Best Winery & Wines of the Month
A monthly selection of a producer and wines deserving special attention
Founded in 2014 by Master Sommelier Chris Miller, Seabold Cellars (our winery of November) focuses on cool-climate organic and sustainable vineyards to produce balanced wines that showcase their origin more than their winemaking. During the year, more time is spent in the vineyards than in the winery. Their winemaking is as hands-off as possible, respecting traditional techniques and practices without being beholden to them. They produce non-interventionist, site-specific Burgundy and Rhône varieties, as seen through a California lens.
Our white of the month is one of their wines, a state-grown Chardonnay that best represents the philosophy of this extraordinary producer.
The red of the month is another state-grown wine, the Schug State Grown Pinot Noir 2018. A superb Pinot Noir made with grapes grown in the producer's state.
Our rose of the month goes to Astobiza Rosé, a Txakoli that is a half and half coupage of Hondarrabi Beltza (black) and Hondarrabi Zuri (white).
The sparkling of the month is considered by many the best Cava ever made, Kripta, by Agusti Torrello Mata (in the Penedes region of Spain).
And we finish our monthly selection with a dessert wine: Dulce de Invierno 2020, a blend of Verdejo and “Gorda de Moldavia” a grape of Rumanian origin, very similar to Muscat, elaborated by the recognized producer and viticulturist Javier Sanz.