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Conn Valley Vineyards 2007 Prologue Cabernet Sauvignon

Posted on November 1, 2009 - Filed Under American wines, Cabernet, Red wines, Reviews, Wine Reviews, region, style | 1 Comment

Now I know that I drink a lot of cabs, and maybe I’m getting a little sick of them, but that doesn’t mean I want a weak-ass cab! I found this cab to be acidic, pasty, and generally unappealing. While there was some decent berry and some nice green pepper, I’ve been used to getting much better quality for my $20 investment.

 

For the money, I recommend the Fitch Cabernet at Westwood Liquors in Westlake.

So there.

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2007 Savanha Cabernet Sauvignon

Posted on September 25, 2009 - Filed Under Cabernet, Red wines, Reviews, South African wines, Wine Reviews, style | Leave a Comment

I found this wine a little thin and tannic. I think, paired with a hard cheese or meaty pasta, it would have been pretty tasty, but tonight was a steak night, and steak nights are important to me.

Sorry Savanha, but you didn’t quite cut the mustard…

85

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2006 Louis M Martini Cabernet

Posted on September 18, 2009 - Filed Under Cabernet, Reviews, Wine Reviews, style | Leave a Comment

They sell the shit out of this wine every you go. It sports some high rating from some place, and you can get it for $12.99. I found it to be thin, obnoxious, and generally lacking in flavor or uniqueness. I poured it down the sink.

Comment of the night: “This wine tastes like it was made by the same person who made Two Girls One Cup.”

Good times…

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2007 Tapiz Cabernet Sauvignon

Posted on September 15, 2009 - Filed Under Cabernet, Red wines, Reviews, South American wines, Uncategorized, Wine Reviews, region, style | Leave a Comment

All in all, this is a light, compact wine. WS gave it 90 pts, I believe, which, in my humble opinion was a little generous.

Some nice flavors of spice box, cedar, and violet, but I think this is a wine that needs some time to ripen.

At $15 you can afford to pick up a few bottles and let them age a bit…but don’t expect fireworks right away.

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Amavi Cellars 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

Posted on September 13, 2009 - Filed Under American wines, Cabernet, Reviews, Wine Reviews, region, style | Leave a Comment

Man, I’ve been posting old reviews all day! I had such terrible taste; things have really changed.

For starters, I’m a cab man, now, but actually starting to move beyong it. I like my wines big for now, but without much fruit. I get off to words like blueberry, resin, pencil lead, cassis, tobacco, etc.

Each Sunday, I try to have a “special wine”, and tonight’s was a $27 wine from Central Market sporting a Wine Spectator score of 94.

Its an elegant, balanced wine. Nice flavors of soil, bakers chocolate, cassis, and pencil lead, with hints of cedar and spice box on the nose. Over time, notes of vanilla extract and licorice emerge…

I’d actually like to see a little more fruit, but its certainly an outstanding cab, if a little solemn.

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