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Reeder Mesa Vineyards 2009 Petit Verdot

By Jacob Harkins | Local Winos Media founder When is a Petit Verdot not a Petit Verdot? Well, never. But there are different applications of the least known Bordeaux grape. Case in point, the Reeder Mesa Vineyards 2009 Petit Verdot. Most of the Colorado versions of this wine are spicy and bold and wound up. [...]

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Canyon Wind Cellars 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

It’s always fun to taste a wine from one vintage to the next, especially if you can do so just a few days apart. It showcases differences in fruit characteristics and starts to enlighten you to the idea that one year can make a big difference.

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Colterris 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

There’s at least one similarity between the Colterris Wines 2008 and 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon: It opens up well.

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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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Stone Cottage Cellars 2009 Gewurztraminer

There’s a segment of wine drinkers out there who just love crisp whites from Alsatian or German growing regions.

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Alfred Eames Cellars 2009 Pinot Noir

The 2009 Pinot Noir from Alfred Eames Cellars represents the first time I have been able to taste one style from one producer over the course of three vintages.

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Gruet Winery Brut Blanc de Noirs (NV)

The New Mexico wine industry scored a coup when the Gruet family from Champagne fell in love with the soil south of Albuquerque and founded Gruet Winery in 1987. The producer of more than 100,000 cases of wine annually also happens to make some of the best juice in the country, not just the southwest. The sparkling wines are the draw.

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BookCliff Vineyards 2009 Reserve Syrah

Despite its reserve notation, which often suggests a wine in need of aging, the BookCliff Vineyards 2009 Reserve Syrah is ready to go now. In the U.S., reserve has no legal meaning unlike several European and South American regions that require minimum oak and bottle aging to have that moniker added to the label. Here, [...]

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Guy Drew Vineyards 2009 Rosé

The desert landscape cooks in the southwest part of Colorado come summertime. Maybe the heat is why Guy Drew Vineyards’ 2009 Rosé is so flipping good. Winemaker Drew has as big a need for a classic pink wine to sip on his property while overlooking Mesa Verde National Park and all the gorgeous desert canyons [...]

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Canyon Wind Cellars 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon

Seeing a 2005 Colorado Cabernet Sauvignon still being sold by a winery means one of two things: It might not have been that good in the first place, thus it didn’t sell, or the winery actually has the ability to hold back big reds. The latter isn’t as common in the local market as a [...]

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