I Will Not Drink Bad Wine, I Will Not Drink Bad Wine
It’s not often in life that you find a bottle of wine that completely sums up your philosophy. We were fortunate enough to be introduced to such a bottle by one of our customers (thank you Bill!) last week. It’s called simply “I Will Not Drink Bad Wine.” There you go, our philosophy on life (well at least how its related to wine).
I Will Not Drink Bad Wine is produced as both a Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay from Napa Valley & Monterey respectively and retails for $25 (Cab) and $17 (Chard). Although the label is catching on its own, the best part about this wine is that it really is that good for the price point. The proper name of the wine is CC:, but we like to call it by its nickname.
After a perusal of their website (which is fun just to visit, click here), I found out that the wine is produced by Betts & Scholl. Betts & Scholl is a partnership project between Richard Betts, Master Sommelier & Wine Director at The Little Nell in Aspen, Colorado (just one more reason we love Aspen so much) and Dennis Scholl, a wine collector and enthusiast who splits his time between Aspen and Miami (kind of like us!) Betts & Scholl is dedicated to premium wines from only the best land and best fruit, their wines typically range from $40 – 70 per bottle. So for them, CC: is kind of second label. A second label we’d put up against any value wine in the store though…
The Chardonnay is crisp and clean with the characteristic fruit you should enjoy from a Chardonnay. Produced entirely in stainless steel there is no oak or butter to get in the way. The Cabernet has great fruit and a well balanced – soft but complex – finish. CC: claims the fruit comes from a famous vineyard off of Route 29 in Napa Valley – Hall perhaps, Grgich Hills, Whitehall Lane, even Far Niente/Nickel & Nickel? I guess we’ll never no. But the most important part, is that this wine is definitely not bad.
CC: Chardonnay (I Will Not Drink Bad Wine)