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Wine Review: Quilt Wines, Paskett Vineyards and de Lorimier Winery A wine review by Michael Kelly


Joe Wagner Continues His Winemaking Skills, Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa California


Joe Wagner, grandson of premiere Napa Winemaker Chuck Wagner (Caymus) who sold his own winery, Meiomi Wines to Constellation for $315 million was not exciting enough, he launched another winery. This is called Copper Cane Wines and Provisions in Napa. The one that has captavated me is his Quilt 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon.


Joe’s Napa Valley Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon is a patchwork of six Napa Valley AVA’s (thus the graphics on the bottle). By blending Cabernet grapes from these six AVA’s, he like his grandfather, is provided the raw materials to make a consistent and quality wine year to year. Quilt is making hand crafted wines for the consumer.


His 2015 Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon possess a dark red color in the glass. The aromas consist of “blackberry preserves and a hint of licorice, with strawberry & vanilin”.


On the palate, one gets a mouthful of dark chocolate, molashes and brown sugar. This is not an average Napa Cabernet Sauvignon!


Summertime Treat 2016 Verdelho by Paskett Vineyards and Winery, Lodi, California


Perhaps for many an unknown but delcious wine for the summer is Verdelho. Paskett Vineyards and Winery in Lodi AVA, produces a wonderful Verdelho. Paskett has a remarkable sense of history and desire to farm the land. This grape comes from Portugal, specifically the main island in the Archipelago of Madeira.


The 2016 Paskett Verdelho is a perfect warm weather companion with distinct guava, pineapple and red apple aromas and flavors.


Paskett description includes “bursting with lemon, lime and orange blossom for a crisp refreshing wine”. The wine is left in 100% French Oak barrels until release from grapes grown on the estate.


A long name and a good wine: de Lorimier 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Warm Springs Ranch, Dry Creek  Valley, Sonoma, California


One of the reasons each bottle has such a “long name� is that de Lorimier Winery uses five distinct areas to produce their arsenal of wines. They are: Crazy Creek, Preston, Smith Orchard, Stone and Warm Springs. Each bottle is a vineyard designated wine.


This wine is hold a deep ruby color in the glass and aroma’s include dark fruit and soft violet on the nose. On the palate one can pick up cranberry, black tea and boysenberry.


The 2013 de Lorimeir 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Warm Springs Ranch, Dry Creek  Valley is a much desired wine. It is offered at a reasonable price of $46 as compared to some of their reserve Cabernets Sauvignon’s which fetch $110.


Quilt Wines, Paskett Vineyards and de Lorimier Winery  

Perhaps for many an unknown but delcious wine for the summer is Verdelho. Paskett Vineyards and Winery in Lodi AVA, produces a wonderful Ver...

Quilt Wines, Paskett Vineyards and de Lorimier Winery  

Perhaps for many an unknown but delcious wine for the summer is Verdelho. Paskett Vineyards and Winery in Lodi AVA, produces a wonderful Ver...

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