In this episode of IntoWineTV, host Lisa Kolenda and wine experts Bartholomew Broadbent and Loren Sonkin convene among the vines at Crushpad in Napa Valley to taste and discuss the cult wine brands of Crushpad.
Theme: Cult Wines of Crushpad
Wine: 2007 Nicholls Syrah ($42), Buy this wine (Editors Note: Nicholls is offering free shipping on orders of six or more bottles and a 10% case discount. Also, for an additional 25% off, enter the coupon code "art" at checkout (makes the wine $31.50 - still eligible for free shipping on 6 or more bottles and 10% case discount))
Region: Santa Barbara County
Vineyard: White Hawk Vineyard
Varietal(s): 100% Syrah
Background: 100% syrah from White Hawk Vineyard in Santa Barbara County. The label art is by Liz Markus, a New York based painter. The wine makers are Mike Zitlaff and Kian Tavakoli. We made one barrel, or 25 cases - so this is an extremely limited release. This is the third vintage for this wine (after the '05, and '06) and it is our favorite yet.
About Nicholls: Nicholls Wine creates fine wine as a platform for showcasing emerging contemporary artists. Each varietal and vintage that we release features new work by an exciting young artist. We source only the highest quality fruit from established vineyards located throughout California. Our wines are hand crafted and bottled in small quantities in San Francisco.
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.
What is Crushpad?
Crushpad is a facility that enables anyone with a serious interest in wine to participate in the magic of winemaking. With their team of wine industry veterans, modern winemaking technology, and access to some of the best grapes and vineyards around, Crushpad empowers their clients to make the type and style of wine they desire. Crushpad clients are as involved or uninvolved as they wish. Some take a "hands on" approach to every step of the process while others let the Crushpad professionals take care of the time consuming parts. In short, Crushpad is a pathway into the art, science, and business of winemaking for passionate wine lovers who don't own a vineyard or winery. Interested in learning more? Stop by the Crushpad tasting room in Napa Valley or visit Crushpad.com.