Tom Troiano wrote:Totally guessing here but this sounds similar to a friend of mine who buys fruit and rents space in a winery. He has an office with an answering machine but he defintely doesn't have a winery. Some years there's x bottles of wine, other years 4X and others .1X.
Brian K Miller wrote:I met them once a few years ago. A verging-on-retired older couple. Charming people. Struck me as a somewhat amateur/hobby project...gaudy labels, cute story, cute names. There is so much free space in wineries and at custom crush facilities that there is little reason, of course, to have a "winery" per se. The wines were ok but did not really stand out. Very Napa in profile, so I'm not sure it would be up your alley. Still...it might be worth a try if the price is low enough. I don't recall the wines as breaking the $25 mark even when newly released, so....
Jenise wrote: Wasn't interested in buying, just curious about who/what this was as the name sounded recently familiar.
Alex Judge wrote:Jenise wrote: Wasn't interested in buying, just curious about who/what this was as the name sounded recently familiar.
As for the familiarity of the name, if you regularly check WTSO, they sometimes have a little blurb about how the winery is Gus Anderson's "retirement project" or something like that. I originally thought that meant that he had been a winemaker all his life and was just looking for a way to get some funds for retirement, but based on what Brian said it very well may be that it's just an amateur project to pass the time after retiring from a separate career...
Lou Kessler wrote:Must be custom crush, no bricks and mortar winery that I'm aware exists. I remember vaguely tasting a couple of their wines a few years back and was not impressed.
Jenise wrote:Must be from a period in time anyone who joined early on would look back on now as 'the good old days'.
Sam Platt wrote:Jenise wrote:Must be from a period in time anyone who joined early on would look back on now as 'the good old days'.
I don't know, Jenise. They still offer some good stuff from time to time. High end Champagnes (Cristal), Super Tuscan (Sassicaia), Cal Cabernet (Beringer PR, Caymus SS) and Dow VP. I remember seeing a $400+ Bordeaux but can't remember the producer. Me, I mostly buy the cheap stuff.
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