Cabernet Sauvignon

Monte Ducay Reserva 2009

thumbnail color photo of bottles of $7 monte ducay spanish red wine on the shelves of trader joe's

“One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats, and if some of these can be inexpensive and quickly procured so much the better.” — Iris Murdoch Not one to bury the lead, let’s cut to the chase, shall we? This wine is a delicious red wine from Spain for $7 USD at Trader […]

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3CV Bank 2010

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“A night of exhilaration, of boredom and terror, in which the merest of sounds took on other forms – grew large in the expanse of darkness. After several hours the sheep gradually stopped calling to each other from across the river banks, and a brittle quiet descended. I desperately wanted to walk down to the […]

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Naked Rebel

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“All I’m writing is just what I feel, that’s all. I just keep it almost naked. And probably the words are so bland.”  ― Jimi Hendrix You know Wine Harlots is all about Naked Rebel.  Rebels Without Clothes? Defiant nude mutineers, count us in. Being naked is being fearless. Being courageous enough to take a leap of faith […]

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St. Francis “Naughty or Nice” Valentine Day Gift Pack

st valentine's day wine selections for your sweetheart

“I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.” — Marilyn Monroe I’m no angel. Some would say I am devil. And I’m certainly not Marilyn Monroe! But as small girls in […]

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Le Dix de Los Vascos 2009

photograph of a bottle of Domaines Barons de Rothschild Lafite Le Dix de Los Vascos cabernet sauvignon with a wine glass of the red wine

“Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.” ― Paulo Coelho If you’re offered Le Dix de Los Vascos drink the whole bottle and buy a whole case. Los Vascos is the Chilean property of the […]

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Château L’Escart

bottle shot of Chateau L'Escart Omar Khayam and Agape Bordeaux wines

“Drink wine. This is life eternal. This is all that youth will give you. It is the season for wine, roses and drunken friends. Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” ― Omar Khayyám On the last day of our sojourn in Bordeaux, we dropped in on Damien and Lorena Laurent of Château L’Escart, […]

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Whole Food’s Three Wishes

photograph of cases of Three Wishes Vineyards wines in Whole Foods Encinitas, Three Wishes is the Whole Foods entry into the $2 two dollar wine niche.

“If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.” — Edgar Allan Poe “Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be.” — Jack Welch We wish we could forget Three Wishes. Three Wishes is the Whole Foods […]

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St. Supéry Élu 2007

bottle shot of Napa Valley's St Supery Elu red wine a meritage blend primarily of cabernet sauvignon. The label has a woman (or an angel) wrapped in a crimson red cloak.

“A man does not have to be an angel in order to be saint.” — Albert Schweitzer You don’t have to be an angel or a saint to enjoy the good works of St. Supéry Élu 2007. The color is a cloak of purple tipped in red with intoxicating aromas of blackberry which follow on […]

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Septima Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

bottle shot of Bodega Septima Cabernet Sauvignon from Lujan de Cayo in the Mendoza region of Argentina a dark bottle with a stark white label

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” — Edgar Allan Poe On the darkest day of the year, it’s seems apt to curl up with a deep rich velvety cabernet sauvignon. Our pick is Bodega Septima Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, a wine […]

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Château Fontenille Bordeaux Clairet 2010

bottle shot of Chateau Fontenille Bordeaux Clairet, a brilliantly colored fucshia rose wine from Bordeaux France

  “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” — Henry David Thoreau It’s good to be different. Château Fontenille Bordeaux Clairet 2010 is a delciously different wine. Clairet is […]

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