I've been an absentee blogger recently due to a few amazing weeks off from reality. Those weeks included a trip to Napa Valley where I spent one afternoon at Volker Eisele Family Estate getting a detailed tour and explanation of the grapes they grow and the wines they produce from their crop.
These Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are grown in the warmer areas of the still cool vineyard, and make up the majority of the grapes grown at Volker Eisele. These little red grapes also make up the majority of the winery's complex yet easily drinkable (almost too drinkable!) Cabernet Sauvignon bottles, which also include Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes to round it out. The thought of their wines and the experience at the vineyard makes me wish I was more articulate in the ways of wine-tasting, but alas you may just have to experience the family-run, organic vineyard for yourself by visiting or buying a bottle to enjoy!
Suzanne Hollander, MS, RD
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