Stags Leap District – Limited Edition Release
Only 200 cases will be available of this unique collection of 19 bottles, one from each of the Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association. The collection features noted 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon from a single appellation and will be offered until the end of November unless, of course, it sells out. Long warm summer days coupled with the chilly evenings four years ago produced a delightful fruit. The first Collection launched in 1997, and the current 2010 version is the largest set of bottles assembled and the only one of its kind from an American Viticultural Area. A perfect gift ($1499 with free ground shipping).
Humanitas Wines – Drink Charitably
Who knew that you could indulge yourself in finely crafted wine while having the proceeds go to charity? Judd Wallenbrock has been working quietly and successfully for nearly a decade, blending a variety of bottles and directing the proceeds to charity with a focus on hunger, education and affordable housing organizations. Wallenbrock, who has held several executive marketing positions at Napa wineries, has leveraged that experience for Humanitas Wines, finding hidden gems and offering a range of bottles from a 2007 Paso Robles Sauvignon Blanc ($14) to an astounding signature 2006 ‘Signum’ Napa Meritage ($75). Wallenbrock recently arranged tastings at the Michel-Schlumberger winery for a hands-on visit. Or you can join their wine club or order directly online.