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|Owner(s)||Juliana McBride, Sean McBride|
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Sean and Juliana McBride left the East Coast and career in film production and publishing and purchased an industrial warehouse in Napa's Crusher District. The space now holds winery production for both Crosby Roamann and Sean McBride wines and the winery's modern tasting room. They made their first vintage under the Crosby Roamann label (one barrel of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon) in 2007. The Sean McBride label is an eponymous line of single-vineyard Pinot Noirs.
Tasting ($40) is available by appointment.
2018 Crosby Roamann Old Saint George Filigreen Farm Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
14.2% alc., 134 cases, $ not released. Pommard clone grafted onto aged St. George rootstock. Produced and bottled by Sean W. McBride. 50% whole cluster, indigenous yeast fermentation, pressed at 17 days entirely by hand in an old hand-crank press. The wine was aged 12 months in French oak Barrels, 50% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Delicate but seductive aromas of fresh red cherry and berry with just a hint of oak. Light to mid-weight in style featuring a fresh core of red fruits framed by a modicum of integrated oak. The tannins are restrained, showing up only slightly on the long and juicy finish. There is a good acid vibe that adds to the refreshment. Score: 90. Reviewed August 29, 2020 ARTICLE »