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Wine Review: 2010 Bonair Rattlesnake Hills Washington Cabernet Franc

Fifteen wineries make up the Rattlesnake Hills AVA located in Yakima Valley in Washington State. The rich soils and warm climate produces some remarkable wines that are world-class. Bonair, which has quietly produced food friendly wines for over 26 years, hit the mark on this Cabernet Franc.

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Wine Review: 2010 Cave des Vignerons de Saumur Saumur-Champigny Réserve des Vignerons

This co-op began its journey in 1957 when forty winegrowers grouped together to pool their money to build a cooperative at the top of the hill in Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg in the Loire Valley of France. Mushroom farms and glorious architecture surround the region around Saumur. Today, the co-op has nearly three hundred members and 1,800 hectares […]

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Wine Review: 2010 Seven of Hearts Chateau Figareaux Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc

First, I have to say I am a huge fan of Cabernet Franc and this one from the Columbia Valley AVA has moved to the top of my list for this variety produced domestically. Seven of Hearts is a small producer here in Willamette Valley who is becoming well known one bottle at a time. […]

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Independence and Nonconformity Trumps Traditionalism – Happy Fourth of July!

When celebrating the founding of this nation it is sad how many of us tend to do a pretty damn boring job of it. I mean really, are burgers and hot dogs the celebratory foods we want to commemorate the birth of our nation? I think not! This 4thof July I suggest we all step […]

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2005 Sheridan Vineyard L’orage Red Blend, Washington

The ’05 Sheridan Vineyard L’Orage is a blend of 65% Cabernet and 35% Cabernet Franc with aromas of dark fruit and chocolate. On the palate, it’s a slightly chunky wine with blueberries, blackberries and cassis with a medium-long, cigar box finish. I’d recommend decanting before drinking. Rating: Very Good | $42 | 14.1% ABV Find […]

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2005 Winesmith Cabernet Franc

This wine hit all the notes I’m looking for in a Cabernet franc and its a wine that deserves a little recognition. It’s extremely clean, a back to basics style that will really blow you away; forward, clean black fruit and violet flavors with a spicy, rich finish. I couldn’t get over how balanced the […]

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