Canyon Wind Cellars 2007 Syrah

As Rhône-style wines continue to gain in popularity, a handful of Colorado winemakers are having great success with Syrah, both as a varietal or a blend. One winery in particular, Canyon Wind Cellars, consistently produces one of my favorites from the state. Their minimalist approach to winemaking, combined with the excellent Colorado terroir, makes the Canyon WindRead more

Kinkead Ridge 2008 Syrah

Syrah is renowned throughout the Rhône Valley in France, famous across Australia (Shiraz) and continues to grow in popularity in California. So imagine my surprise when I pulled the cork on a varietal Syrah from Ohio. You read correctly, Ohio! The Syrah hails from Kinkead Ridge Vineyard and Winery, located in Ripley, Ohio. I’ve ravedRead more

Breaux Palate

I usually steer clear from writing about wines that are released only to club members, in other words, not released to the general public. But there are exceptions, and today’s wines were too good not to share. Jennifer Breaux Blosser, Sales and Hospitality Director for Breaux Vineyards, sent me 4 wines only available to theirRead more

Chaddsford Winery

Located in the Atlantic Uplands district of southeastern Pennsylvania in the Brandywine Valley, Chaddsford Winery has achieved a national reputation for producing premium wines of world-class structure. Founded in 1982 by proprietors Eric and Lee Miller, the boutique winery is Pennsylvania’s largest and most acclaimed winery. At the forefront of Pennsylvania winemaking, Chaddsford Winery hasRead more

The Streak Continues…

Make it three for three for Colorado wineries. In celebration of the long holiday weekend, I opened two bottles received from Allis Ranch Winery, a boutique winery on the Front Range of Colorado near Sedalia. A sustainable winery focused on Rhone varieties using small-lot vinification, all grapes are sourced from growers on the western slopeRead more

A Grand Valley Gem

I’ve had the opportunity to sample great wine produced by the other 46 states this year. I continue to be amazed at the quality and more importantly, the tremendous potential each state holds. That trend has never been more evident after opening two wines received from Canyon Wind Cellars. Located in the Grand Valley AVA,Read more

A Saturday Syrah

Tonight’s pour is a 2005 Reserve Syrah from Sawtooth Winery, located in Idaho, in the Snake River Valley AVA. The wine was received as a sample and is the first red I’ve tried from the state. To date, I’ve been very impressed with the white offerings and previously reviewed the Pinot Gris from Sawtooth, whichRead more