Archive for the ‘Cabernet Sauvignon’ Category

2008 Municipal Winemakers Cabernet Sauvignon

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If Charlie Sheen were talking about buying and drinking this wine he would say “WINNING!”  At $27 retail, this wine is a micro production (read: super hand made) from the exciting new Happy Canyon AVA in Santa Barbara County. NOTES: This wine has a deep dark nose that shows oak and minerality.  The palate is […]

2007 Josh Cabernet Sauvignon

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Great low alcohol Cabernet! Made by a former sommelier, this wine is delicious.

Blackbird Vineyards Illustration 2007

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Blackbird Vineyards is located in the heart of Oakville, in the middle of the valley floor.  They have managed to enter the market as a highly coveted brand, and accomplished this around the time that the economy was tanking.  After tasting the wine, and reading a little bit about their story, I can see why. […]

Pacific Valley Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

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This is a great work horse wine to have stashed all over the house.  I picked up a case of it prior to the holidays and have gone through most of it with great pleasure.  Bring it to a dinner party or open it at one of your own.  Drink it now, you don’t need […]

Paul Dolan Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Mendocino

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This is an organically and bio dynamically farmed property in Mendocino. If you are familiar with the bio dynamic process, you will notice the horns in the logo which are buried in the vineyard at a certain point in the year. The nose is minty with deep chocolate and crushed raspberries on the nose.  The […]

York Creek Cuvee 1 Production 8 Spring Mtn. Napa Valley

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This wine was intended for restaurants to pour by the glass.  It drinks like a champ, and is outrageously under priced for what it is; a small production Cabernet based blend from Spring Mtn. NOTES: The nose is open and shows a little bouquet, which is most likely because the wine is a blend of […]

Mycas de Limari Cabernet 2005

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NOTES: This wine has a distinct ‘Chilean gunpowder’ nose to it that shows big fruits, a hint of reduction, dark fruit, spice and a stripe of jalapeno herbaceousness and menthol that shows the cooler climate the wines were grown in. The palate is dense, rich and balanced,  and is supported whole heartedly by good tannin […]

Pedemonte Cabernet 2007

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This wine is a smoking deal; it comes from the heart of the Rutherford AVA in Napa Valley, and is a row by row selection of vines which goes into a small production bottling.  At a suggested $27 retail, you will find it for $50 at stores… when it is available. NOTES: The nose shows […]

Villa Cafaggio Cortaccio CS 2004

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This wine is like a ballerina; delicate and pretty but at the same time it possesses tremendous strength.  The nose is sleek and sophisticated, showing red fruits like rhubarb and raspberries and blue fruits like cassis and blackberries.  This is a layered wine which has creme de meure and toffee amongst the fruits.  Great bottle […]

2004 Yalumba The Signature CS/SY

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The Producer: Yalumba winery is family owned and has a 5 generation, 160 year-long history.  Do you remember the term ‘the company store’?  I learned that phrase while listening to ‘Sixteen Tons’, a song written from the perspective of a coal miner who couldn’t quit his job because the coal mining company owned everything in […]

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