Cellar Notes

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Let’s Taste Tempranillo

In today’s cellar note we taste Spanish Tempranillo. We will briefly explore two wine regions, Rioja and Toro, by tasting four wines all of which we received as tasting samples. We will begin in Rioja, Spain’s best-known red wine region, and move on to Toro, which is not as well known but on the rise. All four wines are made […]

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Chateau Montelena Calistoga Zinfandel

If you are a serious wine enthusiast then you recognize the Chateau Montelena name. Chardonnay may be the variety you most closely associate with Chateau Montelena Winery, as the winner in the white wine category of the 1972 Judgement of Paris competition, but the Calistoga winery is up to more than Chardonnay. We recently received a tasting sample of Chateau […]

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Carlania Celler El Petit Carlania Trepat

“Let me know when you are picked up at the airport so I can have dinner ready. I have an interesting dinner and a more interesting wine.” Who doesn’t love receiving a text message like that? Little did I know a glass of Carlania Celler El Petit Carlania Trepat would be waiting for me when I arrived home. A couple […]

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The Sisters Wine

We celebrate any number of wine days here at Pull That Cork. You know some of them: Rosé, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay. When we received tasting samples of two wines from a New Zealand brand called The Sisters I thought it would be fun to share these wines with you on National Sisters Day (#NationalSistersDay). The Sisters brand is clearly aimed […]

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Looking for a New Locations Wine?

This cellar note includes four of winemaker Dave Phinney’s Locations wines. We begin in New Zealand then stop off in Europe, to visit France and Spain, before reaching our final destination of Washington State. No passport required. We received all four wines as tasting samples. The first thing you probably notice about the Locations wines are the distinctive black and […]

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A Return to Lieb Cellars and Bridge Lane Wine

Lieb Cellars and its sister winery, Bridge Lane Wine, are located on the North Fork of Long Island, New York. And while we have tasted a fair number of wines from New York’s Finger Lakes AVA, we are novices when it comes to Long Island. Our first taste of Long Island’s North Fork came last year when we tasted these […]

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Food-Friendly Wine from Gonzáles Byass

Today’s Cellar Note takes us on a tasting tour of four Spanish wine regions: Rías Baixas, Rueda, Rioja and Jerez. All four wines are imported by Gonzáles Byass USA and all are priced under $20 per bottle. We received all four wines as tasting samples. After five generations in the wine business, Gonzáles Byass remains family-owned. What began in 1835 […]

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Brkić Greda Žilavka

There is something to be said for the comfort of familiarity. On the other hand, the exhilaration of new discoveries should not be underestimated. We recently discovered this for ourselves when we enjoyed a bottle of Brkić Greda Žilavka, both a new wine region and grape variety for us, with a delicious mushroom pasta dish that was also new to […]