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  • n. Plural form of bottling.


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  • Winemaker Fred Merwarth makes seven different rieslings, including two single-vineyard wines, a late harvest, a TBA-style, a Reserve and then two "regular" bottlings.

    Tasting Notes

  • Did the two vineyards really warrant separate bottlings, or was it a marketing ploy along the lines of "reserve" labels?

    Tasting Notes

  • That's what David Page, co-owner of Shinn Estate Vineyards said when I asked him about his 2006 Rose ($16) -- a much richer, bolder wine than many local bottlings.

    Long Island Dines

  • You maintain your anonymity, so why not offer specific examples of single-vineyard FL wines that are inferior to their "regular" bottlings?

    Red Newt Cellars 2007 Sawmill Creek Vineyards Gewurztraminer

  • Wineries like Raphael, Shinn, Macari, Jamesport, Channing Daughters and Paumanok are all making quality sauvignon these days and (with some vineyard variation) there is a style that many seem to be going for with at least some of their bottlings.

    Jamesport Vineyards 2007 Sauvignon Blanc Reserve

  • I agree that sometimes I prefer the 'regular' bottlings to the 'reserve' but 99% of the time that's just an oak thing (I'm talking chardonnay and reds here mostly).

    Red Newt Cellars 2007 Sawmill Creek Vineyards Gewurztraminer

  • I might be more inclined to buy them if they were a few dollars more than the lower bottlings, but almost double the price is a barrier.

    Red Newt Cellars 2007 Sawmill Creek Vineyards Gewurztraminer

  • On occasion, the reserve bottlings have even been inferior.

    Red Newt Cellars 2007 Sawmill Creek Vineyards Gewurztraminer

  • The Rouge carries non-vintage label (and subsequent bottlings very well may be non-vintage) but this edition is 100% 2007 fruit -- 95% merlot, 3% cabernet sauvignon and 2% cabernet franc to be more precise.

    Lenn Thompson

  • And I must note that Klaus is a wine maven of the first order, and he will match some exquisite bottlings to the dishes... mainly Austrian and German vintages whose flinty, mineral quality go so well with Asian spicing.

    Jay Weston: The Best Chinese Meal of My Life... Again!


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