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Named for the French vine clone, 337 is an alluring expression of a California Cabernet Sauvignon with prestigious Bordeaux roots. The vines are cultivated for structure and flavor in the cobblestones of Lodi’s Clay Station Vineyard, making a wine that exudes seductive aromas of mocha and dark cherry. An explosion of spice and blackberry unwinds to a velvety, luscious finish. – Description from mriskic

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  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Chardonnay

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

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  • Wanting to refresh my memory on certain French vintages in the Rhône Valley I came across (as I often do) the Robert Parker Vintage Chart.  Parker includes vintages from 1970 through 2010 on his website and scores them on the usual 100 point scale.  He claims that scores of 70-79 are "average" while those of 80-89 are "above average to excellent... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Robert Parker's Vintage Ratings


  • I generally avoid wine clubs of any sort, even at my favorite wineries--I'm too promiscuous to sign up to drink 12 or 24 botles of someone's wine in a year--but I am a member of Mauritson's Rockpile list, because there's no longer any way to get the Cemetery Zinfandel and good luck getting any of the others, either.  Since I have in-laws up that... Read More

    Forum post in the topic President's Day in the RRV...


  • 337 Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by Hoosiers


  • Jed Malbec Mendoza Argentina rrp22.50 2008

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    Bold, integrated red fruit on the front. Sound stucture, medium bodied, velvety ... of the aromatics acheived at high altitud Read More

    Wine review by bpoynton


  • 337 Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by jerryWineo


  • You could put this under "Wine and Travel," but here's the idea:  dmcker responded to something I said about Cline wines that got me thinking.  Some wines are good, but not necessarily worth seeking out.  They're completely enjoyable, reliable from vintage to vintage, affordable, and widely found.  These aren't always the experiences we are afte... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Vacation Wines.


  • Throughout the month of September, Trapiche will be embarking on a national ... coupled with cool nights and high altitude create the perfect conditions for growing the region’s flagship varietal Malbec. Irrigation is a must as the area is basically a desert and gets scant rainfall in a year. Irrigation canals, some created centuries ago by th... Read More

    From the article Turn the Towns Teal With Trapiche Wines


  • 337 Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

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    Quite the complex nose for a wine of this price point- cassis, cranberry, chocolate, a bit of a vegetal note, and a touch of heat at the end. Cassis, blackberry and chocolate on the initial attack followed by a full midpalate, though the finish is a bit short and acidic. All in all one of the better supermarket wines at this price. Read More

    Wine review by ONUMello


  • Drew "The Gatekeeper Blend" Mendocino Ridges Pinot Noir 2009

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    a wonderfrul high altitude Pinot Noir from the far coast of California. Great depth with a delicate touch of red fruits and minerality. Incredible price for the quality. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Casa Rondeña Cabernet Franc 2004

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    The taste of my homeland...Albuquerque, New Mexico has a promising Mediterranean climate. At high altitude, it's rarely over 100 degress F and it cools off to 60 degrees F at night. The main problem: The Rio Grande is a trickle compared to the grand reservoirs that fuel California's agricultural mega-industry.I liked the elegant dryness of this... Read More

    Wine review by zygmuntsmw


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