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Rond Pond Cabernet 2006

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So, when you think of Napa you think of Cabernet, right?  And when you think of Cabernet, you think of Rutherford, right?  Well you should.  Rutherford has the rare combination of perfect conditions which produce, year in, year out, some of the best Cabernet wines in the world.  Sun exposure, temperature, soil, drainage and a […]

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 […]

Faust Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

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If you don’t know, Faust is the second label to Quintessa, but has many of the same features without the same price tag.  The wine is about 1/2 estate fruit from Quintessa, and 1/2 from a vineyard in south Napa in the Coombsville area. NOTES:  The palate is soft and has great density from a […]

Frog’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

We opened this classic Napa wine during a downpour!  We were hunkered down and ready to spend the night eating and drinking and enjoying good company.  By the end of the night, we had succeeded at all of the above. First impression on the nose gives away the Cab Franc in this blend; the wine […]

Honig Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Honig produces a great wine year in year out, and this is a great effort in the challenging 2000 vintage. It is drinking nicely, and is a medium bodied wine with strong rhubarb pie and fruit notes. A great drinker for now.

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