Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Theorem Vineyards.
All the fruit is in at Theorem. Our Voir Dire blocks came in heavier than expected and the fruit looks great, so we’re excited to see the 2018 become wine.
As for the Dom, I tasted the 2006 at Promontory on Friday, followed by the 2009 later that day at Theorem and felt like the 2009 needed a little time, but after processing 8+ tons of fruit today, the 2009 was perfect. Both @Shay A and @Antonio Galloni ‘s notes are excellent and I have nothing to add other than it’s really, really delicious (harvest exhaustion affects the vocabulary...). — 14 days ago
I’m sorry... I’ve been completely neglecting my Delectable presence lately. I’ve been working the front of the house and the back of the house at Theorem and haven’t had much time to spare lately. I should note that I absolutely love it and wouldn’t have it any other way. However, I do wish there was a way to communicate easily with the Delectable community in a way that doesn’t require a tasting note.
We processed over 6 tons of Cabernet Sauvignon from our Moon Mountain Estate today. 2018 is shaping up to be an excellent vintage and a heavy one too. Theorem’s sites are much later than most of the valley, so we have a few weeks still to go on harvest 2018, but the weather appears to be cooperating, so we can’t wait to close this year strong.
As for the tasting note... I’m in full harvest mode, so it’s beer only for a little while. This Super Cluster from Lagunitas is basically as good as an IPA gets. Loaded with citrus and pine. It combines a freshness and concentration with layers of bitterness and a sweet herbaceous goodness. Strong to quite strong. — a month ago
The 2013 Voir Dire has more left bank character than the 14 and 15, which is probably why it’s my favorite, but picking a favorite will never be easy.
From left to right, Eddie Vedder, Ray LaMontagne, and Ben Harper. So similar, yet so different. Similarity in cadence and tone. Distinction in texture and polish. Familial resemblance, yet clearly individual. — 4 days ago
@Bill Bender I just sent you an allocation of Theorem’s 2015 Voir Dire... this song’s for you... (edit... this should have said “an email about an allocation...” Jason Itkin is gonna kill me... lol)
I went home with a waitress,
The way I always do.
How was I to know?
She was with the Russians, too.
I was gambling in Havana,
I took a little risk.
Send lawyers, guns, and money,
Dad, get me out of this.
I’m hiding in Honduras.
I’m a desperate man.
Send lawyers, guns, and money,
The shit has hit the fan. — 6 days ago
We released the 2015 Theorem Vineyards Voir Dire Cabernet Sauvignon today. Family owned, estate Diamond Mountain fruit from blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon planted in 1985 and made by Thomas Rivers Brown. This is why you drink Napa Cabernet. Don’t miss it.
And after working harvest this year, I have no qualms with self promotion. You can now buy the wine at theoremvineyards.com/shop — 9 days ago
I love that there’s already a movement in Argentina to dial back over-the-top Malbec. Remember Australian Shiraz?
This 2013 from Sebastien Zuccardi pays homage to his grandfather José. Fermented in concrete vats and then aged in large, neutral oak foudres. The fruit is noticeably black, rich and ripe, yet there’s a measured amount of restraint, and it’s that mid-weight approach that allows for a plethora of floral and mineral notes to shine. Extraordinary for the $ (just under $40). — 23 days ago