For those that don’t know, Mr. Soraci used to work in the wine business. Many, including myself, have benefitted from Matt’s excellent former career choice.
Wines Featured in Her Words, His Wine Episodeshttps://youtube.com/clip/Ugkxyief6JQ1POOzjhOv89FJLEsts_enx3e_
This will be an on-going list. We’ll try to offer information about the wines. As we get started, this will currently be a running list.
Sagrantino is unique to the umbria region of Italy. It is a “beast” of a wine, as they say. It has a “powerful structure” and a “lengthy finish”. It is full body and includes dark fruit, spices and herbs make up this wine that must include %100 sagrantino grapes. Learn more here and here!
2019 Rusack Pinot Noir – Click HERE for what Matt has to say about it.
2019 Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County
Pinot Noir is a demanding grape – each vintage deeply affected by changes in climate and soil composition. Fortunately for us, Santa Barbara County is both well suited to this noble grape and remarkably temperate, allowing us to produce award-winning wine year after year. More: https://www.rusack.com/product/2019-Pinot-Noir–Santa-Barbara-County?pageID=7375D27A-DE69-E1C6-AFA6-5A66F0484687&sortBy=DisplayOrder&maxRows=6&
Wines for a Tasting
Matt has started doing quarterly tastings at a hopping joint … his mom’s assisted living home! It has been a treat and it’s great being with a generation of folks who have a lifetime of memories that have already included fine wine. Matt continues to provide more excitement for them.
Summer Wines for Grilling & Chilling
- Marrugat Brut Cava or Mistinguett Cava Brut
- 2021 Quinta das Arcas “Arca Nova” Vinho Verde Rosé
- 2020 Bonina Vinho Verde
- 2020 Weingut Edelberg Riesling Trocken
- 2019 MTW Castilla Y Léon Preito Picudo
- 2017 Villa Puccini Toscana I.G.T. Super Tuscan
Wine Clubs to Consider
These are wine clubs we currently belong to or have belonged to recently. Most have great price points and all offer really wonderful selections. We mostly belong to clubs of vineyards we were able to visit regularly in the Santa Barbara/ Los Olivos area. We are slowly starting to discover more local wine.
We get the type of wines that are great for sipping on the back porch, or late night watching movies, or sipping while cooking, and of course, for family gatherings. If you have any questions, let us know!
- Blair Fox
- Bien Nacido / Solomon Hills
- T.W. Hollister & Co (Vermouth)
- Hidden Track Bottle Shop – Phoenix!
- San Tan Brewery & Distillery – Chandler! (Cask Club – not wine!)
Wines for a Wedding
For our elopement, we enjoyed wines from Lo-Fi, (of which we are wine club members), champagne from Billecart-Salmon and our toasting champagne was a Vieille Franc Brut, a gift from our beautiful friend and photographer, Sophia.
- Lo-Fi Cab Franc
- Lo-Fi Chenin Blanc
- Bille-Cart Salmon Champagne
- Vieille Franc Brut
Lo-Fi Chenin Blanc
To get the party started, we chose the 2019 Petillant Naturel Lo-Fi Chenin Blanc from the Tres Hermanas. Something new for us, it was gorgeous to enjoy while we relaxed in the limo and delighted in the mountain and ocean views as our driver, Eddie, of Crown Limousine LA took excellent care of us.
This was the piece-de-resistance. We drank this Brut Rose celebratory champagne on the way back home as the setting sun congratulated us on a job well done! As Matt says, “It’s perfect for an early afternoon, post-wedding toast and enjoyment.” This wine is distributed by Chambers & Chambers which we found to be quite fitting.
Vieille Franc Brut
A newly married woman herself (two years in), Ms Sophia surprised us with a champagne toast with something she and her husband enjoyed during their nuptials. The Champagne Vieille Franc Brut by Charles de Cazanove was extraordinarily satisfying to taste while the Santa Barbara sun wrapped its warming arms around all of us and the two other wedding parties that were also tying the knot.
Lo-Fi Cab Franc
Our ceremony with Dani included a moment where we sipped wine to commemorate the past, present and future. For this special section, we chose a 2019 Lo-Fi Cabernet France from the Coquelicot Vineyard. This wine makes us very happy and was incredibly satisfying to sip as it is bright, lively and fruity just like our love.
Wine gives flight to words. Be prepared to catch both.
~ Peppur Chambers-Soraci, Her words, His wine.