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A random meeting led Spencer to a wine tasting at a wine shop on Union Street in San Francisco. Inspired, Spencer created a wine club with friends and like-minded Bordeaux and Burgundy wine aficionados. Spencers serious interest in wine continued to grow, and he started collecting wine. Then Spencer bought ten acres in the Napa Valley in the southern part of the Oakville Appellation. In 1983 Spencer planted the vineyard with new Cabernet Sauvignon vines, using the phylloxera-resistant St. George rootstock and a Bordeaux Wente clone. Spencer still produces from these vines today, as they survived the notorious phylloxera epidemic of the early 1990s!
The grapes from this Oakville vineyard were first sold to other top wineries in Napa. The grapes were so good, I decided to make some of them into my own wine, says Spencer Hoopes. Family dinners became creative brand-building sessions where his daughter Lindsay, now the new General Manager for the Hoopes Family Vineyards, learned the business ropes from her father.
In 1999, the Hoopes family launched its own label. And in 2006, Spencer purchased and revived the Liparita brand, one of the original wineries in Napa to designate AVA-specific wines. Today Spencer and Lindsay walk the vineyards and make plans for the future for this very successful soil. With the combination of the soil, the rootstock, the clone, and the way we are farming, we get a really unique Cabernet. The fruit has really bright fruit flavors and produces a fantastic nose in the glass, and you get a bright fruit in the mouth, says Spencer. The Hoopes Vineyard grapes are now farmed primarily for Hoopes Cabernet.
Hoopla 2014 Chardonnay has a beautiful clear bright golden color. From the first pour, it explodes from the glass with tropical fruits, guava and crisp bright citrus notes, with a rich warm malted element that derives from our use of 10 barrel fermentation. In
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Founded in Ay in 1584 Champagne Gosset is the oldest wine house in Champagne. Continued excellence is ensured by Odilon de Varine, Gosset Cellar Master. 2006 was particularly favourable to...
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This family Domaine is now in its 12th generation. Jean Trimbach is their brand ambassador (and he is very good!), whilst brother Pierre Trimbach is in the vineyard and cellar,...
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Founded just after the second World War, Cantina Sampietrana took advantage of the economic and social changes to that part of Italy. Puglia was at that time a landscape of...