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2010 Sbragia "Andolsen Vineyard" Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 11-14-2013
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A delicious Cab, the 2010 Sbragia “Andolsen Vineyard” Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is drinking just great right this moment. A medium-bodied, dry Cabernet Sauvignon with aromas of violets, crème de cassis, plum, dried cocoa and maple with a palate that displays flavors of plum, spice, graphite and earth notes. The finish is long and dry with a nice dusting of tannins that coat the palate as the wine finishes.
Top Value! Drink from 2013 to 2020

2009 Sbragia "Cimarossa Vineyard" Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 11-14-2013
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Wow! The nose of the 2009 Sbragia “Cimarossa Vineyard” Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is absolutely intoxicating, with aromas of fresh-picked blackberries, dark chocolate and subtle herb notes. The palate is a beautiful mix of black plum, spice-cake, blackberry, bittersweet chocolate and earth notes. The finish is long and supple with good energy and verve as the wine slowly fades away. This is a fantastic Cabernet Sauvignon that will surely please anyone who tastes it.
Drink from 2013 to 2025

2009 Sbragia "Rancho del Oso" Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 11-14-2013
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A nicely-textured, open-knit approachable Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2009 Sbragia “Rancho del Oso” Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is a complex, enjoyable offering that displays restraint and finesse. The nose starts out with aromas of blueberries, clove, and volcanic rock, while the palate displays intense blueberry, blackberry, crème de cassis and pain grille flavors. High-toned fruit and racy acidity converge on the finish, which adds lift to this tasty offering.
Drink from 2013 to 2022

2009 Sbragia "Wall Vineyard" Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 11-14-2013
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The third wine in a trio of single-vineyard 2009 Cabernet Sauvignons from Sbragia, the 2009 Sbragia “Wall Vineyard” Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon is a structured, broad-shouldered Cabernet Sauvignon with aromas of chocolate-covered cherries, mocha, caramel and tobacco. The palate is dark and brooding, with flavors of plum, eucalyptus, blackberry liqueur and notes of crushed rock and baking chocolate. The wine is supple, with a finish that echoes the palate, and it slowly dissipates on the tongue.
Drink from 2013 to 2030

Absolut Elyx Single Estate Vodka 1L
Review Date: 5-23-2013
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One of my drinks of choice when I’m out at a bar is vodka rocks with a twist. It is simple and easy to make and generally leaves me hangover free. Usually I opt for Belvedere because it is smooth and easy to drink even though it may lack a truly distinct flavor. When I tasted the Absolut Elyx Vodka I was blown away, it was smooth & rich but had a very clean and distinctive profile with hints of vanilla and hazelnut notes on the finish. A wonderful tasting vodka and an even better value this is perfect on its own or use it as a top-shelf blending ingredient in your next martini or gimlet.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2010 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac Pre-Arrival
Review Date: 2-11-2013
A must buy! Wild berries, laser beam fruit, good tension and verve, with a long finish. If you can't afford the First Growths or Super Seconds, try this.

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