Category Archives: Cabernet Sauvignon

Truchard Vineyards: Another Year of Outstanding Wine

It’s no surprise that I’m a Truchard fan. I’ve written about them and even nominated the winery as one of America’s best for the Daily Meal. It’s true that I like the people behind the winery, but even if I didn’t, their wines are fabulous and for some strange reason,...

Montepulciano, Italy’s Red Gems: A Spotlight on Avignonesi

In and around the Tuscan town of Montepulciano, southeast of Florence and Siena, a clone of Sangiovese grows in dark, deep soils. The reds from this region taste more brooding and earthy than Sangiovese from other famed parts of Tuscany and despite their depth, they are often overshadowed by their...

West Coast Wine Round-Up: 7 Mostly Solid Wines

I’ve been catching up on samples sent to me from a bunch of West Coast (of the US) wineries and thought I’d do a round up, rather than individual posts. It was a mixed bag but overall, the whites were far better than the reds for value and for quality....