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Wine Review: Dry Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Review: 2011 Dry Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, California Looking for a great value and superb flavor in a California Cabernet Sauvignon look no further. The 2011 Dry Creek Cabernet Sauvignon will serve you well; whether it is a holiday gift destined to impress the most finicky enophile, or just a solid […]

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Hourglass Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Review: 2012 Hourglass Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California The grapes that sourced the 2012 Hourglass Estate Cabernet Sauvignon are pretty special. Back in the day, Dr. Kliewer, the Dean of Viticulture at UC Davis identified the soil types on the Hourglass parcel as Hambright, a soil so unique, one might consider it striking […]

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Niner Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Review: 2010 Niner Cabernet Sauvignon Bootjack Ranch Paso Robles, California Tasting this Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon from Niner was a truly nostalgic experience for me. My journey with Paso Robles wines dates back to 1995. I was working for Kimpton at the eponymous Splendido located on Embarcadero Center, San Francisco.  (more…)

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Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Review: 2006 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California The Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is layered with a nice balance of red and black fruits complimented by underlying flavors of chocolate, tobacco, menthol and herbs. The finish is lingering, soft and dusty. This Cabernet needs some more time in bottle. If you […]

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Hourglass Blueline Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Hourglass Blueline Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California The 2012 Hourglass Blueline Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with a smidgeon (9%) of Petit Verdot. Upon opening, you’ll be blown away by its intoxicating aromas that entice you to come back again and again for another sniff. It pulls you in to taste […]

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Taplin Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Review: 2009 Taplin Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Terra 9, St. Helana AVA, Napa Valley, California Although the Taplin Cellars label is not a household name in wine enthusiast’s homes yet, the Taplin family has been farming wine grapes in Napa Valley since 1871.  There are three Taplin siblings and they grow 28 acres of Napa […]

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