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carjeff
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posted 07-13-2011 09:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for carjeff   Click Here to Email carjeff     Edit/Delete Message
Damombo,

Glad you enjoyed the White Rock Laureate. A great bottle of wine. White Rock was our favorite from our last trip. Great family-owned, off the beaten path winery. Hmmm.... I think I may have 1 last bottle of it left!

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Hawkeye
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posted 07-12-2011 02:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message
Damombo,

Way to go, girl!

-Hawkeye

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damombo
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posted 07-12-2011 01:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for damombo   Click Here to Email damombo     Edit/Delete Message
We celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary this weekend and opened a few nice bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon that we had in the cellar/room/closet (still haven't settled on a name!).

One was a 2004 Cakebread Vine Hill Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon. Very, very smooth - a big cab with lots of black fig and blackberry, a hint of chocolate and minerals. We have another bottle so it will be fun to open it next year and see how it is - just have to remember what we said about it this year!

That was Saturday night, so Sunday night we opened a 2004 White Rock Laureate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The winemaker’s notes from the website say: the 2004 Laureate exhibits powerful, dark fruit aromas and a rich, broad mouth-feel. Ripe blackberry and currant are complemented by undertones of cedar, coffee and vanilla bean. Notes of chocolate and a hint of licorice linger through a finish of lush tannins and dark plum. I certainly got the blackberry and currant and hints of vanilla, but no coffee or licorice for me. Another very smooth and delicious wine.

Monday night, to wrap things up (doesn’t everyone spend at least 3 days celebrating an anniversary?) we opened a 2003 Sterling Vineyards Red Carpet Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. We were on a Cab roll! Here is what their winemaker had to say: Sterling Vineyards Red Carpet Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a special limited edition blend created by the Sterling Vineyards winemaking team to commemorate a golden moment: the 79th Academy Awards Celebration.  A rich assembly of our finest Cabernet Sauvignon lots, with Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot components, Sterling Vineyards Red Carpet Reserve offers aromas of briar fruit and exotic spice, complex flavors of black cherry, plum and cocoa, and a lingering, velvety finish with hints of vanilla and allspice. I got the blackberry, black cherry, plum and cocoa and some spice, don’t know how exotic it was Definitely a velvety finish.

It was a fun Cabfest - and gee, my birthday is in 3 short weeks - time for another celebration! Maybe a Zinfest...

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