Beverage director Jordan Nova selects a bottle from the many featured wines at 1313 Main in Napa on Friday, October 11, 2013. (Conner Jay/The Press Democrat)

Wine of the Week: Kenwood Vineyards’ Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaking is the perfect blend of Mother Nature, science and art. That’s how Pat Henderson sees it. Henderson, 53, is the chief winemaker behind our wine-of-the week winner, the Kenwood Vineyards 2012 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon at $19. The cabernet has enticing aromas of black raspberry and currant. On the palate, the wine is weighted […]

Is Your Wine Aging Well, or Just Getting Tired?

An awful lot of wine we cellar or put in storage lockers simply does not get better with age, but why? One of the problems we face is how to know whether a particular wine is aging well or merely getting tired. One way is to open a bottle of which you have more than […]

Top 100 Wines: Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Amapola Creek 2010 Amapola Creek Estate Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $70 From legendary winemaker Richard Arrowood’s own certified-organic vines, this wine captures mountain Cabernet at its best, with tightly wound structure and a core of rich cassis, dark chocolate and kirsch flavors. It’s had enough time in bottle to begin to unfold, with suppleness and […]