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The six Colorado wines of fall

What defines a wine as “fall?” Technically nothing. The fact is that just about every wine can be worked into any season based on circimstances.

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A brief history of Colorado wine and a vintage 1998 Cabernet Franc

For a dash of Colorado wine history, it takes little more than a trip to Doug Caskey’s cellar (which should be noted is an actual dirt floor, back bending cellar) in Boulder.

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Sutcliffe Vineyards 2009 Cinsaut

Cinsaut (or cinsault) is a grape that has thrived in the Languedoc region of France for centuries. Sutcliffe Vineyards is one of the few Colorado wineries to notice it may also thrive along the Western Slope.

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Sutcliffe Vineyards 2009 Merlot

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.

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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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Getting Piggy with It: A Club Wino first

We didn’t want Club Wino getting stale, so when the calendar flipped to 2012, we decided to branch out into the culinary community. We teamed with Jeff Bauman of The Pig & Block Charcuterie to host a pop-up style dinner right in the middle of the butcher shop. Themed “Getting Piggy with It,” it was [...]

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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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Sutcliffe Vineyards 2010 Rosé

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.

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Tasting Colorado wine with Master Sommelier Richard Betts

Every few years Richard Betts, one of just a 100-ish Master Sommeliers in North America (from the esteemed Court of Master Sommeliers), tastes through some Colorado wines to peek into the local industry.

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Sutcliffe Vineyards

There are certainly a few things to notice about Sutcliffe Vineyards that set it a part. For one, it’s a mostly estate vineyard in Cortez, making it just one of two to claim that distinction (Guy Drew being the other). Beyond that, however, it’s the approach to making and growing that begins to really tell the story. [...]

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