The 2000 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou is in such a great place right now. It’s starting to show off aromas of maturation, to go along with its silky and weightless texture. But make no mistake, there’s plenty of concentration and fruit to maintain this wine on a very long journey. When a wine is this good at this relatively young stage, it’s so hard to keep my hands out of the case! 🍷
We’ve got three little birds on our mind... and it’s SATURDAY! “Don’t worry, about a ting! Cause every little thing is gonna be alright” We’re also thinking about how awesome a gift certificate would be!! Give the gift of painting and get your loved ones a gift certificate to Canvas and Cabernet! 🎶☀️ @cybelledabner #saturdayvibes#threelittlebirds#canvasandcabernet
@karrawatta wine dog Molly says to come to our cellar door today. Open until 4pm today. Come and say Hi!
About last night.. ✨Vino & Views with these beauties 💕
Gritty fig, rubber band and new carpet. Plum pudding and those strips of pie-crust trimmings your mother sprinkled cinnamon and coarse sugar on and baked. Tasting it is like being licked by your favorite cat.
I get accused on a fairly regular basis of having a "California palate". Of course 99% of the time it is by people in Oregon and Washington who makes shitty wine. But if that is the case--if I truly have developed a California palate--why do I like Beaujolais Nouveau more and more the older I get? I used to hate it and roll my eyes at it and make fun of it like everybody does. It's an easy joke. But I find myself more and more really appreciating it. Maybe I'm just drinking better quality Beaujolais Nouveau. I can remember one last year that blew me away and this one is just stupid good. This is literally one of those wines which ridiculously blur the line between Nouveau and Cru.
The Suisun Valley Vintners & Growers Association celebrated the 35th anniversary of its American Viticulture Area (AVA) designation Wednesday with a wine reception at @woodenvalleywinery. Close to 100 people, including growers and county and state elected officials, attended the reception, which honored 'forefather' Richard 'Chick' Lanza.
Chick was instrumental in crafting the AVA in 1982. His roots in our soil run deep. His parents, Mario and Lena Lanza, started farming with Wooden Valley in the 1940s. The family took over sole ownership in 1955 and by the 1960s, Chick and his wife Adrienne were at the helm. Their four sons, Rick, Ron, Larry, and Ken, now operate Wooden Valley.
Fun fact: The Suisun Valley AVA was adopted just a few months after its famous neighbor, Napa Valley. Suisun Valley and Napa are two of the oldest AVA's in the state!
When you're out for a wander in Nature, you never know what you might find... #whynotwander