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 Sang-Froid Vineyards estate grown whole berry Cabernet Sauvignon—AVA St. Helena, California—was sourced from a single 1.06 block planted in 1989 using Grace Family Vineyards Bosche cuttings in 110R rootstock. 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 vintages are blended with grapes from contiguous blocks planted in 1997 with small lot fermentation in 70 percent new, thin stave, tight grain French Oak from Taransaud, Boutes, and Redmont.
Sang-Froid Vineyards boasts limited production of less than 200 cases per year redfining Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
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.
NAPA GREEN—Sang Froid Vineyards earned the “Napa Green” designation for observing sustainable standards for the maintenance and protection of the environment.
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.” Used figuratively rather than literally, “Sang-Froid” is employed to describe someone who maintains his or her cool-headedness despite the gravity of any challenge.