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2010 Napa Valley Pinot Gris

by David on May 16, 2011

These grapes are grown on the sustainably farmed Nord Family property located in the cooler climate of Southern Napa. Pinot Gris is typically admired for its weight and relatively low acidity. Winemaker, Geoff Gorsuch employed a cold fermentation process, which also assisted in producing a dry wine with nice acidic balance. Flavor profile: Stone fruit, […]

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The Battlefield of Mindset

by David on May 14, 2011

At Goosecross, we make the best wine we can make with great pride, and we hold back no expense in the doing so. Having said that, given todays technology, superb grape resources, and excellent winemaking skill sets, we sincerely believe that if you can’t make a great bottle of wine, don’t quit your day job. […]


2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Franc

by David on May 13, 2011

This double-clone blend of 100% Cabernet Franc is grown on our Yountville Estate. Winemaker Geoff Gorsuch comments that he utilizes vertical trellising, “which helps create optimum sunlight for even-ripening and the Estate fruit brings ripe, rich flavors to the blend giving it character & elegance.” Flavor profile: Ripe cherry, raspberry, and blackcurrant with black licorice, […]


2010 Mendocino County Orange Muscat

by David on May 12, 2011

With just over 200 acres in all of California, Orange Muscat is rarely seen here. It rewards those who seek this specialty wine with its abundantly fruity, yet crisply refreshing characteristics. Breezy Mendocino is an ideal home for this delicate, early ripening variety that is most expressive when allowed to ripen slowly. Flavor profile: Fresh […]


2010 Napa Valley Chenin Blanc

by David on May 10, 2011

The Chenin Blanc grape is extremely versatile and can be used in making everything from a soft, fruity wine, to dessert, or even sparkling wine. The honeyed fruit and floral character inspired our Winemaker, Geoff Gorsuch, to add it to our portfolio as the perfect picnic wine. Flavor profile: Fresh, fruity, floral and slightly sweet […]


2008 Napa Valley Estate Chardonnay

by David on April 21, 2011

Flavor profile: Crisp and clean on the palate with green apple, ripe pear, fresh citrus, toasty oak and vanilla. 2008 Vintage: A roller-coaster of a growing season yielding low quantities of high quality fruit Drink now and through: 2013 Chardonnay and food: We’re always saying that a solid acidity makes the wine more food friendly […]


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2009 Napa Valley Chenin Blanc

by David on April 18, 2011

The old vines in the eastern hills of Napa Valley produced low yields of small grapes so packed with honeyed fruit and floral character that Geoff allowed the fermentation to go dry for this exceptional vintage.


2007 ÆROS® Napa Valley Meritage

by David on April 8, 2011

The long, mild growing season presented nearly textbook harvest conditions, setting the stage for excellence. The best Bordeaux clones, three of Cabernet Sauvignon and two each of Cabernet Franc and Merlot were married with Petit Verdot through repeated tasting trials, over a period of months, maximizing complexity and bringing the four varieties into perfect balance. […]


How about something substantial and spicy for a cold winter’s day? The liberal peppering of all kinds of peppercorns in this recipe will warm you from within! Paired with a glass of our fruit-driven, spicy Tempranillo it’s one of Colleen’s favorites and really hits the spot! This is quick and easy to make whether it’s […]


Coq au Vin With Estate Cabernet Franc

by David on February 14, 2011

A classic French dish, Coq au Vin originated in Burgundy but we have used our lush and generous Cabernet Franc grown on our Yountville Estate in this recipe. The cherry and sweet raspberry flavors of the wine pair perfectly with this hearty dish ideal for this time of year. Better yet, the recipe is easy […]