The 2017 vintage was a challenging one here in California, so we turn our eyes to the north and see what Washington State and specifically Columbia Valley has to offer. To that point we here at D&M take a look at the Woodward Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon has to offer for the typical Napa Valley Cabernet lover.
Here Michael at D&M reviews the 2020 iteration of our Traverse City Cask Strength Bourbon. To get nerdy with it, it is barrel we #21-P276, and is a four year old from MGP distilled January 4, 2016. Its mash bill (recipe) is of 75% Corn, 21% Rye, and 4% Malted Barley. It was a full 53 gallon barrel, coopered at Kelvin with a #4 char and a medium toast. It was aged by Traverse City on Level 3 with a rack location of C6. It was dumped out of the barrel on February 6, 2020.
This wine begins with a bicycle ride that iconic French winemaker Alain Graillot went on in Morocco. The vines are not new, this is a wine that was made in parternership between Graillot and Chateau Thalvin. The winery has been in the Zenata region since the 1920s. Organically farmed, this is Syrah with its North African origins on good exhuberant display.
Michael Reviews the Hirsch Pinot Noir San Andreas from the 2017 vintage. From the far Sonoma Coast, this is from the challenging 2017 vintage (fires, heat waves, all of the things.)
Michael from D&M Wine and Spirits in San Francisco reviews the new release of the Dirk Niepoort Docil Vhino Verde 2019. Made up of the Portugese Loureiro from 20 year plus vines gron on granitic soils that are farmed organically.
Near the beginning of the CoVid Shelter in Place, Michael from D&M reviews the Sot de Lange Sec Symbole (being french and cheeky, say it out loud.) This is made entirely of Chenin Blanc from the younger vines farmed Biodynamically in France's Loire Valley.