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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.