Ladies Home Journal really threw down the gauntlet when they challenged fourth hour Today show hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb to abstain from drinking for 30 days. The pair begrudgingly accepted and for the past few weeks their editors have been going on the show to do segments related to the fact that [...]
Over the coming months, you’ll note that we’re adding new photography to goosecross.com due to the excellent work provided by our friend Keith Reuter. His goal is to bring a connection to the people and place of our winery. This is no easy task since “people” includes our visitors, friends, family, and employees and “place” refers [...]
Petite Sirah, as it is called in the United States, is actually a red wine grape varietal known as Durif, with over 90% of the California plantings being Durif grapes labeled as “Petite Sirah”. The TTB (United States Alcohol, Tobacco, Tax and Trade Bureau) recognizes “Durif” and “Petite Sirah” as interchangeable synonyms referring to the [...]
Riesling is a white grape variety which orginated in the Rhine region of Germany. Riesling is an aromatic grape variety displaying floral, perfumed aromas and crisp acidity. It is used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet, and sparkling white wines. Riesling is a variety which is highly “terrior-expressive”, meaning that the character of Riesling wines is [...]
The 2010 Lake County Sauvignon Blanc is our 12th flight for this variety continuing the crisp and bright style that has made this wine a favorite in our tasting room. Flavor Profile: This wine is pale straw in color with aromas of lime, pineapple and lemon grass. In the mouth, fresh grapefruit and green apple [...]
This vintage proudly marks our 4th AEROS Meritage release in our 26-year history – a remarkably opulent, complex blend from two vintage years.
Some of the greatest and most cellar-worthy wines in the world are grown in very poor soils, and our Howell Mountain Cabernet is a classic example. Struggling in the shallow, compressed volcanic ash on our rugged slope, the vines send their roots deep into the earth in search of water and nutrients. Flavor profile: Full-bodied [...]
We frequently get questions from readers and visitors and will be posting some of these here on the blog from time to time. Here’s one we just received: Question: …when I go to purchase a bottle of wine — the year on the bottle — should I look for past or present years? I’m confused [...]
Our Estate vineyard, with its well-drained, rocky soil, abundance of sunshine, and breezy afternoons, is the perfect place to grow Merlot grapes. Merlot produces a soft, fruity, and fairly rich wine, making it instantly popular and one of the most commonly planted wine grapes. Winemaker Notes Overall, the season was a cool one, allowing for [...]
A classic pairing for our first flight of Pinot Gris, this simple dish brings forward the crisp apple and grapefruit flavors of the wine. Hear Colleen describe this recipe in our audio winemaker note or browse her recipe library for other pairing ideas.