Rhone varieties thrive in California’s Central Coast, particularly the arid hillsides of Paso Robles. From EPOCH Estate, EPOCH White wine ($35) blends Grenache Blanc and Viognier, with a touch of Rousanne, and aged on the lees (yeasts) for four months in both French oak and concrete eggs, the textured wine has richness and a well-rounded profile. The juicy, luscious wine maintains brightness and freshness, thanks to the close proximity to the Pacific bringing cooling breezes off the ocean, locking in acidity. #wineoftheday #cheers
Shafer Vineyards showcases a tiny hillside lot south of Stags Leap in Napa’s Vaca Mountains to produce gamey, slightly smoky, peppery Syrah for their premium Shafer Relentless Syrah ($95.) Bold, concentrated, and dense, proving that in the middle of Cab country you can also produce luscious, alluring wine from Rhone varieties like Syrah. Definitely a meat and potatoes type wine, with a big alcohol level (15.8%), making it ideal as temperatures cool and you need a wine that will warm you from the inside out.
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Sommelier, Personal Chef & Concierge Creating Elegant Dinner Parties and Unique Wine Tasting Events to the Big Island of Hawaii
Cogill WIne & Film and Cogill Consulting brings together the talents of Producer Gary Cogill and his wife, Sommelier Hayley Hamilton Cogill, working together, yet thriving individually, for a perfect pairing of wine and film.