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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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Woody Creek Cellars 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

If you visit the aging fruit packing plant that serves as the home to Woody Creek Cellars winery, you get the feeling like the world of iPads and smart phones has passed winemaker Kevin Doyle by. Maybe that’s a good thing. His wines are done in classic, old world style and reek of the earth as much as the fruits, acids and wood treatments

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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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Canyon Wind Cellars 2010 Sauvignon Blanc

Can a crystal clear white wine have flavor. Yes. In the case of the Canyon Wind Cellars 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, the glass looks as if it might have been filled with water, but its nose tips you off to a flavor profile. Thinks of the crisp aromas of a river in the middle of a [...]

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Talon Winery 2009 Rosato

When is a rosé not a rosé? Well, technically never. If it’s pink it pretty much falls into that classification. There is the blush category, though. This is a style developed in California in the 1970s when demand for white wine far exceeded the supply of white grapes. So winemakers started tinkering with making red [...]

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Hermosa Vineyards 2007 Cabernet Franc

When is a Cabernet Franc not a Cabernet Franc? Technically, never. If the grape is in the wine, then the wine is the grape. Or something like that. But ask Kenn Dunn about a typical Cabernet Franc and he’ll sputter. There’s nothing normal in his mind when it comes to a vintner’s wine, and his [...]

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Garrett Estate Cellars 2009 Rosé

Rosés are the wine of summer. The pink coloring, light flavor profiles and fruity flavors are often the perfect remedy for a long summer afternoon. But it’s fall now. What does that mean? A rosé can be a year round wine with the proper food pairing, but these are not typically wines that you want [...]

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Varaison Vineyards Bin 3115 Merlot

Varaison Vineyards in Palisade managed to get three bottles of its wine poured at a U.S. Department of Agriculture wine tasting at the in Paris. Two were merlots. Varaison bottles more than one each year, labeling each based on the single vineyard on East Orchard Mesa were harvested from. The Bin 3115 is the smaller [...]

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Garrett Estate Cellars 2008 Pinot Gris

In short time, Garrett Estate Cellars could become Colorado’s largest estate vineyard. With 35 acres planted and more on the way, the potential is there. Right now it’s brand new vineyard finding its way in a yet-to-be designated wine region on the Western Slope, and it’s 2008 Pinot Gris not only doesn’t come from its [...]

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Canyon Wind Cellars 2006 47-Ten Red

One of the most frequent complaints I hear about good Colorado wine is the price (and yes, more and more, regular wine drinkers are admitting that the local juice can in fact be good). Whether we’re talking a big red from an urban winery in Denver or a selection from a Western Slope vineyard, the [...]

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