Open Bottle - Steele Pinot Noir, San Giacomo Vineyard

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Time: 04:00pm - 08:00pm

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free

Every Thursday from 4:00 until 8:00 pm we open a special bottle of wine and offer to you at a highly discounted price.
The wines are typically 90 points or better and are discounted 20-40%. Sometimes even more! when we can get special pricing from our vendors , we pass the savings along to you!!
Come in on Thursday and sample. If you can't make it, call us and we can put some aside for you!! 
(All purchases must be accompanied by a credit card.)


Steele Family Wines

Pinot Noir
Sangiacomo Vineyard


100% Pinot Noir
Carneros, California 

This wine is so sexy and silky smooth if it was a movie it would be rated X.
Just delicious!
The wine spends 16 months in new French oak, only 250 wooden six packs are produced. This bottling represents one of Jed Steele's finest efforts!

91 Points! The Wine Spectator
"Though light in color, this is rich and full blown, avoiding the extremes of ripeness without sacrificing flavor, as the plum, rhubarb pie, anise and wild berry notes more than satisfy. Presented in a tight focus, with minimal tannins.
Drink now. 250 cases made. –JL"


 Elsewhere at $42.00
Our Regular price $37.99

Special Sale Price 

$28.00 a bottle

 $150.00 for a wooden six pack $25.00 a bottle!)

Call us at 703-668-WINE (9463)


Our Thoughts on this wine.....

A supple, graceful style that builds with ripe red cherry, plum and hint of blueberry notes. Medium-Full bodied, gaining depth and nuance while remaining elegant and delicate. A classically styled  Pinot that's also a tour de force. Drink now through 2024. 

Profile: Jed Steele........

A New Yorker by birth, Jed moved with his family to San Francisco in 1950. In 1961, he received a basketball scholarship to Gonzaga University in Washington State. He continues to be a rabid fan and can’t be contacted during the annual NCAA playoffs.

Jed worked as a cellar rat for Stony Hill Winery in Napa Valley in 1968, and then went on to earn his MS in enology from U.C. Davis in 1974. From 1974 through 1982 he was the winemaker and vineyard manager at Edmeades Winery in Mendocino County’s Anderson Valley. He went on to become head winemaker at Kendall-Jackson Winery taking them from 35,000 cases to 1 million cases in 9 vintages. He then decided to start his own brand in 1991.

Steele Wines was born in Lower Lake in California’s Lake County. Jed expanded the business, bought Mt. Konocti Winery in Kelseyville, and moved production to that facility in 1996.

Jed’s vision had always been to make a number of different varietal wines in small lots, using minimally invasive winemaking techniques and allowing the vineyard and grape variety to dictate style. He launched the Steele and Shooting Star brands in 1992, created Stymie in 1999 and Writer’s Block (with his son Quincy) in 2002.

Today Jed continues his vision by crushing 22 different varietals and producing 40 different wines, most in lots of under 1,000 cases. Steele Wines owns five vineyards and leases three additional vineyards from the Dorn family, original settlers of Lake County. Jed also buys grapes from families he’s worked with for many years, from Santa Barbara County to Washington State.