EP 332 California Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting

The ever popular California Cabernet’s get a whirl on todays thunder show!

Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Hess Select Cabernet SauvignonOther California Cabernet Sauv
2005 Justin Cabernet SauvignonOther California Cabernet Sauv
2004 Franciscan Cabernet SauvignonNapa Cabernet
2004 Clos Du Val Napa Cabernet SauvignonNapa Cabernet

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corkscrew

Have had all of these. Love a good Cali Cab. QOTD-NYC http://www.winelx.com

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  • Mason

    QOTD: What I did this past weekend was celebrate my wife’s birthday. She turned 31, and we had a big weekend of it all.

  • http://rascoagogo.typepad.com/ rascoagogo

    Perfect timing! It’s my dad’s birthday and he loves cab. I was putting together a selection for a present, and now I have some things to add to my list.

    QOTD: Went touring in the Texas wine country for my dad’s birthday, found a few things that were pretty good for Texas wines. One really nice, smoky Longhorn blend that’s perfect for barbeque and Mexican. Then I spent the rest of the weekend refinishing some furniture.

  • http://rascoagogo.typepad.com rascoagogo

    Perfect timing! It’s my dad’s birthday and he loves cab. I was putting together a selection for a present, and now I have some things to add to my list.

    QOTD: Went touring in the Texas wine country for my dad’s birthday, found a few things that were pretty good for Texas wines. One really nice, smoky Longhorn blend that’s perfect for barbeque and Mexican. Then I spent the rest of the weekend refinishing some furniture.

  • TGatesman

    QOTD: I spent the weekend in Lexington, KY betting on horses at Keeneland and watching Kentucky play there asses off to beat LSU. What an awesome time!! Oh yeah…and of course I enjoyed several wines in there as well.

  • TGatesman

    QOTD: I spent the weekend in Lexington, KY betting on horses at Keeneland and watching Kentucky play there asses off to beat LSU. What an awesome time!! Oh yeah…and of course I enjoyed several wines in there as well.

  • Dr Moto

    Great job in picking 4 good California wines. Franciscan has been close to me for many years. This year I am moving on to Justin. I have to say SIMI was missing in your lineup. Keep up the great work!

  • Dr Moto

    Great job in picking 4 good California wines. Franciscan has been close to me for many years. This year I am moving on to Justin. I have to say SIMI was missing in your lineup. Keep up the great work!

  • Hooplect

    Gary – props on the Justin. Good stuff there for the QPR

  • Hooplect

    Gary – props on the Justin. Good stuff there for the QPR

  • Fred F

    Gary: You were unfair to Clos du Val. It always tastes awful the first few years then it is great.

  • Fred F

    Gary: You were unfair to Clos du Val. It always tastes awful the first few years then it is great.

  • MtnCharlie

    Not much to add. I am curious about the Clos Du Val. I am very familiar with the name but not tried it yet.

    QOTD: Surf team practice for my daughter’s middle school.

  • MtnCharlie

    Not much to add. I am curious about the Clos Du Val. I am very familiar with the name but not tried it yet.

    QOTD: Surf team practice for my daughter’s middle school.

  • Mindy

    awww Clos du vals is awesome! u should try their 2001 Cabernet Stag’s Leap District! it’s much much better than the 2004 Napa Cab.

  • Mindy

    awww Clos du vals is awesome! u should try their 2001 Cabernet Stag’s Leap District! it’s much much better than the 2004 Napa Cab.

  • Seth

    Re-watched this one since i just opened a bottle of the Justin after seeing this episode last year. Thanks for the recommendation on this one GV! Also funny you mentioned your book coming out this May in this episode! Seemed like a joke at the time, guess not!

  • Seth

    Re-watched this one since i just opened a bottle of the Justin after seeing this episode last year. Thanks for the recommendation on this one GV! Also funny you mentioned your book coming out this May in this episode! Seemed like a joke at the time, guess not!

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    QOTD: Going to my wine shop on Saturday for a German wine tasting…. Can we say yum!? Also working and hopfully not letting preping cases of peaches get me in a bitter mood.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    QOTD: Going to my wine shop on Saturday for a German wine tasting…. Can we say yum!? Also working and hopfully not letting preping cases of peaches get me in a bitter mood.

  • Lurking Lurker

    Better late than never! Just had some Franciscan 2005 Napa Cab and enjoyed every bit of it. Seriously, good stuff. And as much as being the first person to comment is worth celebrating, the last person to comment should also be worth celebrating! HAHA!

  • Lurking Lurker

    Better late than never! Just had some Franciscan 2005 Napa Cab and enjoyed every bit of it. Seriously, good stuff. And as much as being the first person to comment is worth celebrating, the last person to comment should also be worth celebrating! HAHA!

  • ulu ulu ulu ulu

    Gary – I’ve had both the Franciscan and the Justin, and I prefer the Justin.

  • ulu ulu ulu ulu

    Gary – I’ve had both the Franciscan and the Justin, and I prefer the Justin.

  • ulu ulu ulu ulu

    P.S. I love all the knowledge dropped on the back of the Justin label. Daily pumpovers and delestage? Thnx

  • ulu ulu ulu ulu

    P.S. I love all the knowledge dropped on the back of the Justin label. Daily pumpovers and delestage? Thnx

  • http://tv.winelibrary.com/ garyv

    1st

  • John__J

    That’s pretty good lol.

  • John_Kenneth_J

    qotd: going to my sister's wedding

  • corkscrew

    Have had all of these. Love a good Cali Cab. QOTD-NYC http://www.winelx.com

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