In the Four Corners area, you can hike through rugged canyons, fish the waters of the San Juan River and taste some decent wine. Yup, Wines of the San Juan is located in the northwest corner of the state, just an hour or so from Four Corners. And its Blanco Rojo red blend is worth tipping back.
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It’s not often we taste a Rosé in the dead of winter, but Denver has been so darn warm lately, it seemed like a good idea to sip on one, a 2010 offering 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.
This wine seemed a bit too aged to be the 2008 Alfred Eames Cellars Pinot Noir that I’d remembered tasting just a year ago. The tannins had completely integrated with the fruits, which still had considerable pop.
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
Me likes some funk on the nose so long as there’s some fruit in the glass. The Talon Wines 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon has that funky smell of barnyard mixed with a rhubarb/strawberry pie.
In a lineup of like-graped Colorado wines, Reeder Mesa Vineyards is becoming increasingly easier to pick out. Its version is always the most fruit-forward. There always seems to be extra ripe fruit and a dash of residual sugar in their reds. Now, that’s not saying these wines are sweet. They tend to still stay planted [...]
When is a rosé not a rosé? Well, technically never. If it’s pink it pretty much falls into that classification. There is the blush category, though. This is a style developed in California in the 1970s when demand for white wine far exceeded the supply of white grapes. So winemakers started tinkering with making red [...]
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.
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 [...]