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Cabernet Sauvignon 101 – Wine Tasting Party Tips

Cabernet Sauvignon is widely accepted as the premier red wine varietals in the world. The small, dark, thick-skinned grapes planted wherever red wine grapes grow except in the Northern fringes such as Germany. It is part of the great red Médoc wines of France, and among the finest reds in Australia, California and Chile. In Read more…

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Robert Craig Affinity 2006 Garners Top Accolades

Above: Robert Craig Affinity Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 paired well with the excellent New York Strip last month at top Dallas steakhouse III Forks. III Forks Steakhouse 17776 Dallas Pkwy Dallas TX 75287 972-267-1776 In San Francisco they KNOW their Napa Valley Cabernet! Jon Bonné of the San Francisco Chronicle recently called Robert Craig Read more…

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Two Italians: 2005 Solaia and 2005 Sassicaia

So who turns down a chance to taste two iconic Italian wines? Certainly not me! Generally I’m begging to get a tastes, especially given the prices of these two, both of which are firmly in the three digit region. The two wines specifically are the 2005 Solaia and the 2005 Sassicaia. Here are my tasting Read more…

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For Sauvignon Blanc Lovers

Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most popular white wines made from green-skinned grapes, which originates from the Bordeaux region of France.  It is now widely cultivated in France, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, California, and South America, producing a crisp, dry, and refreshing white varietal wine.  Depending on the climate, the flavor ranges from aggressively grassy to Read more…

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Frank Family Zinfandel Napa Valley 2006

Frank Family Zinfandel Napa Valley 2006 – Brilliant crimson color. Aromas of black pie, dried cherries, pink peppercorns and a hint of lily of the valley. Richness emerges as layers of juicy raspberry, spiced pluot compote, and sweet smoky BBQ sauce are exposed. Lavish and round; loaded with ripe briar berries and stone fruit, finishes Read more…

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Patz & Hall Chardonnay Napa Valley 2007

Patz & Hall Chardonnay Napa Valley 2007 – The 2007 vintage of Patz & Hall’s Napa Valley Chardonnay is certainly the most favorable to me than the higher end Zio Tony or Hyde Vineyard (which are still awesome), simply because of access and price point. The combination of fruit sourced from Carneros and Atlas Peak, Read more…

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