Category Archives: Lake County

EVERYDAY WINE PICK: Langtry Estate | Guenoc | Petite Sirah | Lake County | California | $15 (Avg.) | 88 pts

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This appealing Petite Sirah hails from Lake County, California’s “undiscovered wine country” just north of Napa Valley. It is burly and expressive, with aromas reminiscent of dark fruit compote, cracked black pepper, and pine forest; and flavors that suggest ripe blueberry, cola, and black tea … Continue reading

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PICK of the RACK: Shannon Ridge | “Home Ranch – Two Bud Block” Zinfandel | High Valley AVA | Lake County | California | 2008 | $25 | 90 pts

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Aromas:  boysenberry; cherry pie filling; cinnamon Character:  rich & fruit forward; zesty & juicy; medium-bodied; medium acids & soft tannins; soft, unobtrusive oak Flavors:  raspberry and blackberry jam; vanilla bean; red licorice; chocolate covered cherry; black pepper & baking spices Food Pairing:  … Continue reading

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PICK of WINE COUNTRY: Lake County, California | Langtry Estate and Vineyards

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Ninety miles north of San Francisco and just over the mountains from Napa Valley sits Lake County, California, arguably the state’s least-recognized wine producing region.  Geographically isolated and rugged, the county is distinguished by the largest freshwater lake in California – “Clear Lake,” … Continue reading

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