.S. and France. It makes for an entirely different experience with a Chardonnay, too.

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Mesa Park Vineyards 2006 Merlot

It’s easy to enjoy the 2006 Mesa Park Vineyards Merlot. It’s just a nice, easy-going Merlot that has spent the last five years in barrel and bottle, mellowing out to an everyday drinking wine.

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Guy Drew Vineyards 2009 Riesling

When talking about acidic wines in Colorado, it’s usually in reference to ones made from grapes at high elevations. In many of the lower-lying areas around Palisade, for example, the Colorado heat produces wines higher in sugar after long days of cooking on the vines.

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Bonacquisti Wine Co. 2010 Sunnyside white

If you live in the Sunnyside (you know who you are), then you should be aware that you have your own wine! What other neighborhood in Denver can claim that?

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Black Bridge Winery 2010 Riesling

The West Elks AVA wines continue to impress with their focus. These wines high up in the hills of Paonia — from virtually every vintner in the region — all pay homage to cold climate wines of Europe that lead with acidic structure.

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Dithyramb Winery Blueberry Honey Wine (NV)

I’ve had the Dithyramb Winery Blueberry Honey Wine a few times now and am starting to understand what it is about. This mix of honey wine (64 percent) and blueberry wine (36 percent) is actually more about the blueberry than the honey.

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