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 October

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Method Proprietory Red Blend 2015

(North Coast, CA)

Method Proprietory Red Blend 2015

Winery Tasting Notes: Full bodied, generous on the palate with notes of black wildberries, black cherries & raspberries, dark cocoa dust and baking spice. This offers a powerful mid palate with juicy red and black fruit and hints of vanilla and black pepper with a long, lingering finish.

Blend: Zinfandel,Petite Sirah, Syrah
Alcohol Level: 14.5%
Cases Produced: 450
Winemaker Name: Trevor Sheehan
Maturity: Drink now –  2023
Pairings: Burgers,anything barbequed, pork tacos

Fun Facts: Method is a new brand by Trevor Sheehan and Master Sommelier Ian Cauble. Many know Ian Cauble from the documentary Somm released in 2012. He is the former U.S. Brand Ambassador for Krug Champagne and co-founded Sommselect which focuses on exciting imports from around the world.

Gait Zinfandel 2015

(Napa Valley (Chiles Valley), CA)

Gait Zinfandel 2015

Winery Tasting Notes: Charming aromas of black cherry and blueberry jam with good spice notes. This rich and jammy Zinfandel opens with ripe blackberries and dark raspberry fruit, chocolate covered cherries, with a touch of sichuan pepper and a hint of smoke. The mouthfeel is velvety with well integrated tannins and offers a long rich  finish.

Blend: 100% Zinfandel
Alcohol Level: 14.5%
Cases Produced: 350
Winemaker Name: Trevor Sheehan
Maturity: Drink now –  2022
Pairings: Smokey BBQ ribs with sweet mustard sauce, blue cheese stuffed hamburgers

Fun Facts: Trevor Sheehan, the proprietor and winemaker for Gait, has been making wine in Napa Valley for 10 years and has several labels in the market. Trevor has worked in the wine industry for 15 years in Napa Valley and has strong contacts with outstanding vineyard sources and grape growers as well as with the top winemakers in Napa.  Outstanding value!

Sante Arcangeli Pinot Noir 2015

(Santa Cruz Mountains, CA)

Sante Arcangeli Pinot Noir 2015

Winery Tasting Notes: Hints of pomegranate, blood orange, red plum and cedar bark up front, with fantastic minerality underneath savory/foresty notes.

Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol Level: 13.9%
Winemaker Name: John Benedetti
Maturity: Drink now –  2024
Accolades: 90 points – Wine Enthusiast
Pairings: Seasoned/grilled Salmon, Rotisserie chicken, all cheeses, fall veggies

Fun Facts: Very focused and intense, with a lot of everything: there is acid in abundance, balanced oak that adds a slightly toasty quality and a velvety back-note, and grippy tannin backed by a graphite-like minerality. Winemaking, is understanding a vineyard or appellation, and making key, but subtle, adjustments that help to accent the best qualities of that particular fruit so the vineyard can shine through the wine.

Hourglass III Red Blend 2015

(Napa Valley, CA)

Hourglass III Red Blend 2015

Winery Tasting Notes: Vibrant, fresh black and Bing cherry, blackberries and pomegranate mingle with elevated notes of roasted hazelnut and toasted vanilla bean in an explosive and compelling aromatic profile. On the palate, layers of fruit, crossing a spectrum of red and black berries, incorporate the best elements of blending Merlot, Cabernet and Petite Sirah (the “III” of HG III). Merlot provides supple and sleek mid-palate texture, while Cabernet contributes a firm core structure and extended finish. The “secret sauce” of HG III, however, is the addition of a touch of old vine, dry farmed Petite Sirah, which imparts depth, chewy richness, layers of bright, pure fruit and an unmistakable hint of dark chocolate. The resulting wine is decidedly lush and seductive with an expansive, lingering finish.

Blend: 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet & 10% Petite Sirah
Alcohol Level: 15%
Winemaker Name: Anthony Biagi
Maturity: Drink now – 2020
Pairings: beef brisket with buerre rouge, dark chocolate, blueberry

Fun Facts: 2015 represented the fourth year of California drought, replicating the conditions of the mid 1970’s. Some of the mid ‘70’s vintages remain legendary for their longevity and freshness due to the wine’s classic structural core. This is likely a function of small berry sizing (as a result of drought conditions), and the sequence of vintages from 2012 to 2015 is playing out much like those drought vintages of the mid 70’s. Though different in character, these four vintages share a commonality in depth of concentration, freshness of fruit expression and a tightly woven inner core of structure. Where the 2015 vintage separates  itself from the three prior vintages is in a greater level of saturated fruit expression. These wines are dense in color and mouth coating in texture.

Alma de Cattleya Chardonnay 2015

(Sonoma County, Ca)

Alma de Cattleya Chardonnay 2015

Winery Tasting Notes: A focused line of lemon balm meets with gardenia, soft jasmine, light butterscotch and green tea on the nose.

Blend: 100%  Chardonnay
Alcohol Level: 14.1%
Winemaker Name: Bibiana Gonzalez Rave
Maturity: Drink now –  2023
Pairings: Hard cheeses, Grilled Swordfish with peppers and onions

Fun Facts: Bibiana González Rave is the founder and winemaker of Cattleya Wines. Born and raised in Colombia and trained as a winemaker in France, she moved to California in 2007 to settle into making extraordinary wines of purity, power and finesse.

Cor Cellars Alba 2015

(Columbia Gorge (Celila Vineyard), WA)

Cor Cellars Alba 2015

Winery Tasting Notes: Peach, melon, and honeysuckle accentuated by spicy notes of pear and lychee make this wine a wonderful companion to a wide variety of globe trotting dishes, especially those with a fiery temperament.

Blend: 56% Gewurztraminer, 44% Pinot Gris
Alcohol Level: 13.8%
Winemaker Name: Luke Bradford
Maturity: Drink now –  2020

Pairings: Seafood, poached halibut,Potato-leek soup

Fun Facts: Co-fermented in a concrete tank, this blend showcases the brilliant characteristics of Celilo Vineyard and the refreshing results of merging two Alsatian varietals into one Columbia Gorge wine.

Rochioli Chardonnay 2015

(Russian River Valley (Sonoma), Ca)

Rochioli Chardonnay  2015

Winery Tasting Notes: Aromas of ripe apple, tropical fruit, hazelnut and a touch of spice combine with the rich apple flavors and crisp acidity. A blend from different vineyard sites: 70% Mid-40, 30% River Block

Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol Level: 14.5%
Winemaker Name: Tom Rochioli
Maturity: Drink now –  2024
Accolades: 90 Points Wine Spectator; 91 Points Wine Enthusiast
Pairings: Everything,  No seriously..everything!

Fun Facts: “There are very few plots of land in California that might be worthy of Grand Cru status. After several decades on working this land I am certain it rivals any of the worlds great vineyards” – Tom Rochioli

Alma de Cattleya Chardonnay 2015

(Sonoma County, Ca)

Alma de Cattleya Chardonnay 2015

Winery Tasting Notes: A focused line of lemon balm meets with gardenia, soft jasmine, light butterscotch and green tea on the nose.

Blend: 100%  Chardonnay
Alcohol Level: 14.1%
Winemaker Name: Bibiana Gonzalez Rave
Maturity: Drink now –  2023
Pairings: Hard cheeses, Grilled Swordfish with peppers and onions

Fun Facts: Bibiana González Rave is the founder and winemaker of Cattleya Wines. Born and raised in Colombia and trained as a winemaker in France, she moved to California in 2007 to settle into making extraordinary wines of purity, power and finesse.

Gait Zinfandel 2015

(Napa Valley (Chiles Valley), CA)

Gait Zinfandel 2015

Winery Tasting Notes: Charming aromas of black cherry and blueberry jam with good spice notes. This rich and jammy Zinfandel opens with ripe blackberries and dark raspberry fruit, chocolate covered cherries, with a touch of sichuan pepper and a hint of smoke. The mouthfeel is velvety with well integrated tannins and offers a long rich  finish.

Blend: 100% Zinfandel
Alcohol Level: 14.5%
Cases Produced: 350
Winemaker Name: Trevor Sheehan
Maturity: Drink now –  2022
Pairings: Smokey BBQ ribs with sweet mustard sauce, blue cheese stuffed hamburgers

Fun Facts: Trevor Sheehan, the proprietor and winemaker for Gait, has been making wine in Napa Valley for 10 years and has several labels in the market. Trevor has worked in the wine industry for 15 years in Napa Valley and has strong contacts with outstanding vineyard sources and grape growers as well as with the top winemakers in Napa.  Outstanding value!

Alma de Cattleya Chardonnay 2015

(Sonoma County, Ca)

Alma de Cattleya Chardonnay 2015

Winery Tasting Notes: A focused line of lemon balm meets with gardenia, soft jasmine, light butterscotch and green tea on the nose.

Blend: 100%  Chardonnay
Alcohol Level: 14.1%
Winemaker Name: Bibiana Gonzalez Rave
Maturity: Drink now –  2023
Pairings: Hard cheeses, Grilled Swordfish with peppers and onions

Fun Facts: Bibiana González Rave is the founder and winemaker of Cattleya Wines. Born and raised in Colombia and trained as a winemaker in France, she moved to California in 2007 to settle into making extraordinary wines of purity, power and finesse.

Localism Kerner 2016

(Lodi, CA)

Localism Kerner 2016

Winery Tasting Notes: An intriguing nose, showing floral, savory and fruit elements. Great energy and balance, quite sumptuous, with tartness and sweetness, leading to flavors of kiwi, key lime, almond, nutmeg and a smooth, long finish.

Blend: 90%Kerner, 10% Riesling
Alcohol Level: 13.5%
Winemaker Name: Ryan Knoth
Maturity: Drink now –  2021
Pairings: Spicy Asian cuisine, all cheeses

Fun Facts: Localism is the proprietary name for our three wines: Our Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Kerner. This are crafted to highlight the specific characteristics of individual vineyards sites or “locales” from which our grapes are sourced. Localism is the redefinition of terroir and encompasses all aspects of a place: the culture, the politics, the people, the climate and the land.

Alden Alli Pinot Noir 2014

(Sonoma Coast, Ca)

Alden Alli Pinot Noir  2014

Winery Tasting Notes: Layers of hidden blackberry, tea and spice. Seamless in structure, this Pinot Noir teases the palate with subtlety.

Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol Level: 14.1
Cases Produced: 450
Winemaker Name: Dan Kosta
Maturity: Drink now –  2025
Pairings: Smoked or grilled salmon, Pork chops with mushroom gravy

Fun Facts: This vineyard epitomizes the far Sonoma Coast, offering our wines a racy acidity and elegance, while showing a depth and complexity that only the Sonoma Coast can offer. In the winery, we use a deft and restrained hand, guiding the true spirit of the vineyard. New oak barrels are used sparingly. Elegance is preferred over brawn.

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