Archive for the ‘Cabernet Franc’ Category

A Reliable Go-To: Walla Walla Vintners Cabernet Franc

Thursday, May 11th, 2017 Posted in Cabernet Franc, Washington State | No Comments »

I first tasted this wine at a local seafood & steakhouse. It is a great place and over the years I've become a "regular". The staff knows my name, and know what I like. I used to bring visiting business ...

Dusted Valley 2014 Cabernet Franc: Le Garçon Grand!

Thursday, April 6th, 2017 Posted in but not outrageous, Cabernet Franc, Expensive, Washington State | No Comments »

[caption width="552" id="attachment_364" align="alignnone"] Big Boy Cabernet Franc[/caption] Life had me traveling abroad for a few weeks, so I indulged myself of local wines along the way. I didn't bother to blog about them as they were universally outside of the ...

Lowball Bordeaux Grand Cru: 2004 Chateau Lusseau Saint-Emilion

Friday, February 3rd, 2017 Posted in Bordeaux, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cheap and Red, France, Merlot | No Comments »

Like most folks, my buying habits have changed over the past decade. I can't recall the last time I bought a bottle of wine in a store. I do most of my buying online these days. Most of my household ...

Cellar Treasure: Walter Clore Private Reserve Columbia Crest 2003 Red

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 Posted in Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cellar Treasures, Cheap and Red, Merlot, Odds, Ends & Blends, Petite Verdot, Washington State | No Comments »

This bottle has been laying about my family's cellars for well over a decade. First in my father's basement, and eventually mine, as my folks sold the family home earlier this year and the goods were distributed among the kids ...

You win some, you lose some…

Thursday, September 15th, 2016 Posted in Argentina, Cabernet Franc, Cheap and Red | No Comments »

Sometimes I'm a sucker. I fall for things that seem too good to be true. The used car that blows a head gasket 300 miles after I buy it. The promises some asshole boss makes. Or in this case, a ...

Super Tuscan, lives up to its name, finally.  Cameron Hughes Lot 374

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 Posted in Cabernet Franc, Cellar Treasures, Italy, Merlot, Sangiovese | No Comments »

   Cameron Hughes Lot 374, 2007 Super Tuscan.  I've had this wine in my cellar since it arrived back in 2009 or so. Originally I had three bottles, and as is my wont, one of them was likely consumed soon after arrival. ...

A “Super Chilean” … No Bull.

Sunday, December 13th, 2009 Posted in Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cheap and Red, Chile | No Comments »

I picked up this red today at the grocery store for $10.49. The weather has been atrocious all day and Mrs. Barbarian didn't want to venture out of the house. However I found myself short a few ingredients for the ...

Much Merriment

Friday, September 25th, 2009 Posted in but not outrageous, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Expensive, Merlot, Walla Walla, Washington State | No Comments »

A nice little birthday dinner for the Mrs. Barbarian of the household and once again we visited her favorite haunt. She loves to explore the menu, trying new things. Me? I order the same thing every time: New York Strip, ...

Oops, what a surprise!

Friday, June 5th, 2009 Posted in Cabernet Franc, Carmenère, Cheap and Red, Chile | No Comments »

I'm not a "shopper". When I have something to buy at a retail store I go in and out like an elite commando unit. Surgical strike. In. Grab the item. Go. Go. Go! It usually takes me longer to take ...

Pleasant Discovery: Fall Line Winery 2005 Red

Monday, April 6th, 2009 Posted in Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Cheap and Red, Merlot, Odds, Ends & Blends, On Somebody Else's Tab, Washington State | No Comments »

Mrs. Barbarian & I went out for dinner last night. It was Christmas Eve and we'd done nothing to prepare, so when the better half declared "let's go out" I was already dialling our favorite small town bistro for a ...