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by Fred McMillin
Acres of Cabernet Sauvignon in the Napa Valley:
The Rest of the Story
Part of the planting explosion in 1973 included 17 acres on Prichard Hill in prime Cab country, the eastern slopes of the central Napa Valley. Fourteen years later the Harrisons, Lyndsey and Michael, bought it. That land has supplied all the grapes for their Cabernet, which immediately garnered the expected high marks.
The Wine Spectator's James Laube described the 1989
as "bold, intense and powerful.
Let's turn to Chef Mary Evely's The Vintner's Table Cookbook, Favorite Recipes Press, Nashville, Tenn. Some of her recommendations for Cabernet...
My advice...buy the book. Great guide on what to pair with your favorite wines.
Wine of the Day
1997 Harrison Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
We mentioned above that the vines that made our
wine were planted in 1973, part of a Napa planting
boom. Other gastronomic-type booms that year
b) For the first time in the U.S.A., vodka outsold whiskey and
c) Carl Sontheimer introduced the Cuisinart food processor. (Since we had taken lessons in Paris where the machine was created, Carl offered my wife the West Coast dealership; alas she decided she'd rather continue teaching cooking, but we'll talk about French wines and food processors in Paris another time.)
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