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Cabernet Sauvignon

Boraso Berola 2008

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This producer is one of the big guns in Spain and produces lots of high quality wine at a reasonable price point.  I’m a fan of numerous bottlings, and think that the Berola is a really nice example of a big rich Granache from Spain. NOTES: This is a dark purple wine that shows an […]

Milbrandt 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

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Immediately upon smelling this wine you can tell that there is another layer of complexity to it, which is inviting and pleasant.  It drinks well over the course of several days, which is a testament to its constitution. Notes: There are rich and unctuous flavors in this medium bodied, but large flavored wine.  It is […]

Gramercy Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

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Recently named ‘Best New Winery in America’ by Food & Wine Magazine in 2010, Gramercy Cellars have been making waves in the wine geek world.  They have lots of cool press to that same affect, and the figurehead of the winery comes from several pedigreed Sommelier positions in New York City.  We may be a […]

Yalumba ‘The Cigar’ Menzies 2009

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This is a producer that is worth taking note of.  They are so big that they have their own cooperage and nursery where they create their own barrels and rootstock.  All the wines that I’ve had from them are exceptional, and this is a good introduction to what they do. NOTES: Yalumba The Cigar Cabernet […]

Owen Roe Sharecropper Cabernet

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This is a producer that is severely under appreciated by Californians.  They make spectacular wines from Washington and tend to focus on Cab, Syrah, and some creative blends.  If you find a bottle of Owen Roe on a wine list, I advise that you order it.  We will be seeing more from them in our […]

The Sum 08 Cabernet

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75 Wine Company is putting out some great wines for the money.  The packaging is great across the board, and they over deliver in the bottle.  Just my cup of tea. Sweet blue and black fruits, camphor, and spice box all jump from the glass of this dense, medium to full-bodied, juicy, supple wine, which […]

Carter Coliseum Block 07 Cabernet

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This is a big point, thoroughly hyped wine.  I think that Wine Spectator dedicated an entire issue to making sure that everybody in the US knows the Carter name and how exceptional the wines are.  With that much press, there isn’t much room for error.  Not even marginal performance. With all that being said, the […]

Cayalla RTW red table wine 2004

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The Cayalla RTW (red table wine) from the south west part of Washington. This wine has fruit from north east Oregon as well, and over-delivers in several ways.  The blend has Cab Franc, Cab Sav., Merlot and Syrah, and it has 5+ years of bottle age on it.  These two factors combine nicely to reveal […]

Rond Pond Cabernet 2006

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So, when you think of Napa you think of Cabernet, right?  And when you think of Cabernet, you think of Rutherford, right?  Well you should.  Rutherford has the rare combination of perfect conditions which produce, year in, year out, some of the best Cabernet wines in the world.  Sun exposure, temperature, soil, drainage and a […]

2006 Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon

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NOTES: This wine shows off a clean and pure cab nose that has a touch of wood and deep fruits.  The palate is dense, rich and deep with large chain wood tannins that back big blackberry, currant and black plum fruits.  The texture is very nice up front and has hints of sage and mint […]

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