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Thank you for reporting on fake pregnancy clinics in the Austin area. ["Crisis Pregnancy Centers: Money for Nothing
," July 20.] Powerful, honest reporting is vital today, especially for the rights of women. As a conservative Christian woman, I value honesty and choice for women and thank you for shedding light on this problem.
Just read Wes Marshall’s column concerning Olema Cabernet Sauvignon ["Weekend Wine
," July 31]. In the column, Mr. Marshall states:
“Don’t expect one of the Port-like monsters you get with an expensive Napa Cab. Those wines do well in tastings because they are so over-the-top that they will always stand out in a crowd. That’s fine if you are a judge that takes a small sip then spits it out.”
This is an irresponsible statement from someone that I can only assume has a limited experience drinking higher-end Napa cabs. If his experience is limited to large production wines like say, Silver Oak, Caymus, and Hall, I would agree. However, there are so many great Napa Cabs, particularly smaller-production wines like Seven Stones, Vineyardist, Perliss, Krupp, MacDonald, Kelly Fleming, Notre Vin, Wicker (and on and on) that don’t have those characteristics.
I recommend that and invite your wine critic to step beyond the wineries that the bus tours take people to and try something else. In fact, I will be happy to let him have a tasting with me with a couple of these types of wine so he can try them.