This Week In Wine Review - September 18 - 24, 2016

This Week In Wine Review: September 18 – 24, 2016

This Week In Wine: We take a look at how to make your wine tasting trip a success, the 2013 Sokol Blosser Dundee Hill Pinot Noir, THEGRAPE’s Sushi and Wine Pairing Guide and we throwback to one of our most popular posts, the 2014 Jam Cellars Butter Chardonnay.

Welcome to this weeks edition of This Week in Wine — your one-stop serving of this week’s best wine related posts, including wine tips (aka Grape Tips), wine recommendations and food and wine recipe pairings, pulled from our weekly editions of This Week In Wine. Bookmark this page to peruse while you cheerfully and (very) warmly welcome September — and start your weekend off on the right foot. Here’s to another delicious week!

Wine 101

Wine Tasting Tips - THE GRAPE

This Week In Wine 101: 9 Tips To Make Your Wine Tasting Trip A Hit

If you’re planning a trip to wine country, Grape! What are some simple tips to make a wine tasting trip a success? This is The Grape’s Guide To A Successful Wine Tasting Trip, including 9 tips to make your wine tasting trip a success. Consider the following when planning your trip to wine country.

Wine Wednesday

2013 Sokol Blosser Dundee Hills Pinot Noir -

This Week In Red Wine: Sokol Blosser Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2013 ($38)

Vintage after vintage, year after year, the Sokol Blosser Dundee Hills Pinot Noir is widely praised and highly acclaimed. The pinot noir grapes are highlighted in every bottle — a reflection of the Sokol Blosser winemaking style. They make elegant wines that express the pureness of their fruit and terroir. Expressive and bright, this red wine showcases dark fruit flavors of cherry and blueberry with earthy and spicy characteristics that are re ective of our Jory soil. The wine is smooth on the entry; red fruit is carried throughout, but with black cherry dominating the mid-palate with hints of cola and cassis on the finish. This wine possesses great depth of pure fruit flavor, strong structure, acid and persistent length. With proper cellaring this wine can be enjoyed for the next 10 to 15 years.

Throwback Thursday

The 2014 Jam Cellars Butter Chardonnay

This Week In Throwback Thursday Wine Reveiws: Jam Cellars Butter Chardonnay 2014 ($16)

While some might say the straw-colored 2014 Jam Cellars Butter Chardonnay has a “delightfully aromatic profile,” at THEGRAPE we say it smells simply delicious. And that begins with vanilla scented oak and ripe pear. Once we allowed it to open up a bit, bringing it closer to room temperature, the flavors were more noticeable, with a touch of buttered toast and tropical fruitiness that rounded out the aromas and gave the Butter Chardonnay a little extra depth. Refreshing flavors of honeydew and pineapple combine with vanilla to draw together an enjoyably smooth finish that lingers just long enough.

Food & Wine Friday

Tempura and eel sushi roll w/ wine -

This Week In Food & Wine: THEGRAPE’s Sushi and Wine Pairing Guide

Do you love Sushi? Well, we do too so this Food & Wine Friday we’re giving you five (basic) sushi and wine pairing suggestions for your next Japanese dining experience. Oh, and feel free to share your favorite restaurant, rolls and their creative names! A favorite of ours is The Three Amigo’s roll from Tokyo Express in San Francisco. Delicious!

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This has been another great week of Wine 101, aka  Grape Tips, Wine Wednesday recommendations and Food & Wine Recipes! We hope you enjoyed this episode of This Week In Wine. We’re not only confident you’ll enjoy this weeks grape tip but we’re excited for you to try this week food and wine suggestions. If you enjoyed this post please don’t forget to like it above and join the discussion by leaving a rating and a comment below. Thanks and we’ll see you next week for another edition of This Week In Wine. Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments below and at Cheers!

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