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by Tom DeBiase
November 24th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Idlewild Wines - Ruth Lewandowski Pick Up Open House 11/16/2019
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: Idlewild Wines - Ruth Lewandowski Pick Up Open House 11/16/2019

any idea why he ditched utah? M, I don't know all the reasons but one is that he has a cooperative agreement to manage Wild Ruth Ranch in Mendocino County. That is the combination of Idle Wild and Ruth Lewandowski thus the name Wild Ruth I believe he may also have managing responsibilities for anot...
by Tom DeBiase
November 24th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Idlewild Wines - Ruth Lewandowski Pick Up Open House 11/16/2019
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: Idlewild Wines - Ruth Lewandowski Pick Up Open House 11/16/2019

Evan Lewandowski is the Owner - Winemaker of Ruth Lewandowski Wines. In case you are wondering Ruth Lewandowski is not Evan's mother, grandmother, aunt etc etc. Rather it is the name of Evan’s favorite book in the Bible. The book of Ruth is a great depiction of death and redemption. Much of Evan’s p...
by Tom DeBiase
November 23rd, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Idlewild Wines - Ruth Lewandowski Pick Up Open House 11/16/2019
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: Idlewild Wines - Ruth Lewandowski Pick Up Open House 11/16/2019

Great post Tom. I tasted at Idlewild just this week and agree on your overall descriptions of the lineup. I found the Cortese especially enjoyable - a unique white that was highly engaging and very food friendly. Of the reds I thought the Barbera the most interesting of the reds right now. The Nebb...
by Tom DeBiase
November 22nd, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Idlewild Wines - Ruth Lewandowski Pick Up Open House 11/16/2019
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Idlewild Wines - Ruth Lewandowski Pick Up Open House 11/16/2019

Attended the Idlewild - Ruth Lewandowski Open House last week and tasted through the line up of both. Will go through the Idlewild wines first (still gathering my notes on RL :)) and will post those in a day or so. A little background on Idlewild. When we moved to Sonoma Wine Country in late 2012 I ...
by Tom DeBiase
November 14th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RYME Cellars Open House 11/2/2019
Replies: 0
Views: 201

RYME Cellars Open House 11/2/2019

Just getting around to posting my notes from the RYME Open House as the last few weeks have been crazy busy. The RYME Open House is one I always look forward to attending.. Their portfolio is unique in that you might be tasting a vibrant chardonnay or stony mineral driven pinot noir in one visit and...
by Tom DeBiase
November 14th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite USA Gamay?
Replies: 39
Views: 1574

Re: Your favorite USA Gamay?

RichardFlack wrote:
November 14th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Just curious what wine making methods are used with Gamay in the US.
See post 11 for how the Jolie Laide Gamay was made.
by Tom DeBiase
November 13th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite USA Gamay?
Replies: 39
Views: 1574

Re: Your favorite USA Gamay?

Some great producers and wines already mentioned but my choice is the Jolie Laide Gamay made with fruit from the Barsotti Vineyard. Here is my tasting from the Jolir Laide Open House this past May. "2018 Gamay Barsotti Vineyard El Dorado County: Grown at high elevation in the beautiful red granitic ...
by Tom DeBiase
November 10th, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping companies hates me
Replies: 60
Views: 2498

Re: Shipping companies hates me

I don't get it. Their job is to deliver packages. You get one, your neighbor gets one, and three other neighbors get one each. How is that better or worse than delivering five to you? You're providing a job for the guy. As far as tipping, he's doing his job. He gets paid for it. He should be tippin...
by Tom DeBiase
November 9th, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Vienna - Steiereck or something else? Aend?
Replies: 14
Views: 645

Re: Vienna - Steiereck or something else? Aend?

MAST Wine Bistro was our latest discovery in Vienna. Wonderful food and wine and super friendly people running the place. Outside the main center a bit but a tram (can’t remember which one) stops a block away.

It has become a favorite when we are in Vienna.
by Tom DeBiase
November 4th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 101
Views: 8515

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date

Initially narrowed down to 5 wines I want to order...need to get it down to 3. Monte Rosso, Dolinsek*, and??? *Dolinsek tends to be tiny allocations, so I might be able to grab a fourth. Without question Farmhouse Heritage. One of the most unique wines I have tasted (tasted 3 times over 2 vintages)...
by Tom DeBiase
October 30th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19226

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Just got off the Central Windsor exit and there are about 50 first responders and firefighters waving and welcoming everyone back. Bonus, power was supposed to be back on tomorrow but it came back 30 minutes ago. Air is remarkably good right now. Still no gas but scheduled to be back tomorrow. Life ...
by Tom DeBiase
October 29th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?
Replies: 84
Views: 2823

Re: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?

You evacuate to friends in Napa, make an appointment at Frogs Leap and have the best 3 hours one could have. Especially considering your house may burn to the ground. PS: I am not minimizing the concern we have nor the highest regard we have for the firefighters and first responders. Just trying to ...
by Tom DeBiase
October 26th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19226

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Mandatory evacuation orders for city of Healdsburg and town of Windsor. Just got the evacuation order, seems a bit early for the order rather than a warning but I guess it’s better to be safe than sorry. Not sure where 30,000+ people are going but we’re going :). Tom Come here, when the evacuate Fo...
by Tom DeBiase
October 26th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19226

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Paul Luckin wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 10:42 am
Mandatory evacuation orders for city of Healdsburg and town of Windsor.
Just got the evacuation order, seems a bit early for the order rather than a warning but I guess it’s better to be safe than sorry. Not sure where 30,000+ people are going but we’re going :).

Tom
by Tom DeBiase
October 24th, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19226

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

The only way to these fires will disappear will be when the average 45 inches of rain per year Sonoma County gets happens over the course of 12 months instead of 5. When we get a heavy rain winter, they say “lots of bushes and grasses grow, high fire danger.” When it’s a dry winter, they say “very ...
by Tom DeBiase
October 24th, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19226

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

The only way to these fires will disappear will be when the average 45 inches of rain per year Sonoma County gets happens over the course of 12 months instead of 5.

I say that in jest of course. Good luck with that happening.

Tom
by Tom DeBiase
October 24th, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19226

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

I am perplexed that the state doesn't clear brush in these areas. Its sad to see these fires devastate every year. Jeff, the area where this “Kincaid” fire started is DESOLATE. Even a experienced hiker would have trouble hiking to the area where this fire started no less have brush cleared. The pro...
by Tom DeBiase
October 24th, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19226

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Finished up a hike at Foothill Regional Park about an hour ago. At the Alta Vista lookout looking North you could see the clouds of smoke moving due West. In downtown Windsor it’s still clear, no smoke though that is likely to change. Crazy but looking out West from the Alta Vista lookout Windsor is...
by Tom DeBiase
October 24th, 2019, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Russian River valley recommendations
Replies: 23
Views: 1123

Re: Russian River valley recommendations

I can't believe Scherrer has not been mentioned. Call for an appointment and enjoy the range of wines that Fred makes. Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Syrah, plus a couple of Rose. Plus you get to talk to one of the most knowledgeable winemakers out there who can talk about the winemaki...
by Tom DeBiase
October 24th, 2019, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19226

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

When my friends from the East Coast ask why these fires are so furious and deadly I tell them "Picture Hurricane Sandy without rain". That really is the only difference. We have fires out here all the time just like other places in the US during "normal" conditions. Fire departments put the fire out...
by Tom DeBiase
October 23rd, 2019, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first Pepe!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1315

Re: My first Pepe!!!

Howard Cooper wrote:
October 23rd, 2019, 7:02 am
Had my first Montepulciano d’Abruzzo from Emidio Pepe this week, a 2017. Really liked it. Quite rich, but with soul and flavor to it. Nice acidity. I am sure it will age nicely, but it was pretty tasty right now.
Welcome to the Dark Side Howard :)

Tom
by Tom DeBiase
October 23rd, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Frog's Leap Estate Cabernet
Replies: 18
Views: 1833

Re: TN: 2015 Frog's Leap Estate Cabernet

It really is amazing that many people chase the next great Napa cabernet when these guys (Frogs Leap) consistently craft high quality Cab at very reasonable prices. Their other wines are also standouts, had a zinfandel recently that was excellent.

Tom
by Tom DeBiase
October 20th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Harrington Alvarelhao
Replies: 4
Views: 269

TN: 2016 Harrington Alvarelhao

Here is something different but like many of Bryan's wines, damn good. Upon opening a nice dark color as expected. Enticing aromas of dark fruit, violet candy and citrus. Flavors follow of boysenberry, black cherry, white flowers, clove, leather and a bit of citrus. Good acidity. Young but eminently...
by Tom DeBiase
October 19th, 2019, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jolie Laide Fall Pick Up and Open House 10/12/19
Replies: 14
Views: 528

Re: Jolie Laide Fall Pick Up and Open House 10/12/19

Thanks Tom. I signed up for their mailing list, maybe I'll dabble in some of their wines in 2020 if I get an allocation. K&L have some of their wines in stock, but not these fall releases. The Melon de Bourgogne looks particularly interesting. Chalone AVA. The old Chalone Pinot Blancs were actually...
by Tom DeBiase
October 18th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jolie Laide Fall Pick Up and Open House 10/12/19
Replies: 14
Views: 528

Re: Jolie Laide Fall Pick Up and Open House 10/12/19

I asked this question in another thread but not sure anyone saw it, so I'll re-ask here: "Both the project and the wines sound pretty similar to Sandlands. Which I love -- had a 2017 Red Table Wine (blend of carignane and mataro, I think) the other night which was so damn good. Anyone want to comme...
by Tom DeBiase
October 18th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jolie Laide Fall Pick Up and Open House 10/12/19
Replies: 14
Views: 528

Re: Jolie Laide Fall Pick Up and Open House 10/12/19

Can you share pricing on these wines? The pricing on the Fall Release wines above: IMO, all are very good values. $30.00 2018 Trousseau Gris Farnucchi-Wood Rd Vineyard RRV $30.00 2018 Trousseau Noir, Poulsard, Gamay, Valdiguie $38.00 2017 Grenache Provisor Vineyard $38.00 2017 Grenache, Syrah, Mour...
by Tom DeBiase
October 17th, 2019, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jolie Laide Fall Pick Up and Open House 10/12/19
Replies: 14
Views: 528

Jolie Laide Fall Pick Up and Open House 10/12/19

Last Saturday was Fall Open House and Pick Up for Jolie Laide. Owner - Winemaker Scott Schultz really is dialed in to crafting these wines which really speak of their site. If lively fruit, good acidity, lots of whole cluster, old neutral wood, low ABV, appeals to you then you should be looking into...
by Tom DeBiase
October 17th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Jolie-Laide Trousseau Noir Poulsard Gamay Valdiguié (USA, California)
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: TN: 2018 Jolie-Laide Trousseau Noir Poulsard Gamay Valdiguié (USA, California)

2018 Jolie-Laide Trousseau Noir Poulsard Gamay Valdiguié - USA, California (10/17/2019) Boy was this good. Pobega’d this one as I came home to a case of wine in my garage. Pop n pour, kinda simple but in a good way. Brightness from the Gamay/Valdiguié, Strawberries and rose petals from the Troussea...
by Tom DeBiase
October 16th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 66
Views: 1383

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

John Morris wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 9:10 am
Tom DeBiase wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 9:08 am
Is there any grape with a worse reputation than Pinot Grigio.
Apart from overcropping, wasn't part of the problem that a lot of what historically was labeled as pinot grigio/gris was actually pinot blanc?
John, no doubt that helped Pinot Grigio earn the "it's bland" reputation.
by Tom DeBiase
October 16th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 66
Views: 1383

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

Here is a very good one from a recent tasting Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio "Porer" 2017: Is there any grape with a worse reputation than Pinot Grigio. Well, you need to try some from the right Italian producers. Nose is fruity, floral, herbal - grassy and notes of ripe pear. flavors of ripe apple and ...
by Tom DeBiase
October 15th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Frank Cornelissen - "Susucaru" Rosso (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 18
Views: 980

Re: TN: 2017 Frank Cornelissen - "Susucaru" Rosso (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

Hi Tom - Thanks for that. What an unusual 180 degree turn! Per his website, he appears to still farm organically with prudent uses of copper sulphate and sulphur in the vineyard. Not sure how I feel about his change. I guess time & tasting will tell. Gregg, agree its pretty crazy how his philosophy...
by Tom DeBiase
October 15th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Seavey Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: TN: 2002 Seavey Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

Thanks Don, i'm in the same boat as you.

Tom
by Tom DeBiase
October 15th, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Frank Cornelissen - "Susucaru" Rosso (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 18
Views: 980

Re: TN: 2017 Frank Cornelissen - "Susucaru" Rosso (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

Hi Gregg, My son visited with Frank this past July for several hours discussing and sampling wines. The summary of the day was a direct quote from Frank "For 15 years my wines were the reflection of the Dogma of Frank Cornelissen, from now on I want them to be a reflection of Etna" Quite a statement...
by Tom DeBiase
October 14th, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Frank Cornelissen - "Susucaru" Rosso (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 18
Views: 980

Re: TN: 2017 Frank Cornelissen - "Susucaru" Rosso (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

i believe with this current release of wines he actually started adding sulphur and also did some filtering. i have never encountered brett in his wines but some volatility definitely seems to be the norm, but less so now than in the past. Yes, his philosophy has totally changed. He is now the post...
by Tom DeBiase
October 14th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Frank Cornelissen - "Susucaru" Rosso (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 18
Views: 980

Re: TN: 2017 Frank Cornelissen - "Susucaru" Rosso (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

i believe with this current release of wines he actually started adding sulphur and also did some filtering. i have never encountered brett in his wines but some volatility definitely seems to be the norm, but less so now than in the past. Yes, his philosophy has totally changed. He is now the post...
by Tom DeBiase
October 14th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Seavey Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: TN: 2002 Seavey Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

Tom' I was buying a lot of Seavey cabs back in the 1999-2004 time frame. Still have about a case in the cellar including 4 of the '04's. The '04's have been delicious during the last 5 years. They take a while to come around but are really worth the wait. I have '01's that are just hitting their dr...
by Tom DeBiase
October 13th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Seavey Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
Replies: 7
Views: 533

TN: 2002 Seavey Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

Seavey was a favorite Cab of ours when we were still purchasing Cab (and blends like Bordeaux). We don't drink much Cab or Cab Blends these days but wine like the 2002 Seavey last night just might change ones mind. :) The wine is still a dark purple, color is holding amazingly well. Very aromatic, c...
by Tom DeBiase
October 12th, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Idlewild Sunday School Oct. 6, Le Marche: Beauty Between the Mountains and the Sea
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Wow..

Wow, Tom... great notes from what looks to be a great tasting. Thanks for sharing them. Too bad Thomas didn’t include the Guisti Visciola. Great cherry wine. Tom Thanks Tom, it was one heck of a tasting. For sure you would have enjoyed it. Love Le Marche and the diversity of grapes grown there. Did...
by Tom DeBiase
October 11th, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Idlewild Sunday School Oct. 6, Le Marche: Beauty Between the Mountains and the Sea
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Idlewild Sunday School Oct. 6, Le Marche: Beauty Between the Mountains and the Sea

Le Marche was the Idlewild Sunday School for October, the area is one of my favorites in all of Italy. There is a lot of diversity in the wines and while many possess the ability to age they are also just plain tasty and often delicious. I think we often forget that all important trait as we go from...
by Tom DeBiase
October 11th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jolie Laide Open House and Pickup 10/12/2019 1-4 PM.
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: Jolie Laide Open House and Pickup 10/12/2019 1-4 PM.

Will be there for my pick up and will post my notes on the Fall Release Wines. Jolie Laide is the first of many Fall Release - Open House Events.

Tom
by Tom DeBiase
October 7th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19
Replies: 61
Views: 4476

Re: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19

The cellar tracker notes from prior vintages are less then glowing. Would be nice to have a review from anyone else besides Galloni. His review is compelling but has anyone had a chance to try this vintage or has anyone else reviewed it? If you like traditional style Cab. you will be hard pressed t...
by Tom DeBiase
October 4th, 2019, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 336
Views: 18287

Re: I'm done*

Neal, what is your actual retirement date, and if you don’t mind, your age. I’m calibrating here, learning from my esteemed elders, you and Howard! And congrats. You guys are clearly more balanced and disciplined than me. 120 days from today. 63. Congrats Neal, close to 7 years retired for me and i...
by Tom DeBiase
October 1st, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Halcón Mourvedre Yorkville Highlands
Replies: 2
Views: 274

TN: 2017 Halcón Mourvedre Yorkville Highlands

We thoroughly enjoy what Paul and team do with the Halcón brand. Many people have had their syrah which is always good and terrific value. This was my first experience with a Halcón Mourvedre and it did not disappoint. Actually it was drinking beautifully which was a bit surprising considering how y...
by Tom DeBiase
September 30th, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Ceritas Heinz Chard, 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Re: TN: Ceritas Heinz Chard, 2014

John makes great Chardonnay from a variety of vineyards and Heintz is right up there. I recently had the 2013 Heintz and had a similar experience. Ripe apple, lemon and tropical fruit with plenty of acidity to match.

Tom
by Tom DeBiase
September 29th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Idlewild SundaySchool: Sudtirol...(short/boring)
Replies: 10
Views: 633

Re: TN: Idlewild SundaySchool: Sudtirol...(short/boring)

I have always loved the Lageder Porer pinot grigio but didn't know there was any skin-contact element. At their web site they say that part of the wine is fermented normally, part is fermented for less than a day on the skins, and part fermented on the skins for a longer period of time. It's possib...
by Tom DeBiase
September 28th, 2019, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Emidio Pepe Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 12
Views: 619

Re: TN: 2017 Emidio Pepe Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo)

One of my absolute favorite wines tasted this year. The combination of fruit, herbal and almond nutty notes gave this "light red" an ethereal yet powerful presence. Superb wine.

Tom
by Tom DeBiase
September 27th, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Idlewild SundaySchool: Sudtirol...(short/boring)
Replies: 10
Views: 633

Re: TN: Idlewild SundaySchool: Sudtirol...(short/boring)

Hey Tom, not guest of honor but an honorable guest :). BTW, same with me. The GWT was excellent and I had several others right behind it. Example, amazing how good Pinot Grigio can be from the right place and in the right hands. Vienna was great as was Budapest and Copenhagen. Now I need a vacation ...
by Tom DeBiase
September 27th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Idlewild SundaySchool: Sudtirol...(short/boring)
Replies: 10
Views: 633

Re: TN: Idlewild SundaySchool: Sudtirol...(short/boring)

Back from a wonderful 2+ weeks in Europe and just getting my notes together from the tasting. As usual there was a very good assortment of wines representing the Sudtirol. If one didn't know, you would never guess these wines were from Italy. An added bonus was having Tom Hill attending as he brings...
by Tom DeBiase
September 23rd, 2019, 10:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sane, old-school Napa Valley Cab producers
Replies: 76
Views: 4316

Re: Sane, old-school Napa Valley Cab producers

Another winery that meets the criteria but Cab is not their signature variety (petite Sirah is) would be Vincent Arroyo. They make Cabernet and several other varieties in a more traditional style, been doing it for 35 years and their prices are WAY UNDER $100. Bonus if you visit, a full blown tastin...
by Tom DeBiase
September 21st, 2019, 11:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Frog's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown Rutherford
Replies: 9
Views: 860

Re: TN: 2012 Frog's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown Rutherford

Nice note. One of the very best producers in Napa Valley, delicious traditional wines that can age and are attractively priced.
I prefer their Estate Cab to many other Napa Cabs costing 3-4 times as much.

Tom

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