In just the last few months, Cultivar Wine and Caspar Estate have captured the attention of an impressive array of wine critics and competitions alike.
In the June 2021 issue of Wine Enthusiast, veteran wine critic Virginie Boone awarded 92 Points to the 2016 Caspar Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Calling it “a robustly intense and brooding wine,” Ms. Boone recognized the complex characteristics of our Estate Cabernet in her review.
But this isn’t the first time we’ve been recognized by Wine Enthusiast. The respected wine journal also awarded Cultivar Wine’s 2019 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir with 90 Points and both the 2018 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet with 91 Points. Caspar Estate has recently had other Enthusiast recognitions as well. Our 2019 Estate Sauvignon Blanc was also awarded 91 Points by Ms. Boone.
There are hundreds of wine competitions nationwide each year, and many international ones as well. One of our favorite wine competitions is the Sommeliers Choice Awards. The judging panel consists entirely of top sommeliers, on-premise wine buyers, and wine directors at U.S. restaurants. These are the influencers and taste-makers of the wine world, so their opinion means a lot.
In 2021, the Cultivar Wine 2020 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc was awarded 91 Points and a Gold Medal at the Sommeliers Choice Awards.
Another magazine that’s widely respected throughout the wine industry is Tasting Panel. In the June 2021 edition, Jody Harris and Gingy Gable were profiled for their experience in dealing with the pandemic from both an on-premise and off-premise perspective. As owners of a winery and a restaurant (Cultivar SF), they have a unique insight into how customer attitudes and habits changed during COVID. The feature in Tasting Panel offers an interesting perspective on what will happen to fine dining as well as wine consumption now that restrictions are being lifted.
You can read the full article here.
At Cultivar Wine and Caspar Estate, we know that the critic we want to please the most is you, our valued customer. We appreciate how our customers have followed us vintage after vintage, taking the time to experience the characteristics each new season brings to our wine. Thanks for being part of the family!