J. McClelland Cellars 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($45) - Just 340 6-packs were bottled of this collaboration between winemakers Mitch Cosentino and Paul Scotto.The fruit was sourced from vineyards Mitch Cosentino has long utilized. Blackberry and pencil shaving aromas lead the charge. Black Raspberry and black cherry are abundant on the full flavored but even keeled palate. The finish is long, layered, and pleasing with subtle bits of roasted coffee, black olive, and toast. If you like your Cabs proportionate and acid rich, get your hands on this. As with everything Mitch Cosentino touches, it's delicious and age-worthy. #Napa #Cab
@bodegainurrieta 2015 Roble ($14) Hailing from Navarra, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah is well suited for everyday drinking. Blackberry, spiked by bits of thyme dominate the aromatics. Velvety red and black fruit flavors are abundant, along with wisps of black pepper and graphite. There's a lot of pleasure here for $14. #blends #Wine #red #navarra.
Jason Stephens Winery 2016 Reserve Chardonnay ($30) - Hailing from the Santa Clara Valley, this is a delicious, balanced, food friendly and eminently drinkable example of Central Coast Chardonnay. Hardcore A.B.C. people beware, this wine is likely to beguile you with its proportion and charm. Oodles of lemon zest and yellow apple aromas burst forth. The palate is stuffed with more yellow fruit as well as lemon curd and gentle bits of spice. The finish is above average and layered. Bottom line: this is an excellent example of the world's most widely planted grape. #Wine #Chardonnay #CentralCoast
Oh, you need me to taste some wine in a castle? Ok Sure, that should be alright. #WineSummit #AustrianWine
A couple sips of Grüner Veltliner while hanging at the intersection of Austria, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic #WineSummit #AustrianWine