Wine Club, DTC & Social Media Manager, Napa Valley. Twitter @NapaKitCat WSET Level 3 and CSW.
Delicious Cab from the awesome 2013 vintage, a beautiful example of what Oakville terroir can produce in expert hands. Soft, feminine, elegant, notes of dark cherry, raspberry and cocoa powder with lingering tannins. Worth jumping through hoops for! ;) — 4 years ago
With rain clouds approaching and an autumn chill in the air, it was time to roast beef and dig out something delicious from my collection. I was curious to see how a Malbec would age and am happy to report that this one did very well. Big lush fruit with sweet tannins providing elegant structure and a long finish. — 4 years ago
Beastie Boys private label! Made by Charles Hendricks at Hope & Grace. It's a delicious non-vintage red blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mouvedre, etc and apparently sells likes hot cakes at their bar in New Orleans! — 4 years ago
I bought this at the winery many years ago after taking a tour with the winemaker Henri. He said he made his Chardonnay in a Burgundian style and it would age well for a decade or more. I said - challenge accepted! (Possibly more in my head than aloud.) It was a roller coaster of a wine that kept evolving in the glass to the last sip. Early on there was a slight corkiness to the mid palate but a bright start and finish and great acidity. This corky note dissipated leaving more of a fallen crab apple note with butterscotch coming through. It really opened up as the night went on showing wild complexity and depth of flavor. — 4 years ago