In time for the holidays, we tasted four sustainable wines from Clif Family that would be perfect for Thanksgiving feasts. These are killer wines. With the very first sip, we noticed the excellent quality. First, owners Kit Crawford and Gary Erickson source the grapes from CCOF Organic and Napa Green certified vineyards in the Howell Mountain and Oak Knoll District AVAs. Next, winemaker Laura Barrett crafts her wines with minimal intervention for a true expression of the grape’s character. Read on for details of these sustainable Thanksgiving wines.
Kit Crawford and Gary Erickson are passionate about cycling. They also love good food and wine. As a result, they launched Clif Family winery in 2003 next to one of the best cycling trails in the Napa Valley. In addition, they opened the Bruschetteria food truck adjoining their tasting room. And, they developed a CCOF-certified organic farm on Howell Mountain. Most importantly, they make every product with a mindset of quality “while having the lowest impact and cost to our planet.” Read on for more details about Clif Family, the three wine samples we tasted, and their fascinating story (hint, they also make CLIF and LUNA energy bars).
We recently tasted four unique wines imported by Kobrand Wine and Spirits. These wine gems of the world differed by variety, location and price point. For example, the brands include a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, a red blend and a Fiano from Italy, and an Argentinian Malbec. In addition, their price points range from $19 (Malbec) to $50 (Cab Sauv). Above all, despite these disparities, the wines have one thing in common – we recommend all of them. Read on for details.
Last night, our neighborhood wine club — the Birch Bay Wine and Food Society — held an amazing holiday dinner. More specifically, talented chefs and volunteers in the neighborhood prepared a wine and food extravaganza. Details of the menu are below. But first, we just have to share our new favorite rosé, which we tasted for the first time at the dinner.
It’s one of those times when you sip, and then shake your head, wondering why you have never tasted this wine before.