Posts under Tag: cabernet
Sharing a Little Madness – Folie à Deux Wines

It's not often that I get wine that was named after a psychological disorder. I think the closest thing is probably the Delirium Tremens beer that I occasionally indulge in. I recently received samples of three different wines produced by Folie à Deux, the famed subsidiary winery of Trinchero Family Estates. Folie à Deux is perhaps best known for their Menage à [...]

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Eleven Reasons to Participate in #Cabernet Day

The Twitter machine has been all abuzz recently with talk about the upcoming #Cabernet Twitter Social Media event that is being organized by Rick Bakas. There have been a number of this type of event taking place over the last few months, and this one has the potential to break all of the standing wine social media records. All you [...]

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The Main Event – Living Large in Walla Walla

My trip to Walla Walla for the Wine Bloggers' Conference was not my first rodeo in W2. Last October was actually the beginning of my love affair with this city. We were visiting my father-in-law in Kennewick, and decided to take an afternoon to make the short drive to the little wine heaven in the Southeastern portion of Washington state. [...]

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Cabernet From Plastic Cups

 It was only eleven o'clock, and we couldn't bring ourselves to end the night so soon.  We had managed to hook up with a legendary musician, albeit a legend of a very specific niche.  Billy was a banjo player who had played with the likes of Woody Guthrie, and Pete Seger.  He had run around in the same Greenwich Village [...]

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Review: Am I Late For #CaliCabs? – 2007 LangeTwins Cabernet Sauvignon

I had planned on participating in the Twitter California Cabs (#CaliCabs) tasting, I really had.  Unfortunately, there are some things that are more important than wine (shocking, I know).  I had an opportunity to work with a ministry here in Lubbock that is offering a warm place for local homeless during the cold winter months, and I jumped on the [...]

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February 12 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good The Good this week is a couple of fun tasting events that came up this week. The first is by far the biggest Twitter tasting event that has taken place since I’ve been blogging.  The #CaliCabs event was open to everyone, and featured tweeters from around the country tasting their favorite California Cabernet(s) and then tweeting about them.  [...]

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Review: An Intriguing Red Blend – 2003 Pheasant Ridge Proprietor’s Reserve

One of the wines that I tasted on my recent trip out to Pheasant Ridge Winery, was the 2003 Proprietor's Reserve, a Bordeaux style blend that is their signature wine.  The winery provided me with a sample bottle to do a more thorough review of the wine than I was able to do while I was there in the tasting [...]

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2006 Chateau Ste Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon

Some wines really knock your socks off when you first try them…, then there is this wine.  That's not to say that this was a bad wine, just didn't rock my world or anything. The wine in question is a 2006 Chateau Ste Michelle Cabernet that I bought at the grocery store for about $13.  This wine is produced in [...]

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