In this episode of IntoWineTV, host Lisa Kolenda and wine experts Bartholomew Broadbent and Pamela Busch convene at San Francisco's CAV Wine Bar and Kitchen for a blind tasting and discussion of 24 different wines made by women.
Theme: Wines by Women. In this tasting IntoWine is featuring wines from producers where either the winemaker or the owner/founder is a woman.
- Wine producers and distributors: Find out how to get your wines included in our next session. More info... Spotlight on: Amy Aiken, Winemaker/Founder
A Midwesterner, Amy Aiken came to California to work in plant research and pursue her Master's Degree at the University of California, Davis. Upon completion of her degree, Amy began working at Joseph Phelps Vineyards where she cut her winemaking teeth on the great Cabernets that Phelps produced - "Backus", "Eisele" and of course "Insignia". During her tenure at Phelps she discovered her passion for winemaking and charted a brand new course. Amy's background in science and passion for the finer things in life has made that a perfect match. For part of her career, Amy focused on sparkling wine and Pinot Noir but found her way back to Cabernet while making wine at Oakville Ranch, Viader Vineyards, and Anomaly Vineyards.
"I have labeled my wines "Meander" as a play on words. I love the connotations of the word, but it actually came about as a combination of Mitchell and Andrew, the names of my two sons" - Amy Aiken
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %: 14.4%
Vineyard Sources: 50% Morisoli Vineyard - Rutherfford, 50% Lewelling Vineyards - St. Helena
Both of these vineyards have been family farmed for generations and the fruit is highly sought after by those winemakers crafting ultra premium Cabernet Sauvignon from the Napa Valley
Bartholomew Broadbent, CEO of Broadbent Selections. Bartholomew was named as one of the "fifty most influential people in the wine world" by Decanter Magazine. He is also widely considered to be one of the world's foremost authorities on Port and Madeira. Learn more about Bartholomew Broadbent.