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Wine Review: The Taste of Luxury Cabernet Sauvignon by Chateau Ste. Michelle

Chateau Ste Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon is a smooth and dry red wine that is robust with its blackberry and black cherry flavors. Ripe aroma permeates the glass with quick legs that still offer a soft aftertaste. Dark red color represents ripe fruits and growing style. It is a red wine blend offering a unique taste of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 4% Syrah, 2% Malbec,2% Petit Verdot, and 2% Mourv.  Cabernet Savignon is a strong tasting wine that doesn’t go well with light tasting dishes. Using heavy protein and fat dishes like steak, buffalo, pheasant, and duck pair well ( 1 ). The higher levels of tannin require more of a coating on the back of the tongue to balance out the taste. It is not a wine recommended for salads or sushi.  Chateau Ste Michelle is a Washington winery starting at the end of prohibition from the Seattle lumber baron Fredrick Stimson. They use old world techniques blended with modern innovation to create a higher quality product.  When it

Wine Review: Fetzer's Light Tasting Merlot

Fetzer’s Merlot offers an everyday wine that fits well with a variety of food choices. The wine itself was a strong purchase for under $10 per bottle. I was pleased with the quality and unlike many of the brands I have tried there is a high potential that I would purchase this wine again. Of course, that does not mean I found the “perfect” wine but it does mean that Fetzer’s Merlot was of sufficient quality and taste to make it a recommendation for daily use. Merlot is generally a light and fruity brand. In particular, Fetzer has a slightly higher pitched aftertaste even though the wine is smooth in its contour. Merlot is much softer and subtler in taste than Cabernet Sauvignon. It provides for an excellent choice for those who do not want to pucker. Such wine is drier than other varieties and has lower tannin levels that encourage this smoothness. Since it is lighter to the senses it also goes well with lighter tasting foods that do not overpower it. It pairs well with a v

57 Degrees Wine Bar in San Diego

The 57 Degrees Wine Bar, located in Mission Hills, of San Diego provides a relaxing and eclectic environment to search out those wines that suit your fancy.   With over 16,000 square feet of space, it hosts a wine retail store, a wine storage facility, wine bar and numerous events.   At the time of attendance, an art program was underway through one of the local social networks creating a more inviting environment.   The wine retail section carries both domestic and important wines. The range can be anywhere from under $20 to over a few thousand dollars a bottle. There is lots of variety for those who have various degrees of interest and resources to try out new blends. If you are planning an event and need to store your purchases there is up to 600,000-bottle storage facility for your needs.   The store also holds a wine club on the 14 th of each month. Membership is $29.95 per month paid on a monthly basis. Members will receive one red wine and one white bottle of win