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Barrels and Bottles Blog — california

Noble Vines 446 Chardonnay 2012

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VINE TYPES: WHAT IS A CLONE? Throughout centuries of cultivation, winegrowers have paid close attention to their vines, watching for beneficial changes as the plants adapted to their site and growing conditions. They selected those with exceptional attributes and propagated them by cuttings from the original vine into the vine types we call “clones”: genetically […]

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Noble Vines 667 Pinot Noir 2012

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Noble Vines Throughout centuries of cultivation, winegrowers have paid close attention to their vines, watching for beneficial changes as the plants adapted to their site and growing conditions. They selected those with exceptional attributes and propagated them by cuttings from the original vine into the vine types we call “clones”: genetically identical vines that are […]

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Noble Vine 242 Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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Noble Vines Over centuries, vintners have carefully singled out the most admired vines, naming each vine with a unique number to identify its exceptional attributes. Here in California, we’ve planted a selection of these vines exactly where they will flourish best: in select locations on the red soils and cobblestones of our family-owned vineyard in […]

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Dancing Coyote Sauvignon Blanc from Clarksburg California

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Dancing Coyote Chenin Blanc is a clean, crisp white wine with elegant flavors of pear, apple and a hint of lime. Wonderful balance of refreshing acidity and clean aftertaste. This grape is truly underrated and overlooked by many. The Clarksburg appellation is know for its amazing Chenin Blanc, primarily because of its ideal climate. As […]

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Big Zinfandel lurking in cellar

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A great find in the cellar last night in the form of a bottle of 1999 Rutherford Ranch Zinfandel. I don’t recall actually buying it but it looked like it has been down there for about 4 years. The label was dirty and bruised but had thankfully been laying down. The corked pulled fine but […]

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