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Desert Sun Vineyards 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

There seems to be new wineries popping up all over the place. Desert Sun Vineyards, being one of them.

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Sutcliffe Vineyards 2008 Trawsfynydd

Those who call northern Wales home will think of Trawsfynydd as a village. Those who call Colorado home will scratch their heads in wonder as they try to pronounce the name on the label of a rich red wine blend from Sutcliffe Vineyards.

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Ponderosa Valley Vineyards and Winery 2008 Riesling

Riesling, sometimes shunned by the “I don’t like sweet wines” crowds, is gaining in popularity in the United States.

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Sutcliffe Vineyards 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

Way out in Cortez, the red rock walls are chiseled with ancient hieroglyphics of the Anasazi, who left their mark with some of the craziest cliff dwelling settlements imaginable. Sutcliffe Vineyards likes to play off the magical stories of the vineyards it uses in the region.

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Bonacquisti Wine Co. 2008 Syrah

There’s a rich, meaty smell to Syrah. You can’t hide it, no matter the growing region or style. It’s the rest of the wine that can set itself off on a unique path. The 2008 Bonacquisti Wine Co. Syrah certainly blazes its own trail. The requisite earthy and gamey aromas are there, but the wine takes a twist in the glass.

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Reeder Mesa 2008 Merlot

In a lineup of like-graped Colorado wines, Reeder Mesa Vineyards is becoming increasingly easier to pick out. Its version is always the most fruit-forward. There always seems to be extra ripe fruit and a dash of residual sugar in their reds. Now, that’s not saying these wines are sweet. They tend to still stay planted [...]

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Snowy Peaks 2008 Orange Muscat

The family of grapes that is Muscat is considered to be the oldest domesticated grape varietal. That conclusion comes from its incredible diversity of styles grown all over the world. It’s a truly diverse and surprising grape, regardless of form, and Colorado is certainly getting to know it pretty well. The Muscats lend themselves to [...]

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Jack Rabbit Hill 2008 M&N

Does wine taste different if it’s organic? How about biodynamic? Technically no, but the idea of something being sustainably harvested certainly adds to the story and we know that stories add to the enjoyment of a wine. That said, organic, and by extension biodynamic, wines don’t always get enough credit in the marketplace. Jack Rabbit [...]

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Stoney Mesa 2008 Pinot Gris

Stoney Mesa Winery is located in the teeny town of Cedaredge, making it a part of the West Elks AVA. Tasting from this mountainous region southeast from Grand Junction about 45 minutes is always exciting since the wines can often be hard to find. When I opened a bottle of Stoney Mesa’s 2008 pinot gris, [...]

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Canyon Wind Cellars 2008 Tempranillo

Tempranillo is a grape I’d love to see grown more in Colorado. It seems to have so much potential in the Grand Valley, yet it’s pretty darn hard to find a local bottle of it. Most popular in Spain, Tempranillo is also very common throughout South America, which features some of the only high elevation [...]

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