The Secret Clone Cabernet Sauvignon was discovered on the Pope Valley property that has been a key grape source since 1993. This clone was planted by the then owner Carl Sciambra around 1996. He was given the budwood from another Winery and vineyard owner. Initially, they called it the “Parma” clone, but when we purchased [...]
Summer is finally here once again and that usually means baseball, hot dogs and apple pie. It is a time of swimming pools, no school, Disney vacations, backyard Bar-b-ques, outdoor concerts and jumping through sprinklers on the front lawn — remember doing that as a kid? The Summertime draws nostalgia deep from our souls surfacing [...]
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Yesterday, Thursday, September 15th, the 2011 harvest finally began for Cosentino Winery, almost three weeks later than usual. The fruit coming in was Sauvignon Blanc from Pope Valley ultimately destined for The Novelist, the White Meritage that I have been making since 1982. Of course, that was many years before the term Meritage even existed! [...]