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Wine Review – Sagelands Vineyard

25 Mar

Sagelands Vineyard
Sagelands is located in the “Four Corners” of Washington’s Columbia Valley-Wahluke Slope, Horse Heaven Hills, Rattlesnake Hills and Walla Walla Valley. The area has become known as one of the better growing regions for Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in Washington State.

Sagelands winemaker’s notes:

Our 2007 Sagelands Cabernet Sauvignon is the result of another excellent harvest in the Four Corners of Washington’s Columbia Valley. Vineyards here give our Cabernet Sauvignon its beautiful, deep garnet color and sweet scents of ripe dark cherry and huckleberry jam, with hints of cocoa, pie spices and sweet, freshly cut pipe tobacco. The flavors mirror the fruit-filled aromas, with nicely integrated tannins providing supple structure. These long, richly textured flavors culminate in a peppery spice finish.

Wine Review – Can Blau, Montsant-Spain

20 Feb

The Montsant region of spain is a relatively new wine area having been designated as a viticultural area in 2001. The land forms a horseshoe around Priorato, but the wines from the region have a clear identity of their own. Production is divided between cooperatives and family bodegas, which are often advised by locally trained young oenologists. Visit for more information.

Fall & Winter Wine Line Up

9 Nov

I was hesitant to release a video discussing Thanksgiving wines this year because this type of information is in full bloom this holiday season.  However, as the weather gets colder outside, I start to crave some heartier wines to compliment those comfort foods of the season. So, instead of Thanksgiving wines, I decided to put together this short video featuring my Fall and Winter wine line up.  These wines are great with just about any meal of the season and they are not budget busters.  I hope you will find something to put on your holiday wine list this year.  Cheers! (more…)