Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Congratulations, Cairo!

What's the latest Napa vineyard to be certified organic? Gamble Family Vineyards' Cairo vineyard in Oakville.

The winery already has a 12 acre, meticulously farmed Yountville vineyard, bordered by Conn Creek and the Napa River, where it grows Sauvignon Blanc, making it into some of the best SB that Napa has to offer.  (Anthony Dias Blue, of The Tasting Panel calls it, "exquisitely nuanced" while Jon BonnĂ© of the San Francisco Chronicle calls it, "a snapshot of the quintessential Napa approach right now - fermented with indigenous yeasts…with aromas of stone, lemon peel and waxy pear.")

Now its 2 acre Cairo vineyard - where it makes its flagship $125 Cairo Cabernet Sauvignon - is also certified, as of last week. Vintages from 2011 (the current release) through 2014 are from certified in transition vines, and vintages from 2014 onward are from certified grapes.

Enjoy these photos - perhaps someday with a glass of the Cairo Cab in hand.

Tome Gamble and his dog Cairo looking back on the Oakville vineyard
and winery. The vineyard is named for Cairo.

Gamble is also celebrating construction of its new winery in Oakville next to the historic Lincoln Ranch.

Of course, Cairo had a hand - or, er, a paw - in it.

Cairo overseeing delivery of the new winery's catwalk.

And while you can find out more about the guys behind Gamble on their web site, Cairo has not been left out. See here.

POSTSCRIPT: March 2015
The Gamble Vineyard is no longer certified organic by CCOF.

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