In this episode of IntoWineTV, host Lisa Kolenda and wine experts Bartholomew Broadbent, Michael Broadbent, and Chris Tavelli convene at Yield Wine Bar, San Francisco's only "green" wine bar, to taste and discuss 24 different organic wines under $30 from across the globe.
Theme: Organic and "Green" Wines under $30
Wine: 2005 Quivira Sauvignon Blanc ($18).
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Notes from the producer - The cooler and well-balanced 2005 vintage offers a citrus of orange and tangerine with a pleasant mineral character. A refined nose of orange blossoms, crushed pomegranate, carambola and wet river stone derived from the addition of Semillon (10%) and Sauvignon Musque clone (4%) contributes to its signature touch of pineapple spice. Barrel fermentation and French oak aging lend a medium body; the palate rounds out with hints of lively citrus, fig and quince.
Food Pairings: Pair with fig-leaf wrapped halibut fillets, jicama slaw with pomegranate dressing and sweet potato hash - or for a classic cheese pairing, try Boucheron with fig jam and a fresh baguette.
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley - Estate
Varietal Mix: Sauvignon Blanc 90%, Semillon 10%
Fermentation: 55% barrel fermentation
Aging: 6 months “sur lies” in 60% French Oak, 20% new
Chemistry: 3.27 pH, 8.2 Total Acidity
Production: 7500 cases, bottled August 2006
Release Date: October 2006
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.
Michael Broadbent, Master of Wine, Author of numerous wine books including the recent release Michael Broadbent's Pocket Vintage Wine Companion. Michael is the founder and current Senior Consultant of the Wine Department at Christie's International Auction House. He is perhaps best known, internationally, as a wine auctioneer having pioneered wine auctions in Amsterdam, Geneva, Sydney, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and the United States.
Chris Tavelli, Owner and Wine Director at Yield, San Francisco's first and only "Green" Wine Bar. Chris is an organic and "green" wine expert.
Yield, San Francisco's first and only "Green" Wine Bar. Located in the heart of San Francisco's historic Dog Patch Neighborhood.