Sommelier Series: Cult Napa Wine Tasting
Journey through some of Napa Valleys most iconic and rare producers, and learn about what makes these wines so special, paired with a variety of lite bites.
“The Mascot” by Harlan Estate
The 2018 vintage was warmer then most, allowing fruit to fully ripen on the vine before harvest. This silky Cab Sauv see’s 6 months in high quality French oak. Bill Harlan’s son Will Harlan takes over the winemaking here and uses ALL grapevines from the same vineyard for Harlan estate that are 15 years or younger.
Fortunate Son’s “The Dreamer” by Hundred Acre
This is one of Jayson Woodbridge’s newest projects in the Hundred Acre portfolio. A wine that is a true Meritage Blend (60% Cab Sauv, 30% Merlot 10% Cab Franc) meaning the same iconic blend used in the Left Bank Bordeaux. This wine is incredibly well integrated with Spice, Earth, Ripe fruits and Jaysons iconic structure driven style
Caymus-Suisan Grand Durif by Caymus Vineyards
The Wagner Family is one of the most celebrity family names in Napa Valley Winemaking. Known primarily for Caymus & Caymus Special Select, Chuck Wagner invested in a newest plot of fruit nestled in the Suisan Valley. With its warm days and cool nights, this pastoral region reminds us of Napa Valley in the 1960s. Known for delicious stone fruits and walnuts, it is also gaining recognition for exceptional wine. This wine is 100% Petite Sirah
Kistler “Sonoma Coast” Chardonnay
This ‘Les Noisetiers’ Chardonnay is Kistler’s multi-vineyard Chardonnay bottling based on the three Sonoma Coast vineyards (Vine Hill, Trenton Roadhouse and Dutton Ranch.) ‘Noisetiers’ means ‘hazelnut’ in French and “refers to the lightly toasted hazelnut characters. This wine is barrel fermented and aged on the lees (dead yeast cells) & in French oak barrels for 11 months.