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International Merlot Day is the perfect time to pull out one of those special bottles of Pomerol, St. Emilion, Bolgheri, California or frankly, from anyplace that you love, to appreciate Merlot at its best!
The 2014 Bordeaux vintage could be another year that was saved by Indian Summer conditions experienced in September.
Manfred Krankl, the beloved owner and winemaker of Sine Qua Non has been severely injured in a motorcycle accident. Fortunately, his condition is improving every day.
On Grenache… “If Grenache doesn’t get FULLY ripe, it holds no interest. One can make some skinny-ass Syrah, which is en vogue among some. Syrah under those conditions might still hold some odd interest. But that is not the case with Grenache.”
Every vintage offers surprises and 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape is no exception. There are some true gems with a few wines that are so good, they transcend the vintage.
2012 Chateauneuf du Pape wines are lush, forward, open, elegant, silky and stylish. They deserve to be tasted and enjoyed while waiting for some of the more recent big vintages to come around.
The warm jolt of heat and sunshine from September 1 seems to be continuing. September 2, Chateau d’Yquem began harvesting the grapes for their dry, white wine, Y. Several growers in Pessac Leognan are picking this week as well.