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February 2018
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So I was wasting a little time at the Vons grocery store in Pacific Beach last week and came across the 2007 Conn Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley.

Like most winos I know, we are all suckers for a fairly priced Napa wine, and get especially excited when it is from the famed 2007 vintage.  So, I plunked a couple of them in my 10% discount 6 pack carrier and headed for self checkout.

It isn’t often I use the word “lovely” when describing cabernet sauvignon, but in this case it absolutely fits.  It offered a sound structure for mid-term cellaring, but was soft enough around the edges to please right now.

Over the 2 hours I tasted it, the wine  provided twists and turns as to what it predominantly offered…all I can ask from a bottle priced under $20!

I guess my palate still has it, as I see Wine Enthusiast gave it 93 points.  Certainly one of the best deals around.

Quality, complexity, and varietally correct.  Pick some up and confidently enjoy!


  1. Jason C
    Posted 12/30/11 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    Just had a glass of 2007 Conn Creek Cab at MICHAEL MINA. Definitely enjoyed it. Though paid $17 for just a glass, still, worth the “tuition” to find out this good wine.

  2. Posted 12/30/11 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    Wow…well, I guess restaurant pricing still lives through the recession! The last bottle I bought was at Vons in San Diego (Safeway in other areas) for $16 before tax and CRV. Glad you enjoyed it as much as I did. The 2007’s are going fast!

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