CABERNET SAUVIGNON

    A Tour of French Wine Regions via Perseus Winery

    Can you match the French wine region with the following grape varieties? Region:  Bordeaux, Alsace, Rhone Valley Variety:  Pinot Gris, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah If you can’t figure it out, scroll to the bottom of this article for the answer.  Assuming you gues...

    16 readers - By MyWinePal

    WBC Pre-Trip: A Glimpse into the Soul of Santa Barbara Wine

    Larry Schaffer, Tercero Wines Our WBC journey began with bread.  And yeast.  And really good wine.  What I found about the Santa Barbara region is that it has a soul.  It’s real, it’s eclectic, it’s quotable and it’s incredibly real.  It’s something that you can’t get with ...

    16 readers - By Dallas Wine Chick
  • The latest about Cabernet Sauvignon

      Quick Pour: Cameron Hughes Lot 383 2011 Meritage IGP Pays D’Oc

      …Producer: Cameron Hughes Region: Languedoc-Roussillon – Pays d’Oc (France) Price: $15 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon 63%, Merlot 19%, Malbec 18% ABV: 13.5% Virginia Pour House Notes: Cassis, peat  and leather in the nose. Dark fruit flavors lead to toasty tobacco and mocha undertones that are carried away by smoke and jammy black fruit with fine ...…

      9 readers - By Virginia Pour House

      WBC Pre-Trip: A Glimpse into the Soul of Santa Barbara Wine

      … to the temperature. We tried 22 wines from the different AVAs – everything from sparkling wine, dry Riesling, Riesling, Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, white blends, chardonnay, pinot noir, grenache and syrah from Santa Maria Valley AVA, Santa Ynez Valley AVA, Sta. Rita Hills AVA (which must be spelled this way due to the Chilean winery), Ballard…

      16 readers - By Dallas Wine Chick

      Stress; It’s a Matter of Perspective

      … it hit. Fortunately, everyone was at lunch, so no injuries.’ When I finished reading, I realized that I had interrupted my husband, ‘I’m sorry. What’s wrong with poor Ron?’ ‘Nothing,’ my husband responded, ‘Nothing at all.’ Cabernet Sauvignon is very thick-skinned. It is a sturdy vine that can do well all over the world in many types…

      2 readers - By From Vinho Verde to Barolo with Love

      A Swag Bag of Potatoes?

      …, we can appreciate her workmanship.  All of the wines we tasted were food wines. The Mercer Estates 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon displayed the brightness and surprising delicacy Jessica attributes to the Horse Heave Hills fruit.  While well structured, it did not overwhelm the entree.  The same is true of the Mercer Estates 2013 Viognier.   This varietal…

      3 readers - By Tasting Pour

      What We Have Been Drinking—7/28/2014

      …Over the course of a week, I taste a bunch of wine, usually with friends, and almost always with my wife. As I have been getting a few more samples in, I am dipping into my cellar a bit less, … Continue reading…

      4 readers - By the drunken cyclist

      Malm Cellars – Epidose #307

      … In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews two wines from Malm Cellars he purchased via a deal from Underground Cellar. First up is the 2012 Dry Creek Zinfandel. Second is the Non-Vintage Cross Blend. Link for this episode: Underground Cellar – Special sellout deals Malm Cellars – Unfortunately as of this post, the website is suspended…

      14 readers - By Video Wine Reviews and Education - 1337 Wine

      Not your Grandfather’s Wine Blog

      …Wine blogs are in a flurry in response to comments made here, and elsewhere to the print writer panels’ critique and advice to bloggers on wine writing at the recent annual Wine Bloggers’ Conference. Several blogs authored by both females … Continue reading…

      11 readers - By Another Wine Blog

      Sebastiani 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County

      … of Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon. Is it a masterpiece? It most definitely is when paired with an original painting by French artist Marc Chagall! (Thanks for the photo idea, Cleve.) This wine is 82% Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot and Syrah rounding out the blend. The flavors are of blackberries, herbs and toasted oak. The tannins are medium…

      6 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines

      Passing Through Paso

      … expresses elegance, balanced with subtle notes of sweet spice, lavender, thyme and a broad array of bramble berries.” Christine “loves a fantastic Petite Verdot” and was taken with Jack of Hearts 2011 by Jada Vineyard and Winery’s “talented winemaker, David Galzignato.”  The blend is 62% Petite Verdot, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot…

      2 readers - By Tasting Pour

      Being Re-Introduced to Robert Mondavi Wines

      … seated for our red tasting, Nova Cadamatre, one of the three winemakers at Robert Mondavi, walked us through tasting the:  2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($28) 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve from the To Kalon vineyard ($135) 2010 Oakville District Cabernet Sauvignon as from the To Kalon vineyard ($45) I was impressed with all…

      2 readers - By The Wine Key's Blog

      Ever More - Livermore

      … Cabernet Sauvignon is what people want to drink and the 2011 Concannon Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from Livermore Valley is what I want to drink. With notes of black cherry and sweet oak, this is a lively wine, not some deep robust Cabernet, but lighter, younger, with cherry, acidity, plumb, raspberry, and a cocoa finish - nothing off…

      5 readers - By Boozehoundz

      Nederberg Cabernet 2011 Winemaster’s Reserve Western Cape South Africa

      … South Africa makes some fine Cabernet but at the low end of the price range quality is uneven. Nederberg has two centuries of winemaking behind them but this entry level Cab is ordinary. It does have the characteristic South African herbal quality. A mélange of eucalyptus and smoke with coffee background and red current give the nose some…

      3 readers - By Edible Arts

      Taplin Cellars

      … they purchased land to grow fruit and walnuts. Farming was considerably challenging in the late 18 and early 1900s, especially in ground described as “9 parts rock and 1 part dirt.” Yet the family persevered and was able to keep ahold of the property through the Depression, Prohibition and two World Wars. In the mid-1970s they replanted to Cabernet…

      8 readers - By Grapelines
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