Thought it would be fun to find out what Livermore Valley winemakers were planning to serve alongside their Thanksgiving feast this year. We heard from some who had plans, indeed. From Rich Thomas of Bent Creek: “2009 was a very good year in the Livermore Valley. Our Cabernet Sauvignon from that year got a Best of Class in the San Francisco Chronicle competition.
Some pretty righteous Merlot comes out of these vineyards, so we thought we’d throw a party and show off. After all, October was Merlot Month. And, in case you missed it, November 7, was Merlot Day. If you were drinking one of the many blends popular at your local supermarket, it likely contained Merlot. Still hanging in there as the #3 grape in terms of acres planted in California, Merlot has been steadily losing ground to Pinot Noir. Even in Livermore. Yep, you read that right.
Let it be said that wines from the Santa Cruz Mountains can certainly age distinctively – especially Cabernet and Cabernet-based blends. There’s a lot of power packed into these storied hills and it shows up in spades in the often dark, sinewy and forest-laden Bordeaux varieties produced by the region’s top winemakers. A recent Cabernet-focused tasting called Premier Cruz, highlighted some of the region’s standout producers, and clearly showed that old Cabernet rules.
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