Discover my selection of unique boutique wines with sustainability at their core.
Classic Napa Cabernet aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry liqueur, fresh boysenberry and black cherry are infused with notes of violets, coffee, fresh leather, tobacco, and the ideal touch of vanilla bean and baking spices. The oak aromas impart just the right nuances and are perfectly integrated and balanced without being overbearing as many Napa examples can be.
On the palate, the wine is medium-plus in body and captures pitch-perfect balance with the ideal freshness, soft, silky texture, and integrated polished tannins that are wrapped around layered flavors of soft black fruit, leather, tobacco, cedar, cocoa and subtle exotic spices. It is drinking fabulously now, but its peak should lie in the next 3-4 years, although this beautifully structured wine could even surpass a decade in the cellar if kept well.
I created Wine Monkey to bring together a collection of lesser-known craft wines that celebrate sustainability, whether environmental, human, economic and/or social and to support the producers who see and care about the bigger picture.
You name it, I've done it: from marketing and brand management to retail and trade sales, wine tourism, wine education, ecommerce and, most recently sommelier, with several vintages under my belt both in the cellar and in the vineyard.
Having worked my way through the vineyards of southern Oregon, the Loire, the Languedoc, the Rhône and now the UK, I have developed a passion for "unique boutique" wines. Wine Monkey is all about bringing together and showcasing the incredible wines I've collected along the way. Get in touch to let me know what you think of my selection and to share your favorites with me. I'd love to hear from you!