Just did a little reading and it looks like the winemaker named vineyards that make the wines he is most proud of after his daughters. There is a Hilary, Chelsea, & Kathrine (I don’t see Sarah listed anymore, maybe she got disowned!)
Yes-Exactly. It's ok if it's a real person, but not ok, in my book, if it's a disambigulation. But I'm sure the wine was great. My wife and I frequent Dry Creek which is sort of across the highway from Alexander Valley. Great Zinfandels there, and great Cabernets from Alexander Valley too.
I have no idea! I didn't know what you meant, but then it dawned on my that you think they may be conflating "Sarah" with "Sirah." Is that what you meant?
I was unable to figure out what the "Sarah" meant, but it put me in mind of one of the best wines I have enjoyed, viz., Klinker Brick's Farrah Syrah: Klinker Brick Winery - Products - 2016 Farrah Syrah IIRC, the name "Farrah" was the praenomen of the daughter of the vintner, or something like that. I sort of assumed the "Sarah" wine was the same.