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2010 Pessac Leognan in Bottle Tasting Notes from Tastings with UGC in Los Angeles

Date: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

The wines of Pessac Leognan are sublime in 2010. Most are showing better in bottle than in barrel! They have style, substance, character, ripe fruits and the ability to age and evolve for decades!

The post 2010 Pessac Leognan in Bottle Tasting Notes from Tastings with UGC in Los Angeles appeared first on The Wine Cellar Insider.

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Mouton Rothschild through the ages, 1955, 1961, 1962, 1982, 1986, 1996

Date: Mon, Feb 4, 2013 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

Having tasted a fair number of famous wines over the years, many of these exalted bottles have long since slipped into senility. But at their best, they offer a handful of lucky collector’s more than bottled history.

The post Mouton Rothschild through the ages, 1955, 1961, 1962, 1982, 1986, 1996 appeared first on The Wine Cellar Insider.

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2012 Chateau La Clotte St. Emilion Vintage Harvest Report

Date: Thu, Jan 24, 2013 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

With the 2012 Bordeaux growing season, we had a particular hard year. We spent a lot of time working in our St. Emilion vineyards. We and the vines became naturally stressful. But a little bit of stress is good, no?

The post 2012 Chateau La Clotte St. Emilion Vintage Harvest Report appeared first on The Wine Cellar Insider.

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More Bad News for Rudy Kurniawan, Judge Rules Against Kurniawan Again!

Date: Thu, Jan 17, 2013 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

When news that Federal Judge Richard Berman ruled the FBI had probable cause to search the home of Rudy Kurniawan broke, wine lovers all of the world rejoiced! The trial of Rudy Kurniawan could take to place shortly!

The post More Bad News for Rudy Kurniawan, Judge Rules Against Kurniawan Again! appeared first on The Wine Cellar Insider.

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2012 Smith Haut Lafitte a True Bordeaux Pessac Leognan Wine

Date: Thu, Jan 17, 2013 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

For 2012 Smith Hauit Lafitte, the influence of the soil was stronger than the varietal. The key of the vintage was the water regulation. With good vines with deep roots in early terroir's, you could have very good result.

The post 2012 Smith Haut Lafitte a True Bordeaux Pessac Leognan Wine appeared first on The Wine Cellar Insider.

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2012 Troplong Mondot Similar Conditions to 2008 in St. Emilion

Date: Tue, Jan 15, 2013 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

We started the harvest October 9 and picked until October 12. We skipped 3 days and harvested from October 15 to October 17 and skipped another couple of days picking up again on October 19 until we finished on October 23.

The post 2012 Troplong Mondot Similar Conditions to 2008 in St. Emilion appeared first on The Wine Cellar Insider.

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2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Vintage Harvest News from Philippe Cambie

Date: Tue, Jan 15, 2013 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

The La Crau sector has been particularly successful. I am very happy to present the wines. The more I taste of 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape, the more I like it!

The post 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Vintage Harvest News from Philippe Cambie appeared first on The Wine Cellar Insider.

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2012 Beychevelle New Vintage, New Winemaker in St. Julien

Date: Thu, Jan 10, 2013 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

The nice weather conditions we experienced at the end of the vintage, called “été indien”, plus our terroir, which is one of the earliest in the St. Julien appellation, made the difference with the 2012 Beychevelle harvest.

The post 2012 Beychevelle New Vintage, New Winemaker in St. Julien appeared first on The Wine Cellar Insider.

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Biodynamic Sustainable Farming Techniques for Vineyards

Date: Sun, Jan 6, 2013 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

The idea that the moon plays a role in planting is also a tradition that stretches back to the ancient Egyptians and was used for over 3,000 years. It is only because of the Victorians that we have dismissed this idea as being wrong.

The post Biodynamic Sustainable Farming Techniques for Vineyards appeared first on The Wine Cellar Insider.

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Truffles the Ultimate Luxury Food with Wine Pairings

Date: Sat, Jan 5, 2013 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

The best things about using truffles is, with only the assistance of a truffle grater, anyone can create a perfect dish that will have everyone at the table salivating for more!

The post Truffles the Ultimate Luxury Food with Wine Pairings appeared first on The Wine Cellar Insider.

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2012 Feytit Clinet Pomerol a Great Vintage for Merlot!

Date: Fri, Jan 4, 2013 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

For the 2012 Fetit Clinet growing season, we made two green harvests. The first took place when the grapes began to change color and we did a second green harvest later in the season to remove any unripe berries.

The post 2012 Feytit Clinet Pomerol a Great Vintage for Merlot! appeared first on The Wine Cellar Insider.

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2012 Cos d’Estournel Vintage Harvest Interview Jean Guillaume Prats

Date: Tue, Dec 4, 2012 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

We finished picking on October 16. That makes 2012 Cos d’Estournel one of the latest harvest in the history of Cos d’Estournel. It was more than 4 weeks later than last year!

The post 2012 Cos d’Estournel Vintage Harvest Interview Jean Guillaume Prats appeared first on The Wine Cellar Insider.

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2012 d’Issan Harvest,Vintage Interview with Emmanuel Cruse in Margaux

Date: Mon, Dec 3, 2012 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

We have some vats of Cabernet Sauvignon with the same level of purity and structure we experienced in 2006. Perhaps coming after the 2005 vintage, consumers were not very interested in the 2006 vintage. Yet 2006 turned out to be one of the better vintages we've made at Chateau d’Issan!

The post 2012 d’Issan Harvest,Vintage Interview with Emmanuel Cruse in Margaux appeared first on The Wine Cellar Insider.

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2012 Fleur Cardinale Another Late St. Emilion Harvest

Date: Sat, Dec 1, 2012 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

With our terroir, we cannot talk about the 2012 Fleur Cardinale as a late harvest because we are used to it. Our philosophy has always been to wait for the optimal ripeness. So we waited, as usual.

The post 2012 Fleur Cardinale Another Late St. Emilion Harvest appeared first on The Wine Cellar Insider.

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