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.


3 Responses

  1. Thank you so much for visiting with us! I wish I (@goosecross) was there to meet with you.

    …”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”…

    Sigh… on one side it’s nice to be popular and in demand, especially in such a brutal economy. We don’t have one of the “showroom” wineries so, they come by word of mouth for the hospitality and the wine. We’re actually having a record year (our fiscal year closes August 31).

    On the other side, we’re trying to figure out how to politely schedule the number of visitors so we’re able to spend more quality time with those that are there to truly “experience” Goosecross and our wines.

    The good news seems to be that you were able to try many of the wines and apparently, found that we make a true to varietal Sauvignion Blanc. No oak, no blend, no malo-lactic, no sur lees… just Sauvignon Blanc.

    Thanks again for taking the time to visit and for the post!

    Best regards,
    David Topper
    Goosecross Cellars

  2. Like the Peju post, was this a recent visit?

  3. Same time frame…end of April.

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