Just returned from a week in Florida and the Magic Kingdom, son Ryan and Michelle invited me over to dinner. Ryan grilled bbq ribs on his new incredible Spectrum Series Webber Grill. He served a Thomas Thurston "The Geologist" Premium Red. I brought a Double Diamond Diamond Mtn Meritage.
Thomas Thurston "The Geologist" Premium Red 2012
This is a blend of:
- CABERNET SAUVIGNON (49%) – Upland Vineyard
- MERLOT (27%) – Crawford Vineyard
- CABERNET FRANC (15%) – Burgess Vineyard
- PETITE SIRAH (9%) – Zephyr Ridge Vineyard
RM 88 points.
Double Diamond Diamond Mountain (Midsummer Cellars) Meritage 2000
Rollie Heitz has a lifetime of winemaking experience having grown up in the business at his family’s Napa Valley winery. He learned how to make fine wines while working alongside his father, Joe Heitz, for several years before deciding to leave the family business and establish his own winery in 2000.
Today, Midsummer Cellars is located at the base of the foothills north of Saint Helena, just off the Silverado Trail. The winery is small -- with beautiful vistas to the east -- and within this small space we are able to produce true wines of distinction that we hope you will enjoy.
P.S. I wrote to Rollie Heitz to see if we could meet during our upcoming trip to Napa. He promptly responded with the following note: