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Winecast 29 – Napa Valley Cab

Winecast 29 – Napa Valley Cab

by Tim Elliott on July 1, 2005

I’m back after a great vacation in California with the first of three shows focusing on the wines of the Napa Valley. In this first installment, I cover the early history of the Valley, the Howell Mountain AVA and share seven Cabernet Sauvignon’s I tasted last week.

Wines Tasted:

Ladera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2002 ($35)
– Ladera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lone Canyon 2001 ($65)
– Ladera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain 2003 (NYR/$65)
Neal Family Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2002 ($45)
August Briggs, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2000 ($20/375ml)
– August Briggs, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2002 ($42)
Beaulieu Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, “Rutherford�, Napa Valley 2002 ($25)

Show Notes:

0:00 – Opening theme
0:21 – Welcome iTunes listeners!
0:44 – Overview and objectives of Winecast
2:30 – Napa Valley history
4:23 – Howell Mountain AVA
5:50 – Tasting notes
9:55 – Best of Tasting / Best Value
10:39 – Contact details, theme music credit
11:03 – Please vote at Podcast Alley!
11:27 – Lost some feedback emails
12:17 – Next show will focus on Napa Valley Zinfandel

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Copyright 2005 Tim Elliott. Licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

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  • Hey Tim:

    Firstly, thanks for your show. I love it, and my dad does too..but he doesn’t have an MP3 player, and won’t listen at the computer……anyway, thanks…

    My guess is that you were a bit nervious to have the new itunes subscribers, but this show left your traditional format, and as a consequence, left me hanging…

    I think that you should limit tasting notes to three wines, and give a little more commentary on each. I appreciate the details. Also, you sped up on this one, and it was the first time that I felt you were reading rather than giving a lecture. My guess is that your tasting notes were from your trip, rather than having the wines in front of you, so I don’t expect this to be a persistent issue.

    Thanks for keeping me educated about wine, especially during the muggy nights in Panama.

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