Category Archives : Counoise

10 Great Hot Weather Wines from Gold Country

It is finally Summer and the temperature is rising.  What wines do you drink when the temperature is up?  I know what I drink, and I thought I’d share with you my “go to” hot weather wines from California’s Sierra Foothills.   White Wines, Duh Well, it’s kind of a “no brainer” to suggest drinking […]

Sparkling Wines

Counoise Varietal

Yesterday I tasted Holly’s Hill’s 2009 El Dorado Counoise. Counoise? you wonder. Indeed.  As did I.  It seems that the Counoise is an obscure Rhone varietal, one of 13 which is allowed in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape blend.  It is use almost exclusively in blends, and not in very large quantities. Holly’s Hill grows and uses Counoise […]