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Cabernet Sauvignon

2006 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

by David on July 21, 2011

Some of the greatest and most cellar-worthy wines in the world are grown in very poor soils, and our Howell Mountain Cabernet is a classic example. Struggling in the shallow, compressed volcanic ash on our rugged slope, the vines send their roots deep into the earth in search of water and nutrients. Flavor profile: Full-bodied […]

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Happy New Year! All of us at Goosecross wish you a happy and healthy 2011! On these cold winter days we always turn to comfort food – the kind that warms us from the inside. Colleen developed the recipe for these slow-cooked short ribs to warm your kitchen and your heart. The fork-tender short ribs with […]

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Some clichés exist for a reason and here’s a classic example: Grilled steak paired with a really good glass of Cabernet Sauvignon. Honestly, can you imagine ever getting tired of such a simple, delicious pleasure? And, when you throw a healthy dose of garlic into the equation,  you’ve got a real crowd pleaser. This quick […]

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2005 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

by David on May 21, 2010

When you’re in the mood for intensity, pull the cork on this one! Deep, dark flavors are a natural for mountain fruit. The water and nutrient-stressed vines at our Howell Mountain site yield tiny grapes that almost look like purple peas! The increased skin to juice ratio pumps up the volume when it comes to color, […]

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2007 Yountville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

by David on March 22, 2010

New release: What a vintage! As Geoff, our Winemaker, says “On a year like this, the best thing for me to do is try to stay out of the way and let the fruit do the talking.” A spring, summer and fall of warm, sunny days and cool, foggy nights adds up to ripe, luscious […]

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2006 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

by David on September 25, 2009

Lush fruit-forward flavors from our Yountville Estate. Rich with black cherry, raspberry, dark chocolate, and eucalyptus interwoven with toasty oak and spice. Pairings: Grilled steak or lamb, slow-cooked dishes, aged cheeses. LISTEN (MP3) Download Winemaker Notes

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Merlot

by David on June 23, 2009

Our friend Merlot has taken a beating recently, because of the movie Sideways, but you might be surprised to know that it’s the most widely planted variety in Bordeaux. When we think of Bordeaux, most of us think of Cabernet Sauvignon, and it’s a major player, but Merlot trumps it in volume for a couple […]

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2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

by David on August 27, 2008

Rich full flavors from our Yountville Estate, it’s generous with boysenberry, blueberry, dark chocolate and toasty oak, finishing with velvety tannins. Pairings: Grilled steak or lamb, slow-cooked dishes, aged cheeses. LISTEN (MP3) Download Winemaker Notes

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2004 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

by David on August 27, 2008

Tremendous depth and complexity. Rich, deep and dark, our Howell Mountain Cabernet is perfumed with sweet black plum, dried cherry, roasted espresso bean and anise. Lush, palate-coating flavors of black cherry, dark chocolate, cedar and subtle smoke finish with round, integrated tannins. LISTEN (MP3) Download Winemaker Notes

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2003 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

by David on October 6, 2006

“This is a wine for serious Cabernet drinkers…” comments Geoff Gorsuch, our Winemaker. “The beautiful mountain fruit gives us such incredible depth of color, flavor and texture. It’s a big, sumptuous mouthful!” In a hillside situation, with limited available water and nutrients, the vines produce very low yields of intensely flavored, tiny grapes. “…this kind […]

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