Wine is a very important part of the meal for many. I enjoy living in northern California and consider Sonoma and Napa Valleys to be ground zero for some of the greatest vineyards on the planet! when adding local produce and great chefs...it doesn't get any better!Please check out my features and click on the links at the bottom of most.You can join us for an audio feature with some of the greatest winemakers,chefs and resorts.All music on the features is my original playing and writing!ENJOY!
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
2019 Endeavour Cabernet Sauvignon/ Dry Creek Vineyard/Feature With Don Wallace/finewinesproductions.com
We have reached for the stars with this wine! The 2019 Endeavour is our feature today,and how lucky we are! We will look at the tasting notes and other pieces of the puzzle to give you a great insight into the making of this incredible wine.please go to their website....drycreekvineyard.com Winemaker Notes: Located in the Lytton Springs district of Dry Creek Valley, our estate Endeavour Vineyard is the vision of the second generation to grow Cabernet Sauvignon that equals the finest of any in California. Strategically planted to take advantage of the diverse soil conditions on property, it contains its own sustainable ecosystem, complete with a natural pond to collect rainwater. This vineyard is a labor of love and continues to drive our family winery forward in producing world-class wines. At first swirl, notes of black currant, black cherry and cranberry come forward, followed by deeper aromatics of clove and orange zest. Additional airing reveals nuances of cardamom and mocha. On the palate, elegant flavors of boysenberry and plum mingle with complex notes of cinnamon, toasty cedar and bay leaf. The refined tannins are well-integrated, providing a rich and luxurious mouthfeel with a long, lingering finish. Tim Bell Winemaker Tim Bell, winemaker at Dry Creek Vineyard, has worked with a wide range of grape varieties and wine styles in Napa Valley, Sonoma, and the Central Coast: still wine, sparkling, dessert, even Kosher. Tim’s creativity in blending and extensive experience shaping wine quality in the vineyard made him a great choice for the winemaking team at Dry Creek Vineyard starting in 2011. He graduated with honors in winemaking at UC Davis, learning the intricacies of wine chemistry and microbiology that inform his stylistic choices in creating delicious blends. With this education, and formative experiences in a previous career selling wine, Tim arrived at a balanced, complex winemaking style shaped by his precise palate and preference for wines that define their varietal character. Early in his career, Tim worked at Freemark Abbey, helping to shape the wine style and vineyard program. Later, he became the Director of Winemaking at Kunde, gaining critical acclaim for his Sauvignon Blancs, Zinfandels and Cabernet Sauvignons. All of this experience has prepared Tim for what he has called “his best winemaking job.” Away from the winery, Tim spends time outdoors with his family as much as he can, usually somewhere involving bodies of water. His other interests include music of all kinds and good food (and wine!). Weekends often find him grilling the tastiest burgers on the west coast. A greatdeal fo work went into this beautiful wine,and we will be featuring this wine with local chefs in the very near future. Please click on the link at the bottom of this page ,and join us as Don wallace and I discuss this incredible wine! Cheers! Click here and join us as we enjoy great food and wine .
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