Monthly Archives: March 2005

Two Big Napa Valley Cabs: Prices, Scores, and So Much More (NW)

I recently tasted two big, expensive Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons that are worth comparing: a 2001 Sterling Reserve and a 2002 Pride.Sterling Napa Valley Reserve Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon 2001:This wine was very tight upon opening, so we nursed it over two hours to see if it would open up in the glassVery tight at…

Updates

It has been far too long since we’ve updated our links to highlight some of the best wine reads in the blogosphere. So take a moment and check out the carnival of wine, down on the right in the section entitled “Other Wine Related Reads”. There is lots of wonderful wine and cultural and just…

Kaiken Cab 2002 (billy)

Kaiken Cabernet Sauvignon 2002. I paid $12.99 for this at that wine store I mentioned below. $13 is a fantastic price for this wine.Chile’s premier wine maker, Montes, crossed the Andes into Argentina to found and make this wonderful Cab. The name, “Kaiken”, comes from the name of a wild goose that migrates across the…

Quick Swirl: The Stump Jump (billy)

The Stump Jump Riesling Sauvignon Blanc Marsanne blend 2003 I paid $10.99 for this in a fantastic little wine shop in Alton Illinois, where I was on business last week.Riesling is the primary varietal at 72% of the blend with the Sauvignon Blanc coming in at about a third and a touch of Marsanne (6%)…