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 slope of Colorado. Allis Ranch produces three wines; a Viognier, Syrah, and a Reserve Syrah.

The first wine, a 2008 Viognier, retails for $15. A grape that is beginning to gain a foothold in Colorado, the Allis Ranch Viognier was crisp and lively. Floral aromas, with flavors of honeysuckle, honeydew melon, and cantaloupe. A great wine with food or flying solo after a long day at work. The second wine poured was the 2007 Two Husky Red Syrah. Retailing for $18, the Syrah was aged in new French, French/American hybrid barrels and American Oak barrels. A gorgeous bouquet, the Syrah packs plenty of red fruit intermixed with pepper and smoky flavors. A medium to full-bodied wine that delivers quality from the first pour to the last.

Allis Ranch Winery impresses with two focused efforts that deliver great value. I’m beginning to run out of adjectives to describe Colorado’s wine country. From top to bottom, Colorado continues to impress, thus the streak continues…

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2 thoughts on “The Streak Continues…

  1. I never would have thought that Colorado had such great buys… I guess that just goes to show that you can’t judge a region without trying their wines first!


  2. Hi Randy,
    I continue to be in awe at the rising quality of wine in the other 46 states. Colorado was definitely an unexpected surprise. I had heard about the increasing popularity, but you never know until you try the wines. I definitely recommend seeking out! Cheers!

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