November 2021 Club Release
This year, we are in an incredibly unique and fortunate position. With an opportunity to continue aging our 2019 vintage and re-release highlights from the cellar, we are on track to deliver wines at their pinnacle of drinkability.
The wines included in this shipment are ready to drink now. We chose each bottle for its current vibrancy, lushness, and overall fresh flavor. Get ready to discover and experiencing the power of the past.
2018 Evangelho Vineyard "And We All Grow Old"– Contra Costa County
An homage to the tough old vines that continue to grow world-class fruit, this blend combines Carignane and Mataro into a wine that excites with a plum color and a nose of raspberry, forest floor, and lavender. The Carignane brings bright red fruit (think cherry, cranberry, and currants) to the palate while the Mataro provides an earthy, European, old-world style characteristic. The harmonious convergence of Mataro and Carignane produces a soft flavor profile with an acid-driven finish. A wine that stands up to heavy Napa Valley reds, ideal food pairings include creamy mushroom risotto or veggie pizza.
2018 Frediani Zinfandel – Calistoga
The profile of this wine exemplifies a classic example of valley floor Napa Valley Zin–it is big, bold, and spicy. On the nose, there is a burst of red berries consisting of pomegranate, cranberries, and savory plum sorbet. The concentrated and velvety mouthfeel of the palate reveals bright red fruits with clove, vanilla, and cinnamon on the finish. Our favorite pairings include pan-seared steak and potatoes, standing rib roasts, or Italian sausages with peppers and onions.
2018 Vyborny Mixed Blacks – Oakville
The inky and ever-so vigorous profile of this wine exhibits forefront aromas of mixed berry pie, mocha, cigar box, and allspice. With a heavy and robust mouthfeel expressing bold notes of clove, vanilla, black currant, and purple flowers, it's a unique standout that will impress the most discerning palate. An ideal wine for wintertime meals such as beef stew or braised lamb shank, this wine could also be a delightful nightcap in lieu of a port.