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Sean McBride
 
October 24, 2022 | Sean McBride

Crazy Good Vibes

 

As the 2022 harvest slowly comes to an end, the only thing we feel that we can say is that there are crazy good vibes. True, the end of harvest is always bittersweet -- We will miss the simple promise of a new vintage, and the sweet and musky scents of fermentation in the mornings, but the wines of 2022 are taught, succulent, and voluptuous, and we could not be more excited.

Visit us soon to taste the new vintage.

 

We are proud to introduce Silvano "Trino" Herrera as Crosby Roamann's Cellar Master. Trino has worked with us off and on for the past three years, only matriculating to maître de chai for the 2022 harvest season. Trino has been instrumental in growing our wine program, establishing new winery protocols, and overall improving the quality of the winery's trajectory.

We are amped to have him.

 

Sell the house. Sell the car. Sell the kids. This is a not to be missed event. Organized on extremely short notice ... Like most of the best things we do. We will be pouring a vertical of Sauvignon Blanc and some splashes of Chardonnay from large format (pictured at top).

$50/person. Members free.

If you cannot make it, we will miss you. If you can, RSVP below. Space is limited.

Saturday

November 5, 2022

4-7 pm

 

 

 

Time Posted: Oct 24, 2022 at 10:36 AM Permalink to Crazy Good Vibes Permalink
Sean McBride
 
September 20, 2022 | Sean McBride

Harvest Update 2022

Harvest Update

What a whirlwind, crazy summer it has been! Exciting and challenging but full of joy. Tending to grapes is a year-round process, but it all comes to fruition this time of year:  Harvest season is when the whole Napa Valley really comes alive, and like the rest of the valley, the Crosby Roamann family harvest is fully underway.

Mostly cooler temperatures prevailed throughout the early summer, only to become blistering last week, forcing us to bring in as much fruit as possible in a very short period of time. To date, we have harvested all three vineyards of Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, as well as Sauvignon Blanc from our Estate Vineyard in Napa Valley, Chardonnay from Laoise and Maeve Vineyards, as well as Sangiovese and Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley.

We also took the end of August to bottle two Chardonnay wines with new vintages of Laoise Vineyard Napa Valley and Maeve Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains (a new release from us, and a vineyard that we are very excited to be working with).

We hope you will appreciate the fruits of our labor, enjoy our handcrafted wines and visit us soon. This month we are featuring the 2019 Old Saint George Pinot Noir Anderson Valley. On the palate the wine is still quite young and chalky, with notes of toasted oak, smoke, and clove, finishing with typical Anderson Valley forest floor flavors -- wet earth, funghi -- and a succinct minerality.

THANK YOU for being a part of the Crosby Roamann life. If you can't connect with us in person, you can find us on Instagram @crosbyroamann

Time Posted: Sep 20, 2022 at 3:16 PM Permalink to Harvest Update 2022 Permalink
Sean McBride
 
August 25, 2022 | Sean McBride

The benefits of Crosby Roamann membership

With membership, you get our new releases of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as a free annual gift, invitations to member-only events, and other perks. 

Members will receive six bottles per shipment. One in the Spring (March/April) and one in the Fall (September/October - weather depending).

Shipping is included in your membership. International memberships are also available.

 

 

 

Membership Tiers:

The Premier: Membership includes one bottle of each of our new releases; Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Fall/Winter 2022: $405.00

The Collector: Membership includes two bottles of each of our new releases; Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Fall/Winter 2022: $810.00

Crosby's Reserve Club: Members receive a six-bottle wood box of Crosby's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon every year in the Fall. 

Fall/Winter 2022: $810.00.



 

Visit our membership page to join us. 



 

WINE TRIVIA!


Did you know the diversity of Napa Valley's terrain, soil, and climate helped create distinctive wines from areas within the valley? A petition to the government led by the vintners and growers formed the American Viticultural Areas or AVAs which defines grape growing areas within Napa Valley, reflecting their unique regional designations. 

Time Posted: Aug 25, 2022 at 1:32 PM Permalink to The benefits of Crosby Roamann membership Permalink
Sean McBride
 
August 12, 2022 | Sean McBride

Save the Date for New Releases on August 25th

It's almost fall, and we're thrilled to introduce our 2022 Fall/Winter releases.

  • 2021 - Fionna Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc ($42.00)
  • 2019 - Aisling Vineyard Pinot Noir ($42.00)
  • 2019 - Annie's Old Vine Pinot Noir ($45.00)
  • 2019 - Old St George Pinot Noir ($56.00)
  • 2019 - Crosby Roamann Cabernet Sauvignon ($85.00)
  • 2019 - Crosby Roamann Crosby's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon ($135.00)

Memberships will be charged in August, with shipping to begin on or around Sept 12, weather permitting. If you would like to make any changes to your Fall/Winter 2022 Membership package, please contact us directly.

You can also head to our Members Only area to update your personal information, including changes to your delivery address. 

THANK YOU for being a part of the Crosby Roamann life. If you can't connect with us in person, you can find us on Instagram @crosbyroamann

 

The Release

Fionna Vineyard - Sauvignon Blanc

Los Carneros, Napa Valley – Mellow aromas of acacia and peach juice. White rose, lemon-lime, and vanilla bean, with a soft and lingering finish reminiscent of apricots and white plums. Carbon Neutral.

 

Aisling Vineyard - Pinot Noir

Los Carneros, Napa Valley – Black tea and peppercorns lead to strawberry and rhubarb and crushed pepper, like chocolate covered strawberries on the finish. Our entry level Pinot Noir, Aisling is the most Californian of our single vineyard Pinot Noirs. Carbon neutral.

 

Annie's Old Vines - Pinot Noir

Sonoma Coast – A bristling stemmy juiciness, with tart strawberry and black pepper undertones, and spicy plum, vine leaf, and dark cocoa on the finish. Carbon Neutral.

 

Old Saint George - Pinot Noir

Anderson Valley – Biodynamically grown Pinot Noir on 65-year old St. George rootstock. Toasted oak, smoke, clove on the nose; on the palate chalky, blue-fruited, with bacon fat and dark cocoa. Carbon neutral.

 

Crosby Roamann Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley – Marked by fresh herbal notes and also dried currant aromas, with a plush mouthfeel of stewed mixed berries, expressive stone fruit/Italian plum, bay leaf, and mocha. Carbon neutral.

 

Crosby Roamann “Crosby’s Reserve” Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley – Plush, concentrated raspberry flavors, with herbal vine leaf notes and hints of mellow vanilla, mocha, and roast coffee. Barrel fermented with extended maceration. Carbon Neutral.

 

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Time Posted: Aug 12, 2022 at 5:10 PM Permalink to Save the Date for New Releases on August 25th Permalink
Sean McBride
 
August 3, 2022 | Sean McBride

Our Core Values: What Crosby Roamann Stands For

We are proud of our core values. Keep reading to learn what Crosby Roamann stands for.

Our core values guide our brand in all production and marketing efforts:

  1. Sumptuous and delicious wines for all occasions, with
  2. A focus on terroir, and
  3. A luxury lifestyle philosophy.

Let’s start with the first one: Sumptuous and delicious wines for all occasions

If we were to say there was one single idea that guided everything that we do, it would be our commitment to producing world-class wines that are sumptuous and delicious for all occasions.

A great example of this is our Cheese & Charcuterie Board Experience!

Enhance your visit to wine country with a cheese and charcuterie board from our select Napa Valley salumeria. The Crosby Roamann Tasting Salon Experience includes a private, guided tasting through our winery and a selection of current-release Estate Bottled Crosby Roamann and Sean W. McBride wines. Our modern tasting room is located in Napa’s Crusher District, just a few minutes from downtown.

Book The Tasting Salon Experience and add on a Cheese & Charcuterie Board when checking out. 

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The next of our the 3 values is to focus on the terroir.

“Making distinctive wines with character and a sense of place is the bedrock of the Crosby Roamann ethos."

  - Sean, Winemaker for Crosby Roamann

This quote speaks to our focus to create terroir-driven wine. We believe that the finest wines in the world express their time and place, in a word -- their terroir -- the idea that wines should express not just the soil and temperature of the vineyard, but also the people whose hearts and souls produced them.

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The last of Crosby Roamann's 3 values is that we feel our brand and wines fit into a luxury lifestyle philosophy.

And by the necessary constraints of our first two values — to create delicious wines for all occasions and have a focus on terroir — the finest wines in the world are made in the smallest of quantities and are highly sought after by collectors all over the world.

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We’d also love to share some photos from our art and wine event in the Hamptons. The White Room in Bridgehampton, NY hosted the Crosby Roamann team at an exclusive event on earlier this month where we offered the perfect pairing of authentic art with sophisticated wine from Napa Valley. Thank you to all who attended!

Time Posted: Aug 3, 2022 at 2:30 PM Permalink to Our Core Values: What Crosby Roamann Stands For Permalink
Sean McBride
 
July 11, 2022 | Sean McBride

Art & Wine Event in the Hamptons: An Evening to Entice All Senses

The White Room in Bridgehampton, NY presents Crosby Roamann at this exclusive event on July 14th that pairs authentic art with sophisticated wine from Napa Valley. 

WHAT TO EXPECT
Stroll through Bridgehampton and enter this eclectic art gallery to begin your night. Maybe you’ve spent the day with your feet in the sand or enjoying the Atlantic summer breeze with your friends — you’re ready for a glass of wine…or a few. 

The expert winemaking team from Crosby Roamann will walk you through a tasting of our conscientiously farmed and handcrafted wines. In this unique experience, you’ll be treated to the finest of what Crosby Roamann has to offer, including our Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay. Select a glass of your favorite and enjoy the remainder of this special evening. 

We’ll showcase our new favorite wine glasses from one of the world's finest glassware companies, Josephinenhütte. When you have wine as luxurious as ours, you want to pair it with the finest craftsmanship in a wine glass that uniquely unfolds the taste and aroma of the wine.

Enjoy work from photographer, Greg Lotus, as you wander the gallery with your wine. Greg has been regularly featured in Italian Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, L'Uomo Vogue, and W magazines. Appreciate his photographs that were inspired by classical paintings and his diverse life adventures. 

We will have new releases of Crosby Roamann merchandise available that no one has gotten their hands on yet. Grab a hat or bag for your upcoming beach days and share stories of your evening with others!

 

THE DETAILS

Join us Thursday, July 14th from 5 - 8 PM for this exclusive opening night event.

The White Room Gallery

2415 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, NY 11932

If you can’t join us for this event, pop in from 11 AM to 5 PM all weekend long for a wine tasting and to purchase bottles to go.

We look forward to meeting you are sharing our distinctive wines.

Are you ready to experience Napa Valley in the Hamptons? Don't miss it!

Time Posted: Jul 11, 2022 at 2:35 PM Permalink to Art & Wine Event in the Hamptons: An Evening to Entice All Senses Permalink
Sean McBride
 
June 14, 2022 | Sean McBride

Join Us July 4 for a Chocolate Tasting


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us on Monday July 4 for a special Chocolate Pairing included with your Tasting Salon Experience. Tastings available from 10am-2pm.
 

The Chocolate Tasting Experience

Partnering with local chocolatier Kollar Chocolates -- this Tasting Salon Experience includes a sixty-minute seated tasting of five wines from our current releases paired with fine chocolate truffles from Napa Valley. Our wine tasting includes both our Napa Valley Estate Bottled Crosby Roamann wines and a selection of single vineyard Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Book now for parties up to 6. For large parties, please Contact Us.
 

Don't miss it: The White Room Gallery Event, Bridgehampton, NY

We will also be at the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY for wine tastings and bottles to go (bags to the beach!) all weekend long - Thursday, July 14th to Sunday, July 17th. RSVP HERE for our opening night event, or just pop in 11am-5pm all weekend long.

Time Posted: Jun 14, 2022 at 1:37 PM Permalink to Join Us July 4 for a Chocolate Tasting Permalink
Sean McBride
 
May 19, 2022 | Sean McBride

Enjoying Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Month with Grilled Flank Steak and Chimichurri Sauce

Enjoying Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Month
with Grilled Flank Steak and Chimichurri

We love this simple steak recipe for so many reasons. For one thing, flank steak grilled over charcoal in a Webster BBQ was one of my father’s staples on the weekend. I think we must have eaten this at least three times a month during the summer. Flank steak grilled over a very high heat will develop a wonderfully smoky thick crust while maintaining a perfectly-pink medium temperature when sliced into. It makes a perfect Memorial Day or Father’s Day centerpiece.
 
We pair our flank steak these days with a chimichurri sauce inspired by our friends from Argentina, who came to visit us in Napa in 2015 for a week and prepared a true Argentinian steak night feast with multiple cuts of beef paired with this wonderful sauce. We adapted our own version of this from Bon Appetit, below.
 
There are few things in life as pleasurable as simple recipes like this one. It’s a hard recipe to go wrong with, and very easy to customize to your liking. Make it as spicy or mild as you prefer. The Fresno chile adds a delightful red sparkle.
 
This time of year, we are pairing most of our evening meals with various shades of Pinot Noir. In honor of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir month, try our 2018 China Block Pinot Noir Anderson Valley Produced & Bottled by Sean W. McBride – available online for a limited time.

$1 Shipping on 12-bottle boxes through June

Crosby Roamann has $1 shipping on all cases through June. Put a case together now and enjoy our wines all summer long!

 

Chimichurri with Grilled Flank Steak

#CookingWithCrosbyRoamann

Ingredients:

  • Chopped finely:
    • 1/2 Fresno chili
    • 1 medium Shallot
    • 5 garlic cloves
    • ½ bunch cilantro
    • ½ bunch Italian parsley
    • 2 Tbspn. Oregano
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar (we make our own)
  • 1 Tsp. Kosher salt
  • ¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil

Preparation:

  • Stir the chili, shallot, and garlic, with a pinch of cilantro, in a medium bowl with the salt and vinegar. Let sit for 15 minutes.
  • Stir in the remaining greens and oregano.
  • Using a fork, whisk in the olive oil to make to make a chunky paste.
  • Use half of the sauce to coat your flank steak on all sides. Set this aside to marinate for at least 30 minutes and up to a half day. Transfer the remaining half of the sauce to a large (2 cup) liquid measuring cup.
  • Using a handheld blender on high speed, puree the remaining half of the sauce to a form a lightly chunky paste. Serve this with your grilled flank steak.

 
 
Enjoy in good cheer,
Juliana & Sean

Time Posted: May 19, 2022 at 10:55 AM Permalink to Enjoying Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Month with Grilled Flank Steak and Chimichurri Sauce Permalink
Sean McBride
 
April 24, 2022 | Sean McBride

Recipe Feature: Matzoh Brei

 

Matzoh Brie is a traditional breakfast during the Passover holiday. We grew up with our grandparents making this dish for us on vacation, splendidly sprinkled with generous amounts of sugar on top!

Ingredients

  • ½ box of kosher Matzoh for Passover (1/2 lb. of matzoh) broken into 1/4s and smaller pieces
  • 12 eggs
  • ¼ - ½ cup water (if necessary)
  • ½ Tspn kosher salt
  • ¼ stick butter
  • 1/3 cup Demerara light brown sugar
  • Maple syrup, confectioner’s sugar, jam, or honey for serving.

Directions

  • Beat the eggs is a large glass bowl or baking pan, at least 2 inches deep, like the one pictured.
  • Season with salt.
  • Add the broken pieces of matzoh, stirring to coat and break up the larger pieces as you go.
  • If there isn’t enough beaten eggs to fully coat and saturate the eggs, add ¼-cup to a ½-cup of water and turn the matzoh pieces to fully immerse them in the egg mixture.
  • Let the matzoh-egg mixture rest for at least 30 minutes and up to an hour.
  • Melt the ¼-stick of butter without letting it brown.
  • Add the matzoh-egg mixture and reduce the heat, stirring the matzoh-egg to allow the mixture to evenly cook over medium heat. Every two or three minutes, add a large pinch of the Demara sugar and turn the sugar into the eggs, scooping up any bits of egg stuck to the bottom and the sides of the pan.
  • You will know the matzoh-egg mixture has been fully cooken when it begins to brown slightly and is no longer runny.

Transfer to plates and garnish and serve with Maple syrup, confectioner’s sugar, jam, or honey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time Posted: Apr 24, 2022 at 1:29 PM Permalink to Recipe Feature: Matzoh Brei Permalink
Sean McBride
 
April 22, 2022 | Sean McBride

What is Barrel Aged Sauvignon Blanc?

Stimulating and crisp, Sauvignon Blanc evokes the fine flavor of the “wild white” natural beauty. The green-skinned grape is, after all, prized for its refreshingly high acidity and bold herbaceous aromas of citrus, grapefruit, and gooseberry. 

But that isn't to say that Sauvignon Blanc is a variety that can't be aged in oak. A bit of barrel fermentation and handpicking of slightly riper grapes can result in a sophisticated bottling designed for a longer life.

It’s not surprising that Sauvignon Blanc is quite a polarizing wine. Some believe it’s the best white wine, while others wouldn't dare put it in their glass, let alone keep a bottle in their cellars. And there's the common misconception that Sauvignon does not make a wine for aging. But perhaps, we’d wager, it’s this varietal prejudice that keeps wine lovers from indulging in the real potential of Sauvignon Blanc.

Ageing Sauvignon Blanc

Dry, complex, creamy, and full-bodied – these words describe the perfectly aged bottle of Sauvignon Blanc.

Nearly all the world’s best red and white wines see oak in some form before making their way into a bottle. Oak barrels have tannin, which helps a wine mellow with time, softening and rounding out the flavors. While it’s fun to catch Sauvignons while they’re young, they develop beautifully when aged in French oak barrels. They offer warmth and smokiness on the nose but still retain some of the crisp, green fruit flavors of unoaked Sauvignon Blanc.

Barrel-aged Sauvignon Blanc is a rare specialty. We know from experience that different food flavor combinations have natural affinities for one another, like strawberries and chocolate or a mustard and dill dressing for smoked salmon. In the same way, Sauvignon Blanc has an affinity to French oak. The French oak tends to impart elegant flavors of candied nuts, berries, and a hint of vanilla onto Sauvignon Blanc. Wood also molds the wine to feel creamier and broader on the palate for a rich, lasting finish.

Sauvignons from Pouilly-Fumés and Sancerre are deliberately designed for a longer life, displaying pleasant truffle aromas after a couple of years in the bottle. These wines can remain alive for decades and retain a remarkable bouquet.

Intriguingly, Sauvignon Blanc maintains its pale color throughout aging. As other whites take on a darker yellow the longer they sit in oak, barrel-aged Sauvignons remain indiscernible from current vintages.

Experience The Richness and Finesse of Barrel-Aged Sauvignon Blanc

Oaked Sauvignons have remained a sideshow in the Sauvignon Blanc story for far too long. As Sauvignon Blanc Day approaches on the 7th of May, come to our boutique Napa Winery experience new varietals of Sauvignon Blanc that focus on complexity and longevity.

Our estate bottled 2017 Sauvignon Blanc was fermented on native yeast in a combination of one-third new oak, one-third once-used oak, and one-third stainless steel, giving the wine a richer, creamier texture. Having aged 12 months in French oak, the SB17 has a rich complexity that’s striking yet taut on the palate. With softly integrated flavors of acacia, hyacinth, lemon, and vanilla bean, this wine is the perfect introduction to barrel-aged Sauvignon Blanc.

For those who treasure unoaked Sauvignons for their crispy acidity, the 2020 Sauvignon Blanc is a must-try. Having been aged in French oak barrels and stainless-steel drums for six months, the 2020 SB is wonderful now and age-worthy for up to five years.

Time Posted: Apr 22, 2022 at 11:48 AM Permalink to What is Barrel Aged Sauvignon Blanc? Permalink
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