Make Sparkling Wine With Me!

Thea, Amy, and I want to make sparkling wine at Crushpad this year! We need a few more folks who are willing to sign up to help us make the wine, design the label, pick a name, etc.  We have to commit to a 1/4 barrel which is 6 cases.  So by joining you commit to buying a case at $28 a bottle. If we get a whole ton of people who want to join in, we can do a 1/2 barrel and the price goes down to $26 a bottle.

We love sparkling wine and hope that you love it enough to join in with us!  If you live in the San Francisco area or plan to visit, you get to go to Crushpad, test the wine, and do all sorts of other cool things too!  Interested? Shoot me an email or leave a comment here with an email we can contact you at and we’ll get the ball rolling!


Repeat to the 4th Power

I truly love this wine. I do. You can read my reviews here of the 2004, 2005, and 2006.  I also selected the 2006 to put in the blogger pack I developed for Domaine 547.  I liked it so much that I devoted 1/4 of the case of wine I get from Mauritson each year to it. Love love love. The 2007 Mauritson Sauvignon Blanc retails for $17 from the winery, but I see it online for $15 and I think I paid about $13.60 for it with my club discount. It had a screw cap closure and clocked in at 13.5% alcohol by volume.

The nose here is all about grapefruit grapefruit grapefruit.  Really, lots of grapefruit. Otherwise I found lime, stones, white pepper, and a great streak of minerality.  In the mouth, more citrus, more grapefruit, lime, melon, grass, and fig.  The wine shows crisp and clean, with racy tart citrus.  For under $14, this is probably my favorite value domestic Sauvignon Blanc. It’s always on my must buy list every summer.