The year 2020 will forever be known for the following:
*Worldwide pandemic from Covid-19 and the subsequent horrible number of deaths
*Financial strain on various segments of the economy, health care workers, wine industry, restaurants, etc.
*Uncontrolled and unprecedented fires in the western United States
*the emotional impact of “social distancing” which has caused emotional turmoil for families.
In the midst of all of this some good things have emerged, like getting a vaccination fast tracked and now just being distributed to contain the virus. Work places being flexible and agile in adapting to “the new order” and individuals recreating and adapting their lifestyles. Those new lifestyles with social distancing, no indoor dining, no social gatherings, etc. For me and on a much smaller scale was getting to know and understand a small boutique winery called Hindsight. While I have written a more in-depth article on the winery at: https://californiawinesandwineries.com/2020/07/16/hindsight-wines-cabernet-sauvignons-calistoga-estate-howell-mountain/ here is a story on one of their wines.
While the Hindsight Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon made the list of the Best Wines Tasted in 2020, one of their other wines, 20/20 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (2017) should not be overlooked. At the San Francisco International Wine Competition it earned a 95 point rating. It is a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wine using grapes from some of the best areas of Napa Valley like Rutherford and Spring Mountain. Five day cold soaking shows in the deep rich red color. A real bargain for a Napa Valley wine at $40. Recently they have had some sales at 50% and should not be overlooked for “a steal”. I know many friends and I have purchased the 20/20 as well as others.
Let us all hope that in 2021 we can find our way back to “a normal way of life” and in the interim, enjoy the Hindsight 20/20 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (2017).