Browsing all posts tagged with Tag: Cabernet Sauvignon.

Diving into the Zin on the flight!

June 8th, 2017 | No Comments

Lodi Vintners has some great Zinfandels on their menu. A sexy Napa Zin and two old vine Zins from Lodi allowing a fantastic side by side.

Enjoying Lodi Vintners

May 26th, 2017 | No Comments

Getting started with my first tasting at Lodi Vintners with a yummy rosé and rubbing my hands with anticipation of the tasting to come.

Corison Winery • St. Helena, Napa Valley

October 20th, 2016 | No Comments

In September of this year I headed to Napa to meet a few new wineries. My visit took me to the busy “HWY” side of Napa Valley as opposed to the (Silverado) “Trail” side. The HWY side is generally busier and more crowded and I don’t like crowds nor busy when tasting. However, I have […]

Red Lily Vineyards • Southern, OR

August 21st, 2015 | No Comments

Red Lily Vineyards • Southern, OR Oregon has become an absolute wine destination. Willamette Valley has led this charge with a consistent track record for pumping our great Pinots. However, just North of the California border, in the shadow of Mount Shasta, lie the towns of Ashland and Medford. These two small towns are surrounded […]

Mettler 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

March 9th, 2015 | No Comments

Mettler 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon The nose is sneaky. It’s a Cab but the Petite Sirah won’t be denied. A lovely nose. It’s mellow on the palate despite the involved bouquet. The structure offers a relaxed experience. I found myself sucking air over it, leaving it on my tongue while the conversation in the tasting room went on […]

Melka 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

February 23rd, 2015 | No Comments

Melka 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon A spicy, dark fruit jumble. The nose is alive! Plenty of currant and plum to go with the spices and oak. The palate buzzes instantly. The acidity is electric like lightening in a bottle. Definitely a wine for big kids. Young palates need not apply. The tannins are slightly dusty and […]

Madrone 2012 Yoakim Bridge Road Block

January 5th, 2015 | No Comments

Madrone 2012 Cabernet SauvignonYoakim Bridge Road Block A wonderful nose of earthy spice and healthy cherry. Laveder tones give it a slightly floral nose. An interesting tannin structure. Starts chalky but ends silky. Neat trick. A lovely but short black licorice whip as it finishes. The finish seems likes its going to give up but […]

Fields Family 2009 Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

October 2nd, 2014 | No Comments

Fields Family 2009 Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon “Foresty.” Full of cedar and black cheery. It grows organically the more you smell. Hello Big Napa Cab and right here in the heart of Lodi. Go figure. Wine tasting is always an adventure. Starts easy. Effortless. The tannins reach and stretch as if woken up from a […]

Medlock Ames 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

August 18th, 2014 | No Comments

Medlock Ames 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Raspberries, rhubarb and oak. Demonstrative nose for sure. The palate is every so slightly sweet almost reminiscent of a pie. The tannins are dusty and slowly fill your palate. A bit overwhelming actually. They keep coming. I don’t think they want to leave… Solid finish. Shows big and begs for […]

D’Art 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

August 3rd, 2014 | No Comments

D’Art 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Big red fruit and leather with a hint of sage. Doesn’t make its entrance like a typical Cab. A big sweet tone is forward. Leather and fig on settles on the mid-palate. Tight tannins through the roof of your mouth. A splash of spice as it finishes. Not a typical Cab. • […]