Fine Wine Girl: ISABELLE ELLINGSON
Isabelle is a San Francisco based actress. Recent work includes a supporting role in Transformer’s newest film “Bumblebee” directed by Travis Knight and starring Hailee Steinfeld. Isabelle is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Cocktail and Craft Beer Man: ANDREW KERNER
Andrew is completing his senior year at Mt. Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, California, and has acted in four of its Conservatory Theatre Ensemble (CTE) in one-act plays (Achilles in Sparta, six short plays, TV, Burnt Orange and Shaggy), and in Sense and Sensibility, Oliver Twist, and Buttercup. CTE production credits include being technical director for Hamlet and stage manager for Mid-Summer Night’s Dream and the 2019 spring One-Act Festival. Andrew authored the one-act play, “The Death of a Princess,” about Princess Diana, and a movement show, “The Void,” about childhood imagination in a cruel reality. Andrew will attend Santa Monica City College a year before transferring to the University of Southern California.
Mr. Sang-Froid Man: JOHN D. MURPHY
Sang-Froid Follies is John’s second film performance. He played a man raking leaves (another non-speaking role) in his feature film Valley of the Heart’s Delight.
Rating Scale: 90-95 Outstanding; wines of remarkable personality and breed well worth seeking out.
2015 and 2016 Sang-Froid Vineyards Estate Grown whole berry Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from a single 1.06 Acre block planted in 1989 using Grace Family Vineyards Bosche cuttings on 110R Rootstock, with small lot fermentation in 70 per cent new, thin stave, tight grain, French oak from Taransaud, Boutes, and Remond.
Sang-Froid Vineyards limited production neighbors in AVA St. Helena include Grace Family Vineyards, Revana, Vineyard 29, and Colgin Cellars Tyschon Hill Vineyards.
Fresh black currant, brambly blackberry, with hints of mocha and exotic spice. Enters full and plush, concentrated mid-palate, mouth coating texture with a firm acid backbone, supple tannins and lingering finish. This fruit-focused, food-friendly Napa Cabernet is ready upon release and will age gracefully for well over 15 years.
Sang-Froid Vineyards commenced the assessment and review process to receive a Napa Green designation awarded to agricultural operations that meet sustainable standards for the maintenance and protection of the environment including impact on the watershed, elimination of harmful pesticides and herbicides, and dedication to sustainable agricultural practices.
Sang-Froid Vineyards was originally titled “Sanglier” Vineyards. “Sanglier” is French for wild boar. Following the ordering of gate signage, Proprietaire Paula Murphy was enjoying a latte in Healdsburg, California, when she locked on a sign visible through the trees in across the park in which she and a friend were sitting: “Sanglier Wines.”
Proprietaire John Murphy, upon learning of the cheeky existence of Sanglier Wine, instantly employed a French-English dictionary to find a French word that contained as many letters of Sanglier as possible to salvage the signage order. Sang-froid took the prize with five: S-A-N-G-I.
Plenty of sang-froid was manifested.
Each bottle of Sang-Froid Estate Grown Whole Berry Cabernet Sauvignon is protected from cork taint with a Portocork. Portocork will refund full retail cost of each bottle should any of their patented corks fail. Portocork International, founded in 1977 in Santa Maria de Lamas, Portugal, has offices and production facilities in the United States and around the world.
Sang-Froid is French for “Cold-Blood.” Employed colloquially to capture the human condition, sang-froid is a synonym for someone who maintains composure, equanimity, self-possession, unflappability, or cool-headedness in the face of challenges by man or beast.
2015 and 2016 Cabernet tastings (including barrel tasting of 2017 if desired), and winery tours are by appointment cost $35.00 per person that may be applied to the purchase of two (2) bottles or more. Purchase of six (6) bottles or more is accompanied by a twenty (20) percent discount
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Telephone: 707 968-5398
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