For years, Pam Starr (Crocker & Starr, Adastra) and Drew Neiman (previously assistant winemaker at Kongsgaard and Arietta) have been crafting exceptional wines under their own labels and for others. Now they have joined together for the enw release of Bridesmaid.
New release of this incredible Napa Red Wine! Drew Neiman and Pam Starr have improved this year's cuvee with their ability to source some exceptional Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and a small quantity of Syrah. The Bridesmaid Napa Valley is exploding with flavors and aromas of dark berry fruits, currant, coffee, chocolate and seamless intergraded oak tannins. The texture is creamy, polished, classy and plush. In Pam's words: "She's the Bridemaid; confident, hot, single and available to you." Enjoy this tasty well balanced wine now, or it can only improve with time.
The second vintage of Dave Phinney's Disciples Red, the 2015 has arrived. The new Prisoner! Limited.
previous vintage 94 Points Robert Parker: "The Disciples Proprietary Blend, which is made from 93% Zinfandel and 7% Petite Sirah tips the scales at 15.7% alcohol. The Zinfandel plantings date from the 1880s and were better known as the source for Biale’s Old Crane Zinfandel. This wine displays spicy, peppery steak tartare, roast Provençal herbs, and briary black cherry and blackberry fruit. It has terrific body, length, richness and viscosity. It is a sensational Zinfandel to drink over the next 5-7 years."
From the new winery The Crane Assembly, the Disciples 2014 Red has quite a back story. In August of 2012, four friends (Dave Phinney, Darryl Browman, Kevin A. Fox and Bryan D. Sandoli) stood in the middle of a block of hundred year old Zinfandel. The vineyard was planted by George Beldon Crane in the late nineteenth century and is one of the icons of the Napa Valley. Hours earlier they had signed the paperwork to buy the vineyard and it was just in the nick of time...they picked the grapes the next morning. Since that first year wines were made from our G.B. Crane Vineyard under the el Coco label and the GB Crane label.