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Courier Delivers

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  • Publish Date: Mar 18, 2009

The New York Times has compared maverick winemaker Abe Schoener to Salvador Dalí (“A Thinking Man’s Wines”). We at Bottlenotes share their enthusiasm over Abe's nontraditional process and exquisite product. With limited production and distribution, Abe’s Scholium Project wines have become unique finds.

Jason Berthold, French Laundry veteran sous-chef and now Executive Chef at Michael Minna’s new restaurant RN74 in San Francisco, has capitalized on his years as a mentee of Abe, and has released his second vintage of Courier wine. The 2007 Courier Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley, $45) is every bit as captivating as the wines Jason helped produce over several harvests with Abe.

Golden yellow, unfiltered, and super lush, with notes of candied grapefruit and poached peaches that make it a perfect pairing for manchego, quince paste, and salted marcona almonds. Only 34 CASES were made.

Want to Join the Following? Last time we checked, there were a couple cases at Back Room Wines or you can visit Jason's web page (seriously, one page) to join his mailing list.

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