You know that ridiculous job posting looking for a sales person we sent out to you in April? In only a few weeks, we received about 400 resumes of extremely qualified, great people looking to fill the position. And half of them, the really good ones, sent in some quite witty responses to the list of qualifications.
Well, we found her. Kimberly Ruth Cavoores. The one. The female Neo. She is the Matrix. She is our token millennial Brooklyn somm. Seriously, we've been searching for years. She was brought out by the WA State Wine Commission as part of their annual Road Trip, an event that brings in the top buyers from around the US for a death march through WA wine country. While at Hedges, she got a chance to stomp some Biodynamic grapes and get a feel for Red Mountain. When we sent out this job posting in April, she immediately jumped on the opportunity. We happened to be going to New York where she was chasing her Master of Wine and somming at Cafe D' Alsace, so we arranged a meet. Three minutes into our lunch at Charlie Bird, we knew we'd found her. The female version of Christophe and Boo (no offense, Kimberly!).
She honestly loves wine on such an annoying level that she won't stop thinking or talking about it. I mean, we all love wine, but do we really need to read dissertations on the juxtapositions between heat units on Aubert de Villaine's Bouzeron south block in comparison with, and in direct counterpoint to, Aligote grown in Dr. Burklin-Wolf's test vineyards in the lower elevations of the Pfalz; and the implications of concrete's effects on both of these wine's textural tertiary components that bring out such flowery notes as lilacs, jasmine, and daisies, with hints of a rare Chinese white fern? Yes, she's a somm in the most serious sense, and we're looking forward to Kimberly jumping in with ideas of her own for our wine and for the estate.