Flashcards in California Producers Deck (64):
Who founded Screaming Eagle? What was the first vintage and winemaker? Who owns it today?
First vintage 1992, made by Heidi Barrett
Stan Kroenke - purchased with Charles Banks in 2006; Banks sold his shares to Kroenke in 2009.
What is First Flight of Eagles? What is Second Flight?
First Flight of Eagles is a rerelease of the first three vintages in double magnum, sold at auction in 2014.
Second flight is the winery's second label, made from younger vines and often containing up to 50% Merlot.
Who produces Old Sparky Beckstoffer Tokalon?
Schrader, Cabernet Sauvignon
Where is Scarecrow? Who makes the wines? What is the second label?
Name the six vineyards from Andy Beckstoffer's Heritage Series. What is the Heritage Vineyard Series?
To Kalon (Oakville)
Missouri Hopper (Oakville)
Las Piedras (St. Helena)
Dr. Crane (St. Helena) - BDX Blend
Bourn (St. Helena) - Cab Sauv, Petite Sirah
Georges III (Rutherford)
The Heritage Vineyard Series is made up of vineyards established pre-1900.
Where is To Kalon?
Where is Martha's Vineyard?
Where is Plumpjack located?
Where is the Au Paradis Vineyard?
Where will you find Dominus and Paraduxx?
Where can you find Cliff Lede, Chimney Rock, and Pillar Rock?
Stags Leap District
Where is Trefethen Family Vineyards?
Where is Haynes Vineyard?
Where is Antica, and who owns it?
The Antinori Family
Where will you find Dyer, Checkerboard, and Von Strasser?
What and where is J. Davies?
The red wine sister winery to Schramsberg, named for Jack Davies (founder/restorer of the modern Schramsberg).
Located on Diamond Mountain, in the same winery as Schramsberg. Which, yes, is on Diamond Mountain.
From what two AVAs does O'Shaughnessy produce wine?
Mount Veeder and Howell Mountain
Where would you find Mayacamas and Lagier Meredith?
Where is Hess Collection located? Which winery did it purchase?
Leased Christian Brothers, and their Brother Timothy vineyard.
Where is Hyde Vineyard?
Carneros (Napa side)
Where is Hudson Vineyard?
Carneros (Napa side)
Where is Clajeaux Vineyard?
Chalk Hill (Arnot Roberts)
Where is Lytton Springs?
Dry Creek Valley
What gargantuan winery sits in Dry Creek?
Gallo Family winery
Where is Monte Rosso located, and what are its famous soils?
Moon Mountain AVA, planted in the 1880's.
Famous for its red volcanic soils.
Diamond Creek: Vineyards and Characteristics
Volcanic Hill: dusty, ashy soil. warmest site, generally the earliest to harvest. First vintage 1972.
Red Rock Terrace: red clay in steep terraces. .Second pick, northern exposure. First vintage 1972.
Gravelly Meadow: rocky alluvials, lower elevation than the first two. Dry farmed, tiny yields. First vintage 1974.
Lake: Smallest site, coolest climate. Not produced in every vintage; fruit may instead be blended into Gravelly Meadow. First vintage 1978.
Where will you find the Savoy, Cerise, and Ferrington vineyards?
What is the prestige cuvée of Roederer Estate? What was the inaugural vintage, and what is the current release?
First vintage 1989
Current release 2007
Double Diamond (second line)
Aston Estate & Boar's View (Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast)
Who owns Goldeneye, and where is it?
Where is Lost Slough Vineyard?
Who owns Gloria Ferrer?
The Ferrer Family, owners of Freixnet.
Which Lodi vineyard is specifically famous for Spanish and Portuguese varieties, and where is it?
Silvaspoons (300 acres, 20 varieties)
When did Mondavi secure trademark registrations for Tokalon and Tokalon Vineyard?
1988 - Tokalon
1994 - Tokalon Vineyard
As both are trademarks, they are theoretically not subject to TTB rules (unlike other Tokalon designates).
Who was the original owner of Tokalon?
Hamilton Walker Crabb.
Land was purchased in 1868, and the first wines were made under the Hermosa Vineyards name in 1872 (Hermosa Vineyards was renamed To-Kalon Wine Company in 1886).
Who now owns the remaining 165 acres of Crabb's property (stretching up west into the foothills)?
What year did the suits between Mondavi, Schrader, and Beckstoffer yield the right for those purchasing Beckstoffer Tokalon fruit to so-label?
Suits were filed in 2002; from 2003 forward, Tokalon was an allowed vineyard designate.
Which parties own vineyards that are part of the 1981 extension? Are they allowed to designate as To-kalon?
MacDonald family, Detert Family, Opus One
Also, Mondavi's Monastery Block, Z-Block and I-Block.
They may not (Mondavi obviously can use its trademarks).
Who owns Opus One? What was the inaugural vintage?
Founded by Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild in 1978 - inaugural vintage 1979.
Today owned by Rothschild and Constellation.
What is Ferdinand, and where do the grapes come from?
Ferndinand is an Iberian varieties project from Kongsgaard's General Manager Evan Frazier.
Albarino comes from Vista Luna Vineyard in Borden Ranch.
Tempranillo comes from Shake Ridge Vineyard in Amador County.
Harlan Estate, first vintage 1990
The Maiden (second wine), first vintage 1995
What is Bond, and who is behind it?
Created in 1997 by Bill Harlan and Bob Levy, Bond is an attempt to produce the "Grand Crus of Napa." Vineyards are contracted and custom farmed but not owned.
Pluribus (Spring Mountain)
Quella (St. Helena benchland, east of Hennessey)
Melbury (St. Helena benchland, north shore of Hennessey)
St. Eden (benchland east of Oakville)
Vecina (Oakville western foothills)
Who created The Prisoner? Who owns it now? Name the varietal makeup and second wine.
Dave Phinney of Orin Swift, based on the California "mixed blacks."
Now owned by The Prisoner Wine Company, which was just sold to Constellation by Huneeus.
Zinfandel, Cab Sauv, Petite Sirah, Charbono, Syrah.
Second wine is Saldo (leftovers, 100% Zinfandel).
Martha's Vineyard (Oakville, first vintage 1966, first vineyard designated wine in Napa)
Bella Oaks (Rutherford, last vintage 2007 - Staglin as of 2011)
Where is Sebastiano Vineyard?
Santa Barbara, right on the line of Sta. Rita Hills (half in, half out).
Where are Vogelzang and McGinley vineyards?
Where is Zaca Mesa, and when was it founded? Name three wineries that grew out of it.
Santa Ynez Valley, 1972 (vines planted 1973)
Byron (Ken Brown)
Ojai (Adam Tolmach)
Au Bon Climat (Jim Clendenen)
Qupe (Bob Lindquist)
Where is Sine Qua Non located? What was their inaugural vintage and wine?
Santa Barbara (fruit sourced from around the county)
1994 Queen of Spades (Syrah)
Who owns Jonata?
Stan Kroeneke - sister winery to Screaming Eagle, located in Santa Ynez Valley
Name five domestic brands owned by Constellation
Clos du Bois
Robert Mondavi Winery
Mount Veeder Winery
Name five international brands owned by Constellation
Kim Crawford (NZ)
Mouton Cadet (FR)
Rioja Vega (SP)
Name five domestic brands owned by E&J Gallo
Edna Valley Vineyard
Frei Brothers Reserve
William Hill Estate
Name five international brands owned by E&J Gallo
Clarendon Hills (AUS)
Martin Codax (SP)
Maso Canali (IT)
Name three domestic brands owned by The Wine Group
Name three international brands owned by The Wine Group
Fish Eye Winery (AUS)
Foxhorn Vineyards (AUS)
13 Celsius (NZ)
Name five domestic brands owned by Diageo
Chalone Vineyard (still retained post-merger)
Acacia Vineyard (Diageo retains the facility/vineyard, but not the brand name)
How much of Moet does Diageo own?
Name three domestic brands owned by Treasury
Chateau St. Jean
Stags' Leap Winery (NOT Winiarski's Stag's Leap)
Name five international brands owned by Treasury
Metala (Langhorne Creek)
Coldsteam Hills (Yarra)
Name five wine brands owned by Pernod Ricard
Campo Viejo (SP)
Jacob's Creek (AUS)
Name three domestic brands owned by Accolade
Name five international brands owned by Accolade
Grant Burge (Barossa)
Mud House (NZ)
Waipara Hills (NZ)
Gran Tierra (CH)
Fish Hoek (SA)