Browsing All posts tagged under »cabernet sauvignon«

what’s the freakin’ deal with tannins

March 1, 2009

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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

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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

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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 […]