Sunday, May 4, 2014

2011 Steven Kent Winery Ghielmetti Vineyard Cabernet Franc Livermore Valley

*Tonight's wine was a sample received*

Tasted through a few dozen bottles of the Steven Kent Winery portfolio and really find them very pleasing. Nice balance of fruit and spice pairing perfectly with your favorite food creations. Today's wine is courtesy of the Ghielmetti Vineyard located on 64 acres in the upper Livermore Valley. Home to 10 grape varietals, each block is planted to take advantage of the various soil types and climate changes (wind and sun) which occur in the vineyard.

On the nose fresh blueberry, cherry, and raspberry notes with a faint hint of plum. Green pepper, white pepper, dried herbs with nice oak and cedar notes to round out my sniffs. Wonderful aromatics.

A lot going on in the mouth both from a fruit and spice perspective. Cherry, blueberry with hints of vanilla cream. Slight hints of plum, boysenberry and raspberry round out the fruit. The finish has a spicy kick with the cedar, white pepper and thyme. Small lot single vineyard beauty from winemaker Steven Mirassou.

Stop by the tasting room at 5443 Tesla Road Livermore Ca and enjoy some great wine in a beautiful setting. Sip and shop a perfect afternoon adventure.

*Tonight's wine was a sample received*



Rich Reader said...

Did you actually find the SKW in a store in your area? I'm planning a visit to the winery later this month to check out the Petit Verdot.

Dan Goderis said...

Ruch is was a sample received.