Saturday, September 21, 2013

Tour of Napa Pt. 1 Continued! #StaglinWine #Quintessa #Darioush #PalmazVineyards

Part 2 of the Tour of Napa begins with the 2010 Staglin "Salus" Cabernet Sauvignon ($90). This wine was outstanding. The winemaker's notes are here
It's amazing to learn about each winery and how they've evolved from the past and have been reinvented to what they are today. This winery has a 130 year old heritage of viticulture, but more importantly this family has raised over $800 million to support research for mental health. What a blessing!

Staglin Cab
The fourth Cabernet was a 2010 Quintessa ($155), the quintessential wine! Amazing! When I read the winemaker's notes, I want a glass of that wine immediately! It's so well described and who wouldn't know best, but the winemaker! 

Quintessa Cab
One thing I would like to do is spend more time in Napa after attending this tasting. Now, I have been-once! Most of our time is spent in SONOMA! Which I love!

The fifth Cabernet of the tasting was a 2009 Signature Darioush ($135). Notes are here! All these beautiful fruits, licorice, and chocolates wrapped in a gorgeous bottle-how could you resist taking it home with you (on a half-price bottle night that is)! Yummy!

Darioush Signature Cab
The last Cabernet of the night was a 2008 Palmaz ($146). I love the label. It's so simple and  looks like it is handwritten! Elegant, as the wine is also! The tasting notes and other information are here. This winemaker will be at the club in October for a wine tasting dinner. Woohoo!

Thank you Aaron Benson, for sharing about your wonderful journey to Napa. We look forward for the next part of the tour and all the wine dinners that have come as a result of making relationships with these wineries.