Wilson Foreigner Valdiguié, Rancho Chimiles 2017 | Find out why Valdiguie Rocks!
Wilson Foreigner Valdiguié, Rancho Chimiles 2017 presents a lively violet-purple toned. Like walking a sea of fresh violets and lavender complemented by layers of dried herbs de Provence and morning dew. While a bite of tart cherry greets the palate developing into a complex and thought-provoking party of savory and mineral notes with velvety tannins.
Though the Wilson Foreigner Valdiguié is the kind of thirst-quenching wine that you’ll want to chill slightly and drink by the case year-round, it really shines when paired with food. Even Wilson calls the Valdiguié his weeknight wine; he’s yet to find a meal that it doesn’t pair well with.
93WE | Made from a family estate in the eastern wilds of Napa Valley. So this small-production red is fermented in a concrete tank and aged in neutral oak. It retains ebullient freshness and focus, its fruit a mix of grape, cherry, and plum. Around the edges are floral aromas and superb mineral characteristics. Editors’ Choice.
Somms are Loving Valdiguié
Wine Author Katherine Cole writes: California somms keep Valdiguié in their spring and summer rotations, when, slightly chilled, it makes a refreshing pairing with a charcuterie plate. “I think it’s fantastic,” says Kjellman of House of Tricks. Most of all, “It’s a very food-friendly wine, and it drinks great right out of the bottle.
“Valdiguié makes a dark-purple wine with effusive floral aromatics and flavors of red cherry, blackberry, and pomegranate accented by black pepper and clove notes. Its big, plump, dark berries ripen late and maintain their acidity; even in sunny California.
Winemaker Dave Wilson
Wilson Foreigner winemaker Dave Wilson grew up among Valdiguié vines planted in 1972 at his family’s Napa farm, Rancho Chimiles. While beginning his career studying winemaking and working as a vineyard manager at spots like Pahlmeyer. Then Wilson followed his dreams, starting Wilson Foreigner with his wife, Christine. And of course, vinting a varietal wine from the two remaining acres of his family’s 45-year-old Valdiguié vines at Rancho Chimiles.