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 Tangent Cabernet Sauvignon, $79 Buy this wine
Vineyard: Carrefour Vineyard
Region: Napa Valley
Varietals: 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cab Franc
Alcohol %: 15%
Background: Tan-gent [tan-juhnt] adjective 1. The point where a life changing bottle of wine touches a great circle of friends. —noun 2. An abrupt change of course: Wine provides a tangent to our everyday lives.
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: An exuberant expression of Cabernet, it offers notes of blackberries, blueberries, espresso roast, and smoky oak, a super-rich mouthfeel, great freshness and purity, and enough acidity and tannin to provide structure as well as definition. It will be delicious young, but should become more civilized in 4-5 years, and keep for two decades.
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.