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Thumbprint Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Creek Valley 2006

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About This Wine: Brian Gallaway's ideals are simple: to farm using sustainable practices and produces intense ripeness and extremely complex varietal character through balance: dark cherry, fresh cedar, bold blueberry and subtle oak weave a tapestry of aromas and flavors. A dusty fruit finish blends into a mouthful of textures and complex fruit tannins.<br/><br/> About the Winery: Thumbprint Cellars’ winemaker, Scott Lindstrom-Dake, has been making wine since 1995. “I developed a palate for fine wine, but as a college student I couldn’t afford to buy it. My mom and step-dad have been growing premium wine grapes for years and the light bulb just kind of went on- I can make my own wine.” So it began, a hobby in college to supplement the ‘cellar’ of he and his wife.<br/><br/> The first vintage was a great success. The wines were enjoyed by friends and family alike (all 4 cases of it), and demand began to grow. As requests for more wine grew, Scott decided to move away from ‘shiners’ (unlabeled bottles), and add a little flair to his wine packaging. Using a gold pen, he would write personal messages on each bottle he gave away or sold. During one such episode, Scott inadvertently grabbed the bottle where the gold ink was still wet – leaving a large gold thumbprint. He loved the look, and so thumbprint cellars was born.<br/><br/> About The Winemaker: Scott Lindstrom-Dake, has been making wine since 1995. He told me, “I developed a palate for fine wine, but as a college student I couldn’t afford to buy it. My mom and step-dad have been growing premium wine grapes for years and the light bulb just kind of went on- I can make my own wine.”<br/><br/> Scott’s first vintage was a great success and his wines enjoyed by his close friends and family (all 4 cases of it). As requests for more wine grew, Scott decided to move away from ‘shiners’ (unlabeled bottles), and add a little flair to his wine packaging. Using a gold pen, he wrote personal messages on each bottle he gave away or sold. After writing on one particular bottle, Scott inadvertently grabbed the bottle where the gold ink was still wet – leaving a large gold thumbprint. He loved the look, and so Thumbprint Cellars was born.<br/><br/> Technical Data: <strong>Alcohol By Volume:</strong> 14.5%<br/><br/>

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Thumbprint Cellars:
Hand-crafted, small lot, micro-wines are created using the highest quality grapes from Sonoma County’s best appellations; Alexander Valley for cabernet sauvignon and syrah Dry Creek Valley for cabernet franc, merlot and zinfandel-as well as Russian River Valley for pinot noir and chardonnay.

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Snooth User: solomania9
63312,963
0.00 5
02/25/2010

Has an overal France meets California vibe. Big grainy red fruit on the nose with a full bodied eucalyptus body with a syrupy powdery finish. Good wine great value.


Snooth User: jeffmacintyre
368561,090
1.50 5
Vintage: 2005 12/22/2008

One and a half glasses


Snooth User: Philip James
112,574
3.00 5
Vintage: 2003 08/08/2007

Hot fruity nose. Spicy with currants. OK structure with smooth tannins



About This Wine: Brian Gallaway's ideals are simple: to farm using sustainable practices and produces intense ripeness and extremely complex varietal character through balance: dark cherry, fresh cedar, bold blueberry and subtle oak weave a tapestry of aromas and flavors. A dusty fruit finish blends into a mouthful of textures and complex fruit tannins.<br/><br/> About the Winery: Thumbprint Cellars’ winemaker, Scott Lindstrom-Dake, has been making wine since 1995. “I developed a palate for fine wine, but as a college student I couldn’t afford to buy it. My mom and step-dad have been growing premium wine grapes for years and the light bulb just kind of went on- I can make my own wine.” So it began, a hobby in college to supplement the ‘cellar’ of he and his wife.<br/><br/> The first vintage was a great success. The wines were enjoyed by friends and family alike (all 4 cases of it), and demand began to grow. As requests for more wine grew, Scott decided to move away from ‘shiners’ (unlabeled bottles), and add a little flair to his wine packaging. Using a gold pen, he would write personal messages on each bottle he gave away or sold. During one such episode, Scott inadvertently grabbed the bottle where the gold ink was still wet – leaving a large gold thumbprint. He loved the look, and so thumbprint cellars was born.<br/><br/> About The Winemaker: Scott Lindstrom-Dake, has been making wine since 1995. He told me, “I developed a palate for fine wine, but as a college student I couldn’t afford to buy it. My mom and step-dad have been growing premium wine grapes for years and the light bulb just kind of went on- I can make my own wine.”<br/><br/> Scott’s first vintage was a great success and his wines enjoyed by his close friends and family (all 4 cases of it). As requests for more wine grew, Scott decided to move away from ‘shiners’ (unlabeled bottles), and add a little flair to his wine packaging. Using a gold pen, he wrote personal messages on each bottle he gave away or sold. After writing on one particular bottle, Scott inadvertently grabbed the bottle where the gold ink was still wet – leaving a large gold thumbprint. He loved the look, and so Thumbprint Cellars was born.<br/><br/> Technical Data: <strong>Alcohol By Volume:</strong> 14.5%<br/><br/>

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