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Stanford University, institute of higher learning - and great wine?

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Several years ago, two doctors (both Stanford alums) gifted me with a beautiful bottle from the university's wine collection. I'd neither seen it nor heard...
glass of red wine
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glasses of white wine cheers at the dining table
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Rory McIlroy, Renaissance Man

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Rory McIlroy - champion golfer and ace interview subject - knows his fermented grape juice. During a visit to Golf Channel, we hit on a...
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pouring red wine on an outdoor table on a warm afternoon
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Talking Wine With the Golden Bear

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Forging one of the most legendary careers in golf history was not enough for Jack Nicklaus. The 18-time major champion has authored a robust business...
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Carmelo Anthony Launches French Wine

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Congratulations to NBA Top 75 all-time player Carmelo Anthony on the release of his own wine brand VII(N) The Seventh Estate, a Chateauneuf-du-Pape from the...
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Chris Dimarco Talks Wine

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Chris DiMarco made his bones in golf by going nose to nose with Tiger Woods and living to tell about it. On the first occasion, the...
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2012 CV Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

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Bold and beautiful dark fruit profile. Fresh blackberries and blueberries, plus black pepper, vanilla and leather...
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2016 Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon

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Ample blackberry notes, plus oak, pepper, eucalyptus and tobacco. Supple and smooth with a lengthy, scrumptious finish. Deeply...
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2014 Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

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Pillow-soft mouthfeel, whiff of Grandma’s cherry pie and a delicate minerality that is apparent but mostly hidden, like...
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Wine of the Month

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2012 Mt. Brave Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Winery

    Mt. Brave

  • Region

    Mt. Veeder

  • Varietal

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Vintage

    2012

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Medium-plus body, very supple and smooth. Red and black fruit plus licorice and a dollop of brown sugar...

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What is Goats and Grapes?

Goats and Grapes explores the growing intersection of athletes (GOATS meaning 'The Greatest of All Time') and the wine industry while also highlighting my own wine journey. You will find wine reviews, blog posts, pictures and recommendations for your own dinner table. You will also see how some of the most dominant athletes in history have so smoothly ventured into the wine space, bringing the same love, hard work and focus that made them champions in their previous fields. The world of wine is fascinating, occasionally mysterious, and ever evolving. I hope this site educates, entertains and further amplifies your own love of wine. To sip on that perfect glass is to experience one of the true joys of adulthood. Cheers!

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