We’re smack-dab in the middle of another busy week, but here are a couple items that have caught our eye.
Folie a Deux doing something right
A nice write-up of Folie a Deux winery in Oakville appeared today in a Springfield, Missouri newspaper. We were particularly intrigued by the write-up of the winery’s 2006 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc. Here it is:
Folie Ã Deux 2006 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc ($17). This wine has a feature not often found in a sauvignon blanc: a silky and creamy texture. There is the expected grassy, slightly smoky aroma combined with pineapple and citrus, which is typical of this variety.
In the flavor department, this wine covers the gamut of all of the possibilities that the grape offers — melon, pear and fig flavors. What makes this wine a standout is the creaminess and richness that it displays. With this wine, Folie Ã Deux has elevated the sauvignon blanc to new heights.
We may just have to give this wine a try ourselves. If you’ve had it, let us know what you thought of it in the comments. Full write-up here.
Westin Verasa Napa to officially open tomorrow
The downtown Napa area, particularly the east-side near Oxbow Public Market, is about to get another shot in the arm. The long-awaited Westin Verasa Napa will officially open on Thursday and is said to feature an outdoor pool, hot tub, two bocce courts, a fitness center and access to river walking paths.
In addition, Chef Ken Frank will bring his critically acclaimed La Toque restaurant to the same location. Having recently dined at La Toque in its current home up in Rutherford, we’re sure the restaurant will be quite popular with guests.
According to a promotion we received, the hotel is currently offering an introductory rate of $289 per night through November 30th.
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