While I enjoyed some pretty great wines and met fabulous folks in the wine trade, I especially enjoyed the two wines served by Cult Vines, whose motto is “is to provide the finest wine to discreet connoisseurs and collectors”.
2008 Alder Springs Roussanne Westerly Vineyard
This golden honey colored Roussanne has a beautiful nose, huge mouthfeel, bright apple flavor. This wine is well-balanced but with higher alcohol content and would be outstanding with food. Could use some cellaring. Chardonnay drinkers, move over to this wine.
Price: Around $49
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon To Kalon Vineyards
It was difficult to pull myself away from the lush fruit aroma in order to actually sip this wine, but I certainly wasn’t disappointed when I did. This Cabernet offers the darkest, opaque purple hue that’s easy to simply stare at for a while. This wine is full of ripe fruit, especially blackberry, and young, not at all unpleasant, tannins. Craved a rare porterhouse after the first sip.
Price: Around $125