2003 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen Features
Dry Creek Vineyard Endeavour as “Newest Cult Wine”
Vineyard 2000 Endeavour Cabernet Sauvignon
Well-known wine authority and journalist, Jeff Morgan, selected Dry Creek
Vineyard’s Endeavour Cabernet Sauvignon as one of the new up-and-coming
Each year, Food & Wine magazine hosts a weekend wine and food extravaganza over Father’s Day weekend in Aspen Colorado. The affair includes grand tastings, winemaker dinners, cooking demonstrations, wine seminars and more, including the beautiful scenery of Aspen, a treasure of a town in Colorado’s high-country.
This year, one seminar Food & Wine guests
could attend was “Newest Napa Cult Cabs,” moderated by Jeff
Morgan, wine journalist for Wine Enthusiast Magazine and
occasional contributor to other publications.
This year, one seminar Food & Wine guests could attend was “Newest Napa Cult Cabs”, moderated by Jeff Morgan, wine journalist for Wine Enthusiast magazine and occasional contributor to other publications. No need to skim back, you did read correctly. It was titled Newest Napa Cult Cabs. However, to throw a bit of a curve ball to panel speakers and seminar attendees, alike, Morgan decided it was time to demonstrate the quality coming out of Sonoma County, specifically Dry Creek Valley. The list of wines did include some heavy-hitters from Napa Valley, but a barrel sample of 2001 Dry Creek Vineyard Endeavour was tasted, as well. All wines were tasted blind so that no one, at the beginning of the tasting, would know which wineries were represented. At the end of the exercise, panelists discussed the merit of each wine and what their thoughts were about the set of wines presented. After some rather interesting conversation, the wines were revealed and people were shocked and pleased. Endeavour was highly praised. The list was impressive, too, and included Hundred Acre, Anomaly, Switchback Ridge, Juslyn, Schrader Tokalon, Lancaster, and Hourglass.
Sure, the bottles poured in Aspen were from the 2001 vintage, so you can’t get one yet. It’s also important to know that we only produce a small amount of Endeavour from each vintage. If you find a bottle, however, the hunt will be handsomely rewarded. It is, as this recognition confirms, a wine well worth the search. By the way, if you’re part of our Vintner’s Select Club, you have special access to this wine that you won’t have otherwise. For more information, please contact us.