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Cabernet Sauvignon

Kathryn Hall 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

T-Scale Review of 2014 Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon Continue reading »

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Reviewing some of Wine Enthusiast’s top 100 Best Buys for 2017

The list is out in the latest edition of Wine Enthusiast magazine’s top 100 Best Buys for 2017.  Many of these wines are available locally, and many are on your neighborhood grocer’s shelves.  I chose to look at the grocer’s liquor department for some of these wines.  I found six, and picked up one of … Continue reading »

Categories: blends, Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Lodi, merlot, Napa Valley, Pinot Noir, Sonoma County, syrah shiraz, Uncategorized, Washington, zinfandel | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

Costco and the El Cheapo Compare-o

Do you have a Costco nearby?  If so, do you walk around the cases of wine they offer wondering if any of these $10 specials are worthy of consumption?  Yeah, me too. I bought four of these beauties from my local Costco booze store at the $10 mark.  I took the next few days giving … Continue reading »

Categories: Cabernet Sauvignon, France, grenache garnacha, Lake County, Languedoc-Roussillon, Lodi, Petit Sirah | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

Revelry D11 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012

2012 Revelry Cabernet Sauvignon, Dionysis Vineyard D11 Block – Walla Walla I have a fondness of Washington State Cabernet Sauvignons (along with Rhone varietals, Chardonnays, and most everything else produced there.)  So the Revelry D11, which comes from a specific block (11) of the venerable Dionysus Vineyard, was an instant hit here at home.  This … Continue reading »

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1/2 price bargains – one Sauvignon Blanc, one Cabernet Sauvignon

Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the… half price bin at your local wine shop.  I like taking a chance on some of the interesting bottles when they’re marked down.  Take for examples these two beauties:  2012 Saint Clair Family Estate Vicar’s Choice sauvignon blanc and the 2009 Bodega Norton cabernet … Continue reading »

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Bargain Cab: Pascual Toso 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

I buy wine that I don’t love occasionally. Really, it’s OK, some wines are good, not wonderful.  Bargain hunting is an ongoing challenge which pays off with a wine that is inexpensive, yet very drinkable.  Some of those wines make for excellent food pairings or “party” wines…. the wine you take to parties where those … Continue reading »

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Some of the best of the wines available at the average wine retailer

Posted on February 4, 2013 by tcbrown  Sometimes you just get stuck buying wine from an average retailer, say grocer, convenience store, or “beer, wine, tobacco” outlet.  Which wine would one pick from the big bottlers that might still please the palette?  A fair question, but I can offer a few suggestions. Roederer Estate Brut … Continue reading »

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