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August 9, 2017

2016 Persuasion Chardonnay

Beau Vigne has produced another vintage of its beloved Persuasion Chardonnay! When you think of Chardonnay it should have three components, it should be arommatic, have clarity and balance. This Chardonnay hits the mark on all three points!

The first aromatics you'll notice in this Chardonnay are peach stone, lemongrass and pineapple. The wine is a deep honeycomb color with visibility from one side of the glass through the other. The entry is full and coats the pallet offering a sensation to the taste buds of flavor nuances. The Persuasion offers the perfect balance of flavor, acidity and minerality.

We sourced the grapes from our own Soda Canyon Creek Vineyard, which is located near where the Soda Canyon Creek and Napa River merge. This location creates an environment of soil laced with river stone, gravel, and volcanic ash. This growing environmant for the vines contributes to the minerality of the Chardonnay grapes used in the 2016 Persuasion.

We are offering this Chardonnay at $50 per bottle and definitely recommend trying it out!!

Cheers,

Ed Snider

 

 
August 8, 2017

2015 Haypress Zinfandel Pairing Notes

Now that the 2015 Haypress Zinfandel has been released, we here at Beau Vigne, wanted to give you some notes on where the wine is sourced from, how the wine is structured, and how it pairs with food! 

We sourced the grapes for this beautiful wine from Grist Vineyards and our very own Soda Canyon Creek. Grist Vineyards is located at the top of Bradford Mountain and is characterized by its volcanic soils and elevation on over 1000 feet. Our Soda Canyon Creek Vineyard is located at the bottom of Soda Canyon Road and is the new winery site for Beau Vigne.

This years Zinfandel is much prettier than previous vintages, as the Petit Syrah and Syrah have added to the complexity of this wine. Don't worry though zin lovers, this wine has all the classic profiles of a gorgeous Zinfandel. It has a smooth entry and it pushes strong raspberry and cherry flavors with touches of tobacco and bacon fat.

Zinfandels can be so versatile with food pairings, this Haypress is no exception. We recommend pairing this wine with: 
Spicy Foods
BBQ
Tomato or Garlic Based Sauces
Cheese
Pork
Fruit
Pasta
This can even be used to make an incedible reduction sauce! 

Enjoy this years Hapress! 

Cheers,

Ed Snider