Review: 2014 Simi Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Simi Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
In the realm of wine reviews and tasting notes, one usually ends up in a world of weariness. When I read of review of a wine that’s description reads something like: [Read in a distinctive professorial tone] This wine has a deep, garnet color with toasted oak and complexity of dark fruit. Peppery with hint of coffee and firm tannins. I find myself trying to figure out what the heck this wine is ac...
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Is it Stag’s Leap or Stags’ Leap?

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
Stag’s Leap is a family favorite, in particular the Artemis. It is a bottle that sits on the table at most family gatherings.  Not only does this wine remind me of exciting memories around the table with family at Christmas or a special birthday celebration, it brings to mind a fun bit of historical controversy.  Stag’s Leap is a fun conversation piece. History buffs, here we go… Stag’s ...
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Review: Coppola Reserve Syrah

Coppola Reserve Syrah
I’m so excited because our fall shipment of Coppola Wine just arrived last week. The first bottle out of the box was the Reserve Syrah.  I poured myself a glass before dinner and before I could finish it, I spilled the last few drops on the carpet.  Recently the hubs and I have been talking about new flooring in the living room and dining room.  So instead of getting angry over spilled wine, I sai...
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Review: 2014 Justin Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet and Lonnie Metzler
A bold glass of Justin Winery’s Cabernet Sauvignon is like diving head first into a wine that flirts with perfection. Last weekend, I sat in my mother’s garden filled with blooms of bright, white Shasta daisies, honey bees dancing in the lavender and I enjoyed a pleasant summer evening sipping an audacious glass of red. Without a doubt it was a special way to enjoy a glass of wine and visit with f...
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Review: Josh Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

  Josh Cellars Cab has recently become one of my favorite wines. It is easy to enjoy by itself or paired with a casual meal. It’s juicy with hints of blackberries, cherries and has the aroma of vanilla and spices. It’s rated at 89 points and at just $18, it is an easy choice to pair with any meal. I suggest a grilled chicken salad or even hamburgers. This one won’t let you down. En...
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Review: Benziger Family Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

At around $20 and rated at 85 points, this wine is fabulous and affordable! I picked it up after hearing quite positive reviews from my dad. Like me, he is no sommelier, but does enjoy wine…as does just about everyone in my family. While enjoying this easy-to-drink Cab, I got cherries, chocolate, berries and coffee. It had a wonderfully, delightful smooth finish. Don’t you just love how talk...
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