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#101 Post by Bdklein » October 25th, 2018, 4:49 pm

If it's free, it's for me . I will take any reds, but since I was a recipient last year feel free to put any newbies ahead of me.
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#102 Post by mseeber » October 25th, 2018, 7:47 pm

These wines will surprise a lot of folks if they have never tried Colorado wines. Especially the Palisade fruit. I’d be interested in hearing about the port from whomever receives it although I wouldn’t be upset if Kyle decided to set it aside for me.
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#103 Post by Carlton McCrindle » October 26th, 2018, 11:16 am

Kyle, would be pleased to taste a CF!

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#104 Post by Jim Stewart » October 26th, 2018, 12:02 pm

I already put my name in for this, but maybe I should give “full disclosure”. My wife and I attended the Denver International Wine Festival a couple of years ago. It was a points and miles “trifecta” as United was offering tickets for miles, we had Southwest miles to fly from BOS to DEN, and hotel points for our stay! At one of the tastings, I met Bill Donahue of Creekside Cellars who was pouring some of his wines. Nice guy and he ended up inviting us up to Evergreen for a visit and tasting. Hesitated a bit, but decided to rent a car and head up to Evergreen for lunch and a tasting. (Stopping at Red Rocks along the way!). Totally impressed by Bill’s generous hospitality and the surprising range and quality of Creekside Cellars wines. Also the food part of lunch was great too. Highly recommended. So . . . I am not a complete newbie to Colorado wines, but still interested if you will have me.
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#105 Post by Michael Martin » October 26th, 2018, 12:13 pm

Jim Stewart wrote:
October 26th, 2018, 12:02 pm
I already put my name in for this, but maybe I should give “full disclosure”. My wife and I attended the Denver International Wine Festival a couple of years ago. It was a points and miles “trifecta” as United was offering tickets for miles, we had Southwest miles to fly from BOS to DEN, and hotel points for our stay! At one of the tastings, I met Bill Donahue of Creekside Cellars who was pouring some of his wines. Nice guy and he ended up inviting us up to Evergreen for a visit and tasting. Hesitated a bit, but decided to rent a car and head up to Evergreen for lunch and a tasting. (Stopping at Red Rocks along the way!). Totally impressed by Bill’s generous hospitality and the surprising range and quality of Creekside Cellars wines. Also the food part of lunch was great too. Highly recommended. So . . . I am not a complete newbie to Colorado wines, but still interested if you will have me.
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Creekside's wines just keep getting better and better. They use mostly Grand Valley Colorado fruit and I think they are one of the top producers in the state. Their Cab Franc, Rosso (a southern Rhone blend) and Robusto, a Bordeaux blend are some of my favorite Colorado wines. She also makes a really nice Roussanne and a Rose'.

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#106 Post by Jim Stewart » October 26th, 2018, 12:24 pm

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. . . Their Cab Franc, Rosso (a southern Rhone blend) and Robusto, a Bordeaux blend are some of my favorite Colorado wines. She also makes a really nice Roussanne and a Rose'.
Thanks Michael for jogging my memory a bit more. I do remember my surprise at the Roussanne and I believe there was maybe a Viognier too at that time?! (maybe not) Michelle (hope that name is right) might have been also in the process of making a Chenin Blanc on the sweet side. Who would have guessed this was happening in the foothills of Colorado!!!
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#107 Post by Michael Martin » October 26th, 2018, 3:30 pm

Jim Stewart wrote:
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Michael Martin wrote:
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. . . Their Cab Franc, Rosso (a southern Rhone blend) and Robusto, a Bordeaux blend are some of my favorite Colorado wines. She also makes a really nice Roussanne and a Rose'.
Thanks Michael for jogging my memory a bit more. I do remember my surprise at the Roussanne and I believe there was maybe a Viognier too at that time?! (maybe not) Michelle (hope that name is right) might have been also in the process of making a Chenin Blanc on the sweet side. Who would have guessed this was happening in the foothills of Colorado!!!
Yes, the winemaker is Michelle and she makes a nice Viognier as well.

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#108 Post by Kyle Schlachter » October 29th, 2018, 9:49 am

Looks like we have 7 participants:

Tom Hill: Teroldego/Syrah
Jim Stewart: Syrah/Eleve
Tom Wheltle: Petit Verdot/Port
Danny Lo: Merlot/Riesling
Mike Evans: Plum/Tempranillo
Bruce Klein: Gewurztraminer/Rose
Carlton McCrindle: Franc/Franc

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#109 Post by Anton D » October 29th, 2018, 11:30 am

Kyle Schlachter wrote:
October 29th, 2018, 9:49 am
Looks like we have 7 participants:

Tom Hill: Teroldego/Syrah
Jim Stewart: Syrah/Eleve
Tom Wheltle: Petit Verdot/Port
Danny Lo: Merlot/Riesling
Mike Evans: Plum/Tempranillo
Bruce Klein: Gewurztraminer/Rose
Carlton McCrindle: Franc/Franc

Please PM me with shipping info and I can get those bottles out to you.
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#110 Post by Michael Martin » December 13th, 2018, 12:41 pm

Nice to see the local university, Colorado Mesa, now supports education for the region's industry. https://www.coloradomesa.edu/news/2018/ ... BLC2fZFyUl

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#111 Post by Kyle Schlachter » December 13th, 2018, 2:47 pm

Yes, and at the same time Colorado State University is ending their vit/enology concentration in the horticulture program. [truce.gif]
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#112 Post by Kyle Schlachter » December 13th, 2018, 7:19 pm

I wonder if any of the CO wine recipients (other than TomHill) have tasted their wines yet and want to report back (good or bad)?
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#113 Post by Bdklein » December 13th, 2018, 9:37 pm

We recently opened the Reisling you sent us last year . It was way too sweet for us. As we find most Reisling to be. We didn't have it with any food.
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#114 Post by Mike Evans » December 14th, 2018, 5:24 am

Kyle Schlachter wrote:
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I wonder if any of the CO wine recipients (other than TomHill) have tasted their wines yet and want to report back (good or bad)?
Not yet, but I will soon and will definitely report back once I do. I’m glad you posted this, as I just realized that one of the wines is perfect for a dinner with some fellow Berserkers on Tuesday.

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#115 Post by Bdklein » December 14th, 2018, 6:37 am

And the can of white you recently sent us wasn't bad. Approx price point??
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#116 Post by Danny L. » December 17th, 2018, 2:30 pm

Here’s the first of two.

2017 Whitewater Hill Vineyard Riesling. Grand Valley, Colorado.

Drank alongside five other rieslings from around the country (California, Oregon, Washington, Michigan, and a German). Very sweet—closer to an auslese than a spätlese. Some hints of green apple, Meyer lemon, and just the faintest wisp of plasticky petrol. Moderate to low acidity. Not particularly viscous. This was a very simple wine. It was too sweet, even for the the sweet wine lovers in the group. I think the wine suffers from a marketing flaw. If the winery bottles this in 375s and sold it as a dessert wine, I think people would readily accept it and purchase it. But as a table wine, it’s just far too sweet. SRP $14.00
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#117 Post by Kyle Schlachter » December 18th, 2018, 9:44 am

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And the can of white you recently sent us wasn't bad. Approx price point??
A four-pack sells for $22... so $5.50 for a single can.
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#118 Post by Kyle Schlachter » December 18th, 2018, 9:54 am

Danny L. wrote:
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Here’s the first of two.

2017 Whitewater Hill Vineyard Riesling. Grand Valley, Colorado.

I think the wine suffers from a marketing flaw...But as a table wine, it’s just far too sweet. SRP $14.00
Maybe, but to the general mass market wine consumer riesling is sweet. At $14 they aren't targeting consumers who even know what auslese means (though to counter that, at only 75 case production they aren't targeting many people at all). The specs for the Riesling are RS: 4.9%, ABV: 12.6%, TA: 6 g/l. And yes, I personally find it too sweet, too.
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#119 Post by Bdklein » December 21st, 2018, 1:59 pm

My wife just opened this and really likes it. Thanks Kyle.
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#120 Post by Kyle Schlachter » December 21st, 2018, 4:00 pm

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#121 Post by Bdklein » December 21st, 2018, 4:14 pm

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Thanks . Just like to know . And thanks again for the wine.
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#122 Post by Mike Evans » December 21st, 2018, 10:11 pm

Here is my first note from the selection I received:

NV Carlson Vineyards Plum - USA, Colorado (12/18/2018)
Note: The bottle was a free sample from the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

Funky red fruit on the nose, similar to quite a few natural wines I’ve had, then on the palate it shows off-dry and simple with some real plum character and a fair bit of funk. I really wanted to like it, but the more I drank the less pleasant I found it.

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#123 Post by Jim Stewart » December 25th, 2018, 3:25 pm

Kyle Schlachter wrote:
October 29th, 2018, 9:49 am
Looks like we have 7 participants:

Tom Hill: Teroldego/Syrah
Jim Stewart: Syrah/Eleve
Tom Wheltle: Petit Verdot/Port
Danny Lo: Merlot/Riesling
Mike Evans: Plum/Tempranillo
Bruce Klein: Gewurztraminer/Rose
Carlton McCrindle: Franc/Franc

Please PM me with shipping info and I can get those bottles out to you.
Kyle, FYI, I have put together some tasting notes on the 2016 Snowy Peaks Winery Eleve and the 2016 Monkshood Winery Whitewater Syrah that you sent me. They are in separate TN’s that I put in Wine Talk. My wife and I enjoyed both of these wines. Thanks very much for offering us these wines to taste. Cheers. -Jim
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#124 Post by Kyle Schlachter » October 3rd, 2019, 1:19 pm

Shall we give this a go once again this year? I'm in the process of receiving the 2019 winners and then I will ship to various wine media and now it's time for Berserkers to get a crack at the wines [berserker.gif] . What I am proposing again is sending seven of you a few bottles of CO wine so you may share your thoughts (good or bad) here with the community. Each person will get 2 wines. If you would like to taste a few CO wines, the first seven people interested to post will get a box of wine via FedEx (or can pick up for those Denver-area Berserkers). I will give preference for first-time participants. I will consider requests for specific wines...

Here are the wines:
2019 GOVERNOR’S CUP COLLECTION (Top 14 scoring wines)

Bonacquisti Wine Company (Denver) - 2018 Tempranillo, Colorado
BookCliff Vineyards (Boulder) - 2016 Graciano, Colorado
BookCliff Vineyards (Boulder) - 2016 Ensemble Red Blend, Colorado
Carlson Vineyards (Palisade) - Cherry Wine, 100% Grand Valley Montmorency cherries
Carlson Vineyard (Palisade) - 2018 NSFW White Blend, Grand Valley AVA
Colterris (Palisade) - 2017 Petit Verdot, Grand Valley AVA
Plum Creek Winery (Palisade) - 2016 Cabernet Franc, Grand Valley AVA
Qutori Wines (Paonia) - 2017 Syrah, Colorado
Red Fox Cellars (Palisade) - 2017 Nebbiolo, Grand Valley AVA
Snowy Peaks Winery (Estes Park) - 2016 Petite Sirah, Grand Valley AVA
The Storm Cellar (Paonia) - 2018 Dry Riesling, West Elks AVA
The Storm Cellar (Paonia) - 2018 Riesling, West Elks AVA
Vino Salida Wine Cellars (Poncha Springs) - Vino Vermouth di Salida - Rosso, Colorado
Whitewater Hill Vineyards (Grand Junction) - 2018 Moscato, Grand Valley AVA


We do have a public food/wine event where we announce the Best of Show called Colorado Uncorked on November 15 in Denver.
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#125 Post by TomHill » October 3rd, 2019, 1:27 pm

Kyle Schlachter wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 1:19 pm
Shall we give this a go once again this year? I'm in the process of receiving the 2019 winners and then I will ship to various wine media and now it's time for Berserkers to get a crack at the wines [berserker.gif] . What I am proposing again is sending seven of you a few bottles of CO wine so you may share your thoughts (good or bad) here with the community. Each person will get 2 wines. If you would like to taste a few CO wines, the first seven people interested to post will get a box of wine via FedEx (or can pick up for those Denver-area Berserkers). I will give preference for first-time participants. I will consider requests for specific wines...

Here are the wines:
2019 GOVERNOR’S CUP COLLECTION (Top 14 scoring wines)

Bonacquisti Wine Company (Denver) - 2018 Tempranillo, Colorado
BookCliff Vineyards (Boulder) - 2016 Graciano, Colorado
BookCliff Vineyards (Boulder) - 2016 Ensemble Red Blend, Colorado
Carlson Vineyards (Palisade) - Cherry Wine, 100% Grand Valley Montmorency cherries
Carlson Vineyard (Palisade) - 2018 NSFW White Blend, Grand Valley AVA
Colterris (Palisade) - 2017 Petit Verdot, Grand Valley AVA
Plum Creek Winery (Palisade) - 2016 Cabernet Franc, Grand Valley AVA
Qutori Wines (Paonia) - 2017 Syrah, Colorado
Red Fox Cellars (Palisade) - 2017 Nebbiolo, Grand Valley AVA

Snowy Peaks Winery (Estes Park) - 2016 Petite Sirah, Grand Valley AVA
The Storm Cellar (Paonia) - 2018 Dry Riesling, West Elks AVA
The Storm Cellar (Paonia) - 2018 Riesling, West Elks AVA
Vino Salida Wine Cellars (Poncha Springs) - Vino Vermouth di Salida - Rosso, Colorado
Whitewater Hill Vineyards (Grand Junction) - 2018 Moscato, Grand Valley AVA


We do have a public food/wine event where we announce the Best of Show called Colorado Uncorked on November 15 in Denver.
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Kyle,
Would be interested in those two.
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#126 Post by Kyle Schlachter » October 3rd, 2019, 1:30 pm

Didn't you take the Syrah and Teroldego last year? I'm sensing a theme...
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Yup...

#127 Post by TomHill » October 3rd, 2019, 1:34 pm

Kyle Schlachter wrote:
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Didn't you take the Syrah and Teroldego last year? I'm sensing a theme...
Yup....I did, Kyle. I'm particularly interested in the Nebb because of the NEB group I run. I believe this is the first CO Nebb??
I'm adding RedFox to me NEB e-mail list.
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#128 Post by Michael Martin » October 3rd, 2019, 1:44 pm

Kyle, please give preference to first timers, but if you need a local, pinch hitter, let me know.

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#129 Post by Jim Stewart » October 3rd, 2019, 2:00 pm

Did this last year and enjoyed the wines. I encourage first timers to give these CO wines a taste!
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#130 Post by Anton D » October 3rd, 2019, 2:27 pm

If you don't get enough first timers, my group would love to do a sequel.
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#131 Post by Bdklein » October 3rd, 2019, 2:39 pm

Anton D wrote:
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If you don't get enough first timers, my group would love to do a sequel.
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#132 Post by Philip G » October 3rd, 2019, 5:43 pm

Hey Kyle I'm in Denver so don't know if I'm allowed to participate. Might try to come to the event as well.

There are some decent Colorado wines. I've had Plum Creek in the past and Vino Salida recently while I was in the area. Didn't like the Vermouth but their "standard" wines with Palisade fruit are pretty good. The Chardonnay was quite drinkable.
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#133 Post by D. HEIN » October 3rd, 2019, 6:23 pm

Kyle, In Denver, if still available, would enjoy participating!

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#134 Post by David_K » October 3rd, 2019, 6:26 pm

I tried some Colorado wine once at a farmer's market in the Boulder area. I asked the pourers, how did you select the place from which to make the wine? I was interested in learning about the influence of elevation, soil type, etc. Response: "Oh, that's where the vines are!" It didn't inspire confidence, I confess...
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#135 Post by Michael Martin » October 3rd, 2019, 6:59 pm

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October 3rd, 2019, 6:26 pm
I tried some Colorado wine once at a farmer's market in the Boulder area. I asked the pourers, how did you select the place from which to make the wine? I was interested in learning about the influence of elevation, soil type, etc. Response: "Oh, that's where the vines are!" It didn't inspire confidence, I confess...
I want to be respectful of your post because that was your personal experience and it left an impression.

I now spend a lot of my time “where the vines are” and I can tell that there are some great wines being produced in Colorado and the winemakers would love to tell you their story. I suggest next time you are here, come visit the Grand Valley - Palisade and Grand Junction or the West Elks and spend some time talking to the winemakers. They will probably be the ones passing you the glass in tasting room. They have great stories to tell, far more then someone at the farmers market. You might be pleasantly surprised. [cheers.gif]

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#136 Post by David_K » October 3rd, 2019, 7:17 pm

Michael Martin wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 6:59 pm
David_K wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 6:26 pm
I tried some Colorado wine once at a farmer's market in the Boulder area. I asked the pourers, how did you select the place from which to make the wine? I was interested in learning about the influence of elevation, soil type, etc. Response: "Oh, that's where the vines are!" It didn't inspire confidence, I confess...
I want to be respectful of your post because that was your personal experience and it left an impression.

I now spend a lot of my time “where the vines are” and I can tell that there are some great wines being produced in Colorado and the winemakers would love to tell you their story. I suggest next time you are here, come visit the Grand Valley - Palisade and Grand Junction or the West Elks and spend some time talking to the winemakers. They will probably be the ones passing you the glass in tasting room. They have great stories to tell, far more then someone at the farmers market. You might be pleasantly surprised. [cheers.gif]
I'd love that! I didn't mean to paint with a broad brush in a negative way; that's just my only experience with Colorado wine, so I remember it. Next time I'm out that way I'll certainly try to find time to try some.
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#137 Post by David Wright » October 3rd, 2019, 9:06 pm

Scanning the list of wines, I did a doubletake after seeing BookCliff -- Book Cliff is a famous geology locality in western CO. I might guess that one or more of the principals is a geologist. Anyhow, if the BookCliff wines are not already spoken for, my wife and I would be happy to try them with suitable meals.

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#138 Post by JonathanG » October 3rd, 2019, 9:20 pm

Interested in participating, haven't participated before.

Also very interested to read up on the history of CO wine. I lived in Denver several years ago and never heard of CO wine!

Where can i buy CO wine? Am in Vail every Xmas for weeks, passing through Denver. Would love to get a few bottles to sample over Xmas also.
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#139 Post by TomHill » October 3rd, 2019, 9:50 pm

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Interested in participating, haven't participated before.

Also very interested to read up on the history of CO wine. I lived in Denver several years ago and never heard of CO wine!

Where can i buy CO wine? Am in Vail every Xmas for weeks, passing through Denver. Would love to get a few bottles to sample over Xmas also.
Try the BoulderWineMerchant. They usually
Have a good selection of CO wines. And lots of other good stuff.

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#140 Post by Jim Stewart » October 4th, 2019, 4:48 am

David_K wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 7:17 pm
Michael Martin wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 6:59 pm
David_K wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 6:26 pm
I tried some Colorado wine once at a farmer's market in the Boulder area. I asked the pourers, how did you select the place from which to make the wine? I was interested in learning about the influence of elevation, soil type, etc. Response: "Oh, that's where the vines are!" It didn't inspire confidence, I confess...
I want to be respectful of your post because that was your personal experience and it left an impression.

I now spend a lot of my time “where the vines are” and I can tell that there are some great wines being produced in Colorado and the winemakers would love to tell you their story. I suggest next time you are here, come visit the Grand Valley - Palisade and Grand Junction or the West Elks and spend some time talking to the winemakers. They will probably be the ones passing you the glass in tasting room. They have great stories to tell, far more then someone at the farmers market. You might be pleasantly surprised. [cheers.gif]
I'd love that! I didn't mean to paint with a broad brush in a negative way; that's just my only experience with Colorado wine, so I remember it. Next time I'm out that way I'll certainly try to find time to try some.
David, no need to wait - just tell Kyle that you are interested in participating

Kyle, this young man needs to be introduced to CO wine if you can fit him in this go-around
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#141 Post by David Glasser » October 4th, 2019, 4:55 am

I’d love to try them Kyle. Interested in the Tempranillo and Syrah, but happy to try any.

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#142 Post by Hank Victor » October 4th, 2019, 8:05 am

I'll be in Denver/ Boulder next weekend. Any close by recommendations?
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#143 Post by Michael Martin » October 4th, 2019, 8:16 am

Hank Victor wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 8:05 am
I'll be in Denver/ Boulder next weekend. Any close by recommendations?
Bookcliff has a tasting room in Boulder. I highly recommend the 2017 Reserve Malbec and the Petit Verdot.

West of Denver in the cute mountain town of Evergreen is Creekside Cellars. She makes great whites and reds, especially a Bordeaux blend Robusto. She also makes a club only version of a southern Rhone called Rossa. Maybe you can talk her into letting you try a bottle. Its very old world in style. She makes a nice Roussanne and Cab Franc as well.

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#144 Post by Hank Victor » October 4th, 2019, 8:18 am

Michael Martin wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 8:16 am
Hank Victor wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 8:05 am
I'll be in Denver/ Boulder next weekend. Any close by recommendations?
Bookcliff has a tasting room in Boulder. I highly recommend the 2017 Reserve Malbec and the Petit Verdot.

West of Denver in the cute mountain town of Evergreen is Creekside Cellars. She makes great whites and reds, especially a Bordeaux blend Robusto. She also makes a club only version of a southern Rhone called Rossa. Maybe you can talk her into letting you try a bottle. Its very old world in style. She makes a nice Roussanne as well.
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#145 Post by Philip G » October 4th, 2019, 8:49 am

Hank Victor wrote:
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I'll be in Denver/ Boulder next weekend. Any close by recommendations?
Infinite Monkey Theorem has a cool/hip tasting area downtown. Wines on tap, patio with corn hole, etc. Their wines are decent enough.
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#146 Post by David Jefferson » October 6th, 2019, 9:22 am

I’m in Colorado and would be interested in participating if you still have room. I can pick up in Denver.
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#147 Post by Mike Evans » October 12th, 2019, 3:20 pm

It took a while to get to one of the wines from last year, but here we go:

2016 Bookcliff Vineyards Tempranillo - USA, Colorado (10/12/2019)
Note: The bottle was a free sample from the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

Ripe plummy fruit with a burned rubber and baking spice finish, it has a fair bit of fine tannin and plenty of fruit, so it would be interesting to see what more cellar time would deliver.

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#148 Post by Kyle Schlachter » October 21st, 2019, 9:11 am

I have not forgotten about every one. Still waiting on the last few bottles to arrive. I'll be able to get around to this probably after Nov. 5...
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#149 Post by nburglin » October 25th, 2019, 3:28 pm

I'm new to the Colorado wine scene and live in Denver. Is there an upcoming event where I can sample a wide variety of Colorado wines? Colorado Uncorked?
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#150 Post by Michael Martin » December 22nd, 2019, 7:07 am

Drove over to Paonia in the West Elks wine region yesterday. A cute granola arty kind of town with some good restaurants.
The main purpose was to find the Governor’s Cup Double Gold winning Qutori Syrah. The winery is so new there is no tasting room, but the winemaker’s mother runs a fun little eatery called Root and Vine that sells the wines in front of the winery right off the main highway. She also is on-site to answer any questions.

We bought some of the Syrah and two different Pinots. Opened the Syrah and found it very good. A more pepper driven version of Syrah, but very balanced and elegant. Will report back on the Pinots.

We also want to do a tasting at The Storm Cellar, but they are by appointment only. We’ll have to save that for a return trip.

I recommend the lamb enchiladas at Living Farm Cafe, if you make the journey.
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