$32 (retail) Wine Club pricing reflected in receipt
I like the idea behind this winery. Two brothers—Aaron and Jesse Inman—bootstrapped their own brand with the mentoring (and presumably some use of his facilities to jump-start operations) of their uncle, August “Joe” Briggs, a widely respected winemaker in Calistoga.
The brothers make just 300 cases a year, focusing on pinot noir and now chardonnay. They’re sold out of all but the chardonnay, which we’re pleased to bring to our white clubs this month.
We’re expecting great stuff from these young men who are well grounded in the art of winemaking with their heads screwed tightly to their necks. We dig the notion of introducing you another success story!
Winery Tasting Notes:
“This chardonnay shows light caramel color in the glass alluding to the oak aging. The nose boasts lemon cream, caramel, citrus with hits of pineapple and toasty oak. In the mouth it expresses the 2011’s cool weather by maintaining firm acidity, while not overpowering its creamy oak character and hints of nuttiness. The finish is long and clean, while having upfront fruit without it being overbearing. Our 2011 Chardonnay will pair well with light but fatty dishes, such as buttered white fishes, and tender pork loin and apples.”
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