"From above, the rippled fog layer laps against the shores of the foothills like a voluminous cotton ocean." — Eric Cheng
Featured Wine of the Month
2012 Chappellet “Pritchard Hill," Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
In anticipation of our upcoming wine dinner with the Chappellet family in April (details to come soon), we’ve selected their 2012 Pritchard Hill Cabernet to spotlight as our latest featured wine. The Pritchard Hill bottling has always been one of Napa’s iconic wines, but the near perfect 2012 vintage makes this wine a classic. Rated 99+ points by Robert Parker, he effuses, “The dense purple-colored 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill Estate exhibits a striking bouquet of spring flowers, blueberries, raspberries and blackcurrants. This is a compelling wine with profound depth and flavor, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and a velvety integration of tannin, acidity and wood. Pushing perfection in Cabernet Sauvignon, this multidimensional, skyscraper-like offering has all the intensity one expects, but it never comes across as heavy. This gives it an ethereal character that is nearly impossible to articulate, but genius is often hard to explain. It is clearly a major superstar of a great vintage.” We wholeheartedly agree!
Come join us in Murray Circle or Farley Bar and indulge in one of these gorgeous bottles, and be sure to sign up to receive notification of all our upcoming wine dinners and special events. See you soon!
Assistant Wine Director, Monica Zanotti
Monica Zanotti has been in the wine business all her life. Starting with a position at her family’s large wine retail store in Southern California during high school and college, Monica earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Colorado State University. Following graduation, she spent six years as a field sales representative for Epic Wines in Orange County, a portfolio comprised of boutique California wineries, as well as highly regarded imports, artisan beers and spirits. In 2013, she joined Cavallo Point as a Sommelier, where she was quickly promoted to Lead Sommelier. She has been instrumental in crafting Murray Circle’s Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning wine list. Monica’s credentials include Certified Specialist of Wine, Society of Wine Educators 2009, Introductory Sommelier Certification, Court of Master Sommeliers 2015 & Certified Sommelier Certification and Court of Master Sommeliers 2016.
Murray Circle at Cavallo Point – the Lodge at the Golden Gate
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