Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Copper Cane Wines and Provisions/Joesph J.Wagner/Winemaker/Valette Healdsburg/ Dream pairings from California Wine Country

Recently I was introduced to the wines of Copper Cane and Joesph J. Wagner. After visiting their warehouse, I have done features with Valette Healdsburg with these great California wines. In this feature we will open two of these wines and look at the websites to give you insight into the world class wines we have here. We have featured Valette Healdsburg, many times recently and feel this is a great match of world class wines and cuisine. first let's look at the tasting notes from the winemaker and then introduce our great friends at Valette. Our first wine is The Napa Valley Chardonnay from QuiltWines. Aromas of ripe pears, roasted almonds, buttered toast, honey, lychee, jasmine blossoms, freshly washed river gravel, lemon zest. Flavors of baked apple with vanilla drizzle, pineapple-mango cream, buttered toast, salty popcorn and lemon curd with notes of nectarine and cantaloupe. Joesph has his own approach to these wines. As you taste through our portfolio of wines, you will notice there is a common thread of character that each wine holds, while also showcasing the region and variety. When Joseph makes the decision to harvest, he looks at measures such as Brix, acidity and pH, but also takes in the physiology of the vines themselves. So though our wines exhibit differences due to growing region and grape variety, they all possess a shared character based on our method for determining the perfect moment to bring in the crop. This wine was a great pairing and we actaully got two dishes to go with this wine. We will have audio features and a link so that you can join us as we paired enjoyed the best of the best. today we will also feature a great Pinot Noir. BELLE GLOS 2020 LAS ALTURAS PINOT NOIR Ruby red in color with fragrant aromas of blueberry pie, dried fig, kola nut and hints of coffee grounds. Dark berry fruit on the palate with flavors of blackberry pie, black cherry, creamy milk chocolate and subtle notes of nutmeg. Rich and structured, this wine has beautiful acidity that lingers through to a long, mouthwatering finish. the bottle is waxed and a beautiful package that would impress anyone on your holiday lists ! While each vineyard location lies near the Pacific Ocean, the climate differences are significant, varying with the amount of fog, wind, sunlight, and soil type at each site. Each Vineyard Designate is crafted to distill the purest essence of the locale into elegant expressions of California Pinot Noir. Owner/winemaker, Joe Wagner chose the name Belle Glos (pronounced “BELL GLOSS”) to honor his grandmother, Lorna Belle Glos Wagner. Lorna was a co-founder of Caymus Vineyards, an inspirational figure to Joseph and an avid lover of Pinot Noir. As a fifth-generation Napa Valley winemaker, Joe learned his way around a vineyard long before he was able to drink wine. By the time he was 19 he knew that he would continue his family’s winemaking legacy, working alongside his father at Caymus Vineyards. In 2001, he created Belle Glos, with a focus on vineyard-designated Pinot Noirs from throughout California’s best coastal regions. More recently, he has launched a number of new brands under Copper Cane Wines & Provisions. Joe has a keen interest in contributing to the evolution of the wine industry, by discovering new wine growing locations and through experimentation in the cellar. Joe lives in Napa Valley, has six children, and maintains a healthy balance between his family life and a passionate dedication to his business. We have sat down with a great friend GENERAL MANAGER / HARRY BRYAN. Having an incredible passion for memorable food and beverage experiences, Harry Bryan is the perfect addition to work alongside executive chef, Nathan Davis and owners Aaron Garzini and Dustin Valette. Harry re-joins the Valette team as General Manager with over 20 years of professional experience in the hospitality industry. Harry comes to the property from award winning Timber Cove Resort on the Sonoma Coast where he was the Food & Beverage Director. His management experience also includes positions as Bar Manager with Heartland Brewery in New York City, Bar Manager and Floor Captain of the Versace House in Miami Beach, and General Manager of Mateo’s Cocina Latina in Healdsburg. Valette was born from two brothers’ lifelong dream of creating a unique dining experience in our hometown of Healdsburg. Our goal is to provide a canvas for local farmers, winemakers and artisans to showcase their crafts. We will have two audio links at the bottom of this feature. Click on the link and join us as we pair these great wines with many dishes from this great restaurant. Cheers! Click here and join us as we enjoy great food and wine . Click here and join us as we enjoy great food and wine .

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