Jan 06, 2020
Modern Luxury Houston

Forget Dry January With These 8 Wine And Food Pairings

How nice would it be to show up to a party with a bottle of wine that pairs perfectly with the meal? Or, if you’re playing host, to have wines proudly placed on your celebratory table that match the evening’s menu? No need to rely on chance this year, my friends. These pairings will make you look like a pro ...
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Jan 05, 2020
Dallas Wine Chick

Ushering out the Decade with Stellar Holiday Samples

It’s crazy that 2019 has passed in a flash and a new year/decade has begun. Why not usher in a new decade with a round-up article of a few favorite samples over the holidays? ...
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Dec 13, 2019
Bloomberg - Elin McCoy

The Best 50 Wines Under $50, 2019 Edition

After a year of sipping and swirling, a wine critic finds a whole constellation of new stars—ranging from cheap, fun fizz to exotic unfamiliar grapes. ...
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Dec 11, 2019
Wine Enthusiast

What is a Clone and When Does it Matter?

Wine conversations and copy are often dusted with the word ‘clone,’ but what does it really mean, and how does it translate into the glass and on to the palate? ...
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Dec 01, 2019
Napa Valley Life Magazine

History and Heritage in the Stags Leap District

Nestled in the hills on the North West side of the Stags Leap District, Silverado Vineyards is a favorite wine country destination known for its “Instagrammable” terrace. With sweeping vineyard views, the winery provides an unforgettable guest experience and some of Napa Valley’s best Cabernets. ...
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Nov 14, 2019
Decanter Magazine by Jane Anson

Anson: A masterclass in Napa Valley Cabernets

Jane Anson explores the history of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and evaluates ten different wines from across the region spanning 25 years. Clear spice here, a gorgeous mature Cabernet at 17 years old with real salinity and anise notes on the finish, more than many of the others, you feel the sinews and muscles of the wine, lengthening out through the finish, giving it staying power. A pretty low pH of 3.53 explains the grip and lift, helped also by the mild growing season with long slow ripening. This is full of personality and power, one of my favourites on display at the tasting. 41% new oak, with 10% American oak in the mix. From a vineyard planted in 1968 that saw the first Cabernet Sauvignon in what would become the Stag's Leap AVA. This wine is of particular interest to the history of Cabernet in Napa because it is made from their own Silverado clone, designated a Heritage Clone in 1999 by UC Davis (this was the first vintage that it was bottled as a separate cuvée). Drinking Window 2019 - 2045 ...
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