Included in: Reserve Club – September 2020
Regularly $110. Club member re-order: $95
Avery Rose Vineyards is now entering its fourth vintage of production, but this is a project that has been years in the making. Winemaker/vintner Scott Beeber’s great-grandfather made “medicinal wine” on New York City’s Lower East Side during prohibition. Growing up, Scott’s family would gather around the bar in the basement of his grandfather’s home retelling stories about how he used to deliver the wine to the Rockettes in Midtown Manhattan. There were always a handful of different spirits on the shelf with different fruits and spices mixed in. “After dinner,” Scott says, “the basement got a little rowdy and fun to watch as a kid.”
With those memories forever etched in his mind, he spent the last 18 years in California working his way through the producers of Napa thinking about how he could renew the family legacy and put his own unique stamp on winemaking. With that, Scott and his wife Jody started Avery Rose. The mission was simple: find the best fruit to produce the best single vineyard wines.
They always knew they wanted to make something small. Something unique and special, so Scott focused on small production single vineyard wines. Always getting by with a little help from his friends, since 2013 Scott has been working with Six Acre Vineyard, managed by the O’Shaughnessy Family, producing some incredible Oakville fruit. In addition, he has had Dave Bryant (John Anthony, Alpha Omega) and Eric Hansen (Cline, Etude) consult to get the most out of the beautiful fruit that is sourced.
Only 75 cases were produced of this quintessential Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. You can expect a rich, round mouthfeel and concentrated red and black fruits, with soft, supple tannins, and a juicy, joyful finish.
This wine is lush and rich, and needs a dish to match. I recommend an herbaceous Rosemary Rubbed Rack of Lamb with Porcini and Chanterelle Risotto. This is a meal meant to be savored.
Jennie Kaplan Woodson – September 2020