My husband and I celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary this week. While I marvel at his knowledge in cooking, maintaining our home and building homes for our chickens, I wish his computer and technical skills were a little higher. As a blogger I have to keep up with some of the latest technology available and at times spend hours raking my brain trying to make it work. That’s why I thought Uproot Sauvignon Blanc is a perfect representation of the changing times both in technology and wine. When I was approached with the opportunity to sample, I jumped at the chance to give this new winery a try.
Aromas of tropical pineapple, peach, mango. Flavors burst through with melon, citrus and a green minerality. Citric acid leads to a nice tart finish with a hint more of mineral.
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Musque
Appellation: Napa Valley
Closure: Cork Finished
Case Production: 275 cases
Retail Price: $42.00
Note: At this time Uproot wines can only be purchased via their website (link above) or phone – 707-948-6105
The 2011 Sauvignon Blanc is Uproot Wines inaugural vintage and represents a new wave of winemaking combining progressive with traditional. Sourcing grapes from vineyards located through out California, the winery aims to provide high quality wines along with an exceptional customer experience.
Co-founder/winemaker Greg Scheinfeld “uprooted” himself when he left his desk, suit and city life behind and made the move from Manhattan to Napa. Once in Napa he worked and learned in various vineyards and wineries before plunging into his own venture.
Co-founder Jay Levy, a South Florida to Manhattan transplant, is the capitalist driving force behind the business. With a passion for start up businesses Jay has a strong interest in technology and social media companies.
The two refer to the wines as an “East meets West” experience blending fine wine and forward thinking. So just what’s so forward about their wine you ask? The label for one. Using what they refer to as a Flavor Palate provides the tasting notes to the consumer before consumption. The color and size each represent a piece of the tasting note. Color refers to the flavors and size of the block the how much of each flavor. Keep in mind, tasting is all relevant and perception of taste varies for each of us.
Tonight my husband and I will be enjoying some great wines to celebrate our anniversary. We’ll sit in our rocking chairs overlooking the multitude of trees, birds and other wild life as we grow old together.