Posts Written OnNovember 17, 2008

Croteaux Vineyards 2007 Merlot “314 Clone” Rose

2007 marked Croteaux Vineyards' second vintage making wine from the merlot grown on their 10-acre property. Previously the fruit was sold (and some still is) to Channing Daughters Winery and Scarola Vineyards. Of course, owners Michael and Paula Croteau don't actually make traditional merlot with those grapes. They make rose — 3 different ones from 3 different clonal selections. And, in an industry large enough now to demand niche producers, they are as 'nichey' as they come. They call it "rose on purpose." These three wines were originally a part of my "Week of 3s" but I think each warrants…

Wine Blogging Wednesday #51: The Round Up

I've been remiss in recent months keeping you updated on the goings on with Wine Blogging Wednesday. I've forgotten to post about newly announced themes and I've definitely missed telling you about the 'round up' posts. No more. I am the founder of this little monthly party after all. I should let my readers know about it a bit more, right? So, it is with great pleasure that I let you know that November's host, Joe from 1WineDude has posted the round up. Thanks for hosting, Joe. Keep an eye out for December's announcement… for WBW #52.