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Turquoise Mesa Vineyards 2008 Colorado Crimson

The name Colorado Crimson doesn’t really tell you much about this wine, but if you know anything about Tom Bueb, the Turquoise Mesa Vineyards winemaker, you’ll know it’s right up his alley. He likes his Rhone wines.

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Sutcliffe Vineyards 2010 Sauvignon Blanc

Do you like Sauvignon Blanc? The answer to that probably depends on what versions you have and where they came from. There’s a diversity of flavors that come from a sense of place.

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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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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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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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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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Casa Rondeña 2006 Meritage

Meritage — a portmanteau of “merit” and “heritage” — is essentially an American marketing term for Bordeaux-style blends. Most associated with California labels, it may be used by any winery outside of France, and is generally reserved for a production contains a mixture of the celebrated winemaking region’s traditional noble varietals, white or red. At present, Casa Rondeña’s John Calvin offers two such reds.

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Canyon Wind Cellars 47-Ten Rosé

Canyon Wind Cellars has a lineup of reds that make you think when you drink. They’re structured, ageable and feature transitions from the front to back of the palate. Its 47-Ten series isn’t that serious

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Mesa Park Vineyards 2005 Merlot

The 2005 Mesa Park Vineyards Merlot is a solid wine. But what will the 2009 taste like? It’s still a question that comes into my mind every time I try a Mesa Park Vineyards wine. I’ve enjoyed them, but have known that the family who runs the show right now was just part of the [...]

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Guy Drew Vineyards 2009 Merlot

How do you know a wine is young? A label Scotch taped onto the bottle is usually a good indication. Guy Drew, the winemaker and owner of his namesake winery, sent his 2009 Merlot a month prior to release. Hence the tape job (the wine will be released June 4 at the Manitou Springs Wine [...]

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