Category Archives: Cabernet Sauvignon

2008 Kaiken Cabernet Sauvignon

Like all wine, cabernet sauvignon is influenced by the place where it grows to a great extent.  For instance, a new world cabernet sauvignon from Australia may not taste the same as one from Chile.  To an extent, this is … Continue reading

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2011 Darkhorse Cabernet Sauvignon

Young cabernet is always something of a gamble.  At its best, it can be a delightfully rich red wine that is mature beyond its years, but at the worst, a tacky red that shows little refinement.  The second of the … Continue reading

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2009 Rodney Strong Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

My parents love nothing more than to have a super smoky, oaky bottle with a little fruit to compliment their saturday steak nights.  The smoky character of the wine compliments the chargrilled flavor of the meat, and with a bigger … Continue reading

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2009 Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Come the holidays, it’s time to celebrate, and what better way to go about that than with a smooth, full bodied, wine.  What to choose though?  The holidays are a time to make merry, and even scrooge might be tempered … Continue reading

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2010 Michel Torino Don David Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Climate matters, and 2010 Michel Torino Don David Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve comes directly from a very tall mountain in Argentina.  At more than a mile up, Don David boasts that his grapes can reach their maturity and retain their max … Continue reading

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Canyon Road Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine can happen anywhere (including places with very bad lighting], and having had the rare opportunity to fly first class with Delta, I decided to give the wine ago.  Representing their red selection was Canyon Road Cabernet Sauvignon. How did … Continue reading

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2010 Cellar No. 8 Cabernet Sauvignon

Renown for it’s outspoken wineries, hunger for success, and long history encapsulating everyone from Robert Mondavi to Rothschild, Napa is a diverse region carpeted in grapes.  Almost any style of grape can thrive in Napa, but if you want to … Continue reading

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PromisQous

Blends are always interesting.  They allow a multiple grapes to join forces, leverage their strengths, and create wines that have characters outside the standard single varietal bottles.  This means that jammy nature of a Zinfandel could combine with the smooth … Continue reading

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2010 Crow Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon

Does anyone else think Crow when they think wine?  Personally, I don’t, but apparently the folks over at Crow Canyon do.  At under a fiver, this wine seeks to over a bargain, and provide Cabernet to the masses.  Previous experiences … Continue reading

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2009 Running With Scissors Cabernet Sauvignon

Welcome to the final tasting of the big six for a back to wine basics series.  Cabernet Sauvignon is the big papa of the major six.  This big, bold, dark varietal has one of the larger tannin structures in the … Continue reading

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