Open Bottle - Thirsty Thursday!!

Thursday, July 02, 2020

Time: 04:00pm - 08:00pm

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free



(All purchases must be accompanied by a credit card.)


Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, and Merlot


Napa, California

This Blend is dominated by Petite Sirah , perfect for the backyard BBQ or grilled beef!
Those of you who like Quilt Fabric of the Land or Stags’ Leap “The Investor” will enjoy this affordably priced red.
Many years ago we had the pleasure of visiting with Pat Kuleto at his newly opened mountaintop estate
that today features 82 individual vineyard blocks.
Though known for his pioneer work as a restaurant impresario, his knowledge, hands-on approach and love of wine were apparent.
Only producing tiny amounts (7K cases) of Estate fruit this little gem keeps to its roots of quality and value.

90 Points The Wine Enthusiast
"A deep color and ripe black-cherry flavor make this full-bodied wine big and rich.
Notes of dark chocolate, mint and cedar join in the fruitiness and coat the sides of the mouth with a creamy viscosity.
Made from Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and Merlot, with 10% of the grapes from Napa County." 

Our Regular price $23.99

Special Sale Price  

$17.00 a bottle 
 $90.00 for six ($15.00)

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Our Thoughts on this wine.....

This big blend is made for pure indulgence.
India Ink is rich, full, oak driven and hedonistic.
Selecting barrels and wine lots revolves around creating a blend that is deep purple in color, loaded with blue-black fruit aromas,
and is meaty, rich and powerful on the palate. It exudes fresh red fruit and spice with hints of smoke and earth reminiscent of a once inhabited cave. These aromas continue to the palate, where blue and black fruits are complemented by hints of black pepper and dark chocolate.

Pat Kuleto  
Born in 1945, Kuleto is an American designer, restaurant impresario, builder, innkeeper, and winemaker, credited with being the first American to bring recognition to restaurant design as a distinct form of interior design. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Kuleto had designed nearly 400 restaurants as of late 2009, including some of the most popular fine dining restaurants in the United States.
Kuleto has no formal interior design education. He was born and grew up in La Crescenta, an unincorporated suburb of Los Angeles. The son of a building contractor, he often built things for himself as a child, including a large play fort with indoor plumbing when he was ten. He left home at age 18 in a camper he had built. He started in the restaurant business as a busboy, then rose to the positions of waiter and cook. Upon settling in Tahoe City he found work as a carpenter and building contractor to remodel restaurants. When the contractor business was slow he offered to design several steakhouses for William McCormick's Refectory Steakhouse chain for free in exchange for serving as the general contractor for construction. By age 28, he had designed 60 restaurants, including 20 Refectory Steakhouses.
 Kuleto's work does not fit a specific school of design, and is often described as being heavily themed and unique to him. His projects are known for "whimsical" features, and use of expensive, hand-crafted ornamental materials. He says he finds inspiration in many real-life objects, situations, books, places, and landscapes. Most feature multiple dining rooms, a large bar that Kuleto describes as an "altar" that "legitimizes the drinking experience", and an "exhibition kitchen" so that diners can watch their food being cooked.
Kuleto's design process is often extemporaneous, rather than fully planned at the beginning of a project. He usually creates a fictional story about each location, imagining an old invented history. As an example, Epic Roasthouse is imagined as (and is close to the real-life location of) a pump house that was proposed but never built as a backup fire protection system in San Francisco, and would likely have prevented most of the destruction from the fires caused by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, which ruptured most of the city's primary water mains. The restaurant is the pump house that would have saved the city.