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    California Chardonnay

    California Chardonnay This year the 2012 Neyers Vineyards, Chardonnay 304, Sonoma County has remained our hands-down favorite Chardonnay from California both for flavor and price. It is not always in stock so this forces us to try other wines. Of the three wines featured in this post I would recommend the 2010 La Follette, Chardonnay, Sangiacomo Vineyard, Sonoma County.

    7 readers - By Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blog

    Wine of the Week: 2011 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon

    Every Thursday I feature a wine I particularly enjoy, whether it’s something new and different, is a great value, or from a producer worth checking out. My Wine Of The Week is the 2011 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley. The Winery Faust Winery is the creation of Augustin Huneeus and it continues to satisfy his long-held desire to produce a wine that embodies the most sed ...

    7 readers - By Martin Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

      Weekend Wine Notes: 12 Wines I Should Have Written about Weeks or Months Ago

      Bigger Than Your Head - - 6 readers - Take your choice. Either at our backs we always hear Time’s winged chariot hurrying near OR the world is too much with us, late and soon, getting and spending, we lay waste our powers. Choice, did I say?! Or, did I say?! Heck no, it’s both, incessant, ceaseless, seemingly infinite! So, anyway, it’s difficult to keep up with all the wines I need to review, so here, today, I offer ...

      2010 Cosentino Cabernet Sauvignon

      Bills Wine Wandering - - 5 readers - Last spring I had written about a Select Red wine that came from Cosentino Winery. In my blog I pointed out some issues that I saw and thought the wine was not the same quality as the other wines we are familiar with and drank for many years. We did send Cosentino a letter expressing our concerns and the tasting room manager replied back.

      Charles Krug winery revamps with a remake of their 1872 Cellar

      Wine Country Getaways - - 5 readers - Charles Krug Winery and the 1972 Redwood Cellar My, how things have changed at the Charles Krug Winery. In November 2013, the Charles Krug winery re-opened their historic Redwood Cellar built in 1872. It had been renovated and earthquake proofed and today serves as its tasting and hospitality room. Visitors can see the extensive barrel room while they taste from a variety of choices.

      USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Faust, Napa Valley, California, 2011

      BrainWines.com - - 5 readers - USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Faust, Napa Valley, California, 2011 N/ Right after opening she had some smoldering campfire aromas that I typically associate with carmenere rather than cabernet, but, as I thought, these dissipated over the next 20 to 30 minutes. In short, open up well before you intend to enjoy this bottle – she needs some airtime in order to blossom.

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      2010 Cosentino Cabernet Sauvignon

      … crop, as well as high quality fruit. This new release was aged 20 months in French Oak barrels; 45% new. Composition: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec I rated the 2010 Cosentino Cabernet Sauvignon three glasses. I was happy to drink this wine and brought fond memories of other wines from Cosentino that we have drunk over the years. Life is too short to drink crappy wine! Facebook.com/BillsWineWandering @BillsWineWander Like this: Like Loading... About the author…

      5 readers - By Bills Wine Wandering

      Seven Martinis shaken, not stirred

      … The Cabernet Sauvignon of Louis M. Martini Photo: (c) http://www.louismartini.com/ To shake or to stir, that is the question. In the case of the Martini, the answer is always the former, unless Ian Fleming and James Bond are a part of the response. Author W. Somerset Maugham declared that “Martinis should always be stirred, not shaken, so…

      2 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

      Judgment Day in Paris

      … from the UK and one American, blind tasted ten red wines and 10 white wines. The reds were all Cabernet-Sauvignon dominated blends, pitting top Bordeaux against top Napa Valley wines. The whites were all Chardonnays, this time pitting Burgundy against the Napa Valley. Remember, the year was 1976, so if you think French people are snobbish about non…

      By Wine Ramblings

      Truchard: Wines of Quality + Value in Napa Valley

      … might be crazy. Even more unusual, his thirst was for Cabernet. He remains to today one of the few people growing the variety in the area. Consistently 10 degrees cooler than the heart of Napa Valley where Cabernet thrives, people at the time believed Carneros wasn’t warm enough to ripen grapes. Planting his first vines on his own by hand…

      4 readers - By Hawk Wakawaka/ Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

      Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 144: Syrah, Jerky, and BBQ Potato Chips

      …, Atlas Peak, BBQ, Cornerstone Cellars, Food and Wine, Jerky, Napa Valley, Potato Chips, Soda Canyon Vineyard, Stay Rad Wine Blog TV, Syrah, Video, Wine Tasting This entry was posted on October 14, 2014 at 7:07 pm and is filed under Food and Wine, Stay Rad Wine Blog TV. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. …

      2 readers - By Stay Rad

      A New View for Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

      … Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars in Napa Valley will be forever known as the winery that beat the French. Many people know the role that the winery’s 1973 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon played in bringing worldwide attention to America’s premier wine country. This wine beat the best of the French Bordeaux in the famous 1976 Paris Tasting, where French judges…

      1 readers - By WineFashionista

      Matt Kramer got it wrong about bullies who put down wine

      … it was good in the past. Those that tell others to not drink something because they do not think it is worthwhile are a brain to the wine world. However those that celebrate something new, such as ribolla gialla from Napa Valley or petit verdot from Colorado, should be celebrated. Does enjoying 82-point wines or disliking 100-point wines devalue one's own…

      1 readers - By Kyle Schlachter/ Colorado Wine Press

      Whither Napa Valley Cabernet, Part II: Newton Vineyard

      … Today’s post continues my investigation into the character and evolution of cabernet sauvignon wines produced in Napa Valley. The first post in this series provided an introduction and reviews of six examples. Now I look at the current-release cabernet-based wines of Newton Vineyard. The winery was founded by Peter and Su Hua Newton on Spring…

      1 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      Wine of the Week: Caymus Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

      …-buster movie. This wine is a velvet rope of ripe sophistication; seldom encountered in wines at this price point [SRP $89 most places] dark ripe fruit, like blackberry, baked blueberry and a vein of black licorice. The finish is long and penetrates deep down, to the core of your palate. Go-go Rutherford fruit, wow, now this is how you do. Pure…

      By Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog

      The Quintessential Look At Napa

      … Not all views of the Napa Valley are created equal. One trip to Quintessa on the Silverado Trail is all you need to understand that. http://www.mercurynews.com/eat-drink-play/ci_26650089/quintessa-offers-new-quintessential-tour-tasting Like this: Like Loading... Related About Tom Riley My passion for wine has led me to my third career…

      2 readers - By Tom Riley/ THE GRAPE BELT

      Whither Napa Valley Cabernet? Part I: Six Reviews

      … for the vineyards and in putting the name of the grape on the label. These wineries of what I’ll call the first generation were joined in the 1960s and ’70s by a second wave in the form of Mayacamas, Diamond Creek, Heitz, Clos du Val, Freemark Abbey, Cakebread Cellars, Robert Mondavi, Duckhorn, Dunn, Burgess, Chateau Montelena, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars…

      4 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Faust, Napa Valley, California, 2011

      … USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Faust, Napa Valley, California, 2011 N/ Right after opening she had some smoldering campfire aromas that I typically associate with carmenere rather than cabernet, but, as I thought, these dissipated over the next 20 to 30 minutes. In short, open up well before you intend to enjoy this bottle – she needs some…

      5 readers - By BrainWines.com
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