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Located in Napa CA, Hajdu wines was started in 2007, by owner and winemaker Jonathan Hajdu. Hajdu produces small lot artisan wines, with a focus on Rhone varietals under the Brobdignagian and Besomim labels. The Brobdignagian name is derived from Jonathan Swifts giants, in Gullivers Travels, and attests to the winemakers proclivity towards intense and powerfully flavored wines. The Besomim label, is a blend of varietals with a focus on complex aromatics. Certified kosher for Passover by the Orthodox Union, these limited production wines are available directly from the winery.
2010 Brobdignagian Grenache, Mendocino County, Eaglepoint Ranch. Beautiful red color, full-bodied and complex, with intense cherry and licorice notes on the nose and cherry, spice, and chocolate on the palate. 5-10 years $40 Magnums $120
2010 Besomim, Mendocino County, Eaglepoint Ranch. This wine is a blend of Syrah Grenache and Petite Sirah. Purplish red, this wine has a dark nose, with notes of plum and spice. Full-bodied, the wine expresses flavors of dried cherries, toast, vanilla, and spice. 5-10 years $40 Magnums $120
2011 Makom Carignan Suisun Valley, Garnet colored this wine is very aromatic with notes of herbs de provence roasted meats and red fruit, on the palate the wines is medium bodied with nice acidity, cranberry and candied red fruits and soft tannins.