Drinkward Peschon

Studio Seven Fifty

Les Behrens & Lisa Drinkward Martinez Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2012

Quite plush if not a little too ripe As high as the abv is it is really well balanced as I didn’t detect any heat. — 3 months ago

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Studio Seven Fifty

Criscione Vineyard Francoise Peschon Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Nicely oaked. Dark red fruit good finish. Delicious — 5 years ago

Accendo Cellars

Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Bart and Daphne Araujo sold their eponymous Estate and its jewel, the Eisele Vineyard, to François Pinault of Château Latour five years ago. The offer from Pinault “came out of the blue,” according to Bart, but it was one the Araujos couldn’t refuse. Not being ready to retire, work started immediately on their next project, Accendo.
The focus at Accendo (pronounced “akkendo” and meaning: to kindle, illuminate, inflame, arouse) is almost clichéd if not on trend for a new Napa project - restraint and reverence to the wines of the 1960s and 70s. Sourced from vineyards in St. Helena and Oakville, they produce Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. The team includes Françoise Peschon, Michel Rolland, and Steve Matthiasson, as well as the Araujo’s children Jaime and Greg.
Extraordinarily mineral driven. My first thought was this is what Napa SB would taste like if it was made by Weingut Keller, mouthwatering, layered minerality with lime and citrus blossom accents. Yasss!
— 5 years ago

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Isaac Pirolo

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@Shay A @David T looking forward to tasting there!
Jaime Araujo

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Thanks so much for the lovely note and please do come see us at Wheeler Farms!
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@Jaime Araujo It was my pleasure, believe me! Mikael reached out to me and was gracious enough to extend an invite to the entire Theorem team to visit Wheeler Farms. Hopefully we can lineup the visit before harvest!

Drinkward Peschon

"Entre Deux Mères" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Always solid and punch’s above it’s weight — 6 months ago

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Quella Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Inspire Napa Valley Sat. afternoon tasting with Antonio Galloni. Panel includes:
Brad Grimes - winemaker Abreu
Helen Keplinger- Keplinger wine
Mary Maher - Silverado farming
Francois Peschon -accendo, vine hill ranch
Jason Smith- MS

2018 BV George de Latour
2019 Stags Leap SLV
2018 DVO Napa Valley Red
2017 Bond Quella
2019 Lingua Franca estate chardonnay
2019 Domaine de Bichery brut champagne

Each panel member picked a wine that had an impact on them.
— 7 months ago

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with Brenda
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Cornell Vineyard

Sonoma County Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Francois Peschon winemaker, enough said. Old school elegance and richness that developed over several hours. Still a baby and will reward patience. Though the wine is still wound up tight the nose is soooooo intoxicating! @Pignetti's Restaurant, Temple TX — 6 years ago

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Wow. Big score!
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My score is based on potential. This is not a fruit bomb a la Thomas Brown/Mike Smith but more like Forman/Dominus/Corison.
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Got it. More elegant. I'll keep an eye out for it. Stay dry down there in Temple!

Vine Hill Ranch

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

PNP, 3 years later checking back in on Francoise Peschon-Winemaker 2016 VHR Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. Bruce Phillips- Owner & good guy! The wine is Smokin’ great! In a great spot today! Enjoy if you got em’ Cheers 🍇🍷👍🏻👏🏻 — 6 months ago

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Kelly Fleming Wines

Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Killer wine here. Such pure fruit expression, great balance and tannin profile. So a big step up from previous vintages with the addition of François Peschon as consulting winemaker over Celia Welch. Well done! — 5 years ago

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Celia wine making ability/consulting is one of the best! FYI- the last vintage she did was the 2011?? Still one of my favorite 2011‘s from such a challenging vintage. IMO
Justin Wittkopf

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Visited there in June. Tasted the 13 there and was told it was Celia’s last vintage. Did not like it much. Also tasted this and the 16, and to my palate the 15 and 16 were much better wines.

EMH Vineyards

Black Cat Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Between this, Corison and Drinkward Peschon for loveliest 2011 Napa Cab I've had to date. Great job, Merrill! — 7 years ago

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Drinkward Peschon

Un Oeuf Rosé Blend

Clean Rosey peach in color, white peach, red berries, prescice acidity, great mouthfeel & length make this a great porch pounder. — 8 years ago