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    News Flash: Steven Kent Makes Delicious Wines

    … California Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux blends. That said, SKW has now established a growing reputation with other varietals and blends, including Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. These wines span the lower to upper mid-range of retail shelf prices. Here, I took the opportunity to explore some of these more affordable efforts…

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    A Wine for Tonight: 2011 Rodney Strong Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

    … Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? If so, you might want to try the 2011 Rodney Strong Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County in California. Our selection criteria include: A very good Quality rating of >=3.5 stars (out…

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    A Tiny Peek at Australia’s Wine Diversity

    … Australia is a huge wine producing country whose depth is apparent in both the assortment of varietals they can grow well as well as the styles they’re made in. For years our shores were inundated with mostly lower end Australian wines, often in the form of overripe Shiraz. As a result, the bounty from Australia is significantly broader than a lot…

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    Quick Sip: Noble Family Wines 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

    … Hello Friends, Today’s Quick Sip is the Noble Family Wines’ 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. I discovered this boutique producer through the good folks over at Cellar Pass. Proprietor and vintner George Noble's foray into wine-making began with a move to the Napa Valley in 1999 and making Merlot with friends in a garage. By 2003, Petite…

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    A Celebratory SunRock Cab

    … Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (VQA Okanagan Valley) It's been awhile since I pulled the cork on a Jackson-Triggs bottle. That might be why we still have an '06 bottle hanging around. As luck would have, there was still a good bit of life to the wine - maybe even a bit more than I'm exhibiting after the past weekend's run. There was plenty of dark…

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    4 Wines with Great Friends

    …, and freshness.  Could last and improve another 2-3 years.   2005 Ridge Montebello -- It was hard to top the Dusi ranch Zin, but this did, and easily.  Jonathan brought this from his cellar (what, you think I can afford wines like this?), and it was amazing with grilled steaks topped with chimichurri.  Great depth and length with perfect balance, this iconic Cabernet was showing well yet seemed amazingly young.  I think this wine could go on for a long, long time. …

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    Chilean Wine

    …Chile is one of the largest South American wine producing countries, Chile has an almost perfect climate as well as the ability to produce exceptional wines. Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are the main varieties but do not miss the Carmenere, a red grape grown almost exclusively in Chile. The viticulture in Chile has a long…

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    Texas talent shines at the 2014 Austin Food & Wine Festival

    … the bold aromatics and ripe fruit, but not the high alcohol.” Broc is another one of the small-production urban wineries and only 800 cases of this juice were produced. It sells for about $30. 2010 Stony Hill Cabernet Sauvignon The last taste of the day, which I’m sure some of the drunks in the tent downed in one lustful gulp, was Stony…

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    Bolgheri

    … with the traditions and rules prescribed by the laws, using international grape varieties. It all started with Tenuta San Guido . More than 60 years ago he planted a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon. He dreamed of Bordeaux-style wines and began to grow Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc on stony soils. Until 1968, the wine was consumed privately…

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    A Wine for Tonight: 2012 Columbia Crest H3 Cabernet Sauvignon

    … Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? Many of our readers have said this is something they would like, so here is this week’s selection, the 2012 Columbia Crest H3 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Horse Heaven Hills of Washington State. Our selection…

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    Wining in Paso Robles with the CAB Collective...Day 1...

    …As the Goddess of Wine and JD headed north to Paso Robles for the 2nd Annual CABs of DISTINCTION media/trade/sommelier events, it occurred to me that JD and I fell in love with Paso mainly because of the exceptional Bordeaux-style wines we found there over 20 years ago. There were fewer wineries then, and each one seemed to have richly distinctive…

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    Fellom Ranch

    …. In the early 1980s Senator Fellom's son and grandson decided to replant the vineyards and open a winery. Around 10 acres were terraced and planted, almost entirely to Cabernet Sauvignon, with a small block of Petite Verdot. The winery was bonded in 1987. I recall first encountering Fellom Ranch Vineyards at a Santa Cruz Mountains vintners festival…

    Château Pichon Longueville Baron

    … hectares and are with 60% of Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot occupied. The vines are on average 30 years old. The total production of wines about 420,000 bottles of per year, of which about 40% to the second wine “Les Elles Tour de Longueville”. Pichon Baron is characterized by a wine that is produced in very…

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    GRAFFIGNA CENTENARIO ELEVATION RED BLEND RESERVE 2012

    … percentages: 20% Bonarda, 20% Cabernet Saugivnon, 20% Malbec, 20% Syrah, 20% Tannat. This wine is a beautiful dark purple with light edges, letting a garnet hue of light shine in the wine when swirling. The nose is full of dark berries, a little bit of toast with hints of earth. The flavor is full of jammy dark berries and bright red fruit acidity…

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    Opus One: The Evolution of an Icon Pt. 2

    … Rick Bakas When I told some friends I was going to visit Opus One on my birthday they scoffed. “Ooooh, GOD! They are sooo pretentious there!” they said. “Don’t forget to kiss the ring on the way in”. I brought my Mom and Mrs. B along for the ride because, hey, it was my birthday. Not sure…

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