Drive into Fall with JP Morgan
August 18, 2017 -Cast Wines will be poured at the exclusive JP Morgan Drive Into Fall event on September 8. Guests will have the opportunity to test drive the McLaren Sport Series including the new 570s with a McLaren expert and view a variety of other premier collection cars. The event will feature Cast Wines to enjoy following the drive.
Cast Welcomes Harvest Intern, Marine Bos
August 14, 2017 – Marine Bos is joining Cast for the 2017 harvest as a winemaking/cellar intern. Marine has a Higher National Diploma in viticulture and oenology from Blanquefort, France. She has also held an apprenticeship at the National School of Agriculture Engineering of Bordeaux.
Cast Wines Highlighted at Dinner in the Orchard
August, 2017 – Cast Wines have been selected to pair at the August 19 Peach Dinner in the Orchard. This annual dinner series highlights peaches at the peak of the season. The long farm table arranged down the orchard row inches from the fruit; the sweet cold taste of White Peach Bellinis on a hot summer evening; the warmth and passion of farmers Gayle and Brian Sullivan as they lead a tour of their organic farm; and the engaging charm of chef Joh Ash as he orchestrates the cooking and dining experience. Chef John has created an amazing menu, weaving Dry Creek Peaches throughout the entire savory and sweet four-course menu. Each course will be paired with a specifically selected wine from Cast.
Dallasites Unite Via Wines
August, 2017 – Meet Cast Wines, a West Coast winery with a bevy of Dallasites behind it. Located in a gorgeous setting in the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County, Cast Wines is just the sort of boutique-y type spot that make wine country visits a pleasure — a place to experience the delightful lifestyle Northern California wine country has to offer, connect with the owners, and find unique wines you can’t buy in a big box liquor store.
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90+ Points from Robert Parker
We’re excited to report that in April 2017, we received 90+ points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate on the following wines:
93 Points – 2015 Bacigalupi Vineyard Pinot Noir
90 Points – 2014 Watson Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel
Cast Wines Announces new “Barrel Reserve” Wine in Extremely Limited Quantities
September, 2016 – Having a 35-year career making wines in Sonoma County has its benefits. Cast winemaker Mike Gulyash has had a long relationship with premier Bordeaux barrel cooperage Tonnellerie Bordelaise (TB) and their legendary owner Didier Fesil, “Master Cooper”, twice recipient of France’s life achievement award as top Master cooper.
This has given Cast the ability to customize some very special barrels. Based on Mike’s extensive trials over the years, Cast commissioned a handful of barrels crafted by TB from the Loches forest in central France. The barrels provide a concentrated and uniquely interesting platform that Mike is utilizing to create a series of “Barrel Reserve” wines, one or two barrels annually, just for our members.
The bottles are distinguished by a special gold embossed, black label.
The very first Loches Barrel Reserve wine being released this month is our 2014 Old Vine Zinfandel. Future Barrel Reserve wines will include Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon
Five Wineries to Visit, Posted on Vino Voyager
May 2016 – Vino Voyager named Cast as one of their five Healdsburg wineries to visit. They tout our sweeping views and outstanding wines. If you have been here before you’ll know exactly what they are talking about. If you haven’t been, what are you waiting for?
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The Daily Meal What to Drink Every Week of the Year: 52 Wines for 2016, Gabe Sasso, Posted on The Daily Meal
January 28, 2016 – Gabe commented on Cast Wines, in particular our 2013 Grey Palm Estate Petite Sirah. Cast is one of the newest producers in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley. It already has several impressive wines in the lineup and this Petite Sirah is the best of the bunch. The deep, dark, and brooding nose is studded with toast, violets, and ripe black plum aromas. The dense palate is loaded with dark fruit flavors such as blackberry, plum, and blueberry. The long finish continues the parade of dark fruits along with plum pudding spices. Big chewy tannins and firm acid provide terrific structure. This big, bold wine will keep you warm on the coldest of days in winter. It’ll pair with rich savory dishes as easily as dusty dark chocolate. Click here to read the entire article.