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2019 The Vice Saint Laurent, “Majorelle”, Napa Valley, Single Vineyard

18 days ago   |   By Drink Me

I was surprised to find the St. Laurent grape grown in the Napa Valley, since I usually encounter it only in Austria. In fact this wine is made from the grapes of one single vineyard in Napa.
The wine has heady, sharp, boysenberry aromas and a bright flavor, light and fruity. Somehow it manages to be both airy and rustic at the same time. Its flavors seem to deepen with food, especially earthy foods and autumnal vegetables.
According to The Vice Wines co-founder Malek Amrani, “It pairs particularly well with light meats, acidic sauces, mushrooms, and herbs. Anything herb driven does...
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2017 Markham Vineyards Napa Valley The Altruist

2017 Markham Vineyards Napa Valley The Altruist

18 days ago   |   By Drink Me

Jean Laurent, the founder of what is now called Markham Vineyards , came over from Bordeaux in the 1850s, during the heady days of the California Gold Rush. Laurent's legacy lives on here with a loyalty to Bordeaux style blended wines. The current owners have re-invigorated this with their commitment to sustainability in the vineyards, as well as surrounding lands and waterways.
The Altruist wine proudly proclaims it is “Sustainably Made” on its front label. It's a smooth Merlot-based wine, a Bordeaux-style blend made with the region's traditional grapes. I opened this bottle to honor the...
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