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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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  • Viognier

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

  • Malbec

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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  • you can stand a pencil up in this wine.That's pretty funny NG.I assume you ... ... it as coming from high altitude, I was expecting something like something from the Mountains around Napa Valley--giant with enough tannin to leave splinters in your mouth--but that is way off.  This was a 2009, and it is drinkable immediately.  It does have tan... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight-...


  • Bodega Sottano Merlot 2006

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    A beguiling nose of exotic woods comes down from these high-altitude vineyards (almost 4,000 feet), though thats the best moment, as aging hasnt created sufficient structure to exploit the mix of sweet and vegetal flavors. (AV 85, http://argovino.com/?p=282) Read More

    Wine review by Argovino


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  • I'm a lucky wine gal, indeed. I spent Valentine's Day sipping Oregon ... ... Micro Mountain Mint (high altitude variety of wild mint) and Black Pepper Molasses, was loaded with complex layers of flavors, as well. Ending in a blissful combination of textures and flavors, this was an unforgettably perfect pairing. For Dessert, the 2011 Tualatin... Read More

    From the article A Dinner for Wine/Lovers


  • Gouguenheim Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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    Watching the explosive rise in popularity of Malbec from Argentina has been simply astonishing. Though you would think from what you see and read that there is precious little else produced in Argentina. Is the runaway success of Malbec for Argentina going to mirror that of Australian Shiraz? (In other words, are people going to think that Argen... Read More

    Wine review by terroir360


  • Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Red Hills Lake County Obsidian Ridge Vineyard 2008

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    A decent mid weight Cabernet from the higher elevations of Red Hills. I ... ... reading I've done on the "high altitude cabernets".....and how they are more intense in the flavor dept. But all in all a decent Cabernet form a vineyard with a whole lot of volcanic rock in the soil. Cheer Read More

    Wine review by Stallion


  • I was going to put this in the Whatcha Drinking Tonight thread. But since there was some Syrah talk going on I thought I'd start a new thread on Cool Climate Syrah.Tonight I'm visiting a wine I haven't had in since May and wanted to see how it is progressing. It comes from high up atop the Yorkville Highlands in the Anderson Valley  which is in ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Focusing on Cool Climate Syrah


  • 337 Cabernet Sauvignon Lodi 2008

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    Smooth berry chocolate taste. Read More

    Wine review by navalent


  • I posted this question because someone on another thread referred to Merlots as "tannic" and I don't think of them that way.  But I also realize I am less sensitive to tannins than to, for example, acidity.  I have to stop and think about whether tannins are high or medium, although I can kind of quantify them if I stop and think.I think of tann... Read More

    Forum post in the topic which varietals are most tannic?


  • Clonakilla Chardonnay Canberra District 2011

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    $35 direct from winery. For those familiar with the wines of Clonakilla, this ... ... season. Fruit from a high altitude vineyard in Tumbarumba and Murrumbateman. Whole bunch pressed with fermenting on fees in French barrels. Clear, pale straw golden colour. Youthful aromas of dusty lemon, white grapefruit and buttery oats. Dry, med+-bodied w... Read More

    Wine review by Terence Pang


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