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My guest this week is Alan Viader, Director of Operations & Winemaking, Viader Vineyards & Winery


Janet, Delia and Alan Viader

VIADER is a leading first growth Napa Valley winery and vineyard estate located just northeast of St. Helena on the steep rocky slopes of Howell Mountain at an elevation of 1300 feet. VIADER is recognized around the world for consistently producing award winning, very limited production red wines and Bordeaux-style blends.

Founding winemaker Delia Viader, PhD. applies a unique approach to grapegrowing and winemaking, challenging new world conventions while honoring old world traditions; resulting in a highly sought after and coveted cult wine – their flagship VIADER “Liquid Cashmere” Proprietary Red Blend. Delia forged the vision for this hillside estate vineyard and exceptional wine blend in 1986.

Today, Alan and Janet Viader join their mother Delia in the continuation of the VIADER estate. Through their direct involvement in daily operations, this multigenerational family business manifests a commitment to world-class winemaking and vineyard management, while offering an elevated yet welcoming level of hospitality.

59358d19e4b093cc18619cff-optimizedBig FUN going on this Saturday at All Things BBQ, it truly is “Where BBQ Legends are Made!” It’s the Kamado Joe Party and cooking demo with special guest Chef Eric Gephart, Kamado Joe Director of Culinary Inspiration.  Eric will be on the patio at All Things BBQ and will be there to cook on and talk about these incredible grills.
June 24, 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Learn more here!

Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
2014 VIADER “Liquid Cashmere” 

VIADER “Liquid Cashmere” shows the typicity and consistency of the VIADER estate with its firm structure influenced by the steep and very rocky volcanic red soils of the eastern slopes of Howell Mountain, and the familiar elegance and harmony created through the combination of Cabernet Sauvignong and Cabernet Franc.

viader cashmere72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Cabernet Franc from the Viader Estate. Deep ruby red color with generous aromatics and a great balance of sweet fleshy red and blue fruits, with hints of graphite and delicate floral notes. An attractively smooth and seamless mouthfeel. Extensively long layered finish of baking spices, cloves and star anise. Gorgeous to enjoy today; it should evolve into legendary territory in 10 years’ time with more cellaring in the bottle.

94 points from Wine Enthusiast!
Check out this cool video of Delia Viader and daughter Janet talking about this splendid red wine.


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