Browsing All posts tagged under »cabernet sauvignon«

what’s the freakin’ deal with tannins

March 1, 2009


You'll read tasting notes that call tannins round, angular, bitter, green, young, ripe, sweet, soft.. pick an adjective I'm sure it has been stuck in front of the word tannin in a tasting note somewhere. Ok, well "polka-dottted" probably hasn't been used, but there are a lot of marketing folk out there hungry to sell more wines, it's only a matter of time. So what are tannins really and what does it have to do with wine?

Another Malivoire – 05 Cabernet Merlot

May 29, 2008


If you’ve been reading my tasting notes enough, you have probably noticed that I’m a little partial to Malivoire wines.  I don’t know what it is, but they speak to me.  Well built, excellent quality, decent value, and a great expression of the varietals they produce.  I think the geek in me loves that the […]

A CaliCab to love and squeeze and hug George

April 6, 2008


CONIGLIO ATLAS PEAK CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2003VINTAGES 38554 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 63.45 Over 60 dollars is a lot to pay for a wine.  I have to say, this is a lot of wine.  If you have the money to spend, or you’re looking for something special, this is a good choice, and available […]