23 April 2014

Bottle Juice

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Cabernet Sauvignon

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By Mattinson of The Wine Front 23 days ago.
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…Franz Venes' Cuvée des Oliviers is a blend of 30% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 30% Carignan, 20% Cinsault, 10% Syrah and 10% Grenache.

It is juicy but with a Southern French concentration, manifested by hints of herbs, liquorice and spice adorning a bedrock of ripe fruit, of both red and black complexion. The 2011 is every bit as good as the acclaimed 2010 and made in a similar linear style, with a shade more restraint than the overtly fruity 2009 and 2007, and none the poorer …

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" Proprietor Jean-Hubert Delon believes the 2004 Leoville Las-Cases, a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, represents a lighter version of the 1996 and 1986 Las Cases. While an outstanding effort, it does not possess the breadth or depth of flavor found in the two aforementioned vintages. A classic bouquet of black cherries, cassis, crushed rocks, flowers, vanilla, and background oak emerges from this dense ruby/purple-tinged 2004. Medium-bodied

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"..This 2004 comes across like their 1988. An unusually high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon ( 70%) was blended with 30% Merlot, resulting in a dense ruby/purple-colored, slightly herbaceous Calon-Segur possessing a tapenade/olive characteristic along with plump, rich black cherries, truffles, underbrush, and black currants. Medium to full-bodied with plenty of sweet tannin, excellent purity, and a broad mouthfeel. It will require 3-4 years of cellaring, and should keep for two decades." …

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…wineries' efforts to support their claims to quality by geographic designation. After all, while Cabernet-Sauvignon could be grown anywhere, there are places where it's better suited than others. Good " Terroir" implied not just a good place to grow grapes, but a good place to grow specific grapes, resulting in an appealing character of place in the wines produced there.

Screwcaps share some of this history . They were first developed in the late 1960's …

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By BrainWines of BrainWines.com 1 month ago.
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Rated 45 minutes after opening the bottle, no decant necessary. Red blend of: 90% cabernet sauvignon, 8% petit verdot, 1% cabernet franc, and 1% merlot. N/ Deep notes of black cherry and rich cassis, with mature, and in this one case, delicious tomato leaf aromas. Black soil. Forest floor. Mesquite wood. Baker's chocolate and slate. [...]

The post USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pine Ridge, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California, 2010 appeared first on BrainWines.com .

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By Dezel Quillen of My Vine Spot 21 hours ago.
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…Quick Sip is the HALL Wines 2011 Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon. I had an opportunity to taste this wine during a recent episode of CellarPass TV that featured a live virtual tasting and interview with Steve Leveque, winemaker for Hall Wines in St Helena, California. Hall Wines specializes in single-vineyard and limited-production wines with a focus on classic Bordeaux varieties. This ( 100%) Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the Diamond Mountain District…

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2010, Paso Robles. 15.5% alc. 900 cases. 39% cabernet sauvignon, 35% petit verdot, 26% malbec. I'm generally a fan of Halter Ranch's products, but this wine is a disappointment. Dark ruby tinged with magenta; very intense, very concentrated, quite powerful; needs a moderating component and some coherence; lots of toasty oak, slightly over-ripe black and blue fruit flavors and sweet with alcohol; not much pleasure here, perhaps a few years aging will bring out the nuances. …

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By allan of CellarBlog 3 years ago.
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…good wetting of the foliage and avoiding an excess of water stress. Nevertheless, one of our plots of Cabernet-Sauvignon faced a heat stroke and we lost 30% of that crop.

Beginning of September, the maturation process was low, and the few rains of the 6th and 8th happily accelerated the phenomenon. Since then, the phenolic maturity came gradually and we had to be patient. The good weather settled with cold nights that encouraged the accumulation of polyphenols and preserved flavors.

The …

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By andrew of wine book club almost 4 years ago.
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Red table wine vintage " Codru", made from grapes of Cabernet-Sauvignon ( 75%) and Merlot ( 25%), which the Moldovan wine producers is grown in Central and South zones of Moldova on the sunny slopes of hills.

Actually Mark " Codru" was founded by Moldovan RIVW in 1966.

This wine has a garnet color with onion tone. Bouquet " Codru" different characteristic variety " Cabernet Sauvignon" morocco tones and slightly bitter, astringent …

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