Hawk & Horse Blog

June 17, 2015

William Shatner’s guest is Will Wheaton, actor and host of TableTop

They discuss video games and the tasting language of beer.

At the 5:12 point, they taste and then ‘unmask’ the brown-bagged bottle. It is 2010 Hawk and Horse Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon.

Guest Wil Wheaton scores it a 91; Shatner’s sommelier Mike Horn gives it a 92.

The review is:

Old world style with lower alcohol

Grows in rich volcanic soil

A nose of cedar, ripe roses and nutmeg

Soft and elegant, tastes of Bing cherries, sweet fruit, leather and cocoa

Long velvety finish with sweet tannins




Save the Date:  October 3rd, 2015

We would like to invite you to our Annual Wine Society Social!  This year we will be demonstrating Red Tail Hawks, Falcons and an Owl presented by West Coast Falconry.  Of course, guests will also share our beautiful wines – from new releases to library reserve wines.  Free for Wine Society members.  $45 per person for non-members.  Stay tuned for more details!

To join Hawk and Horse Vineyards Wine Society, phone the winery (707) 481-6941 or click here: https://www.hawkandhorsevineyards.com/wine-society



The most important thing you want to see in the vineyard is your shadow.”

-Stephen Krebs, Napa Valley Jr. College Viticulture Program

 At 2,200 feet elevation, in the Red Hills AVA, we just broke into 100-degree days!  We are casting our shadow this week doing “canopy management.”  This is the time of the year when we see rapid shoot and canopy growth. In order to provide proper shading, sun and wind flow, we stuff the canopy into the fruiting wires.


The lovely Marlene Carter pouring our 98 point Cabernet Souvignon on June 7th at the San Diego Wine and Roses Event! Held at the stunning 5 star Grand Del Mar, this is always a wonderful event for Camp Good Days, a charity which we love.




 Welcome to Summer!


We are experiencing interesting weather patterns this year, from rain and cool,

coastal days to heat into the ‘90s. As they say…

”if you don’t like the weather in California…just wait a few minutes!"


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