First Fridays at V. Sattui
I received the V. Sattui newsletter in the mail and was excited to read about all the events happening at the winery. The next one I could make it to was First Fridays at V. Sattui in the Cellar Club. If you are not a club member, and you live within reasonable distance of Napa, it is one of my favorites. I do venture out to many other wineries and tasting rooms as you’ll notice, but V.Sattui always has something that brings me back again. And if you are a member and you can make it out, the First Fridays Tastings are free for you!
The First Friday of each month, they’re doing a featured tasting. I went in April and was treated to the Riesling flight. They offered 5 of their Riesling.
My favorite was the 2014 Anderson Valley Riesling. It was sweet, but not too sweet. I rate it a “Buy“. I liked the 2014 Dry Riesling, as well, and for club members it’s 25% off if you buy a case, which works out to $18 a bottle. Great price and it tastes good, too. As for the rest, the 2014 Off Dry Riesling was fine. I found the Dancing Egg Riesling to be tart. The 2012 Napa Late Harvest Riesling had a little bit of a funk to it. It smelled like overripe fruit (which makes sense), but not in a good way.
It’s always a pleasure to taste in the Cellar Club. While 3 out of the 5 wines in the flight are usually available to taste, I enjoyed the opportunity to taste a couple I might not normally get to try. They’ve got some yummy sounding tastings coming up, so I guess you’ll know to find me on the First Fridays at V.Sattui every month!