Category Archives: Cabernet Sauvignon

Chris’ July Pick: Folie à Deux Ménage à Trois Red

The Selection: With the Wine Bloggers Conference coming up in a week, we’ve been scanning through some of the finalists for the Wine Blog Awards and came across Jon from Minnesota who blogs as the Reverse Wine Snob. He has … Continue reading

Cabernet Sauvignon, Chris' Pick, Merlot, USA, Zinfandel

Chris’ June Pick: Buehler Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

I recently came across this SF Chronicle article about 2008 Cabernet Sauvignons and thought it would be good inspiration for my June pick.  There were some familiar names (Chappellet, Hall, Mondavi), but the Buehler caught my eye for it’s price … Continue reading

Cabernet Sauvignon, Chris' Pick, Red Wine, USA

Meet a Winemaker: Regis Chaigne

Before we get to the interview, I have a confession to make…I suffer from too-many-ideas-too-little-time-itis.  It’s plagued me for a while now and has resulted in a few purchased web domains, email conversation and pitch decks with friends that fall … Continue reading

Cabernet Sauvignon, France, Meet a Winemaker, Sauvignon Blanc

Barrique Wine Bar: Like Tasting Wine in a Barrel

Last month, Linda and I stopped in for a drink at Barrique before an awesome dinner at Babbacco.  If you’re in SF, check Barbacco out.  The food was ridiculous, and it was the first time we ordered wine through an … Continue reading

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Wine Bar

Foxen Winery: Tasting Bordeaux, Contemplating Tattoos

Foxen Winery has been around since 1985 and produces a number of different wines from their own vineyards as well as purchased grapes.  The one vineyard they own is the only dry farmed vineyard in the region, meaning the grapes … Continue reading

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Santa Barbara, Sauvignon Blanc, USA

Chris’ April Pick: Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon

I don’t exactly remember where I heard the name Concha y Toro and Don Melchor, but some wine pundit was proclaiming it as a delicious wine that faced the daunting challenge of breaking into the American market. The notion was … Continue reading

Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile, Chris' Pick, Red Wine

Pellegrini Family Vineyards: Wine not Water

The same day we swung by Martin Ray and stopped at Martinelli, we also paid a quick visit to Pellegrini Family Vineyards.  Since the barrel tasting event was over-running most of the wineries and Pellegrini wasn’t participating, we had high … Continue reading

Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley

Linda’s March Pick: How Low Can We Go?

The other day I was walking through Whole Foods and saw one of their wine promos advertising some bottle for $3.99. $3.99? That’s Trader Joe’s Two Buck Chuck cheap! I was skeptical (and my cart was full) so I passed … Continue reading

Cabernet Sauvignon, Linda's Pick

French Silk Syrah Cabernet ’08

I’m a sucker for design, branding, and presentation especially with wine bottles.  This usually means I shun the silly logos or labels stuck in the 1980s, but I couldn’t resist the packaging of French Silk Syrah Cabernet (another BevMo $0.05 … Continue reading

Cabernet Sauvignon, France, Red Wine, Syrah

Challis Lane Cabernet Sauvignon ’09

It’s always fun to try an expensive bottle of wine, but it can be more satisfying to discover a cheap bottle that mimics something that costs close to a full tank of gas for an SUV.  Our friends at BevMo … Continue reading

Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Wine