Wine Geek Recommended
Meet the CoolVines Wine Geek! He’ll guide you toward – or away from! – wines that have a unique flavor profile: intentionally oxidized wines, earthy, stinky wines, wines with a bit of fritz on the tongue. Look for him throughout our web site, and on the shelves in our stores, to point the way toward these geeky wines.
With 55% Petite Sirah, 17% Merlot, 11% Mourvedre, 11% Cinsault, 3% Syrah, 3% Sangiovese this wine is perhaps Scholium's richest wine ever. Boasting purplish red hues, the wine has dark fruit flavors balanced by earthy undertones and a strong acidity.
Old vine, big and blustery Petite Sirah, Merlot, Matato, Cinsault, Syrah and Sangiovese from fantastic vineyards produced by the (in)famous Abe Schoener.
CoolVines Wine Geek Selection!
AS with many small, utilitarian wineries in California, barrels and tanks practically spill out of Tenbrink, home of Scholium Project, here in the Suisun Valley, just east of Napa Valley. Yet to call Scholium Project a winery and its proprietor, Abe Schoener, a winemaker is a little like calling Salvador Dalí a painter. It’s true, but it does not begin to capture his visionary character. No winery in California is more unconventional, experimental or even radical than Scholium. Half the wines it makes in any given year are exquisite. The other half are shocking. All of them are fascinating, which is exactly the way Mr. Schoener wants it.
California's Suisun Valley, nestled between two mountain ranges just northeast of San Francisco (just east of the town of Napa) was granted AVA status in 1982. In early American vitcultural history, Suisun enjoyed a more prominent reputation than today, standing with its neighbor Green Valley as an important contributor to California's wine industry. The climate is Mediterranean in nature, and subsequently the fruit in the valley ripens evenly and moderately in the best of seasons. Suisun has approximately 3000 acres under vine.