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100118 Merlots_ Comparing a Couple 2014 Goodies

Merlots: Comparing a Couple 2014 Goodies

Posted on: October 2nd, 2018 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

The 2014 western states vintage was a big one, for big wines with a mouth-filling expression of lusciousness.  This is especially true with the red wines, many of which are so big that they must be aged more to reach their prime. In the meantime, we have been savoring a few 2014 red wines... Read More
Still Known for Outstanding Vinos: B.R. Cohn Winery

Still Known for Outstanding Vinos: B.R. Cohn Winery

Posted on: October 10th, 2016 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

During Dan Cohn’s “formative years” in California’s wine country, he probably never gave a second thought to his childhood house becoming his place of business, but that’s just how it happened.  Now, the entire operation is run out of that very house and that’s okay. At the winery, things are all wine, well most... Read More
Chateau Montelena Cabernet

A Classic Cabernet and a Wine-Rack Staple

Posted on: November 20th, 2015 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

California’s vintages have been so close in recent years that it is always a treat to pick out selections from wineries that like to intentionally amplify the character differences from year to year.  Since most wineries pride themselves in year-to-year consistency, these selections are relatively limited. But one winery that has made significant contributions... Read More
Franciscan Cabernet

Franciscan Cabernet: Bold yet refined

Posted on: September 19th, 2014 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Recently, Franciscan released the their first bottles of 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon into distribution.  With excellent weather conditions in Northern California and a wonderful grape crop, the rest is left to the senses. One taste of the latest rendition of Franciscan’s Cabernet is proof enough that a skilled winemaker can make the best of a... Read More

A sumptuous red blend that will get a “wink” from wine lovers

Posted on: September 3rd, 2013 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

If you know for sure that your next guest of honor likes big wines with the beef course, no matter what, there are a lot of choices out there right now.  But for beef, there are few to compare with the big Cabernet blends from California’s 2008-2010 vintages.  Grill it up, and these wines... Read More

A big Cabernet for your plans

Posted on: April 21st, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

As we begin to taste as much of California’s 2009 vintage as possible, the Cabernets continue to sit right there, front and center.  One small winery who has made significant contributions to this excellent vintage is Lail Vineyards.  They’re small but mighty, sourcing fruit from the heart of Napa to back it up. With... Read More

A Cabernet from Bird Land

Posted on: September 6th, 2011 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

If you’re searching for a red wine that your “birds” will love, take a good look at Duckhorn Wine Company’s  red blend “Decoy” Cabernet Sauvignon release. It is in general distribution and this season’s sales are showing excellent pricing at about $25/bottle. When the affordable Decoy label came out about 20 years ago, it... Read More

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