Friday, December 13, 2013

Wednesday at a Winery: Arbor Crest & van Löben Sels

What a lovely evening of wine tasting I had with winemaker Kristina Mielke-van Löben Sels. When I arrived at the treasured Cliff House, a captivating sunset greeted me and then too quickly disappeared into the night. 

We started with the not-yet-released Arbor Crest Sauvignon Blanc. A very good new vintage of a wine they do so very well. 

Next we opened then the impressive van Löben Sels line up. Every bottle was remarkable. If you haven't had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with this label yet, I highly recommend you do. 
P.S. The Cabernet Sauvignon came home with me!

The van Löben Sels Cabernet Sauvignon from the Stillwater Creek Vineyard is elegant, yet complex. This is definitely a wine I want to spend more time with. Expect intense dark berry an red currant with a thin layer of chocolate and a trace of spice. Robert Parker gave it well deserved 92.
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