Gingy Gable
 
May 13, 2019 | Gingy Gable

Celebrate Rosé Day with our 2018 Rosé Release at Cultivar SF

2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Napa Valley Release Day
Saturday, June 8th
National Rosé Day

Make reservations on Open Table to join us at Cultivar SF or
email us to purchase as soon as it becomes available.

Tasting notes for the 2018 Napa Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir
A beautiful light color of Rosé reminiscent of an early garden pink rose. Dried cranberries, roses and citrus create its delicate nose.  From the glass to your palate the wine is bright fresh richness of cranberries and soft spices. The Cultivar 2018 Rosé will be the perfect match for springtime brunch, summer barbecues, on the boat, beach, pool or picnic. 

Time Posted: May 13, 2019 at 8:56 AM
Eden Hensley
 
March 11, 2015 | Eden Hensley

New Release: 2014 Cultivar Napa Valley Rose

Nothing says Spring more than a Rose inspired by the Rivera. And we’re excited to announce our latest 2014 Cultivar Napa Valley Rose release, perfect to enjoy by itself, as a start to your springtime gatherings, or as the star of light meals.

2014 Cultivar Napa Valley Rose

Tasting Notes

For our 2014 release, we blended Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache, with a splash of Sauvignon Blanc. Its pale pink, copper color catches your eye. Strawberry and cranberry aromas with hints of floral notes entice your nose. Then once you sip, tantalize your palate with cranberry and tart cherry fruit with spice and floral notes. Enjoy this bright and refreshing wine chilled.

Bottles are $17 / $14.45 Wine Club and Cases are $173 / $163 Wine Club. With only 229 cases produced, we expect to once again sell out of this popular wine. So stock up now!

2014 Cultivar Napa Valley Rose

Order before March 28th to have for Passover or Easter

If you’re planning on serving Cultivar Wine for your Passover or Easter gatherings, be sure to get your orders in before Sunday, March 28th, weather permitting.

Pair 2014 Napa Valley Rose with Crudites and Proscuitto

Pairing the 2014 Napa Valley Rose

The secret to pairing a Rose is knowing how sweet it is. Unlike our 2013, which had a sweet finish, our 2014 release has a tart, dry, mineral finish. Here are three tips that will have your tastebuds singing.

  1. Look for dishes with ingredients complimentary to the aromas you’re smelling and the notes you’re tasting in the wine. For our 2014, think of dishes with cranberry, strawberry, and cherry. Turkey with cranberry relish on ciabatta. A spinach and strawberry salad.
  2. Bring out the fruit with mild goat cheeses. To extend the cranberry and strawberry aromas you inhale with our 2014 Rose, choose a creamy goat cheese that softens the dry, mineral finish and amplifies the fruit.
  3. Turn up the heat. When enjoying spicy Indian or Thai dishes a wine lower in alcohol is the beverage to reach for.

Here’s how two Bay Area chefs paired our 2014 Cultivar Napa Valley Rose.

 

From Chef Jeffrey Jake of Silverado Resort and Spa

Chef Jake of Silverado Resort and Spa showcased the flexibility of our 2014 Rose, pairing it with a cornucopia of fresh local vegetables, prosciutto, and a variety of spreads: Black Garlic, Olive Tapenade, Salmon Rillettes, Aioli, and Roasted Pepper.

Pair 2014 Napa Valley Rose with Salmon Rillettes Black Garlic Spread

Impress your family and guests with your own Salmon Rillettes with this recipe from Anna Zepaltas inspired by a dish at Thomas Keller’s Bouchon bistro.

From Chef Adam Rosenblum of Causwells

Chef Rosenblum of Causwells took toast, topped it with an herbed goat cheese spread and slice of radish.

Pair 2014 Napa Valley Rose with Radish Toast

If you want to enjoy this pairing yourself, try this radish, green onion, and herbed goat cheese spread recipe from Whole Foods Coop.

Time Posted: Mar 11, 2015 at 6:00 AM
Eden Hensley
 
March 4, 2015 | Eden Hensley

Cultivar Napa Valley Rose Wins Gold Medal

Cultivar 2013 Napa Valley Rose Wins Gold Medal from The Fifty Best

Last year we released our first Cultivar Rose--a Rose inspired by those from Southern France and so popular it sold out within months of its release. With its balance and smoothness, perfect alone or paired with a variety of foods, it's easy to see why it's so loved. 

We're excited to announce that The Fifty Best awarded our 2013 Cultivar Napa Valley Rose with a Gold Medal in a blind-tasting of recent Roses from France, Spain, Portugal, and the United States.

The Fifty Best, an award-winning online guide to fine living featuring rated lists and tasting awards based on a panel of wine/spirit professionals and connoisseurs, assembled a panel of 18 pre-qualified judges. The order in which the wines were sampled was determined beforehand by lottery. Each wine was served well chilled and poured into fresh glasses from sealed bottles. Judges award scores between 1 and 5, with 5 as the best and noted their impressions of each wine on score sheets. Scores were tallied and medals awarded.

First some bad news. While we would love for you try our award-winning wine for yourself, we sold out of it in 2014. Now the good news. We just released our 2014 Cultivar Napa Valley Rose, a blend of Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache, and Sauvignon Blanc. Unlike our 2013 which had a sweet finish, the 2014 release has a tart, dry, mineral finish. Grab your bottles today at $17 or stock up with a cases at $173.40 ($163.20 for Cultivar Wine Club members). You wouldn't want to miss out again!

2014 Cultivar Napa Valley Rose

 

Time Posted: Mar 4, 2015 at 6:00 AM
Cultivar Wine
 
June 17, 2014 | Cultivar Wine

Wine in Kegs

You've heard of beer in kegs, but have you heard of the newer trend of wine in kegs? Wines on tap seem to be popping up in wine bars all over the nation, but is this a trend that will last? I bet so. Cultivar has actually been producing several varietals in kegs since its start, as the wines were originally targeted for by-the-glass programs in restaurants and bars. A keg of wine actually holds 26 ½ bottles - more than two cases! - think of how many bottles of wine are saved right there. And, since the kegs are reusable, they’re cost effective and ‘green,’ creating less waste. Just like wineries are tending to gravitate toward screw caps to eliminate cork taint or oxidation, kegs preserve the wine, allowing consumers to get a better glass of wine at a restaurant every time (no 3 day old opened bottle for you!).

Of course, making wine for a steel keg will change the way a wine is made in most cases. Wine on tap is designed to be consumed within roughly 90 days of being ‘packaged,’ so the winemaker may produce the wine with more fruit-forward characteristics and less structure (aka less tannins since the wines will not be aged).

So which wines can you find of Cultivar’s on tap? The 2013 Rosé, 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, the 2011 and 2012 Napa Cabernet! I recently enjoyed the Sauv Blanc on tap at a wine bar in Southern California… refreshing and perfect for summer!

Don’t you think it’s time to forget the beers on tap and head straight for a freshly poured glass of wine? I'm in! Cheers.

  

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Time Posted: Jun 17, 2014 at 11:26 AM
Cultivar Wine
 
May 7, 2014 | Cultivar Wine

Welcome!

Hello! Welcome to the Cultivar Winery Blog. Here, we'll be sharing winery news, new releases, tips and whatever else we feel like sharing. And what better time to start this than in Spring!

Here at Cultivar, we're gearing up for warmer weather by celebrating a few new wines perfect for Spring and Summer sipping, like our 2013 Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc and our 2013 Rosé. Made of a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Cabernet, our 2013 Rosé takes inspiration from the pale pink, delicate rosés of Southern France. With appealing strawberry, spice and floral aromas on the nose, you'll love the minerally strawberry and cranberry flavors that are rounded out by a crisp, long finish. Sounds like a perfect wine for light summer fare, doesn't it? From salads, fruit, cheese and even roasted chicken, it's the perfect accompaniment to any meal when the sun in shining.

Our May wine club shipment is about to go out, and rumor has it that you'll get a bottle of our newly released Rosé in your order. You might want to think about stocking up on this wine since we only made 112 cases, and at $17 per bottle, you have no excuse not to! Personally, I plan to stock up on a few bottles for impromtu picnics in the park or just for popping open to enjoy out on my balcony while taking in the sunshine. Ahh.... don't you just love Spring!

Time Posted: May 7, 2014 at 4:00 PM