Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Theorem Vineyards.
She has that swagger, but it’s the saunter that really does it for me. Saunter is the creation of Heather and Josh Clark of Clark Vineyard Management. Thomas Rivers Brown makes the wines. Their Clone 685 Cabernet Sauvignon is from the Red Head Vineyard on Old Soda Springs Road in southeast Napa Valley. Plush, perfumed and inky, with that keep-coming-back-to-the-glass savoriness. Lush and hedonistic, but with layers and length. Stellar! — 5 days ago
More than one “wow” in Calistoga tonight... open house with Four Seasons Napa Valley followed by a stunning meal at All Seasons with the 1985 BR Cohn Olive Hill made by Helen Turley.
33 years and it’s probably at its peak. Extraordinarily powerful aromatics of dried currant, truffle, forest floor... but everything translates through to the palate in a super mellow and smooth AF style. Distinctively Northern California while still evoking aged left bank Bordeaux. Stunning. — a month ago
I’ve tasted some extraordinary prior vintages of Clos Du Mont-Olivet’s La Cuvée du Papet, but with Jeb Dunnuck’s call of perfection on 2016, my expectations were even higher. Jeb says it’s “pure perfection” and “unquestionably the greatest wine I’ve ever tasted from this estate and is a legendary wine in the making.” And yet it still blew the doors off those expectations. This Châteauneuf-du-Pape wildly outperforms in the following categories: Aromatics, purity of fruit, texture and mouthfeel, layers of complexity, intellectual stimulation, length, and, without question, deliciousness. 100%, wholeheartedly agree with @jebdunnuck “beg, borrow or steal to get a hold of this.” Sexy. Exotic. Spectacular. — 13 days ago
2017 Bedrock Riesling from Cienega Valley AVA. Planted in 1963 and dry-farmed. Apparently it’s the second oldest riesling vineyard in California. “Own-rooted in decomposed granite and limestone lovingly tended by the magnificently mustached Pat Wirz,” according to Morgan Twain-Peterson MW. Loaded with flavor. Lime oil and granny smiths with a hint of honey, and lots of rocks. A steal at $25. — a month ago