Wine Club Tasting Notes Online. . . Exclusively

Welcome to Carpe Vino’s Wine Club Tasting Notes Online, where each month you’ll find information about all of our current selections. After wines have been billed and are ready to be picked up or shipped, Wine Club members will receive an email notification. Simply select the club in which you are enrolled below. You can view the tasting notes online, download a PDF and view notes for other clubs. The best part is all notes are archived, so if you cellar your wines, you can come back and locate any tasting notes.

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Wine Club Tasting Notes for August

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Los Morros Pinot Noir 2016

(Central Valley, Chile)

Los Morros Pinot Noir 2016

Winery Tasting Notes: Light ruby red. Cherry, cassis and raspberry aromas.  Juicy, medium concentration, good acidity and persistence. Cold skins maceration and fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with 10% barrel aging for 12 months.

Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol Level: 12.5%
Cases Produced: 1000
Winemaker Name: Miguel Besoain
Maturity: Drink Now – 2021
Pairings: Grilled “light” meats and salmon. Grilled vegetables.

Fun Facts: The name LOS MORROS, or “the hills”, comes from the rolling hills of vineyards that  run alongside winemaker Miguel Besoain’s family home in Maipo Valley. These vineyards continue south, through the Central Valley of Chile –from this special mountainous terroir, Miguel produces hand-crafted wines using only the highest  quality grapes. Miguel’s winemaking style stems from his vast experience working  throughout European wine regions producing expressive, young and playful wines with excellent varietal tipicity.

Treana Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

(Paso Robles, CA)

Treana Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Winery Tasting Notes: Aromas of deep black fruits like boysenberry and blackberry, along with  red fruit notes of pomegranate and red currant complemented with mulling spices , star anise, clove and sweet vanilla.  The palate has intense ripe fruit notes of black currant, blackberry, red cherry along with notes of tobacco leaf,roasted coffee, cocoa powder and a long oak-driven finish.

Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Syrah
Alcohol Level: 14.5%
Cases Produced: 5729
Winemaker Name: Chuck Wagner
Maturity: Drink Now – 2024
Pairings: Filet Mignon finished in rich-red wine reduction, Asian spiced Tri-tip, aged cheeses, roasted eggplant

94 Points -’ Wine Enthusiast’

Fun Facts: Cabernet Sauvignon has long been part of the Hope Family ‘s viticultural history.  Growing up in his family’s vineyards, Austin Hope has spent much of his life around the fabled varietal.  Three important individuals would help mentor his character; Austin’s father Chuck Hope and his uncle Paul paved the way for his future success; instilling in him life lessons of perseverance and determination, while winemaker Chuck Wagner taught him the nuances of crafting world-class Cabernet Sauvignon.  As a TRIBUTE to the three men who helped influence his path, Austin Hope created Treana – a wine that encapsulates the quintessential learning over the course of his career.

2013 Cerro Petit Verdot

(Napa Valley, (Cerrito Vineyard, Rutherford))

2013 Cerro Petit Verdot

Winery Tasting Notes: Red cherry and red plum fruit drive the palate with nice hints of leather, earth and vanilla. This is juicy and crowd pleasing with supple texture. Bright acidity and tannins promise this wine excellent cellaring potential. This is a delicious and food friendly red wine packed with flavor.

Blend: 100% Petit Verdot
Alcohol Level: 14.5
Cases Produced: 300
Winemaker Name: Derek Beitler
Maturity: Drink Now – 2021

Pairings: Grilled meats or vegetables, Pizza, Lasagna

Fun Facts: Cerro is the brand new project from J Derek Beitler, a young and talented winemaker (Bodega Rancho, Carne Humana, Skyhook), who has learned a lot about making wine from his uncle, the founder of Caymus Vineyards, cousin Joey Wagner of Belle Glos and his brother, Kurt Beitler, of Boheme. The 2013 Petit Verdot spent 36 months in new french oak barrels,  33% new.

JAX Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

((Calistoga) Napa Valley)

JAX Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Winery Tasting Notes:  On the nose, this astonishing wine entices with generous aromas of blueberry and dark cherry, wild sage and lilacs. On the palate, its mouth-filling texture is perfectly balanced with bright acidity and a beautiful core of ripe fruit, followed by an incredibly persistent mineral and herbal finish. Its fine-grained tannins and weight without heaviness ensure that it is drinkable now but will age for many years to come. Aged for 21 months in French oak, 70% new.

Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol Level: 14.7%
Cases Produced: 998
Winemaker Name: Kirk Venge
Maturity: Drink Now – 2025
Pairings: Steak with peppercorns, Roquefort cheese, caramelized onions

Fun Facts: JAX Vineyards sources this estate Cabernet Sauvignon from the family’s vineyard in northern Calistoga. David Jackson purchased the family vineyard after 5 years of searching for his ideal terroir encompassing alluvial loam soil, dry farmed vineyards, and the elemental protection of our little valley. The JAX name represents an updated twist and memorable abbreviation of the family name.

Lumen Chardonnay 2014

(Sierra Madre Vineyard (Santa Barbara County, CA)

Lumen Chardonnay 2014

Winery Tasting Notes: Explosive lychee, honeydew and pineapple fruit up front focuses around a firm, mineral-driven backbone.   Hints of apple pie, cinnamon and citrus peel flesh out the mid-palate leading to a lingering finish accented by nutmeg and subtle oak.  Barrel fermented and aged 10 months in 10% new, 90% Neutral French and Hungarian Oak. 100% Malolactic Fermentation

Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol Level: 13.3%
Cases Produced: 540
Winemaker Name: Lane Tanner
Maturity: Drink Now – 2019
Pairings: Odoriferous cheeses, light souffle, Vichyssoise

91 Points‘Wine Enthusiast’

Fun Facts: SIP Certified Sustainably Farmed
In 2012 Will Henry and Lane Tanner ran into each other in the Santa Maria Valley, and realized that they shared a common vision: to make wines from the best cool-climate vineyards in Santa Barbara County, and to follow a regimen consistent with California’s early days of hands-on, honest winemaking. The duo asserts that the most balanced (and thus memorable) wines are made from fruit that is picked relatively early on the harvest calendar, the end result being a wine that is livelier on the palate, deeper in complexity, lower in alcohol, and more worthy of cellaring.

Momo (Seresin) Sauvignon Blanc 2015

((Marlborough) New Zealand)

Momo (Seresin) Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Winery Tasting Notes: Distinctive and floral, with a honeyed overtone to the lime and melon flavors. Boldly juicy on the finish. A classic Sauvignon Blanc displaying a complex nose with aromas of tropical fruit, herbaceous notes and a hint of cassis. • Natural fermentation adds a rich and textural quality to the palate, with subtle notes of lemon zest and passionfruit. • The finish is crisp and dry.

Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol Level: 13%
Cases Produced: 60,000
Winemaker Name: Clive Dougall
Maturity: Drink Now – 2020
Pairings: Goat cheese, Feta, Chicken Picatta, Seafood, Summer Salads

90 Points‘Robert Parker’

Fun Facts: Meaning ‘offspring’ in Maori, MOMO sprung from Seresin Estate in Marlborough.  Now grown up with its own identity and personality, MOMO is youthful, urbane and well travelled, with an easy charm.  Derived from 100% certified organic fruit.

Domaine Laroche Chablis Premier Cru 2014

(( Les Vaillons Vieilles Vignes) Chablis, France)

Domaine Laroche Chablis Premier Cru 2014

Winery Tasting Notes: The juice has remarkable balance: nice acidity, not too much malic acid and medium alcohol.   Lime zest and minerals from the sea add to the bright forward fruit  flavors of green pear with a hint of honey.This is a typical Vaillons, but one that is holding itself back for now, so afford this a couple of years in the cellar to get the most from it.

Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol Level: 12.5%
Cases Produced: 1000
Winemaker Name: Gregory Viennois
Maturity: Drink Now – 2023
Pairings: All things seafood, buttered pasta with herbs and lemon

Fun Facts: “Vaillons” refers to the smaller valleys or climats that the larger climat of Les Vaillons can be divided into: Roncières, Beugnons, Les Lys, Les Epinottes, Châtains, Sécher and Mélinots.  The limestone marl and Kimmeridgian soil is deep, and the vines are deeply rooted in this stony environment. Formed during the Kimmeridgian geological period (Late Jurassic, 150 to 155 million years ago), the soil contains a mixture of limestone and clay with a multitude of tiny fossilized oyster shells. This unique soil structure gives a finesse to Chablis that is precise, elegant and exceptional.

Lumen Chardonnay 2014

(Sierra Madre Vineyard (Santa Barbara County, CA)

Lumen Chardonnay 2014

Winery Tasting Notes: Explosive lychee, honeydew and pineapple fruit up front focuses around a firm, mineral-driven backbone.   Hints of apple pie, cinnamon and citrus peel flesh out the mid-palate leading to a lingering finish accented by nutmeg and subtle oak.  Barrel fermented and aged 10 months in 10% new, 90% Neutral French and Hungarian Oak. 100% Malolactic Fermentation

Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol Level: 13.3%
Cases Produced: 540
Winemaker Name: Lane Tanner
Maturity: Drink Now – 2019
Pairings: Odoriferous cheeses, light souffle, Vichyssoise

91 Points‘Wine Enthusiast’

Fun Facts: SIP Certified Sustainably Farmed
In 2012 Will Henry and Lane Tanner ran into each other in the Santa Maria Valley, and realized that they shared a common vision: to make wines from the best cool-climate vineyards in Santa Barbara County, and to follow a regimen consistent with California’s early days of hands-on, honest winemaking. The duo asserts that the most balanced (and thus memorable) wines are made from fruit that is picked relatively early on the harvest calendar, the end result being a wine that is livelier on the palate, deeper in complexity, lower in alcohol, and more worthy of cellaring.

Los Morros Pinot Noir 2016

(Central Valley, Chile)

Los Morros Pinot Noir 2016

Winery Tasting Notes: Light ruby red. Cherry, cassis and raspberry aromas.  Juicy, medium concentration, good acidity and persistence. Cold skins maceration and fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with 10% barrel aging for 12 months.

Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol Level: 12.5%
Cases Produced: 1000
Winemaker Name: Miguel Besoain
Maturity: Drink Now – 2021
Pairings: Grilled “light” meats and salmon. Grilled vegetables.

Fun Facts: The name LOS MORROS, or “the hills”, comes from the rolling hills of vineyards that  run alongside winemaker Miguel Besoain’s family home in Maipo Valley. These vineyards continue south, through the Central Valley of Chile –from this special mountainous terroir, Miguel produces hand-crafted wines using only the highest  quality grapes. Miguel’s winemaking style stems from his vast experience working  throughout European wine regions producing expressive, young and playful wines with excellent varietal tipicity.

Lumen Chardonnay 2014

(Sierra Madre Vineyard (Santa Barbara County, CA)

Lumen Chardonnay 2014

Winery Tasting Notes: Explosive lychee, honeydew and pineapple fruit up front focuses around a firm, mineral-driven backbone.   Hints of apple pie, cinnamon and citrus peel flesh out the mid-palate leading to a lingering finish accented by nutmeg and subtle oak.  Barrel fermented and aged 10 months in 10% new, 90% Neutral French and Hungarian Oak. 100% Malolactic Fermentation

Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol Level: 13.3%
Cases Produced: 540
Winemaker Name: Lane Tanner
Maturity: Drink Now – 2019
Pairings: Odoriferous cheeses, light souffle, Vichyssoise

91 Points‘Wine Enthusiast’

Fun Facts: SIP Certified Sustainably Farmed
In 2012 Will Henry and Lane Tanner ran into each other in the Santa Maria Valley, and realized that they shared a common vision: to make wines from the best cool-climate vineyards in Santa Barbara County, and to follow a regimen consistent with California’s early days of hands-on, honest winemaking. The duo asserts that the most balanced (and thus memorable) wines are made from fruit that is picked relatively early on the harvest calendar, the end result being a wine that is livelier on the palate, deeper in complexity, lower in alcohol, and more worthy of cellaring.

JAX Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

((Calistoga) Napa Valley)

JAX Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Winery Tasting Notes:  On the nose, this astonishing wine entices with generous aromas of blueberry and dark cherry, wild sage and lilacs. On the palate, its mouth-filling texture is perfectly balanced with bright acidity and a beautiful core of ripe fruit, followed by an incredibly persistent mineral and herbal finish. Its fine-grained tannins and weight without heaviness ensure that it is drinkable now but will age for many years to come. Aged for 21 months in French oak, 70% new.

Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol Level: 14.7%
Cases Produced: 998
Winemaker Name: Kirk Venge
Maturity: Drink Now – 2025
Pairings: Steak with peppercorns, Roquefort cheese, caramelized onions

Fun Facts: JAX Vineyards sources this estate Cabernet Sauvignon from the family’s vineyard in northern Calistoga. David Jackson purchased the family vineyard after 5 years of searching for his ideal terroir encompassing alluvial loam soil, dry farmed vineyards, and the elemental protection of our little valley. The JAX name represents an updated twist and memorable abbreviation of the family name.

Lumen Chardonnay 2014

(Sierra Madre Vineyard (Santa Barbara County, CA)

Lumen Chardonnay 2014

Winery Tasting Notes: Explosive lychee, honeydew and pineapple fruit up front focuses around a firm, mineral-driven backbone.   Hints of apple pie, cinnamon and citrus peel flesh out the mid-palate leading to a lingering finish accented by nutmeg and subtle oak.  Barrel fermented and aged 10 months in 10% new, 90% Neutral French and Hungarian Oak. 100% Malolactic Fermentation

Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol Level: 13.3%
Cases Produced: 540
Winemaker Name: Lane Tanner
Maturity: Drink Now – 2019
Pairings: Odoriferous cheeses, light souffle, Vichyssoise

91 Points‘Wine Enthusiast’

Fun Facts: SIP Certified Sustainably Farmed
In 2012 Will Henry and Lane Tanner ran into each other in the Santa Maria Valley, and realized that they shared a common vision: to make wines from the best cool-climate vineyards in Santa Barbara County, and to follow a regimen consistent with California’s early days of hands-on, honest winemaking. The duo asserts that the most balanced (and thus memorable) wines are made from fruit that is picked relatively early on the harvest calendar, the end result being a wine that is livelier on the palate, deeper in complexity, lower in alcohol, and more worthy of cellaring.

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