2012 Descendants Liegeois Dupont Red Mountain Syrah 750ml
Manufacturer: Hedges Family Estate
Brand: Hedges Family Estate
2012 was another excellent and more normal vintage in Washington State, a welcome change after the cooler and wetter 2010 and 2011 vintages. The “fading” La Nina current brought warmer and more even spring and summer temperatures and an extended warm, dry autumn with perfect 80 to 85 Fahrenheit afternoon highs and 40 to 50 Fahrenheit lows without rain. The result was great set that yielded ripe, disease free fruit with good natural acidity. The resulting wines reflect the excellent qualities of the fruit and are a pleasure to drink. Probably one of the top 5 vintages I’ve been associated with in Washington State.
2009 Volta Cabernet Sauvignon Mission Ridge Napa Valley 750 mL
Manufacturer: Volta Wine
Abundant spring rains abated winter drought concerns and a relatively temperate growing season produced ideal growing conditions and excellent fruit quality. Our winemaking team found 2009 to be a terrific harvest. The grapes came in without a rush, ripened thoroughly and showed good fruit quality. We were excited about the wineâ€™s intensity and clarity of flavors, aromas, acids and tannins.
Farmed sustainably from estate vineyards in the Napa Valley, Tess is the perfect wine to open on warm summer nights, winter gatherings around the fireplace, weekend brunches & spontaneous gatherings! Winemaker Notes Tess is a unique blend of 85% red and 15% white varietals. Comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon; Merlot; Zinfandel; Cabernet Franc; Sauvignon Blanc; Chardonnay; Petit Verdot.
For the new collection, we sought a New World winemaking partner skilled in blending time-honored winemaking practices with new world innovation.Â Our search led us to a multigenerational, family-owned winery in Lodi, California (one of the stateâ€™s most historic winegrowing regions). Here, Winemaker Karen Birmingham sources exceptional fruit from sustainably-farmed, estate-grown vineyards, and brings classic techniques plus state of the art winemaking to the table.Â The resulting wines are fruit forward, varietally expressive and imminently quaffable.