Friday, November 20, 2009
All the double gold wines from the San Francisco International Wine Competition (Our 2006 Prime Cabernet Sauvignon D4 included) were invited to attend some traveling tastings. We attended the one based in San Francisco. It was for the trade only with wine and spirits available to sample. This was the first time I had been to Conduit Restaurant (answer to that picture for facebook peeps) and the decor was definitely inspired by its name. The food was tasty and interesting, including sweetbreads and pigs feet. All in all a fun mellow event.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
This afternoon St.Supery's Rick Backas (@RickBackas on Twitter) got a great group together with very little notice. The plan was sent out via Twitter: If you produce a Napa Cabernet that is <$50 show up with a couple of bottles at Chateau Montelena at 3PM for a tasting and Twitter fest. Everyone got to know each other and talk about their story.
Lots of great people attended from a bunch of different wineries including-Judds Hill, Signorello, Girard, St.Supery,Titus,Cakebread,V.Sattui,Crushpad,Raymond,Ch Montelena,Flora Springs,BV,and of course, Prime. There was not a bad wine in the pack. It was nice to see how Napa producers work together to help each other. Search #NapaCabs to see comments on how it went down. Prime got gome great complements from the tasters!
Posted by Ted Henry at 7:39 PM
Monday, November 2, 2009
By no means however, is this wine timid. The first hint that this is a serious Cabernet is the opaque ruby color in the glass. The nose is also quite impressive with aromas of black cherry, forest floor, and spice. Of course the true gratification is on the palate as additional flavors of black currant, red fruits, dried herbs, and a touch of espresso, all linger on a 20 to 30 second finish. This is a classic Cabernet profile if there ever was one. Don’t feel bad about drinking a bottle as soon as you get home, but if you have a cool place to store the wine, it should age nicely for five to seven years.
-Ted, Lisa and Curtis
$39/bottle $421.20/case (10% case discount)