Category Archives: cabernet sauvignon

De Sante Napa Cabernet 2011

De Sante, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville AVA, Napa Valley, California, USA, 2011 This wine: lot No. LDESAOK11, ostensibly varietal cabernet sauvignon (but at least one other recent vintage contains some % of cabernet franc), long (50mm) coated natural cork closure, 14% … Continue reading

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Berthoumieu Madiran 2015

Domaine Berthoumieu, Constance, AOP Madiran, Gers, Occitanie, France, 2015 On AOP Madiran A still red appellation, overlapping the departments of the Gers, Pyrénées-Atlantique and Haute Pyrénées. Essentially between the mountains of the Pyrenees, and the sea of the Bay of … Continue reading

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Petit-Village Pomerol 2005

Chateau Petit-Village, AOC Pomerol, Bordeaux, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France, 2005 On AOC Pomerol. This wine: lot No. L0105 (on back label), 2005 – dry weather conditions, a soil of red gravel, quartz and flint over a clay sub-soil, a merlot heavy … Continue reading

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Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz 2010

Penfolds, St. Henri Shiraz, South Australia, 2010 This wine: lot No. L1248 N2 (below front label), a syrah dominated blend with cabernet sauvignon, unoaked (essentially) – matured 18 months in very old oak vats, short (48mm) coated natural cork closure, … Continue reading

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Pavillon de Leoville Poyferre 2010

Pavillon de Leoville Poyferre, AOC Saint Julien, Bordeaux, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France, 2010 This wine: lot No. LPLP1001 153B14 (below front label), a blend of 60% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, 8% petit verdot, 2% cabernet franc; coated natural cork closure, 13.5% … Continue reading

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Terra d’Or Aix en Provence 2000

Michel Chapoutier, Terra d’Or, AOC Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhone, PACA, France, 2000 On Coteaux d’Aix-en Provence An appellation, established in 1985, mainly in the Bouches-du-Rhone departement, stretching from the Durance river to the north, with the Luberon on the opposite bank, … Continue reading

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Mas de Daumas Gassac Red 2000

Mas de Daumas Gassac, Rouge, Vin de Pays de l’Herault, Aniane, Occitanie, France, 2000. In house vintage evaluation. Previous vintages tasted. This wine: lot No. L2/087W11:36 (below the capsule), organic, a blend of 80% cabernet sauvignon along with 8 other … Continue reading

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