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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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Anemoi Wine 2009 Boreas

The winemaker wasn’t kidding. The guy behind the brand spankin’ new brand Anemoi Wine wanted to produce a bottle that was bigger, bolder and more new world than the vino he makes for his 15-year-old label, Canyon Wind Cellars.

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9/1/11: 2nd annual Cabernet Day at Row 14

Celebrate the second annual Cabernet Day with Local Winos Media at one of 15 headquarters spread out throughout the world. #cabernetday on Twitter. Don’t forget to register in Denver and Internationally

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Grande River Vineyards 2004 Meritage

In 2009, the 2004 Meritage from Grande River Vineyards won several awards including a double gold at the 2009 Taster’s Guild Consumer Tasting, a sliver at Colorado Mountain WineFest and a bronze at the Colorado State Fair.

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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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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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Whitewater Hill Vineyards 2007 Cabernet Franc

It’s been awhile since I’d popped a bottle Cabernet Franc, perhaps the star grape of Colorado’s reds. I’ll try to come back to it quicker next time. The 2007 version from Whitewater Hill Vineyards brought me back to all those typical flavors that have made this such a solid Colorado wine. On the nose, rich [...]

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Mesa Park Vineyards 2006 Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc is one of those local wines that has a ton of personality. The 2006 Cabernet Franc from Mesa Park Vineyards might just have the most to date. This bottle of wine is that wild red head you used to date in college. It has spice. Red pepper flakes mixed with jalapenos with a [...]

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Mountain View Winery 2006 Cabernet Franc

Mountain View Winery seems to be a place that few have heard about. It’s a small operation in Olathe, a town better known for its corn than anything else. That’ll change so long as Mountain View and its neighbors Garrett Estates and Cottonwood Cellars can produce good wine like this 2006 Cabernet Franc. While Michael [...]

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Bonacquisti Wine Co. 2008 Cabernet Franc

It’s a really nice feeling when you open a big and young red, enjoy it that day and get the feeling it’s only going to improve in a few years. Pick up a bottle Bonacquisti Wine Co. 2008 Cabernet Franc, which was released at the tail end of 2009, to mimic that enjoyment. Drink and [...]

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