@herwinehiswhisky Virtual Tasting
Hello! We are Anna and Jose, known on Instagram as @herwinehiswhisky. As you can assume from the name, one of us loves wine and the other whisky. We started the account as a hobby to share what we were tasting, but now, since we live an hour away from Napa Valley, we want to discover and share about wineries that are probably not too famous or that you don't see very often in the grocery or wine stores. We hope we can do the same with whisky in the future.
These wineries have so many stories to share and we've also learned a lot from them on every tasting. The wine business is such an interesting industry, we can't wait to start sharing all of it with you.
One of our favorite wineries so far is Smith Devereux, their wines are so good, interesting, high quality and affordable! Most people when they hear "Napa Valley Wine" they get intimidated and think of expensive and exclusive wine, but it's not always like that, that is one thing we want to help people realize. When we heard Smith Devereux's mission "making world-class wines at modest prices" "to be inclusive not exclusive" we loved it and it was no doubt this was the perfect winery to do our first virtual tasting. Plus, Ian Devereux is one of our favorite people too and we know you'll love his stories as much as we do, so join us on July 15th.
This set includes 3 wines. We picked the white and red blends because of how versatile they are, we really believe every person, no matter what they like, will enjoy these 2 wines.
For the 3rd wine, we picked one of Anna's favorite grape varieties, Merlot. Merlot has been overshadowed for a long time, used mostly in blends, but it's a grape that has the potential of producing outstanding wines. Smith Devereux's Ibex Merlot is stunning with complex aromas and flavors. This is for sure a must try, you'll see how you can change your opinion when Merlot shines on its own.
IBEX SINGLE VINEYARD MERLOT
Limited-production merlot from our award-winning, highly acclaimed Ibex Vineyard in St. Helena. Harvested late for prime ripeness and a luscious, complex, full-bodied expression of merlot. As it should be.
Merlot from this vineyard has won 16 gold medals in only 3 vintages!
2021 SF Chronicle Wine Comp | DOUBLE GOLD!
2020 Sunset International Wine Comp | GOLD | 91 Pts.
NO 3 RED BLEND
Smith Devereux No. 3 Red Blend is a powerful, spicy wine. The bold and earthy flavors will transport you to the dusty roads, rolling hills and blue skies of our prized Northern California vineyard.
2020 Sunset International Wine | GOLD 92 pts
East Meets West Wine Competition | GOLD 93 pts
SB WHITE BLEND
This gold medal winning crowd pleaser is fun, easy drinking, and perfect for the pool or for pairing with anything that would taste good with a squeeze of lemon or lime. Dry, crisp, and refreshing, with notes of citrus and hints of tropical flavors.
2021 SF Chronicle Wine Comp
2020 East Meets West Wine Comp | GOLD | 94 pts.