Archive for January 2010

Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

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The nose starts out a little shy or subdued, but has pretty classic Napa Cab virtues.  Right after opening it shows crushed raspberry fruits and strong minerality, but starts to open up and show a deeper, richer nose with hints of candied cherries, rhubarb, french bread and herbaciousness. Side note:  It is no surprise that […]

Karl Lawrence 2005 Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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This wine was a treat.  It had beautifully polished blue fruits.  Tremendous texture and depth.  This wine was exceptional and made an impression on everybody that we shared it with.  We were lucky enough to have it out of magnum at a post Thanksgiving dinner party.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough time to step aside […]

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