Posts tagged Cabernet Sauvignon

Viña Concha Y Toro Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Maipo Valley, Chile

The Viña Concha Y Toro folks have many different ranges of wine in their vast Chilean portfolio. The Don Melchor range is a single wine offering labelled Cabernet Sauvignon and is the second highest tier from the Clilean powerhouse. They are very upfront about the small amount of Cabernet Franc blended in. I think I am going to stop mentioning “dark” or colour altogether when discussing red wines, as they are uniformly inky nowadays – and this one is no exception. And you also get no surprises Read more [...]

Kenwood Yulupa Cabernet Sauvignon, California

The 2007 Kenwood Yulupa Cabernet Sauvignon is very drinkable Cab.  I tried decanting half of the bottle and working it quite aggressively in the carafe for about ten minutes just to do side by side tasting with the wine right out of the bottle.  I pretty much wasted ten minutes as the wine was quite ambivalent to my shaking and waking.  The wine was, however, quite fine despite it's boycotting of my decanter games. Predictably the wine was dark (what Cali Red isn't?? google seach wine colour Read more [...]

Emiliana Natura Organic Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Valle Centrale, Chile

I wish all wines could be from Organic grapes. If you only knew the chemicals used in some vineyards to produce juicy grapes, you might consider quitting wine. So here is another affordable priced organic red ($16 in Ontario) that I can recommend highly for your moments of ethical imbibing. Coming out of my glass was a the scent of clay, wood, leather and ripe berry. Into the mouth the wine remained on point: field berry juiced by an earthy grip, a foundation of green vegetable and a nice smooth Read more [...]

Nicolas Catena Zapata 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina

  Bodega Catena Zapata from the Mendoza Region of Argentina is one of the earliest to market Argentinian wines in the premium price category on a world wide basis. They market Malbec, Chardonnays, Syrahs and blends. Like many other new world wine producers, they run up against a wall of low expectations from consumers. These low expectations are often undeserved given that wine is after all, just grape juice preserved via fermentation. That having been said, even wine neophytes understand the concept Read more [...]

Feudo Di Santa Tresa’s 2007 Sicilia IGT Nivuro, Sicily, Italy

If you want to paint a picture of Sicily fifty years ago, you would think of old ladies in frumpy dresses preparing supper outdoors, kids running around the yard and old men sipping wine, smoking cigarettes and gesticulating frantically about the mundane goings on around them. Feudo Di Santa Tresa's 2007 Sicilia IGT Nivuro tastes just like that glass of wine the geezers were sipping on – including the smoke. 70% Nero D'Avola and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon this wine lives on the fine edge between smooth Read more [...]
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