A big Bordeaux deserves a martini glass. So says Green Russell barman Joe Hines with his Sunday Red cocktail, an entrant in the inaugural Colorado Wine Cocktail Celebration on June 4. This cocktail featured Mesa Park Vineyards 2006 Merlot, and turned it into a big red wine drink version worthy of the martini glassware. Sunday Red Glass: [...]
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Experience One with The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey was memorable for the wrong reasons (evaluating a sweet, tasting room wines just isn’t my thing). So it was a pleasant surprise during my first visit to the gorgeous Canon City winery to learn that this style of red as just the toasting on an oak stave, so to speak.
This Merlot is a good indication of the style of wine Sutcliffe Vineyards winemaker Joe Buckel is shooting for. Sure, it’s fruit driven. It kind of has to be to some respect in Colorado where high summertime temperatures ratchet up the sugar in our grapes. But there’s a solid attempt at producing a wine with structure and acidic backbone that can age.
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.
It’s easy to enjoy the 2006 Mesa Park Vineyards Merlot. It’s just a nice, easy-going Merlot that has spent the last five years in barrel and bottle, mellowing out to an everyday drinking wine.
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.
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
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]