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Domestic Selection: Merlot, 1987, Columbia

In 1962 home winemaking buff Professor Lloyd Woodbourne, plus a few of his similarly inclined colleagues from the University of Washington, founded what is now Washington states oldest premium winery. At that time it was called Associated Vintners (six years ago the name was changed to the cur­rent Columbia Winery). Pooling their resources they bought… read more »

Domestic Selection: Zinfandel, Vineyard Selection 1978, L. M. Martini

One day in 1906, a nineteen-year-old Enology student from the University of Genoa got a bit of advice from his college professor that would change his Life, “If you want to make wine,” he said, “you’d better go back to California. . .experiment by yourself and study.” His name was Louis M. Martini. The story… read more »

Viscous

This term describes how thick the wine is. A viscous wine will be dense and full-bodied. The wine will be thicker according to the amounts of sugar, alcohol, tannins, glycerin, and more. These thick wines are rich in fruit flavors as they have higher amounts of ingredients in them.  

Young

A young wine has characteristics such as fruity and fresh. It has a flavor of energy and zest.

Nose

The nose is the aroma of the wine. There are many different smells of a wine from fruity, floral, earthy, and more.  

New World

New World wine refers to the modern winemaking technique that produces more fruity flavors and bigger body. This method is primarily used in countries like United States, Australia, and Argentina.  

Massive

Massive wines are a larger scale of big wines. It is very ripe with a high levels of fruit concentrations. This type of wine are usually full-bodied, rich, and big. An example of a massive wine is the 1990 Hermitage La Chapelle.  

Lush

Lush wines are filled with velvety and rich characteristics because of its ripe fruits and fruity flavors. Lush wines are enriched with the right amount of fruit flavors.

Jammy

This wine has a flavor and aroma of fresh fruits because of the very ripe fruits that is included in the wine. Jammy wines are bolder in their taste compare to fruity wines. In addition, this wine have more sugar and have berry sweetness that is sticky as a jam.  

Fruity

Fruity wines gives off an aroma, flavor, and bouquet of fruits that are in the wine such as grapes, strawberries, citrus, berries, cherries, apricot, and   apples.