Dutch Henry & Smith Madrone

What treats these two have been…

Once again, Gary turns me on to another California gem.
The 2000 Dutch Henry Cab Sauv Reserve. Born in 1992, this small family-owned and operated winery, located on the original Silverado Trail in Calistoga, specializes in artisinal Bordeaux reds. It’s a wine like this that leads me to rethink my California Value philosophy (my general view being the ‘lack of’). This wine is why I love wine and arrives two-sided. On one, it is a great wine. On the other, it is California Cab. It makes me smile. I plan to explore Dutch Henry.

The previous ride was with Smith Madrone. Born in 1971, this winery plays with Riesling, Cab Sauv, and Chard. I haven’t tasted anything but Cabs from them, but can place the Stamp-on-the-Head with a clear mind and open eyes…

The soulful and passionate California winetreats are out there, so keep the journey alive.


~ by GoodTasteReport on September 6, 2007.

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