Tag Archives: Cabernet Sauvignon

Vertical Tasting of Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon: 1973-1983

We recently had the opportunity to taste a vertical of the Cabernet Sauvignons produced by Napa Valley’s Diamond Creek Winery from the 1973 to 1983 vintages. Thanks to Roy Wagner, who purchased and cellared these wines for almost 40 years, … Continue reading

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Israel’s Golan Heights Winery: Review of Current Releases

The Golan Heights Winery is one of Israel’s leading wineries.   Established in 1983, its first wines were released to critical acclaim within Israel and abroad.  Today it produces 450,000 cases annually and exports its wine to more than 25 countries.   … Continue reading

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Sol Rouge: New Releases Lake County 2010-2012

Sol Rouge is a 70-acre family estate vineyard and winery located in the Mayacama Mountains of Lake County, California just north of Napa Valley. it is situated at elevations of over 1800 feet in the foothills of a dormant volcano … Continue reading

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Atalon Winery’s 2011 Vintage: Cabernet Sauvignon and Pauline’s Cuvée

  These two wines from Atalon aim to capture the diversity of Napa Valley as a winegrowing region by blending grapes from several vineyard parcels taking account of soil types, slopes, altitude and exposure.  The Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend … Continue reading

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Jackson Estate and Highland Estate Wines: Reviews of New Releases

Three New Releases: 2012 Chardonnay Camelot Highlands,  2012 Pinot Noir Outland Ridge,  2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Hawkeye Mountain. These three new releases are part of Kendall-Jackson’s  Jackson Estate and Highland Estate wines which show case their different outstanding vineyard properties located … Continue reading

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Tedeschi’s Old World Style Selections: Napa Valley and Russian River Valley

These selections were crafted by the Tedeschi Family Winery located in Calistoga, Napa Valley.  The Tedeschi family originally emigrated from Italy to Providence, Rhode Island and ultimately settled in  Calistoga in 1919.   The current family estate was purchased by Eugene … Continue reading

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New Chilean Releases by Álvaro Espinoza: Antiyal, Kuyen, Coyam

When we last went to Chile we stopped by Antiyal, Álvaro Espinoza (pictured here) and Marina Ashton’s estate in Chile’s Upper Maipo Valley.  In the Chilean world of huge commercial wineries, Álvaro and Marina’s venture is unusual. Their estate is … Continue reading

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Belfield: A South African Boutique Winery in Elgin

South Africa is a country of old family wineries hundreds of years old and new boutique wineries only a decade or two old. An excellent example of the latter is Mike Kreft’s Belfield Estate, a boutique family winery located in … Continue reading

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Six Hats Fair Trade Wines from South Africa: Super Value with Equity

Fair Trade, of course, has the goal of improving the wages and working conditions of the farmers and workers in the developing world. In 2007, Charles Back (the famed owner of Fairview and Goats do Roam) helped the Citrusdale Wines … Continue reading

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A Special Vertical Tasting of Laurel Glen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon: 1981-2006

Laurel Glen Vineyard is widely recognized as one of Sonoma’s top producers of Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery was founded in the late 1970s by Patrick Campell (pictured here), a fastidious grower and winemaker who until recently crafted the wines at … Continue reading

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