El Gavilan

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Pinot Blanc

    History of the grape: Pinot Blanc was first grown in Burgundy and Champagne, France, and can be traced by some source...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Casa de Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon Bottled In 1947


    Write your review here, and rate the wine from 1 to 5 glasses above.Tonight we had a bottle that lacked the depth of the better bottles that I've had of this wine with a nose that showed fraying at the seams but still offered up a bit of poopy beet root, black pepper, and deep smoky tones with lots of cigar box and tobacco. In the mouth the aci... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • I am working with North Square, who took great care of us at our last dinnerhttp://www.snooth.com/talk/topic/open-that-bottle-night-2009--north-square-restaurant/and am trying to nail down the details of this dinner. I expect it should run just about $80 per person all in and we have a tentative guest list that includes:MeRachelNYCRBoulangerMRef... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Sunday May 31st - Older...

  • Its not often that one gets a second chance with wines like this.  Way back ... ... the wine was made by The El Gavilan Winery in 1941 but before it could be bottled WWII broke out and operation at the winery pretty much ceased as all able bodied men were drafted. Once the war came to an end, or at least when the winemakers hitch was up, the p... Read More

    Forum post in the topic A Second Chance - Casa de...

  • Casa de Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon Bottled In 1947


    Faint and faded on the nose with a minty edge to the beefy nose. The palate is dusty with a touch of bouillon balanced by some redwood tinged black currant jam notes. the tannins are still in evidence but they are surprisingly polished and give the wine a slightly chewy feel. The nose cleans up as it airs gaining cola and cinnamon tones and the ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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