Category: Zinfandel

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Test Yourself With This Sonoma Valley Wine Quiz

 mywinepal  November 11, 2023  0 Comments on Test Yourself With This Sonoma Valley Wine Quiz

The history of Sonoma Valley wines is a rich and storied one, dating back to the early 19th century when Russian settlers first planted grapevines in the region. Over the years, it has grown into one of the most celebrated wine-producing areas in California. Sonoma Valley is renowned for its diverse microclimates, which allow a wide range of grape varieties…

Jeff Hundertmark, Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery winemaker with a bottle of his Riesling

Many Top Quality Wines from Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery to Enjoy

 mywinepal  September 28, 2022

I have been a fan of Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery‘s wines for many years.  I still have a bottle of their 2003 Summit Reserve Semillon I purchased at the winery that I hope to open this year with friends.  On my recent trip to Kelowna, I messaged their winemaker, Jeff Hundertmark, to see if I could meet with him.  Not…

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A Video Interview with Michael David Winery at VanWineFest 2022

 mywinepal  June 2, 2022  2 Comments on A Video Interview with Michael David Winery at VanWineFest 2022

Do you like solving puzzles and deciphering secret codes?  If so, you should check out the labels from Michael David Winery, coming from Lodi, California.  Their labels have always been quirky and easy to spot on the BC Liquor Store shelves.  Plus you get big, juicy red wines.  Great for BBQ season.  I was fortunate to have a chance to…

California Wines Release on May 29 at BC Liquor Stores

 mywinepal  May 23, 2021

On Saturday, May 29, 2021, BC Liquor Stores will release an exciting selection of California wines. The outstanding collection features iconic names from Napa Valley including Hillside Reds as well as a focus on the new California with Rhône-style gems from Paso Robles and Santa Barbara, exquisite Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays from Santa Maria, Sta. Rita Hills and Sonoma Coast….

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Preparing for More than Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay at VanWineFest 2019

 mywinepal  January 14, 2019

What do you know about California wines?  Most people probably think of it as a place for high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines.  But that is not all there is to California wines.  There are many other wines available from California that are very enjoyable; some cool-climate wines like Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc. To help prepare you for the California wineries attending the…

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My Top Drop 2018 Favourite Wines

 mywinepal  May 25, 2018

Top Drop is the last major wine tasting in Vancouver before the start of summer. Top Drop is meant to represent the best in terroir and winemaker craft. Nature and Nurture.  Wineries from around the world are selected for the best of both, and we were not disappointed.  In my 5 star wine rating, most wines were at least 4…

Curious Beasts and Three Blend Red wines

Are You a Curious Wine Beast?

 mywinepal  January 8, 2015

Two curious red wines passed by my lips recently.  One, the Curious Beasts Blood Red Wine 2011 and the other the California Square Three Red Blend 2012.  Rarely do I see a bottle wrapped in paper or other material, other than some Riojas from Spain.  The Curious Beasts Blood Red wine comes in a very Halloween thought-provoking blood red and…

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Quick Review: Colby Red 2012 from California

 mywinepal  December 26, 2014

How many people know someone that has been affected by heart problems?  My guess is 100% of you.  The heart is a very important muscle in the body and one that needs special care. To this effect the wine, Colby Red, was produced to support charities promoting heart health. Colby Red came about due to the sickness of Colby Groom. …

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Talking About Wine Gems and More with Hahn Family Wines

 mywinepal  November 23, 2014

Sitting down in a private room at Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop Shop, myself and a few other wine media had a chance to try some fantastic Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays from Hahn Family Wines, a California-based winery, with vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands in Monterey County.  I pulled wine maker Paul Clifton aside for a few minutes to…

Two Renwood Zinfandels for You to Try

 mywinepal  November 21, 2014  1 Comment on Two Renwood Zinfandels for You to Try

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, was Natonal Zinfandel Day.  On that day, I did enjoy a glass of Zinfandel from the Renwood Winery from Amador County in California, and was making notes so that I could let you know about this wine, and another Zinfandel wine that they produce.  Zinfandel in California is characteristically a big red wine, with lots of…