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  • Winemakers

    GRAND CANYON WINE CO.

    The Grand Canyon Wine Company was developed by Kennelly Concepts, a food, and beverage group. They represent handcrafted products through resourcing  and investing in local communities

    There are only four states in the U.S. that are well known internationally; California, Washington, Oregon, and to a lesser extent, NewYork. The 46 states remaining all have a history of producing wine just as long and are unknown even in the country. Much of this has to do with internal politics, and the 13 years nightmare of a bad Idea Prohibition, that nearly obliterated the industry. Individual state laws continue to identify themselves as either “dry, wet or damp”.The good news is times are changing and states are slowly emerging by ambitious producers. 

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    VALLE REALE, MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO DOC 2018

    Deep purple, Medium-plus intensity, with Fresh black cherries, blackberries, black plum, cherry liquor, perfumed fresh cut violets, vanilla, dried herbs, mineral carbon. On the palate dry, medium + acid, medium tannins, medium alcohol, medium + body, high intensity, soft texture, medium-plus finish. This a very good wine expresses bright fresh fruit, intensely perfumed with dark flowers, cooked herbs, succulent on the front, fruit and flowers envelop the mid-palate, easily concentrates aromatic notes, complex in youth finishes with lively acid.

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    A.A Badenhorst 2015

    South Africa has the most dedicated Chenin Blanc planted to vine in the entire world, even overthrowing the Loire Valley. South Africa, on the Cape, consists of one of the most ancient soils, compared to more established wine regions around the globe. Unfortunately, after recovering from phylloxera, and partied, the industry had pulled much old bush Chenin Blanc. Such a tragedy, because Chenin blanc can grow like a weed and lose its embracive acidity and complex aromatics and flavors. The Badenhorst Estate has demonstrated respect to this varietal, making Steen (pronounced “stain” in African; means stone), from Old bush vines planted since the ’50s. The Swartland, known mostly for growing wheat and other grains is just realizing it’s potential to craft exceptional wines on soils of granite and shale.

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    Cashburn 2017 Pinot Noir Central Otago New Zealand

    Central Otago, New Zealand is one of the most phenomenal wines growing regions in the world. Known internationally for its plush fleshy Pinot Noir with a flinty mineral body. Cashburn is the second label to Burn Cottage. The consulting winemaker is Ted Lemon, of Sonoma’s legendary Littorai Winery. What makes Central Otago special, is it’s the ONLY continental region in all New Zealand. This allows dormancy for grapes and concentrates sugars and acid for complexity. The grapes are grown on soils iron, granite, and marls, for producing deep rich sophisticated wines worthy of age-ability. Light ruby.

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    2016 Catena Alta

    Nicola Catena planted his first Malbec vineyard in Mendoza in 1902. His grandson, Nicolás Catena, is known as the man who revolutionized Argentine wine and introduced high altitude Malbec to the world. There’s no shortage of Argentine Malbec in the world. Exports are prolific and still fashionable. The clone that was planted in the country from native Bordeaux displays a rich and deeper brooding character. The dry, cool, high altitude climate grows a thicker skin fruit from the sun’s strong radiation. Deep ruby.

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    K Syrah the Deal 2015 by K Vintners

    Washington state is the second-largest producer in the United States. They are world-renowned for the super bulk #1 producer of riesling from chateau St. Michele in the entire world; 20 million cases. The state produces wines from many other varieties, most notably reds. I’m not sure who coined Merlot as Washington State’s signature varietal. However, gravel, loess soils, and continental dry sunny cool climate resonate bold fleshy, mineral-driven Syrah. Charlie Smith K is a God in Washington state. This wine is no Exception from his line-up. Deep ruby.

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    Casa Magoni 2018

    Baja California is a force to reckon with in the world of wine. The Valle de Guadalupe just outside of Ensenada proper has been transforming itself into producing world-class wines since the last century. In fact, Bodegas de Santos Tomas, founded in 1888, is the oldest operating winery in Mexico. The issue with Mexico is strict export legislation to other countries as well as its own internal distributions. However, other international markets mainly the United States are seriously considering and making efforts to appropriate the wines globally. Medium gold. Medium intensity on the nose orchard fruits of red delicious apples, green pears, mandarin orange, white pepper toasted buttermilk biscuits On the palate dry, medium + alcohol, medium acid, full-body, creamy texture, with ripe tree fruits, honeysuckle, honeydew melon, cereal milk, lemon yogurt, white pepper medium + finish. This is a very good wine.

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    Empire EE Estate

    The finger lakes region on the east coast of the United States rarely achieves the praise or attention compared to recognizable areas of the west coast of the country, namely California. It’s a special region.it – This website is for sale! – Region Resources and Information. region. It’s Surrounded with temperate effects of the lakes, the cool Atlantic to the east, and the Canadian Rockies to the north that shields it somewhat from the Antarctic extreme temperatures. The region may not be the first thought that comes to mind when choosing a Riesling; however, they are extraordinary. They display sharp edge acid and core mineral character of Alsace, complemented with succulent ripe stone and tropical fruit of Australia’s Eden Valley.

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    MUGA RIOJA PRADO ENEA GRAN RESERVA 2011

    Deep ruby, medium+ intensity on the nose Blackberries, cherries menthol, Dried plum, wild mushrooms, smoked meats, leather, tobacco pipe. Black pepper, and dried herbs. On the palate, dry medium acid, stiff high tannins, high alcohol, full-body, high intensity with rich flavors of blackberries, dried prunes, figs, flora hits of hibiscus, lilac acacia, smoked black cardamom, teriyaki sweaty saddle, toasted cocoa nibs. Dried herbs, and asphalt. This an outstanding wine.

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    Bordeaux Chateau Roques Mauriac 2018

    This wine displays a pale gold with white water rim and slightly petillant. On the nose, it’s pronounced with citrus lemon/lime and grapefruit. It’s infused with dried grass, fresh herbs, tomato leaf, capsasicum fresh clean and youthful. On the palate dry high acid, medium plus alcohol, light-body, pronounced flavors, and intensity. Expresses primary fruit of lemon/ lime, grapefruit, herbaceous grass, spicy green peppercorns and slightly honeyed. Medium + finish and delicate texture. This is a very good wine.

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