This is the last bottle EVER…of this wine. You’d have to quiz my friend Brandon Sowder formerly of Caprock Winery in Lubbock, Texas…but I believe the story went… ‘…this was the first wine our mother ever made when we lived on the West Coast…’
The Sowder family came to fame in the ‘winery flipping’ business, essentially putting into ‘rehab’ under-performing wineries in Oregon, Washington, California and Texas. The family is now in the resort community business down in Florida and have ceased to own any wineries. We met them when they were running Caprock Cellars in Lubbock, Texas back in 2014. Great family…great wines!
Check out our review of this very rare (now extinct) Viva Vino wine. This 2005 vintage red still held up some 12 years later!
(*note: we may have been a bit lit during this taping- Jave mistakenly mentions a 2007 Merryvale Cab when in reality, it was a 1997 Merryvale Cab that had lost its ‘groove’ by 2013)