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Due Vigne Wines

Due Vinge Winery, like so many others, started out with a dream and passion for producing top-shelf wines that reflect the regions in which the grapes are sourced from. Founded by Ken and Anne Musso a number of years ago, we now see Ken pretty much running the show. His longing for this winery has […]

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Review: Summit Lake Round-up

Family-run wineries are truly the backbone of the industry and make some of the best vino to be had – I’m a huge fan of the passion and excellence to the craft of winemaking they bring to the table. I was first introduced to Summit Lake Vineyards in July from one of their friends and […]

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Review: A pair of Trefethen Cabs

Cabernet Sauvignon is a grape which has defined the Napa region more than any other grape and for many good reasons. The climate and soil there are perfect for Cabs – hot days with cool nights at decent elevations and with good, fertile soils. Robert Mondavi helped shape the Cab scene in Napa and ever […]

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Salvestrin 3-way Round-up – Review

Nose: Rose hips, vanilla bean, slight hint of cantelope and maple syrup, grilled peaches and apple skin with home-made whip-cream. Taste: cream-covered peaches and melon that have been drizzled with maple syrup with afternotes of the typical “sauv-grass” (as I like to call it) but it’s really kept in check by the creaminess. This is […]

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2004 Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon

Atlas Peak is actually the name of an AVA in the greater Napa area that ranges between 1400-2400ft in elevation which mean that the grapes grown there don’t tend to get as those on the valley floors. The net result is fruit that can be harvested at a lower brix level (lower sugars) – this […]

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Justin Winery – 3-way Review

The Paso Robles area of California is really shaping up to be a huge rock-star region in the Golden State and for good reason – it has a cooler climate than Napa and generally presents grapes that don’t get as sugarfied as so many do in the more nothern areas of California. Producers in this […]

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Review: Shootout 2005 CA vs. WA. $100 Cab

By Duane Pemberton Click here to see how we rate wines I know many folks who still swear by cab sauv as their favorite red grape and for many, it was the “gateway” red which really turned on the metal lightbulb of how complex, velvety and food-friendly a well-made cab can truly be. Some of […]

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2006 Ehlers Cab and Merlot

Ehlers Estate Winery, in St. Helena California, has been producing since the year 2000 and is the only non-profit winery I’m aware of – anywhere. 100% of its proceeds go into cardiovascular research. The reason for this is because its founder, Jean Leduqa, was a longtime sufferer of heart disease – hence why his wife, […]

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2004 Spring Mountain Vineyard Cab

It’s hard to not fall in love with an American winery that’s been around since the 1800′s and has a long track-record of producing top-quality wine for decades. And what’s there to say about a winery that even had Conan O’Brien out and let him run amuck around the vineyard?  Spring Mountain is truely an […]

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2003 Mankas Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery Link Whoever said we shouldn’t be drinking red wines during the warm months of summer was greatly mistaken! I love my reds year-around and in the spirit of that bring you my take on this 2003 Cab out of California. While there’s no doubt California does Zinfandel perhaps better than any other region in […]

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