Category Archives: Cabernet Sauvignon

Latest Releases from The Farm Winery in Paso Robles

  The Farm Winery is one of a growing number of boutique wineries in the Paso Robles AVA that are producing limited quantities of outstanding, hand-crafted wines.  The winery is owned and operated by old friends and Stanford Business School … Continue reading

Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Countries and Regions, Red Wine, Uncategorized, Wine Type | Tagged | Leave a comment

DAOU Vineyards: The Pursuit of Excellence

Daniel Daou and family have created one of California’s leading wineries for the production of Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux blends.  The story is by now well known—born in Lebanon, raised in France, educated at UC San Diego, founded a highly … Continue reading

Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Countries and Regions, Great Winemakers, Red Wine, Rosé, Uncategorized, Wine Articles, Wine Type | Tagged | Leave a comment

High Value Wines from the Southern Cone

Argentina and Chile arguably produce the world’s best value wines priced at $10-$20.  Argentina has, of course, become famous for its Malbec, and Chile for its Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc.  [Chile has more plantings of Cabernet than the US … Continue reading

Posted in Argentina, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chile, Countries and Regions, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Rosé, Uncategorized, White Wine, Wine Type | Comments Off on High Value Wines from the Southern Cone

Chateau Bu-De: Cultivating Quality on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

In 2013, Brenda and Warren Dedrick purchased the 440 acre Bohemia Manor Farm located on the shores of the Bohemia River in Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  History shows that in 1660, 4 thousand acres of land, including the present day Bohemia Manor, … Continue reading

Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Countries and Regions, Red Wine, Rosé, Uncategorized, White Wine, Wine Type | Tagged | Comments Off on Chateau Bu-De: Cultivating Quality on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Mt. Airy’s Black Ankle Vineyards: Maryland’s Vinous Star

When Ed Boyce and Sarah O’Herron established Black Ankle Vineyards near Mt. Airy, Maryland,  in 2002, little did they know it would become one of the East Coast’s premiere wineries. Today, they’ve developed a cult following, a large and growing wine … Continue reading

Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Countries and Regions, Red Wine, Uncategorized, White Wine, Wine Type | Tagged | Comments Off on Mt. Airy’s Black Ankle Vineyards: Maryland’s Vinous Star

Battuello Vineyards: A Napa Grower’s New Wines

In 1906 Italian immigrant Matteo Battuello arrived in America by steamship docking at Ellis Island.  Relatives in Napa Valley encouraged him to come to California, which he did, and in 1909 he purchased property in Saint Helena and founded Battuello Vineyards. … Continue reading

Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Countries and Regions, Red Wine, Rosé, Uncategorized, Wine Type | Tagged | Comments Off on Battuello Vineyards: A Napa Grower’s New Wines

Boordy Vineyards: New Releases from Maryland’s Historic Winery

Boordy Vineyards is Maryland’s oldest and most storied winery [see the story below). It’s also one of the most visible examples of the rapid rise in quality of East Coast wines.  We’ve reviewed Boordy wines on a regular basis and featured … Continue reading

Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Red Wine, Uncategorized, Wine Type | Tagged | Comments Off on Boordy Vineyards: New Releases from Maryland’s Historic Winery

Great Values in a Time of Pandemic: Selections from Chile

Chile has made its mark by producing and exporting wines of exceptional value.  With a pandemic raging, the economy shrinking, and many wine consumers unemployed, there’s a growing demand for affordable wines that offer real drinking pleasure. With this week’s announcement … Continue reading

Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chile, Countries and Regions, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Uncategorized, White Wine, Wine Type | Tagged | Comments Off on Great Values in a Time of Pandemic: Selections from Chile

Cameron Hughes: An American Negociant Offering Wines of Superb Value

Cameron Hughes is a wine négociant who started his eponymous enterprise in 2001, buying excess, bulk wine from well-known California wineries, bottling it and selling it at Costco and other discount locations.  This business model works well when there’s surplus wine. … Continue reading

Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Chardonnay, Countries and Regions, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Rosé, Uncategorized, White Wine, Wine Type | Tagged , | Comments Off on Cameron Hughes: An American Negociant Offering Wines of Superb Value

Flora Spring of Napa Valley: Current Releases

Flora Springs is one of the Napa Valley’s storied wineries.  Located at the base of the Mayacamas mountain range in Napa Valley, it became famous in the 1990s, especially for its Cabernet Sauvignon. Today, its best known for its flagship wine, … Continue reading

Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Countries and Regions, Red Wine, Rosé, Uncategorized, White Wine, Wine Type | Tagged , | Comments Off on Flora Spring of Napa Valley: Current Releases