If you like to try wines by the number, you might want to look for vintage 2006 wines under the Vine Hill wine group’s Cumbre label. These Cumbre wines blew away the reviewers at Wine Enthusiast magazine — you’ll find their point spread in the July 2009 issue.
2006 Cumbre Hicks – 94 points
2006 Cumbre Raffaelli – 93 points
2006 Cumbre Santa Cruz Mountains (blend) – 92 points
Vine Hill’s playful Gatos Locos label garnered 89 points for a 2006 Gatos Locos Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir. Keep your eyes peeled for the group’s new Vine Hill label, named for the historic vineyard location, showcasing the work of winemaker Sal Godinez.
In fact, why don’t you come on down and meet Godinez, taste some of his ridiculously drinkable wines for yourself?
He’ll be pouring the Cumbre label at Vinocruz, on Saturday, July 11th, from 3-5pm.