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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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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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Boulder Creek 2010 ‘Dry’ Rosé

About a year ago, I asked Mike Thompson of Boulder Creek to donate some wine to a Denver non-profit event. He sent off some of the last of his 2008 “Dry” Rosé, noting that Boulder Creek might not make any more of it.

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Kahil Winery 2009 Mablec

Tyrel Lawson is three winemakers all wrapped into one. He’s the man behind Two Rivers Winery first and foremost, but on an given day he might also dabble with Colterris Wines (Bordeaux-style reds) on behalf of a client or his very own brand, Kahil Winery, which just released its first vintage this summer, a 2009 [...]

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Carlson Vineyards Palisade Peach Wine

Often, wine snobs will raise their noses sky high at the mention of fruit wine. Good. Because that means there’s more for us to raise a glass to. A true wine connoisseur knows that vino comes in all shades of flavors from dry to sweet, light to full bodied, and anything that produces sugar is [...]

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