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Wine House Taste Notes - Forefront Cabernet

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Wine House Taste Notes - Forefront Cabernet

The pick of the week come from the Crimson Wine Group. The wine makers of Pine Ridge and Seghesio to name a couple but this prize hails from Forefront. Coming in around 20.00 is a steal. This wine has the complexity and richness of a full Cabernet, but is a blend of 82% Cabernet, 11% Syrah, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Merlot. The blend is also made up of grapes from Napa, Sonoma, and Lake County. With black currant, black cherry, and a hint of clove this wine has the complexity of a full bodied Cabernet. It is supported by...

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The Wine House Talks Tannins

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The Wine House Talks Tannins

If you have ever read any wine tasting notes, you have no doubt read the word tannin. So, what is a tannin? I don’t want to give a science class but I thought for some it might be interesting to understand what tannins are. Tannin is a naturally occurring polyphenol found in plants, seeds, wood, leaves, and fruit skins. I said I didn’t want to give a science lesson but maybe I will at least explain polyphenol. Polyphenol is a micro molecule made of phenols, which are complex bonds of oxygen and hydrogen molecules. Wine tannins are found mostly in...

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