Category Archives: Cabernet Sauvigon

Martha Clara Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

I am not a cabernet sauvignon fan.  I find it hard to get into.  One of the reasons I think is it never gets as ripe as it should or could here on the North Fork, unless Mother Nature is … Continue reading

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Waters Crest Winery 2007 Campania Rosso

This red blend from Jim Waters, proprietor and winemaker at Waters Crest Winery in Cutchogue is delicious blend of 78% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc, and 16% Cabernet Sauvignon. Waters Crest Winery 2007 Campania Rosso ($50) is a limited production wine; only … Continue reading

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Palmer Vineyards 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

  Palmer Vineyards on Sound Avenue in Aquebogue can be an under the radar winery. Owned by the late Robert Palmer’s family he marketed Palmer Vineyards and made it a brand.  Since Miguel Martin, the Spanish-born and talented winemaker at Palmer … Continue reading

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Tasting the Future: Shinn Estate Vineyards Shinn-Dig

A few weeks ago — OK about a month ago, Shinn Estate Vineyards in Mattituck held their 7th Annual “Shinn-Dig”  This is an opportunity for the Shinn Estate Vineyards extended family — those that support them and buy their wine’s throughout the … Continue reading

Posted in 2009, 2010, Barrel Tasting, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvigon, Chardonnay, Event, Future Releases, Long Island, Merlot, Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, Shinn Estate Vieyard | 4 Comments

Roanoke Vineyards 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

This past winter here on Long Island has been one cold one.  I found myself this winter drinking wines I usually don’t open or even keep in my cellar.  I am not sure if it is because of the winter … Continue reading

Posted in 2006, Cabernet Sauvigon, Long Island, Roanoke Vineyards | 1 Comment

Pindar Vineyards 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

It is rare that you see me with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon.  I find it difficult to get into.  It’s not that I have not had well made Cabernet Sauvignon, it is probably just not my style. After Thanksgiving, … Continue reading

Posted in 2007, Cabernet Sauvigon, Long Island, Pindar | 2 Comments

Waters Crest Winery 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon “Grand Vin”

Those of you who know me, know I am not a huge Cabernet Sauvignon fan.  There are a few I have had that are memorable and some not so memorable.  I guess my thing with Cabernet Sauvignon is why is … Continue reading

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Paumanok Vineyards 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon “Grand Vintage”

A bottle of wine has a story.  A bottle of wine can bring about a story.  Here is my story about this bottle of wine that I found at my new favorite wine shop.  And of course my tasting notes. … Continue reading

Posted in 2001, Cabernet Sauvigon, Long Island, Paumanok Vineyards | 6 Comments

Roanoke Vineyards 2006 Blend One

One of Roanoke Vineyards many blends is perfectly called Blend One.  This could almost be Cabernet Sauvignon, but it has 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, It would have needed at least 85% to be bottled and labeled as  Cabernet Sauvignon.  What is that … Continue reading

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A visit to Roanoke Vineyards

Have you ever gone past a place along your normal trip to wherever you may be going, and pass the same landmark time and time again, take a look over at it and continue on down the road? Have you … Continue reading

Posted in Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvigon, Long Island, Merlot, Red Wine, Roanoke Vineyards, Rose, Winery Visit | 4 Comments

Raphael’s 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon gets 90 Points from Wine Spectator

I received some excellent news the other day from Melissa Martin at Raphael.  Below is a press release from Raphael about a score they received on their 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon.  This will be released to the public in Mid-December.  When It does … Continue reading

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Chateau Ste. Michelle 2006 Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvgion Short Sip

I am leaving Long Island for the night.  This Cabernet Sauvignon was recommended by fellow wine blogger John Witherspoon over at  I was thinking to myself the other day at work, that I have not had any Cabernet Sauvignon … Continue reading

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