Give CO wine a taste...

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#151 Post by Shay h arnoy »

Michael Martin wrote: 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....
Nice!
Are you based out of Colorado?
Im new to the forum and in Boulder.

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#152 Post by Michael Martin »

Shay h arnoy wrote: December 22nd, 2019, 8:35 am
Michael Martin wrote: 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....
Nice!
Are you based out of Colorado?
Im new to the forum and in Boulder.
Yes, main home on the West Slope, but weekdays mostly in Denver.

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#153 Post by Danny L. »

This is long over due from a bottle Kyle sent me last year.

2016 Colterris Merlot, Riverside Vineyard, Grand Valley. This was opened with a group of friends after thanksgiving alongside a 2013 Matthiasson Red Hen Merlot and a $25 bottle of 2015 right bank Bordeaux that we grabbed on a whim from whole foods. All three bottles were allowed to breathe and then consumed over 3 hours. The consensus was that the Colterris was too young. It had decent plummy fruit and moderate acidity, but it had an unexpected tannic harshness that did not go away with air. It came in last behind the Matthiasson, which drank beautifully and the Bordeaux, which was fine.
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#154 Post by Michael Martin »

Ok, just opened the Estate Pinot from Qutori. We actually like this better than the double gold Syrah.
We will be making a return visit to these folks.
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#155 Post by Kyle Schlachter »

Ok, so I've finally gotten back to this. PM me to arrange delivery of the wines...

David Jefferson: BookCliff Graciano Vino Salida Vermouth
David Glasser: Bonacquisti Tempranillo Carlson NSFW
Jonathan G: Storm Cellars Riesling Plum Creek Cab Franc
David Wright: BookCliff Ensemble Colterris Petit Verdot
David K: Storm Cellars Dry Riesling Snowy Peaks Petite Sirah
Donn Hein: Red Fox Nebbiolo Whitewater Hill Moscato
Philip G: Qutori Syrah Carlson Cherry

Please let me know if there are any strong objections to the choices.
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#156 Post by Kyle Schlachter »

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#157 Post by Philip G »

Kyle Schlachter wrote: December 23rd, 2019, 12:26 pm Ok, so I've finally gotten back to this. PM me to arrange delivery of the wines...

David Jefferson: BookCliff Graciano Vino Salida Vermouth
David Glasser: Bonacquisti Tempranillo Carlson NSFW
Jonathan G: Storm Cellars Riesling Plum Creek Cab Franc
David Wright: BookCliff Ensemble Colterris Petit Verdot
David K: Storm Cellars Dry Riesling Snowy Peaks Petite Sirah
Donn Hein: Red Fox Nebbiolo Whitewater Hill Moscato
Philip G: Qutori Syrah Carlson Cherry

Please let me know if there are any strong objections to the choices.
Thanks Kyle for the Governor's Cup winner, Qutori Syrah, and the Carlson Cherry! My father-in-law lives in Evergreen and often has Creekside and other CO wines so I will wait to share this with him and we'll post some tasting notes. Looks like I am the first to enter the Q Syrah in CT:
https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp? ... a91fcfedd3

Cheers!
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#158 Post by Michael Martin »

Any of you in Colorado might want to tune into Rocky Mountain PBS tonight, Friday the 21st at 7:30pm to a show called the Arts District. They will be featuring stories about Colorado Wine and including some of them discussed here.

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#159 Post by Michael Fess »

Phil or Michael,
Can I purchase a bottle or two of the Qutori any place in the Denver or is it only available at the winery?
I will poke around some of my local shops, but always like to see what is being produced in our backyard.
Another shout out to Creekside!

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Michael Fess wrote: February 22nd, 2020, 6:40 am Phil or Michael,
Can I purchase a bottle or two of the Qutori any place in the Denver or is it only available at the winery?
I will poke around some of my local shops, but always like to see what is being produced in our backyard.
Another shout out to Creekside!
I would reach out to Qutori and see where they sell it in Denver. I bought mine direct in Paonia.

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#161 Post by Michael Martin »

Here is the Rocky Mountain PBS story on Colorado wine for anyone interested.

https://video.rmpbs.org/video/colorado- ... hx-d127HWk

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My wife and I can be seen delivering wine to the judges in the video!

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Mel Hill wrote: February 23rd, 2020, 8:27 pm My wife and I can be seen delivering wine to the judges in the video!
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Mel Hill wrote: February 23rd, 2020, 8:27 pm My wife and I can be seen delivering wine to the judges in the video!
A friend of mine produced the story. I thought it was pretty well done and now that I know you’re in it, I’ll have to watch it again. [cheers.gif]

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#165 Post by Gary Schulte »

Love this kind of thread exposing under appreciated viticultural and winery regions. Did watch the video and enjoyed the the people profiled. Next time I'm in CO will have to do a trip to a couple of the wineries. Thanks for sharing.

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Had this little gem last night. One of the better domestic Rieslings I have had. The West Elks, unknown to most people in Colorado, let alone as a wine region, is turning out some great high altitude wines.
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RS???

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Michael Martin wrote: May 22nd, 2020, 4:37 pm Had this little gem last night. One of the better domestic Rieslings I have had. The West Elks, unknown to most people in Colorado, let alone as a wine region, is turning out some great high altitude wines.
Michael,
Bone-dry, dry, or off-dry?? Too many of the CO Rieslings are finished with too much RS.
Tom

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TomHill wrote: May 22nd, 2020, 4:48 pm
Michael Martin wrote: May 22nd, 2020, 4:37 pm Had this little gem last night. One of the better domestic Rieslings I have had. The West Elks, unknown to most people in Colorado, let alone as a wine region, is turning out some great high altitude wines.
Michael,
Bone-dry, dry, or off-dry?? Too many of the CO Rieslings are finished with too much RS.
Tom
Off dry. There’s a tinge of sweetness, but it’s so crisp it just all works. 12.6% alc so it just fit so well on a warm Spring night.

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we had a bottle of the Riesling last night with some Indian food. Great pairing with the heat.
My preference is for their dry Riesling over this bottle or their "reserve" Riesling which is also off dry.

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Mel Hill wrote: May 26th, 2020, 7:35 am IMG_6991.jpg
we had a bottle of the Riesling last night with some Indian food. Great pairing with the heat.
My preference is for their dry Riesling over this bottle or their "reserve" Riesling which is also off dry.
The dry Riesling is sold out. I inquired about it. They are supposed to be releasing the new vintage along with their rose' which in previous years was also very good.

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#171 Post by Mel Hill »

bought a case of the 2018 dry at the start of the quarantine then "won" a IG contest and they sent me one of everything!

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Mel Hill wrote: May 26th, 2020, 12:17 pm bought a case of the 2018 dry at the start of the quarantine then "won" a IG contest and they sent me one of everything!
Nice! They are building a tasting room too. Great part of the state to visit in summer.

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#173 Post by Michael Martin »

$20 a bottle, sparkling rose’, extra dry, off dry and a few other variations. Really good stuff. Hopefully my Colorado friends can find these. Sauvage Spectrum.
Stop into their Palisade tasting room too. Great guys.
https://sauvagespectrum.com/

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