Thursday, April 24, 2008

Denman Moody's Report: Stags' Leap Winery

As the wine consultant (voluntary) for the Grand Wine and Food Affair in Sugar Land/Houston, I was fortunate, on April 23rd, to be able to introduce Kevin Morrisey, Director of Operations at Stags' Leap Winery at a black tie, $250 each gourmet dinner at the gorgeous Trevisio Restaurant at the Houston Medical Center. Kevin's goal at this historic property is to make the best wines possible, while being a good steward and using sustainable farming techniques, so that when his grandchildrens' grandchildren come to visit, nothing will have changed. While Stag's Leap Wine Cellars - singular possessive - is famous for its Cabernet Sauvignon which won the famous Paris Tasting (rush to buy George Taber's book about it), Stags' Leap Winery makes not only a great Cabernet, but also a fascinating, bone dry Viognier, the quintessential Petite Sirah (the '04 was unbelievable) and a rich, plumy Merlot. - Denman Moody, Consultant to Personal Wine and Owner of (photo by Kelly S. Howell)

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