Tag Archives: Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery Profile: Robert Sinskey Vineyards

Who: Robert Sinskey Vineyards   What: Backing Biodynamics Without Skimping on Seduction   Where: Carneros (Napa Valley), California   Why: Because for Robert Sinskey Vineyards, elegance and sustainability are not mutually exclusive. Because RSV talks the talk and walks the … Continue reading

Winery Profile: Vasse Felix

Who: Vasse Felix   What: Benefactor of the Balanced, Persuasive Potential of Australia’s Wild West   Where: Margaret River, Australia   Why: Because in 1967, Dr. Tom Cullity, a cardiologist in Perth, was crazy enough to decide to bring vines … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Sonoma County

Where: Hugging the Pacific Coast and running east until it hits the Mayacamas Mountains, Sonoma County is about an hour north of San Francisco.   What: A vast and varied wine region that nevertheless boasts a strong sense of pride, community and … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Napa Valley

Where: Saddled between the Mayacamas Mountains to the west and the Vaca range to the east, Napa Valley is an hour’s drive northeast from San Francisco. It’s an American Viticultural Area within northern California’s Napa County, and it houses 16 … Continue reading

Women Winemakers We Love: Cathy Corison

In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8th) and as a general nod to our own unique roots, background and inspiration, we’re featuring a number of our favorite female winemakers over the next month. These are women from around the … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Barossa Valley, Australia

Where: Barossa Valley is a “Geographical Indication” (or GI, basically an appellation) set within the Barossa zone in the state of South Australia. It’s a valley set back from the coast, following the North Para River and surrounded by the … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Hunter Valley

Where: Hunter Valley is technically a “zone” within the state of New South Wales (on the southeastern side of Australia, a quick two-hour jaunt north of Sydney). It’s a river valley in between the Tasman Sea and the Brokenback Range. … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Maipo

Regional Profile: Maipo Valley, Chile   Where: Maipo is within Chile’s large Central Valley, which is appropriately named as it’s relatively in the center of the country from north to south as well as situated in the valley between the … Continue reading

Grape Files: Merlot

Color: Red   Grown in: Bordeaux, Languedoc-Rousillon, Southwest France (France); Friuli, Trentino-Alto Adige, Tuscany (Italy); California, Washington (U.S.); Spain; Bulgaria; Chile; Australia; New Zealand   Profile: This plushly fruited, blue-black grape is the most widely planted in the French wine … Continue reading

Back to Basics: What are Tannins?

Have you ever sipped a really big, bold red wine and noticed after swallowing that your mouth feels incredibly dry? Maybe your tongue feels stuck to the roof of your mouth, or it’s like a bunch of teen tiny burs … Continue reading