Have you ever stood before a store shelf full of wine glasses and just shook your head? Or flipped the pages of a wine gadgetry catalogue, or Googled wine glasses? The choices are befuddling. Separate glasses for cabernet sauvignon and merlot, chardonnay or Riesling. Old World pinot noir, New World...
Another Load PESSAC, FRANCE: A worker unloads another load of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes on harvest day at Château Haut-Brion in Bordeaux. The estate dates back to the year 1525, with the main chateau building begun in 1549. Haut-Brion...Show More Summary
Enjoying a chardonnay or cabernet sauvignon? In the 1800s, Chinese immigrants helped introduce those iconic varietals to California's wine country. But as vineyards grew, so did anti-Chinese fervor.
Ray’s Restaurants is featuring four Orin Swift Cellars wines at special pricing through April 30. The limited-time opportunity includes select varietals of these fine California wines from Ray’s cellar: Palermo cabernet sauvignon, $20...Show More Summary
Secret Cabernet HEALDSBURG, CA: Alexander Valley hillside vineyards of Cabernet Sauvignon ripen under the warm afternoon sun near Healdsburg, California. Often overlooked in favor of its more famous neighbor over the hills, Alexander...Show More Summary
Cabernet Sauvignon on the vine, October 2016, St Estephe: 96-98 points! So this week it’s Bordeaux primeurs. Unfortunately, for the 15th vintage in a row, I’m unable to attend. But I am a generous soul and I will tell you all you need to know about the 2016 Primeurs. First of all, all the very important people [...]
Like a good pair of leather boots or a fine Cabernet Sauvignon, the Suzuki Katana just seems to get better with age. The rapier-sharp design is 35 years old now, and no longer has the power to shock. Instead, it’s heading for icon status. We’re...Show More Summary
The Peak HEALDSBURG, CA: Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards are viewed in the Alexander Valley near Healdsburg, California with the peak of Mount St. Helena in the background. Though less famous than its neighbor Napa, the Alexander...Show More Summary
You just got a promotion, your best friend just got engaged, or your significant other came home with a beautiful steak begging to be paired with a luxurious red wine and you reach for that 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon you've been tenderly...Show More Summary
It’s worth remembering that all California Cabernet Sauvignon doesn’t come from Napa. It grows in lots of places. Where there is warm sunshine, ample heat units and obliging autumn weather, there are winemakers taking a stab at making it. Where to find it? In the warmer reaches of Paso Robles,...
6:58 - Tonight I am drinking Bridlewood Cabernet Sauvignon. It retails at $28.95 but is always on sale for $13.99 because I am a classy, classy girl. Like an elegant swamp demon. 6:56 - I did not need to kick...
Rolling Reds HEALDSBURG, CA - JULY 14: Alexander Valley hillside vineyards of Cabernet Sauvignon ripen under the warm afternoon sun, near Healdsburg, California. Alexander Valley is much less well-known than Napa Valley which sits only...Show More Summary
While they certainly pick and choose carefully (30 different labels of cabernet sauvignon), they also leave room for other criteria. Local brands, for starters, and unusual or surprising wines and spirits that add to the sense of adventure that Costco tries to create for its shoppers.
So you’re browsing the wine aisle at your favorite store, you have a pretty good handle on what a Cabernet Sauvignon is, and what a Pinot Noir is, but there’s always a group of red wines you’ve never quite gotten… Continue reading ?
Our third bourbon-barrel aged wine comes from Fetzer, which recently launched a new label: 1000 Stories. Unlike previous bottlings from Mondavi and Apothic, this is a straight zinfandel instead of a cabernet sauvignon or a blend (respectively). Need deets? Says… Continue reading ?
This is an opulent cabernet from Mount Veeder, classic in its Napa styling, but not so overblown as to be undrinkably dense. Bold currant notes are complemented by tea leaf and some coffee bean notes, with a back end that… Continue reading ?
As a California native, I entered the wine scene assuming the domestic wine market orbited around Napa and Sonoma. Getting my start in wine retail in Chicago, that's a majority of what I sold and drank: cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir and chardonnay. Then I moved to New York, and I learned about...
For folks who can't decide whether to kick their morning off with an espresso or a Cabernet Sauvignon, there's River Coyote, the Lower East Side’s newest coffee and wine bar. The casual neighborhood spot, which opened last weekend, is...Show More Summary
Today, a trio of new releases from Robert Mondavi’s entry-level “Napa Valley” line. 2014 Robert Mondavi Pinot Noir Napa Valley Carneros – Smells fine — light but heavy with notes of tea leaf and cherries, classic pinot stuff — and… Continue reading ?
Robert Mondavi Winery 2013 50th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve To Kalon Vineyard ($155) A top winemaker, Napa’s most famous vineyard, and a stellar vintage come together in one bottle… Brett Anderson