2019| Napa Valley, California, United States
Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the deep garnet-purple colored 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon explodes with vivacious scents of crushed blueberries, chocolate-covered cherries and blackcurrant pastilles with hints of menthol, unsmoked cigars and cardamom. The concentrated, full-bodied palate (15% alcohol) has a solid foundation of firm, fine-grained tannins with seamless freshness and a long, spicy finish. 300 cases were made.” – Robert Parker 97+ Points
“I continue to love the wines from Celia Welch. Her 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is medium to full-bodied, elegant, and seamless, with quintessential Cabernet notes of black fruits, tobacco, earthy, herbal nuances, and a touch of chocolate. The balance is spot on, it shows the seamless, balanced style of the vintage, and it’s a joy to drink. It will last for 20-25 years.”- Jeb Dunnuck 96 Points
“For the 2019 Corra Cabernet Sauvignon, this “season of excellent timing” provided the foundation to create a “vintage of excellent balance”. Vibrant cassis, blackberry, dark cherry and vanilla aromas combine with a touch of cocoa powder and a bit of toasty oak in the aromas. On the palate, the wine shows vibrant fruit at entry, a solid core but well-resolved tannins and crisp acidity at the finish. As with prior vintages, this Napa Cabernet was crafted from grapes grown on the steep west-facing rocky slopes in the Pritchard Hill area (east of Rutherford) as well as on the western bench lands ,of Rutherford and Oakville. Each vineyard source was vinified separately, then blended carefully after one year in oak, return to the barrels and aged for an additional 10 months. The final product is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, all from Napa Valley, matured in 100% French oak (70 % new) for 22 months.
Mom’s Brisket “Danny Style”
2020 | Santa Ynez, Central Coast, CA
Contemporary Grenache Blanc expressions lean tight and bright yet this bottling takes an extremely tropical approach. Showing honeydew, banana cream and bubblegum on the nose. It’s restrained upon first sip before overpowering tropical waves take hold. A well-made wine, it will find fans who crave this flowery style.
Striped Bass Crudo
2020| Santa Ynez Valley, Central Coast, California
Pale blush in color, this dry Rosé is refreshingly clean with notes of strawberry, white raspberries and hints of gardenia and mint. This wine has beautiful structure with firm, yet velvety, tannins and a crisp, lingering finish.
Honey, apple and tropical fruits on the nose. On the pallet demi-sec (semi sweet), old world mineralogy with apples and pears.
2020| Coteaux Varois, France
The salmon pink color sparkles with bright, clear reflections before greeting the nose with floral and citrus notes evolving into red fruit and spicy aromas. Vivid and quaffable presence on the palate marked by cherry and citrus aromas. The spicy finish progressively reveals a nice minerality.
2019| Chablis Burgundy, France
A blend of several estate-owned vineyards, planted to original rootstock near the village of La Chapelle Vaupelteigne, due west of premier cru ‘Fourchaume’ where the soils are chalky and stony. Textbook Chablis terroir with vines aging from 25-30 years. This wine is hand-harvested then pressed full cluster and fermented on indigenous yeast in temperature controlled tanks. Also aged in tanks (no barrel aging) and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Bursting with aromas of fresh herbs, white blossoms and chalk dust. Refined, pure, lively flavors of lemons, limes and sea salt top off this wine.
Baby Romaine Salad
Prince Edward Island Musse
Macon-Verze, Maconnais, Burgundy, France
All fruit is manually harvested and pressed in Verze and was formed biodynamically. The resulting wine is that of great purity, with both floral and mineral notes, which gives off a lot of energy and liveliness.
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Prince Edward Island Mussels
2019| Hautes Cotes de Nuits, Bourgogne, France
Superb wine, showing a lovely mix of dried and orchard fruit, touches of spice, a lively texture and mineral finish
Mom’s Brisket “Danny Style”
Baby Gem Salad
2019| Carneros, Napa Valley/ Sonoma, California, United States
The Estate is bright ruby in color, with a nose that is classic Carneros: cherry, raspberry, and strawberry with a faint forest floor note. The palate is rich and lush, yet with plenty of balancing acidity that carries through as the flavors go from fresh cherry and berry through floral and on to sassafras and cocoa on the finish.
2018 | Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, United States
Epoch Estate Wines
45% Syrah | 24% Mourvèdre | 20% Grenache | 11% Tempranillo
Fermented in concrete and stainless steel tanks, one-ton bins and 1/2 ton puncheons.
Aged for 18 months in 44% new French oak barrels and puncheons
Reposado, orange curacao, lemon, bitters topped with coconut ube egg white whip