The tragedy unfolding in Haiti is incromprehensible. The poorest nation in the western hemisphere has been struck by a natural tragedy most of us can not conceive, in the midst of defenseless poverty we can not imagine. A wine auction for the relief effort.
Cornerstone Cellars has generously, incredibly generously, contributed an etched 6.0L bottle of their wonderful 2003 Cornerstone Cellars Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. retail value $1,000.00. This is a single bottle auction lot.
Rodney Strong Vineyards is the generous benefactor for our second huge format special offering, a 6.0L bottle of 2005 Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon...
Lynfred Winery generously contributed a bottle of their award-wining 2004 Cabernet-Shiraz. The ‘04 Cab-Shiraz was named Best in Show at the Amenti del Vino International Wine Competition in 2007. The wine retails for $50.
The amazing (and amazingly twisted) people at Twisted Oak have contributed a full vertical of every vintage of our Calaveras County "The Spaniard": 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 - plus a rubber chicken to round out the six pack. Retail value $250.
Hedonistic but hardly recognizable as Nebbiolo. The nose evokes some of the hot vintages in the southern Rhone, with fig cake and jam. Dense, with rich and chocolate-covered fruit. The finish is halted by a wall of drying tannins that clearly need to settle in. Needs time, and it needs a consumer who doesn't care too much for a wine's sense of place. Just please me, baby!
The day I followed Highway 299’s winding curves into the tiny town of Willow Creek, the leaves on the maples, oaks, dogwoods and buckeyes along the route had turned a deep yellow and crimson; colors that matched the late fall foliage on David Winnett’s grape vines.