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Luscious Hedonism: Harvesting Small-Lot California Cabernet Sauvignons

Location: TasteLive Homepage from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM PST


TasteLive Tuesday, October 11th 2011

As summer heat gives way to balmy autumn days and cooler evenings, the crew here at TasteLive begins to crave deeper, richer wines to sip and pair with the more robust foods of the harvest season. There is certainly a sense of indulgence that comes with the bounty of harvest, and perhaps this is why small-lot, Cabernet Sauvignons from the north coast of California are at the top of our list for satiating our desire for hedonistic celebration. These are wines made with special care and selection, and in very limited bottlings, making them as fleeting as the long days of summer past. So along with being rare in numbers, these wines, with their rich, velvety, lusciousness, are a must have for those special holiday occasions that call for serving up the best-of-the-best.

Our TasteLive Tuesday event for October features four such Cabernet Sauvignons, two from a pair of micro-wineries, Krutz Family Cellars and Chateau Felice, and two from a pair of larger wineries that have very successful small lot programs, Rodney Strong Vineyards and Wente Vineyards. The wines range in price from $50.00 to $75.00 per 750ml bottle and are sourced from four distinct regions on the north coast of California: Livermore Valley in Contra Costa County, Napa Valley, and Alexander Valley and Chalk Hill in Sonoma County.

Below are the featured wines listed in alphabetical order with links to explore more deeply. We’ll be announcing our blogger panelists in the coming days…

Chateau Felice
2007 La Craie, American Celebration, Chalk Hill  $50

Krutz Family Cellars
2007 Stagecoach Vineyards, Napa Valley  $75

Rodney Strong Vineyards
2008 Alexander’s Crown Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley  $75

Wente Vineyards
The Nth Degree, 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay  $60


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Megan Kenney / @Sonadora


Grace Hoffman / @cellarmistress


Lain Bradford / @winereview


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Amy Corron Power / @WineWonkette

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