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November 2014 Wine Club
Colorado Wines

What a great way to start our busy time here at Merrill Ranch! Dave and Saundra Steckline brought back enough Colorado wine for us all to try in our featured tasting. Additionally, the crew that traveled on our annual wine trip brought back wines from Amador county for the Slosh n Nosh.

We had three wines from
Colorado Cellars, a Cabernet Sauvignon, a Merlot, and a Syrah. According to the website:

Colorado Cellars Winery is Colorado’s oldest, largest and most award-winning winery. Founded in 1978 as Colorado Mountain Vineyards, today’s brands also include Rocky Mountain Vineyards and the Orchard Mesa Wine Company. Today we continue to sell wines made under Colorado Winery License No. 5, the state’s oldest license still in existence!  Colorado Cellars is a family owned and operated winery, so winemaking here is truly a way of life. We grow our own grapes and fruit, keep bees for honey wine, personally make and bottle our wines – even deliver it ourselves. We are unique amongst Colorado wineries in that we are – and have always been – exclusively in the wine business… no second jobs, second incomes, or second careers. That complete commitment to an uncompromising desire for quality is the key to our long term success!

We tasted the wines open rather than the usual blind tasting. The only thing we asked our tasters was to choose their favorite wine. The Syrah won with 28 votes. The Cabernet was second with 13 votes while the Merlot garnered 9 votes.

I was rather surprised at the quality of all the wines. They were certainly drinkable examples of each of the grape varieties. Thanks again to Dave and Saundra for bringing back these wines for all of us to enjoy.

If you are traveling and want to bring back some of your treasures for a dedicated tasting, let us know and we might be able to design a tasting around them (we pay for the wines).

The Slosh n Nosh

The Slosh n Nosh was interesting with wines from your travels featured.


Many thanks to all for their fine efforts. And thanks to Pat Gougelmann for the pictures!

The People and the Food

Congratulations to our winners!

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And Until Next Time…

Wine Cheers