DESCRIPTION: Brian Chinnock of Chinnock Cellars Cigars says that his newest blend, appropriately called “Terroir,” incorporates tobacco leaves from several different regions to create a balance of the best qualities of each region.
For the filler blend, Chinnock uses Seco leaf from the Dominican Republic and combines it with Viso leaf from Nicaragua. A double Volado leaf binder from Nicaragua is used for its combustion qualities and the cigar is then capped with a Sun Grown Ecuadorian Habano wrapper.
All Chinnock cigars have been blended specifically to go with the luscious Chinnock Cellars Napa wines and the cigars are boxed in a very special “Barrel” box, which resembles a wine barrel.
This week’s featured cigar is the Chinnock Cellars Limited Edition Terroir Torpedo.
FEATURED LIBATION: Chinnock Cellars 2007 Reserve Merlot
Our libation of the week is a full-bodied, luscious Merlot from the choice acreage in Napa Valley. It is 97% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon.
SPECIAL GUEST: Brian Chinnock
WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH
• Doc announces the current list of Crush & Roll West sponsors for the 2012 event.
• The Roxo Pick up Party at the new location of the Roxo Port Cellars tasting room.
• Update on the number of signatures on the Stop the FDA from regulating premium cigars petition.
DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: Tatuaje La Verite 2008 Churchill
This week’s postscript review is on the La Verite 2008 from Pete Johnson and Tatuaje. I first featured this cigar in Episode 253 of the Stogie Fresh 5 podcast on Saturday, January 1, 2011. These cigars have now been aging in my humidor for 2 years, 10.4 months and I pulled out a couple of samples this past week for a revisit.
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