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2018 Acre Merlot – A Heavy Weight Contender!

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The Winery

“One Acre, One Guy, One Wine” slogan is the quintessential meaning behind their wines and success. It started in 2002 with Dave Becker, who founded the One Acre label with just one acre of Cabernet Sauvignon planted at his family home in the Oak Knoll region of the Napa Valley. The success of One Acre led to the launch of Acre Wines, a portfolio of classic wines from sustainably farmed, family-owned estate vineyards in Napa Valley.

Industry veterans, Mike and Talley Henry purchased the winery in 2017. Together, with well-known consulting winemaker Richard Bruno, they continue to carry on the One Acre and Acre Wines legacy that Dave created nearly two decades ago. Today, the One Acre portfolio includes an Oak Knoll Cabernet sourced from Dave’s original one acre vineyard, and a Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon, planted on one acre with identical clones, varietal, spacing and row orientation as the Oak Knoll Cabernet to be able to understand and appreciate the differences of “terroir”. The highly acclaimed Acre portfolio includes a Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc sourced from family-owned vineyards within the stellar AVA’s of Oakville, Yountville, Calistoga, and Stags Leap.

The Wine

The 2018 Acre Merlot, Napa Valley, is one fierce wine and not a weak or wimpy Merlot. The color in the glass is your first clue this is a different Merlot. The color is dark purple and intriguing with a medium heavy viscosity on the eyes. On the nose, chocolate covered berries, strawberries and vanilla waft into the senses. On the palate, this is not your warm and cuddling drink that is relaxing and comforting to sip. You are awoken with the first sip to an explosive mouthful of Bing cherries, plums, rough and tough tannins with subtle earthy tones of bramble and minerality. No soft and warm Merlot. This is a Merlot for Cabernet Sauvignon drinkers! The finish has a textual feel and a complex layered structure continues to enhance the consumer. The words chewy and masculine come to mind in describing this beautiful wine. While having so much brawny characteristics, it still presents on the finish as elegant and charming. This is a Merlot to absolutely enjoy today or even lay down for a few years! 510 cases were produced and aged in 40% new French oak barrels for 16 months. The wine uses 100% Merlot grapes and comes from Stags Leap AVA.  Current price is $38.

If you want a big bear hug of a Merlot this is your wine!!!

Sláinte,

Michael

https://californiawinesandwineries.com

https://acrewines.com

2017 Hawk and Horse Vineyards – Block Three Cabernet Sauvignon

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The Winery

From San Francisco Chronicle

The winery is located in the Red Hills sub-AVA of Clear Lake AVA. This is about an hour drive north of Calistoga, California. The vineyard sits at 2,200 feet in rocky red volcanic soil. To be both DEMETER Biodynamic and CCOF Organic is no small feat, but Hawk and Horse Vineyards has done both! The subject of both these accomplishments is a story unto itself and to be told at a later time. The winery is set on the historic El Roble Grande Ranch, a horse breeding facility, which was let go until it was acquired and worked by the new owners. Those new owners Mitch & Tracey Hawkins along with David Boies and Christopher Boies began carving out a portion of the 900 acre ranch to form an 18 acre vineyard. The vines were planted in 1999 and 2004 was their first vintage. With the red volcanic soil of the ranch, it won an International Gold Medal out of the chute! Today the tasting room was the former tack room where saddles and memorabilia from the past still grace the walls. Dr. Dick Peterson is consulting winemaker with Tracey Hawkins. Dr. Peterson has a long and distinguished career after receiving his Ph.D. in Agricultural Chemistry from the University of California. His background and career include E & J Gallo, Beaulieu Vineyard, The Monterey Vineyard, Screaming Eagle and Atlas Peak.

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Hills Block Three

The Block Three Cabernet Sauvignon is very different than their regular Cabernet Sauvignon. This one is an extremely BIG, BOLD and BEAUTIFUL wine! On the eyes was a deep purple and red brick in color with a heavy viscosity. On the nose aromas waft into the olfactory senses of toasted oak counterbalanced with raspberries, blackberries and floral aromatics. On the palate, it opens up to a juicy fruit assortment of black cherry and a hint of vanilla pipe tobacco. This is what I call a “chewy Cabernet” or as a friend calls it a “fork & knife Cabernet”, chewing each mouth filling sip. This is definitely a BBQ’ed ribeye or beef filet Cabernet companion. The finish is long lasting and the tannins are ever present with a refined edginess exposing layer upon layer of wonder. This wine tasted like a solid 10 year aged Napa Valley Cabernet but was really only bottled recently! It is a new favorite for sure and may make my list of Best Wines of The Year (comes out in December). The wine was aged in 100% French oak barrels for 22 months and only 150 cases were produced. It is a limited special wine and you need to contact the winery.

The Food and Wine Pairing

A month or so ago, I reviewed their 2017 Red Hills Cabernet Sauvignon, which is a “tamer” Cabernet Sauvignon, I mistakenly assumed this would be similar. Had a meat ravioli dish with a homemade Bolognese sauce topped with Parmesan and Romano shredded cheeses. Figured this would be a perfect pairing. The Block Three with its beautiful aromas and flavors, this wine out shined the dish completely. I am purchasing a couple of bottles to have with a BBQ’ed steak immediately!

Sláinte,


Michael

https://californiawinesandwineries.com

https://hawkandhorsevineyards.com/

L’Autre Côte Cabernet Franc a Tale of Two Vineyards –Ghielmetti and Sachau Vineyards

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It is not often that one sets out to turn the world upside down, but that is exactly what Steven Kent Mirassou is attempting with his newest label call L’Autre Côte meaning the “other coast”. The goal is to make world acclaimed Cabernet Franc wines from two of Livermore’s well known vineyards.

So Why Livermore?

Livermore has always had a rich and historical influence for wine making in California. Today, Steven believes, with the climate changes, that Napa and Sonoma will become less suitable for the production of several of the Bordeaux varieties.  Key for the weather is the wind that comes off the ocean thru the bay and over the low Hayward hills being pulled in from the rising heat of the Central Valley. This occurs almost daily. The wind continues to build up earlier each subsequent year. This climatic change will allow Livermore to “own” the Cabernet Franc market as other others will continue to become too warm to sustain and produce a higher quality grape.

L’Autre Côte Wines

Thus L’Autre Côte was born! Steven is introducing his inaugural release of L’Autre Côte. Anyone who has followed Steven Kent Winery or Lineage Wines, has heard Steven sing the praises of Cabernet Franc for years.  With this new label, Steven in his own words is now able to highlight “the virtuosity of Cabernet Franc, and its wide range of complexity and deliciousness across a few carefully-chosen vineyards”.

The first release is actual a two bottle set: one from Ghielmetti Vineyard and one from Sachau Vineyard. Both are exceptional and showcase the “terroir” differently from each other.

The Wines

Ghielmetti Vineyard has been a mainstay in Steven Kent’s arsenal since harvesting fruit for Cabernet Franc in 2005.  There is a lone block of 3.7 acres planted to Cabernet Franc Bordeaux Clone 332. The wine has a bit brighter reddish/purple than Sachau Vineyard with more fruit forward flavors.  It possess smooth clean round tannins with raspberry and blackberry fruits. The pyrazines are subdued which allows a light, “tinge of sweetness”. Chocolate, jasmine tea and minerality are lingering in the shadows of this wine in each sip. The finish is mid lasting and provides a silky landing.

Sachau Vineyard is a six acre site and is planted in UCD clone 5 as opposed to Ghielmetti Vineyard which is planted in clone 332. This vineyard is located about 600 foot elevation and is on well-draining loamy soils. A much darker wine than the Ghielmetti version. This wine initially out of the bottle seems “hot” (high in alcohol percentage and not integrated) and with sharp edges of tannins. However once left open to breathe, a whole new characterization took place. Everything seemed to gel with the tannins settling into place with definition but without angular barbs, but smooth and delicious. Raspberry was the overall predominant aroma and taste with this wine with black fruits following. Many of us felt this was better suited to go with food. A suggestion with this wine in particular is let it decant 1 hour before tasting. The pyrazines were savory but not heavy handed. A very rich and desirable Cabernet Franc to be enjoyed. Turned out this was the “crowd pleaser” over the Ghielmetti Vineyard version by a “nose”.

The tale of two vineyards was tasted with two other couples, all of whom belong to the local Wine Society and one is a Professional Judge (and winemaker). These two wines, albeit not an everyday Cabernet Franc, are surely worthy of your cellar and enjoyment.

Sláinte,

Michael

https://californiawinesandwineries.com

https://www.lautrecotecabfranc.com/

2017 Darcie Kent Vineyards Cabernet Franc – Silver and Bronze Medal Winner

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At the National Cabernet Franc Wine Competition held December 2nd, 2020, Darcie Kent Vineyards earned a Silver Medal Award by the Professional Judges and the People’s Choice Judges awarded a Bronze Medal for the2017 Cabernet Franc. This was Darcie Kent Vineyards second year entering the wine competition. You can read more about the event at:

https://californiawinesandwineries.com/2020/12/04/national-cabernet-franc-wine-competition-results-are-in-happy-cabernet-franc-day/

The Winery

The history of Darcie Kent Vineyards, starts with her great-great-Grandfather who emigrated from Switzerland in 1875. His son, Christian Ruegsegger, her great-Grandfather started the Alpine Winery in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1883. Christian hand painted his labels for the wines. It closed down in 1945. Darcie Kent is now the fifth generation vintner and artist whose creative artwork adorns every bottle. In 2013 Darcie Kent acquired the property known formerly as Cedar Mountain Winery at 7000 Tesla Road in Livermore California. They have worked the 40 acre property and continue to renovate and improve the winery.

Julian Halasz is the experienced winemaker who makes artisan and handcrafted wines.  The winery is also part of the Certified Sustainable Winegrowing Association (CSWA) promoting sustainable wine growing practices for the vineyards.

Their wines include Gold Medal Winner from the 2021 SF Chronicle Wine Competition the 2019 Pistachio Lane Chardonnay and the Double Gold 2018 Fire Pit Cabernet Sauvignon. In addition they produce Grüner Vetliner, Rose, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Port and various other Cabernet Sauvignon’s and Chardonnay’s.  Today they are authorized to ship to half the states. Darcie’s artwork adorns each bottle and they are breathe taking. Some of the original pictures are available for sale.

The Wine

The 2017 Cabernet Franc, besides the stunning label, recently took Double Gold at the 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.  On the eyes this is a deep purple color with red highlights and medium viscosity. On the nose, blackberry, raspberry waft beckoning one to partake in a sip. Once on the palate, briarwood, vanilla pipe tobacco mix with fruits of cherry and black fruits. The finish is smooth and soft with the tannins kept in check and just a hint of pyrazine flavor. This Cabernet Franc is an enjoyable wine by itself or with food. It is 100% Cabernet Franc grapes using 75% new French oak tight grain barrels. Julian mentioned this as having a “low impact” on the wine and is aged 21 months. 90 cases of Cabernet Franc were produced from their 1 ½ acres vineyard of these grapes. The wine sells for $50.

The Food and Wine Pairing

A seared ribeye BBQ’ed steak served medium rare, with Yukon Gold potatoes and a fresh garden salad prepared with toasted almonds and chunky blue cheese dressing made an excellent combination. The wine and steak were simpatico and extremely enjoyable.

The experience with Darcie Kent Vineyards has encouraged me to check out her Pistachio Chardonnay and Rava Blackjack Pinot Noir as soon as I can get back to Livermore!

Sláinte,

Michael

https://californiawinesandwineries.com

https://darciekentvineyards.com/

2017 Rosa Fierro Primitivo – A Virtual Visit To Spain

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The Winery

Rosa Fierro opened Rosa Fierro Cellars in 2014 and recently left her full time job and career as a legal assistant to concentrate 100% on the winery. “Rosie” as she is called, had worked in tasting rooms, made port in her garage and eventually worked with many of Livermore’s better winemakers at a production facility in Livermore. The winery is 100% woman owned and operated with women staff. Rosie specializes in hand crafted, limited production wines. Her grapes come from both Livermore and Napa Valleys. One of the key points of her winemaking is selecting the best grapes in the vineyard. Each varietal is limited to 50-200 cases. Those wines include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay (both oaked and unoaked versions), Merlot, a Rosé (from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes), Zinfandel, Primitivo, a Red Blend and her latest being the Cabernet Franc. Her total production is approximately 1,000 cases.  She has won many awards in a relatively short time. The tasting room is located at 2245 South Vasco Road, Livermore. The backgrounds on her and her staff on the website are especially creatively done! Rosie’s other passion is photography and her pictures adorn each unique label.

The 2016 Primitivo

This was such a refreshing Primitivo wine. On the eyes a lush deep crimson color and medium body. On the nose aromas of spices and typical earthiness of Primitivo. On the palate, plums, figs and coupled with brown sugar. Blackberry with bramble and pipe tobacco round out the fullness of the ruggedly soft Tempranillo. The finish provides a long and elevated spiciness and a distinct oak flavor. Alcohol level is a whopping 17% and only 75 cases were produced. This was a Gold Medal Winner at the 2020 San Francisco Chronical Wine Competition. Price is $32.

The Food and Wine Pairing

This evening pairing was with a homemade Bolognese sauce over rigatoni pasta. Thinly sliced smoked chicken sausage with habanero and green chili provided a perfect backdrop and balance with the Primitivo wine. The meal reminded me of a meal in Spain!

Sláinte,

Michael

https://californiawinesandwineries.com

https://www.rosafierrocellars.com/

2017 Acre Zinfandel – A Tale of “One Acre, One Guy, One Wine”

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The Winery

“One Acre, One Guy, One Wine” slogan is the quintessential meaning behind their wines and success. It started in 2002 with Dave Becker, who founded the One Acre label with just one acre of Cabernet Sauvignon planted at his family home in the Oak Knoll region of the Napa Valley. The success of One Acre led to the launch of Acre Wines, a portfolio of classic wines from sustainably farmed, family-owned estate vineyards in Napa Valley.

Industry veterans, Mike and Talley Henry purchased the winery in 2017. Together, with well-known consulting winemaker Richard Bruno, they continue to carry on the One Acre and Acre Wines legacy that Dave created nearly two decades ago. Today, the One Acre portfolio includes an Oak Knoll Cabernet sourced from Dave’s original one acre vineyard, and a Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon, planted on one acre with identical clones, varietal, spacing and row orientation as the Oak Knoll Cabernet to be able to understand and appreciate the differences of “terroir”. The highly acclaimed Acre portfolio includes a Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc sourced from family-owned vineyards within the stellar AVA’s of Oakville, Yountville, Calistoga, and Stags Leap.

The Wine

The 2017 Acre Zinfandel was a deep purple and ruby red coloring on the eyes. The aromas of red and black fruit engulfed the olfactory senses. On the palate, one juicy Zinfandel opened up with raspberry, blackberry and most pronounced blueberry tastes. Secondary notes of vanilla and cinnamon were present. This was no Amador “fruit bomb” Zinfandel, but rather a well-balanced fruit wine with restrained tannins and acidity providing a “mouthful experience”. The finish was “juicy and long lasting” with a tinge of earthiness and herbal qualities which made for such an enjoyable wine. The grapes came from two separate vineyards and is 90% Zinfandel with 10% Syrah grapes. The wine was aged 15 months using both American and European barrels, with 70% being new. The wine alcohol percentage is 14.9%. It also won Best in Class for Zinfandel at the American Fine Wine Competition in 2020 (right before the shutdown) with 94 points The winery website shows this selling for $29.

The Food and Wine Pairing

I had not previously tasted Acre wines but being from Napa Valley, figured it would be more of a dry Zinfandel. As previously noted, my assumption was incorrect. Paired with pork chops prepared with mushrooms and butter sauce along with a brown rice and a fresh garden salad.  The meal was delicious and flavorful. Unfortunately this Zinfandel was so big, vibrant and beautiful it overpowered the pork dish. My error, not the wine or the meal. You win some and you lose some. That said I just found one of the best Zinfandel’s I have ever experienced! I usually don’t comment on wine bottle labels, but this bottle is beautiful.

Additionally, Talley Henry mentioned they enjoy their Zinfandel on a regular basis. Some of their favorite pairings are with pizzas, pulled pork with house-made slaw on Hawaiian sweet rolls, shredded white chicken chili, beef chili and braised short ribs.

I am sure there are many other dishes this pairs well with and will continue to experiment!

Sláinte,

Michael

https://californiawinesandwineries.com

https://acrewines.com

2017 Mineral Wines Cabernet Franc – Winner of 2 Silver Medals

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At the National Cabernet Franc Wine Competition held December 2nd, 2020, Mineral Wines earned a Silver Medal Award by both the Professional and the People’s Choice Judges for their 2017 Cabernet Franc. This was Mineral Wines first year entering the wine competition and this is considered a solid showing. You can read more about the event at:

https://californiawinesandwineries.com/2020/12/04/national-cabernet-franc-wine-competition-results-are-in-happy-cabernet-franc-day/

Brett Keller and his wife Andrea own Mineral Wines. Brett started out in Hospitality Management but eventually went back to school earning his degree in Viticulture and Enology in 2003. When Brett and Andrea moved back to Angels Camp (Calaveras County), Brett took over management of Andrea’s family 4 acre Cherokee Creek Vineyard. Initially this property grew exclusively Merlot, but subsequently Brett grafted three acres of vineyard to Roussanne, Viognier and Petite Sirah. These are the main stay and define Mineral Wines today. In addition, they produce a Zinfandel, Malbec, various Meritage blends, Barbera and Cabernet Sauvignon. Their tasting room is located at 419 B Main St. Murphys, CA.

The Wine

The 2017 Mineral Wine Cabernet Franc is a deep crimson color on the eyes and medium viscosity. On the nose aromas of violets, black fruits and black cherry abound. On the palate, blackberry, cigar tobacco, balanced with a subtle vanilla spice presents a very drinkable Cabernet Franc. The finish has the typical pyrazine (green bell pepper) but it is in the background providing a smooth finish. The tannins are tame and enjoyable. The current release is the 2018 and it sells for $34.

Sláinte,

Michael

https://californiawinesandwineries.com

https://mineralwines.com

2018 Yorkville Cellars Cabernet Franc – Silver Medal Winner!

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At the National Cabernet Franc Wine Competition held December 2nd, 2020, Yorkville Cellars 2018 Cabernet Franc earned a Silver Medal Award by the Professional Judges. You can read more about the event at:

https://californiawinesandwineries.com/2020/12/04/national-cabernet-franc-wine-competition-results-are-in-happy-cabernet-franc-day/

Who is Yorkville Cellars?

They are a family owned winery located in the rolling hills of southern Mendocino County around 800 to 1,000 feet elevation. They are proud of their relationship with the land having been certified by the California Certified Organic Framers in 1986 (long before fashionable!). So over three decades, no synthetic pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers have been introduced. Truly an Organic Wine. Additionally, they maintain California Certified Sustainable Vineyard status. Their mission is to produce the six red (adding in the lost varietal of Carmenere) Noble grapes of Bordeaux as stand-alone wines as well as producing a Bordeaux blend from their estate 16 acres. All wine is hand harvested and hand sorted for quality fruit to make into each bottle.  They also make a Sauvignon Blanc and white blend of Sauvignon Blanc with Semillon.

Who are owners and winemaker? Deborah and Edward Wallo are the Founders and Winegrowers of Yorkville Cellars. Deborah was raised in England and knew European wines. Edward, spent a lot of time in Europe working as an international Marketing manager. There they both appreciated the wines of Europe, especially the Bordeaux’s out of France. They lived in France, Germany and northern Italy (near Lake Como) where they were able to explore many vineyards and wineries.

In the mid 1980’s, they purchased the land and their intent was to be stewards of the land as vineyard managers. They sought to produce the varietals that played in the classic Bordeaux blend.  Originally wanting to sell their grapes as vineyard growers, it soon became apparent they should cultivate, bottle and present their own brand to the wine world. Besides the experience in Europe, Edward continued his education doing course work at both UC Davis and Sonoma State University. Today their production quantities range from 6,000 to 8,000 cases a year with production totaling 14 wines. Typically only 300-400 cases per varietal or type of wine is produced. All their wines are meticulously hand produced. Edward and Deborah do the vineyard management, choose dates to pick, and make the wine. They have been doing this for 26 years.

2018 Yorkville Cellars Cabernet Franc

On the eyes this medium weight with a vibrant and royal purplish coloration beckons the adventure to unfold. On the nose soft violet aromas coupled with plums and cherries awaken the senses. On the palate, cherries and a spiciness of everything quintessential to Cabernet Franc present themselves (dried figs, raisin, raspberry, vanilla, sage) in a joyful reunion in the mouth. The tannins are held in check and balanced nicely with the acid (6.3 g/l for acid and 3.70 pH). The abbreviated finish is complex and structured.  The 2018 vintage is 90% Cabernet Franc with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon providing just enough structure and body but does not overshadow the Cabernet Franc.

Wine and Food Pairing

Just a wonderful BBQ’ed burger topped with red onions, bell peppers (red, yellow, orange), lime juice, lime oil, salt, black pepper, olive oil and cilantro (left over from ceviche lunch!). And accompanied with steak fries. A beautiful pairing of the wine and food.

Sláinte,

Michael

https://californiawinesandwineries.com

https://www.yorkvillecellars.com

YoungInglewood 2014 Malbec and Portuguese Sausage

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The Winery

One of my favorite wineries in Napa Valley for so many reasons. First the owners are dedicated to making excellent boutique and artisan wines. Small lots with handcrafted TLC. Secondly I was there during their opening and still frequent them as often as I can for their great wines and unlimited hospitality. And another reason they are one of my favorite wineries is that the owners (Jim & Jacky) and Scott (son) along with Jacky making the wine, are some of the most genuinely gracious people in Napa Valley. Their daughter Mary is involved in the marketing/business of the winery.  Also their Wine Education Director/Membership Director, a longtime friend Mark Simon is always there to help out in various capacities. Their label says so much about their wine with the balancing of the tightrope walker. You can read previous stories at:

https://californiawinesandwineries.com/2016/02/16/younginglewood/

https://californiawinesandwineries.com/2019/11/10/2013-young-inglewood-cabernet-franc-simple-elegance/

Their wines, especially their Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon make my Best Wines of Year historically. This Malbec may also make this year’s list.

The Wine

This 2014 YoungInglewood Malbec has all the typical Malbec characteristics with dark fruit flavors and a light smoky finish and a generous finish. On the eyes a dark magenta color and medium viscosity. On the nose light smoky, plum and blueberries.  On the palate, black cherry and pomegranate come through as does a slight coffee, mocha, leather and gravel earthiness.  On the finish a tinge of vanilla & clove and soft rounded acid and tannins.  They typically make 1-2 barrels a year. The current release, the 2016, sells for $95.

The Food Pairing

Paired this evening with a Rigatoni with Portuguese sausage and peppers. Prepared with bell peppers (thinly sliced and assorted colors), yellow onion, tomatoes, kosher salt, black pepper, fresh Italian parsley, fresh basil and topped with grated parmesan cheese.  The wine with the fruit contrasted harmoniously with the meal.

Sláinte,

Michael

https://californiawinesandwineries.com

http://www.younginglewood.com/

A Special Lunch Today With a Great Wine – Dave’s Porch Wine, 2019 Sauvignon Blanc

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It isn’t often I talk about value wines, but this is no ordinary wine! Rudy Zuidema of Napa Valley fame, making wines for many “higher end wines” (up to $125+), is the winemaker for Dave’s Porch Wine. Dave Yewell set out ten years ago to make an everyday table wine for his immediate family and extended friends after retirement. It really started as a home hobby and for the first two years as it was just family and friends appreciating the wine. He makes just two wines, a Sauvignon Blanc and a GSM blend.

2019 Sauvignon Blanc


Today’s lunch wine was the 2019 and comes from Lake County AVA (northeast of Napa Valley). I now have in the cellar the 2018 and just purchased the 2019. The 2019 has all the typical citrus flavors of Sauvignon Blanc. You can also pick up honeydew melon to round out the flavors. It is light straw coloring on eye and is such a refreshing “porch pounder” in the late summer afternoon or early evening. 328 cases were produced. It is sold only in case quantities and is $120/per case!!!  Yes this is for California residents primarily but Dave does have some associations in other states.  What a “DEAL”!!!
(Editor’s Note: After publishing this story Dave Yewell sent me a note mentioning he had just sold out, but the 2020 will be released in May, 2021)

The Food and Wine Lunch Pairing

Perhaps one of the best food and wine pairings in months!  Shrimp ceviche with red onions, bell peppers (red, yellow, orange), lime juice, lime oil, salt, black pepper, olive oil and cilantro. The flavors of ceviche and Dave’s Porch Wine were spectacular!!

This is a wine I have served to many, many people with total confidence in the quality of the product. The astonished reactions by people when the price is revealed is somewhere between non-believing to how can I order immediately. With so few cases produced it will go fast.


Michael
https://californiawinesandwineries.com
https://www.porch-wine.com/