March 22nd, 2019 through March 28th, 2019

Meeker Verdelho 2017

Contra Costa County, California

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Charles and Molly Meeker bought their first vineyard at the end of West Dry Creek Road in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley in 1977. In 1984, Charlie and Molly established their winery – The Meeker Vineyard – with Charlie as the winemaker. During their first few years of award-winning and highly rated wines, Charlie was also working full-time in Los Angeles as an attorney, film producer, studio executive, and finally president of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. In the late 1990s, Charlie and Molly sold their original winery property and bought a new one on Dry Creek Road on the eastern side of Dry Creek Valley. They left Los Angeles permanently to run the winery full-time. Truly a family operation, the Meeker family takes pride in an unconventional attitude toward wine. As Molly would love to tell you with a smile: “We take nothing seriously, but the wine itself.”

The nose is rife with island vibes, featuring passionfruit, guava, and pineapple backed by orangeblossom in this 2017 Verdelho. On the palate, the wine is crisp and clean with passionfruit and lemon curd wrapped around a core pineapple character and minerality.

Brassfield Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

High Valley, Lake County, California

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Jerry Brassfield’s entire life has been on ranches and around farming, including growing up on an almond and alfalfa ranch in the San Joaquin Valley. In 1973, he purchased the original 1,600 acres in High Valley as a cattle ranch and wildlife preserve. Once the land was investigated for its potential to produce outstanding estate-grown wines, the vineyards were planted in 2001 and have since become a truly distinctive and remarkable winegrowing area. Today, the Lake County estate includes over 2,700 acres across both the eastern and the western sections of High Valley, as well as the Round Mountain Volcano. The valley floor vineyards sit at 1800 feet elevation, while the higher vineyard blocks rise to nearly 3000 feet. The temperatures of some parts of this unique vineyard are some of the coldest in California, leading to truly nuanced, fruit-driven, balanced, and delicious wines.

Brassfield Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 displays lovely aromas of blackberry, black currant, and spice. It is full-bodied and soft with flavors of cherry-infused magma and a raspberry-flavored salt water taffy. The finish is pure velvet. This Cabernet drinks well for its age and will continue to do so for the next three to four years.

91 points | Wine Enthusiast

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