Crossing Gooses

We had a busy day out hanging around Napa with Thea. We swung by GooseCross Cellars right after lunch at Judd’s Hill.  Thea hadn’t been in a while, I hadn’t been ever, but we chat with the GooseCross people on Twitter once in a while, so we decided it would be a good stop.  Sadly, it was SUPER crowded.  We didn’t stick around too long, just long enough to taste…the small tasting bar was 4 people deep, folks had strollers, it was very crowded.

2007 Sauvignon Blanc: $23. Grapefruit, meyer lemon, honeysuckle, gooseberry, lemon, lime, crisp, acidic, dry, New-Zealand like.  Unlike 1WineDude, I’ve been digging the Napa Sauvignon Blanc lately!

2007 Viognier: $29. Lychee, orange blossom, apricot, dry, peach, a bit sharp.

2006 Chardonnay Estate: $32. Apple, peach, vanilla, cream, spice, tropical notes, spicy.

2006 AmerItal Red: $40. Strawberry, earth, coffee, oak, cherry, raspberry, a little thin, herbs.

2006 Syrah: $34. Berry, red, chocolate, pepper, currants, plums, spice, licorice.

2004 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon: $69.  Black cherry, black currants, leather, chocolate, red fruit, raspberry, pepper, very tasty, licorice, juicy red fruit.

2007 Chenin Blanc: 4% residual sugar. Pineapple, tropical, honeysuckle, spice, orange, peach, apricot, a little sweet.