Visionary Wines

Campovida

Maker Mendocino Viognier 2019

Two rare things combined: 1) a stunning California Viognier 2) Viognier in a can: fresh apricot, white nectarine, white flowers, key lime, mineral notes and lots of moxie. Not your grandmother’s perfume. The Maker label was conceived by two visionary young women (on the zoom call) and the Viognier is from the team at campovida. Cheers to more serious winemakers giving the can a try — especially when it comes to aromatic, fruity whites. Great for the outdoors, fits neatly in a purse, more sustainable and cost effective. Hooray for single serving sizes :) — 3 months ago

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Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Alejandro Bulgheroni is a visionary with estates from Chubut to the Uruguayan Coast to Tuscany. His second Napa vintage, made by Melka, is impeccable. Structured, polished, medicinal - a name to watch for sure — 2 years ago

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@Bryce Wiatrak Love Phillipe Melka wines and he is so involved in so many great wines

Taylors Wines

The Visionary Clare Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Probably want a little more structure from my cabernets. You really can't fault the profile however. Cassis, mint, old woody tobacco and that wet soil / gutter leaves character you get from Cab. It feels far riper than what I'm used to but hey, it's bloody enjoyable — 4 years ago

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Gaston Chiquet

Tradition Brut Champagne

Raising our glasses tonight to the memory of the great Leonard Cohen. A good friend who sells Champagne here in Seattle reminds us to celebrate everyday. Today we are celebrating the music and poetry of a true genius and visionary. Bowie and Prince welcomed him to the other side & Kurt Cobain finally gets his Leonard Cohen afterlife. The wine as always is great. — 4 years ago

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David T

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Anthony, if you were not already, he released a new album last month. "You Want it Darker." Recorded at his home well aware he's end was near. Brave! One last jewel before his departure. He'll be missed.
Anthony Lombardi

Anthony Lombardi

@David Trumper - I love the new record. His voice has moved to a quasi-Tom Waits croon/growl which suits the lyrical content perfectly. Heard a great interview with Nick Cave about Leonard where he described the music as obviously dark, but always good natured. Perfectly said, IMO.
Jim Wagonfeld

Jim Wagonfeld

Was lucky to see him live on 3 occasions in Seattle. Among my top few concerts, ever. A great poet... read his early novels if you get a chance.

Wakefield

The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon

Drink with my dad, very comfortable one, sweetie, good wine! — 8 months ago

Browne Family Vineyards

The Visionary Columbia Valley Red Blend 2015

Very easy to drink! Nice balance of oak and fruits! — a year ago

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Regusci

Estate Grown Block 3 Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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9.4

Fresh, ripe nose of; huckleberries, boysenberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, raspberries, black plum, plum, mocha/milk chocolate, caramel, baking spices, sweet rich clay soils, very light presence of herbs and fresh red flowers with violets. The body is full, rich and nicely resolved with round M+ tannins. The fruits are big and ripe; huckleberries, boysenberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, raspberries, black plum, plum with strawberries dancing in the background. Caramel, mocha/milk chocolate, chocolate pudding, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, hints of clove, sweet rich clay soils, darker spices, crumbled volcanic minerals, touch of dry herbs, suede/velvety leather, mouthwatering, fresh round acidity and a long, rich, elegant, smooth as silk, balanced finish that lasts over a minute. Photos of; the the tasting room/bar, the fresh vegetable honor stand in front of the winery, picnic area and the view onto the valley floor from their terrace. Producer notes and history...born near the Italian-Swiss border, Gaetano Regusci journeyed to the Napa Valley in 1891 working at a dairy along today's Silverado Trail. In 1932, Gaetano cashed in his entire life insurance policy and purchased a foreclosed property across the road, known today as Regusci Ranch. For the next 30 years, Gaetano lived off the land, farming; corn, hay, walnuts, plums and grapes. He ranched cattle, ran a dairy and opened a retail market. They survived prohibition and the great depression. Gaetano held onto the Ranch, passing along the historic Stags Leap District property to his son Angelo in the 1960s. Regusci long before making wine were excellent farmers...a nice resume for growing grapes. Through five generations, they were commited to agriculture. Gaetano Regusci purchased a 289-acre estate in the Stags Leap District; which included one of the preeminent wineries of its time, the Grigsby-Occidental Winery established in 1878. At that time, the wine industry was not what it is today. Aside, from growing and making homemade wine and selling grapes. When Gaetano's son Angelo took over the family Ranch in the 1960s, he began planting Bordeaux varieties on the estate. His decision would prove to be visionary within a few decades. As the wine industry flourished so did their vineyards. They planted a 160 acres of grapes that reside on the estate today. Angelo's (Angelo's Vineyard, is perhaps their best bottling) son Jim became a farmer as well, taking over Ranch duties in the 1990's. Having farmed for many of Napa Valley's most notable vineyards, Jim decided to establish Regusci in 1996. Their first crush amounted to 1,900 cases. Today, they produce 6,500 total cases spilt under several different wines designations. It's a fun place to visit and taste. Behind the tasting bar, they have a two foot piece of the cable that was used to make the Golden Gate Bridge. Ask them to see it. However, it's as heavy as a large dumbbell. When you make an appointment, see about reserving one of their picnic tables after the tasting. If you get a table purchase your lunch before you get to the winery as they do not sell prepared food. However, during the growing season, they have a honor system cart for the fruits and vegetables they still grow as shown in the photos. It's a must stop along the Silverado Trail...a beautiful setting with amazing vistas. — 3 years ago

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Kim Stanbro

Kim Stanbro

Our first wine club! This place holds a very special place in our hearts. Love love Regusci- I'm jealous you got to visit.

Jackson Hole Winery

Rendezvous Red Lot 15 Coyotte Crest Cabernet Franc Syrah 2017

Although sourced in Napa, Sonoma and Washington State, this beauty is blended and aged by vintner and visionary, Anthony Schroth right here in the heart of the Tetons. This luscious Cab Franc/Syrah blend just won a Silver Medal at the San Francisco Chronicle’s annual wine competition. Dark cherry and blackberries are the prominent fruits in this full-bodied, well-balanced gem. Fantastic price point too. Go get you some! #jacksonholewinery #jhfoodandwine — 8 months ago

Telmo Rodríguez

Vino de la Tierra Castilla y León Pegaso Barrancos de Pizarra Red Blend 2013

Impressive Gredos Garnacha by visionary winemaker Telmo Rodríguez - a crucial figure in Gredos’ recent boom. Back in the 1990s, when most vineyards in the area were being abandoned, Rodríguez, alongside business partner and famous rally driver Carlos Sainz (hence the name Pegaso, inspired by the famous truck brand) started purchasing old vineyards in Cebreros, such as the three plots on slate soils where this wine comes from. Soon, several other winemakers followed suit. Complex, mineral, heavier and warmer than Gredos’ “typical” granite soil Garnachas. — a year ago

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Frank Cornelissen

Munjebel Terre Siciliane Rosso Nerello Mascalese

I finally get the volcanic funk references. Clean flavors with clarity rarely seen in a red. From a visionary wine maker. Thanks to Kyle for the chance to taste this dandy. — 3 years ago

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Kyle Harvey

Kyle Harvey

Gotta have that (volcanic) funk! 🍷🌋 #frankcornelissen
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