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  • Expensive wine 69: Chateau Montelena

    … white Burgundies at the Paris tasting. Which was unthinkable 40 years ago, if only because the most planted white grape in California was the colombard used to make jug wine. We tasted the 2006 Montelena cabernet sauvignon ($65, sample, 13.9%) and the 2012 chardonnay ($50, sample, 13.8%), and both were fascinating. The red was so subtle that I…

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  • Welcome a New Guest for Thanksgiving: Tempranillo

    … popular Spanish varietals. Concentrated flavors of bright fruit, spice, leather along with low acidity, and distinct tannic structure are characteristics that make a good Tempranillo, at times blended with Garnacha or Cabernet Sauvignon. Tempranillo is an interesting wine to serve with grits, polenta or dishes with corn as the dominant ingredient…

    Cindy Rynning/ Grape Experiences- 5 readers -
  • Bridlewood Estate Winery, Paso Robles, CA

    … that this is too light for their tastes it reminds me of cool, or classic as the Bordelais would say, vintage Bordeaux. And indeed, swirling this in my glass as I write, the term "Cru Bourgeois" springs to mind the moment I smell and sip. People are what make the story...this is San Francisco in November I wish that this could have been…

    a chef's journey to learn winein Cabernet Sauvignon- 5 readers -
  • OZV Lodi Zinfandel 2012

    … Zinfandel 2012 is one of those wines. The OZV will still kick but with BBQ, but there is more to this Zin than that. The OZV ZInfandel has elegance and balance, the first pairing that popped into my head was the Pork in Tomamole from Rick Bayless’s Frontera Grill. Zinfandel is America’s wine, yeah it originally came from Italy (Primitivo…

    CHEAP WINE FINDER- 11 readers -
  • Pemberton Cellars

    …. Other wines to be bottled were a Cabernet Sauvignon, Ruby Cabernet, Riesling, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. All of Pemberton Cellars wines use 100% Texas grapes. Jeff and Dax Pemberton share the winemaking duties and Jeff takes care of the estate vineyard. In 2012, they produced 250 cases of wine and in 2013, they produced 500 cases…

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Loverin Cabernet Sauvignon- 5 readers -
  • 2 Great Cabernets from B.R. Cohn

    … I had a chance to meet Dan Cohn for dinner earlier this fall. We met for an old school steak dinner at the famous Durant’s steakhouse in Phoenix Arizona and of course to taste some wines. Dan, is the son of Bruce Cohn, founder of the winery. Bruce is also the manager of a band called The Doobie Brothers, and has been since 1970. Bruce founded…

    Weekly Wine Journalin Cabernet Sauvignon- 3 readers -
  • Back to Linden Vineyards

    …:00 p.m. The regular tasting included the 2012 Chardonnay ($26), the 2011 Red ($19), the 2011 Claret ($25), the 2010 Petit Verdot ($30), and the 2010 Vidal Riesling ($20). We particularly liked the Chardonnay with classic apple and pear flavors with a hint of vanilla. We decided to purchase a glass of the 2012 Hardscrabble Chardonnay and a glass…

    Wine About Virginiain Cabernet Sauvignon Riesling- 9 readers -
  • Tasting at Duckhorn Vineyards

    … us very cozy. Duckhorn gained its fame for its Merlot wines and we tasted two, one from the Howell Mountain and the other from the Valley floor near Calistoga. Both were delicious! We also tasted two Cabernet Sauvignon wines, two Chardonnays, and a Sauvignon Blanc. The Duckhorn Wine Company is owned by GI Partners. Duckhorn also operates Decoy…

    Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getawaysin Sauvignon Blanc Merlot- 5 readers -
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