So far we’ve learned about the untraditional Bootleg wine that Jackson Family Wines offers at Karisma Hotels & Resorts for our Exotic Travelers members. We’ve noted the differences between the high-toned aromatics of Alcance wines and the silky and elegant Pauline’s Cuvée. Now it’s time to dive into the delicious flavors, notes and differences of the following wines:
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Cambria is 100% family owned and the wines are 100% estate-grown. Their various types of soil (14, to be exact) allows for a variety of wines to be produced in the vineyard. Their most prominent wines are Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Three vineyards encompass the Capensis estate in the beautiful South Africa. Stellenbosch – meaning fine woods – contributes to the Chardonnay’s natural acidity. Overberg’s high elevation allows for white peach and bosch pear scents and aromas in the wines. Lastly, the Robertson region, where Chardonnay grapes thrive, contributes to the distinct minerality found on the palate.
Location: Monterey, California
Founded to produce compelling Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the Carmel Road estates have cold waters that create the brisk winds and for ideal for Burgundian varieties. Vines are often competing for water and nutrients, causing greater energy to be put into ripening the fruit. This results in heightened aromatics, and great concentration and complexity.
Location: Sonoma County, California
“Cenyth is a red blend that marries the ripe fruit of California with the structural elements more common to European wines. Featuring the five red Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec – and minimal new oak (30%) to preserve the freshness of the fruit – Cenyth offers a vibrantly new and personal interpretation of Sonoma County.”
Location: Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France
The larger vineyards are divided into smaller micro-crus depending on the type of soil and topography that they have at Château Lassègue. They grow Marlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The flagship wine, Lassègue, is sophisticated and elegant.
Location: Mendocino County, California
Copain specialized in vineyard designate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. They have built a reputation for producing food-friendly, balanced and expressive wines in the light and bright style. They have three collections: the Tous Ensemble wines, the Les Voisins wines, and the single vineyard designate wines.
Check back next week to discover what’s inside Edmeades, Freemark Abbey and Grand Moraine.