Sauvignon Blanc is our ride or die. It somehow makes most foods taste better, but it is seldom the star of the show. If you have a love for Sauvignon Blanc, the chances are you keep it to yourself. It doesn’t demand attention the way some grape varietals do – “taste me and nothing else." Rather its flavors can satisfy with tropical notes when drinking it alone or fall back to soft velvets while you eat your favorite meal. This wine is a soulful chameleon. Constantly changing to blend into the environment, yet if you take the time to notice… a stand-alone superior to most others.
Color: Light and fresh
Texture: Soft velvet
Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
4x 2018 The Messenger Sauvignon Blanc, Lake County
12x 2018 The Messenger Sauvignon Blanc, Lake County
It started 20 years ago with an opportunity to work for a craft brewer in Western Australia. Showing up in Australia with a degree from the University of California, a good work ethic, and a “can do” spirit was the perfect combination of right place right time. After three years down under, Kat moved back to the US, and her husband, Australian Rob McDonald quickly followed.
They founded Old Bridge Cellars and began importing the legendary Australian wines they both loved…d’Arenberg, Jasper Hill, Yarra Yaring, Leeuwin Estate. Along the way, Kat took a break and went to law school, they planted vineyards in both Australia and the Napa Valley and began making their own wines including the eponymous named Mak.
In 2008, they founded Art+Farm Wine in Napa. Art+Farm is home to their single vineyard wines the girls in the vineyard, their outrageous blends-The Messenger and their true varietals: Circadia.
Kat and Rob live in Napa with their two children and an odd-looking creature that is supposed to be a dog. Kat is a little obsessed with her heritage breed chickens and the eggs they lay and also her bees. Rob is obsessed with compost and growing the perfect tomato. Both are huge proponents of dry farming and see water as the single biggest factor in the future of agriculture.
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Agreed on the QPR. Fruity, but not sweet. I refer to it as “that peachy one”. We have torn through most of the case we bought in November. Pairs nicely with spicy Thai. Also pairs well with chairs on the balcony, watching sunsets!
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Hmm, we are at 18 bottles, and I don’t want either of you to be sad at not having wine. Given it is a short sale, and thus less time to go back and forth, here is what I have come up with. (I am also in Newton, netcommsyn!)
I will order a case; I also get free shipping. Then, three options:
You both are fine with 4 bottles, we split 3 ways
Someone else in Boston comes along and we can get two cases.
I split with adstockton, based purely on the fact they came along first.
Just to make sure it was clear, I am ordering one case now.
Sold Out… I was actually waiting to go check out a bottle from the previous offer (which I knew I had somewhere), and just opened one, remembered that I liked it, and decided "thank you sir, may I have another? (case) "