Friday, November 24, 2017

2009 California Cabernet Sauvignon wines tasted








2009 California Cabernet Sauvignon wines tasted.
 

Clos Du Val Napa Valley 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, $25.49-$39.99, 92 points

Clos Du Val Stags Leap District 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, $49.99, 93 points

Folie à Deux Alexander Valley 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, $14.44-$19.99, 90 points

Francis Coppola's Ivory Label 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, $13.99-$17.99, 89 points

Grgich Hills Estate Grown Napa Valley 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, $46.49-$64.99, 93+ points

Groth Oakville-Napa Valley 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, $50.14-$64.99, 93 points

Groth Oakville-Napa Valley 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, $68,41-$89.99, 96 points

Jordan Alexander Valley 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, $47.99-$49.99, 91 points

Kenwood Sonoma County 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, $12.09-$16.99, 88+ points

O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, $51.74-$79.99, 95 points

Robert Craig Mount Veeder 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, about $70, 94 points

Robert Mondavi Napa Valley 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, $29.99-$24.99, 91 points

Robert Mondavi Oakville 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, $48.44-$56.99, 92+ points

Rodney Strong Sonoma County Alexander Valley 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, $22.09-$29.99, 91 points

Saddleback Cellars Napa Valley 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, $32.29-$68.99, 89+ points

Sequoia Grove Napa Valley 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, $25.49-$32.99, 92 points

Shannon Ridge Ranch Collection Lake County California 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, $10.99-$18.99, 90 points

Silverado Napa Valley 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, $39.33-$59.99, 92+ points

Staglin Family Vineyard Estates Rutherford Napa Valley 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, $160.99-$185.99, 96 points

Waterstone Napa Valley 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, $16.99-$22.99, 92 points




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2010 California Cabernet Sauvignon wines tasted





2010 California Cabernet Sauvignon wines tasted.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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2011 California Cabernet Sauvignon wines tasted





2011 California Cabernet Sauvignon wines tasted. 

Black Stallion Napa Valley 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, $16.79-$23.99, 90 points

Cameron Hughes Lot 418 Oakville Napa Valley 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, $17.99-$26.99, 91 points

Chateau Montelena Napa Valley 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, $52.99 (gift) but found for $44.99, 90 points

Dry Creek Vineyard Sonoma County 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, $17.09-$24.99, 91 points

ESO Central Coast 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, $11.70-$13.00, 88 points

Frog's Leap Napa Valley 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, $20.79-$42.99, 91+ points

Grgich Hills Estate Grown Napa Valley 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, $47.99-$59.99, 92+ points

Groth Oakville-Napa Valley 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, $62.99-$67.99, 93 points

Groth Oakville-Napa Valley 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, $84.99-$99.99, 96 points

H and G Collector's Edition Oakville 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, $17.99-$19.99, 85 points

Hahn 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, $9.34-$13.99, 90 points

Honig Napa Valley 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, $28.83-$35.99, 92+ points

Merriam Windacre Vineyard Russian River Valley 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, $27.99-$29.99, 91 points

Ridge Estate 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, $38.39 (bought two years ago), $52.99 (now), 92 points

Ridge Monte Bello 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, $124.79-$155.99, 95 points

 Rodney Strong Alexander Valley 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, $45.99-$53.99, 93 points

Rutherford Ranch Napa Valley 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, $18.99-$21.99, 86 points

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, $45.99-$54.99, 91+ points

Steele Red Hills Lake County 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, $16.19-$19.99, 90 points

Summers Knights Valley Sonoma County 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, $19.99-$39.99, 86 points

Waterstone Napa Valley 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, $21.24-$27.99, 91 points

Wente Southern Hills Livermore Valley 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, $11.89-$16.99, 87 points

Zeitgeist Napa Valley 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, $29.49-$57.99, 92 points


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2012 California Cabernet Sauvignon wines tasted





2012 California Cabernet Sauvignon wines tasted.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joseph Carr 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, $16.99-$24,99, 86 points

Kunde Sonoma Valley 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, $18.99-$21.99, 90 points

Martin Ray 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, $15.29-$19.99, 89 points

MICA NAPA VALLEY 2012 CABERNET SAUVIGNON, $64.99-$69.99, 92+ points

Miner Napa Valley 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, $40.79-$47.99, 92 points

Mount Veeder Winery Napa Valley 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, $28.99-$32.99, 89 points

O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, $76.49-$89.99, 95 points

Onehope 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, $8.79-$10.99, 87+ points

Plungerhead Lodi 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, $11.89-$15.99, 86 points

Robert Hall Paso Robles 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, $13.99-$18.99, 87 points

Robert Young Estate Winery 'Scion' Alexander Valley 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, $30.59-$64.99, 93 points

Rodney Strong Sonoma County Alexander Valley 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, $22.99-$26.99, 90 points

Round Pond Napa Valley "Kith and Kin" 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, $26.09-$28.99, 91+ points

Ryan Patrick 2012 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, $25.49-$29.99, 90 points

Sean Minor Napa Valley 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, $19.99-$22,99, 89 points

Silverado Napa Valley 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, $38.24-$56.99, 93 points

Smith and Hook (Hahn Winery) Central Coast 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, $17.59-$25.99, 88 points


Spottswoode Napa Valley Estates Vineyard's Lyndenhurst 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, $59.49-$69.99, 94 points

Stags' Leap Napa Valley 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, $49.99-$54.99, 93 points

Stags' Leap Winery "The Leap" Estate Grown Stags Leap District 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, $39.99-$53.99, 94 points

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, $42.95-$56.99, 94 points

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Napa Valley "FAY" 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, $104.39-$115.99, 92 points

Sterling Napa Valley 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, $18.99-$22.99, 89 points

"The Calling" Alexander Valley 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, $24.99-$32.99, 90 points

Truchard Carneros, Napa Valley 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, $27.19-$33.99, 87 points

True Myth Paso Robles 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, $14.99-$17.99, 88 points

Wente-Charles Wetmore-Livermore Valley 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, $24.99-$29.99, 89+ points

Wente Southern Hills Livermore Valley 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, $12.59-$16.99, 86 points




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2013 California Cabernet Sauvignon wines tasted





2013 California Cabernet Sauvignon wines tasted.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clos du Bois Sonoma Reserve Alexander Valley 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, $14.44-$19.99, 87 points

Clos Du Val Napa Valley 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, $34.99-$39.99, 93 points

Darioush Napa Valley 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, $81.59-$95.99, 95 points

Eagle Glenn Napa Valley 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, $18.69-$21.99, 88 points

Earthquake/Lodi 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, $19.54-$28.99, 88 points

Folie à Deux (Madness of Two) Alexander Valley 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, $14.44-$19.99, 88 points

Franciscan Estate Napa Valley 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, $16.98-$24.99, 90+ points

Frog's Leap "Estate" Rutherford 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, $42.49-$59.99, 94 points

Hess (The Collection Allomi) Napa Valley 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, $29.99-$34.99, 90 points

Honig Napa Valley 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, $31.44-$39.99, 92 points

Hoopes Napa Valley 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, $39.09-$45.99, 92+ points

Hoopes Napa Valley "Oakville" 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, $50.99-$59.99, 93 points

Hunt And Harvest Napa Valley 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, $16.14-$21.99, 89 points

Newton Napa County 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, $14.44-$16.99, 89 points

Pico and Vine Napa Valley 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, $15.99-$18.99, 88 points

Pine Ridge Napa Valley 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, $39.99-$49.99, 92 points

Sbragia Andolsen Vineyard 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, $22.99-$42.99, 91 points

Sequoia Grove Napa Valley 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, $25.49-$32.99, 91 points

Stags' Leap Napa Valley 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, $42.49-$59.99, 93 points

Sterling Napa Valley 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, $16.95-$22.99, 89 points

Tom Gore 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, $9.99-$11.99, 87+ points

True Myth Paso Robles 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, $16.99-$19.99, 89 points

Z. Alexander Brown North Coast 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, $14.99-$19.99, 86 points




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2014 California Cabernet Sauvignon wines tasted






2014 California Cabernet Sauvignon wines tasted. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Darioush Napa Valley 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon





Darioush Napa Valley 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, $83.49-$95.99, 94 points, poured black throughout save for the purple/red glass edge, broad clear wine ring, and fat legs.
Aromatic violets, sandalwood, crème de cassis, soft coffee and blackberry notes made for a traditionally excellent bouquet.
Full-bodied with good acidity and grainy supportive tannins carried the aromas onto the palate.
Finished long, tannic, enormously spicy, with crème de cassis and a bold 14.8% alcohol.
I drank this delicious Darioush side-by-side with the Souverain North Coast 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, and I affirmed that we usually get what we pay for, not necessarily what the wine magazines have to say; in-vino-veritas.

Darioush of Napa Valley, why it's a "go to" winery.
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Souverain (Chateau) North Coast 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon






Souverain (Chateau) North Coast 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, $9.74-$11.99, 88 points, poured core black grading purple/red toward the broad clear wine ring and heavily draped glass bowl.
Aromatic blueberries and plums with hints of juniper and candy cane were good.
Full-bodied with good acidity and tight tiny tannins managed a slightly green rendition of the bouquet reflective flavors.
Finished long on the trailing palate, licorice, spice, eucalyptus, and a modest 13.9% Alcohol. 
 
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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Jorge Ordonez And Co. "Bontani" Old Vines 2015 Muscate (Sierras de Malaga, Spain)







Jorge Ordonez And Co. "Bontani" Old Vines 2015 Muscate (Sierras de Malaga, Spain), $14.99-$17.99, 89 points, was a pale brass color grading clear at the glass bowl.
Smells of orange peel and pome blossoms were good.
Light-bodied with fair-plus acidity carried an intense spiced orange with a hint of lemon oil in a green melon matrix.
Finished quite warm on the 14% alcohol.
Paired perfectly with my stuffed Atlantic white fish.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Martin Ray Russian River 2015 Chardonnay







Martin Ray Russian River 2015 Chardonnay, $14.44-$18.99, 90 points, was a bright glossy gold color.
Redolent early morning fresh water smell was accented with hints of cantaloupe, citrus, and apple.
Medium-bodied with good acidity delivered a clean palate of fruit, stone, and ginger flavors which carried deep into the fair finish.
Oak notes were subtle, and alcohol was a modest 13.8%.
Paired well with our pre-Thanksgiving day cuisine.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Foris Estate Grown Rogue Valley Oregon 2016 Gewürztraminer








Foris Estate Grown Rogue Valley Oregon 2016 Gewürztraminer, $11.04- $15.99, 90 points, was a very light brass color grading clear at the glass edge.
Once again I was disappointed in Gewürztraminer's vaunted reputation for aromatics; all 'this' nose could find was wet granite and a soft white blossom note.
The near medium-body with good acidity managed rich tropical and pome fruit flavors with a hint of Sambuca.
Texture was creamy, alcohol was a noticeable 14%, and the finish was long in the fading palate with a hint of vanilla.
Paired wonderfully with my spicy Sriracha bacon salad.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Laurent Kraft 2016 Vouvray (Loire, France)






Laurent Kraft 2016 Vouvray (Loire, France),  $18.90-$20.79, 91 points, was a medium glossy gold color.
Shy aromas of yellow stone fruit and pome blossoms were okay.
Light-bodied with mouthwatering acidity bolstered the delicate, ever-so slightly sweet, flavors of slate, apricot, and peach.
Finished long and spicy with lively ginger, the slowly fading palate, and a remarkably restrained 12% alcohol.
Paired perfectly with my Atlantic sea scallops and chips.
I bought this Vouvray (Chenin Blanc) at the Harvest Market of Bedford.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Grab And Go Wine



Grab And Go Wine

So, Thanksgiving is right around the corner and either you are hosting family and friends, or being hosted, and wine is on your mind; needing to brave the crowds coerces the cower reflex. So, it's grab and go time at the local mega-mart, grocery store, or boutique.
Just in 'case' you're in need of a visual tipple-log, I've endeavored to give y'all a photo-gallery of those local purveyors; if it saves you time, fine, and if it's a waste of your time, just think, it's on my dime.

Harvest Market (Bedford)
 


Harvest Market is a cool stop, and that's not necessarily because they sell Yeti coolers, but because their assortment of wines include some unusual varietals and producers.
I did grab and go here!

Fresh Market (Bedford)
 
  

The obligatory observance of oenological Apothic wines not only greets you here, but does so in style.
There is a fair variety of vintner's varietals, and many are laid down in a lovely display with wine reviews to boot.
 


 


Has an excellent selection of wines, prepared foods, and unusual gifts.

 
 

  
Whole Foods (Bedford)
 
 
This photo provides plenteous proof of why I shop here.
 
Hannaford's Supermarkets
 
 
In New Hampshire, Hannaford's is 'wall-to-wall',
 but when I have a choice among them, it's Hannaford's of Bedford (see below).
 
 
 
Market Basket Supermarkets
 
 
The mega-mart (no matter which one) I only love before eight in the morning has a parochial choice of wines.
 
Walmart
Needs no comment!
 
 
 


Shaw's Supermarket Reset



  
Generic Gas Station
 
 
 
In Windham, not far from Klemms is Lucias bodega!
 
 
Concord: 
 
 
Happy Thanksgiving!
Don't Drink and Drive!
 
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