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Friday Nite Tasting featuring
'7% California'
Friday, May 24th
5:00-7:00 p.m.


Roughly 93% of Northern California Appellations are planted to only eight grape varieties, the remaining seven percent is home to hundreds of lesser known grapes.The2017 Jolie Laide Trousseau Grisis made from  rare, near-extinct vines. Light and pretty, wildly floral yet savory, with a visceral depth. It may not fit into a conventional category, making it seem a bit unfamiliar at first, but continues to surprise and delight. An inebriating blend of wild pomelo, summer melon, stone fruit, white tea, and sweet earth all weave with finessed length and elegant palate presence.


2017 Jolie Laide Wines
Fanucchi Vineyard Trousseau Gris

Russian River Valley, CA

2017 Arnot-Roberts
Trousseau

North Coast, CA
2016 Broc Cellars
Eagle Point Ranch Counoise

Mendocino, CA
2016 Kivelstadt Cellars
Venturi Vineyard Charbono

Mendocino, CA

Weekend Tasting featuring
'Memorial Day BBQ'
Sat. & Sun., May 25th & 26th
2:00-5:00 p.m.

Celebrate the long weekend with the perfect barbecue wines: from amazing burgers to easy grilled vegetables - we have the perfect pairing selections. The Urbano Cellars Barberais medium garnet in color with black currant and black cherry aromas, along with hints of violets, lavender, cloves and a bit of anise. Black fruit and a bit of raspberry and blueberry flavors on the palate with light tannins, bright acidity and a medium mouthfeel balance this wine with a lingering finish. Try with braised root vegetables, sausages and potatoes, or herbaceous cheeses such as blue cheeses or Tome. 

2017 Windchaser
Gewurtztraminer

Anderson Valley
2016 Urbano Cellars
Barbera

Clements Hills, Lodi

2016 Day
Zinfandel

Sonoma County
 
Weekend Tasting featuring
'Wine on Piedmont Selections'
Sat. & Sun., May 18th & 19th
2:00-5:00 p.m.
 
From time to time, we will team up with some of our favorite winemakers for a special bottling that is exclusive to Wine on Piedmont. These limited releases will always be wines of exceptional quality and value. We are thrilled to share the fruits of our partnership with you, and hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoy bringing them to you.


2016 Wine on Piedmont
Pinot Blanc
Mendocino County

Wine on Piedmont
NV Brut Sparkling
North Coast, CA
2016 Wine on Piedmont
Red GSM Blend
Alexander Valley
2013 Wine on Piedmont
Red Wine
Atlas Peak, Napa Valley
 
Friday Nite Tasting featuring
'Bad to the Rhone'
Friday, May 17th
5:00-7:00 p.m.


Seventeenth-century monks in the region wrote about the wine from these hills as being “fresh and delicate,” and, indeed, the Fauryshave always accentuated Syrah’s potential for making elegant wines of real finesse. Their Saint Joseph rouge in particular stands out as a thing of purity and grace. Vinifications are gentle, with about one third of the fruit going through whole-cluster fermentation for textural and aromatic lift. 
         

2018 Domaine Les Aphillanthes
Cote du Rhone Rosé

Rhone, France
2016 Domaine Amido
Lirac Red Blend

Rhone, France
2017 Lionel Faury
Saint Joseph Syrah

Rhone, France

2016Domaine de Moulin-Tacussel
Chateauneuf-du-Pape 
 
Rhone, France
 

Friday Nite Tasting featuring
'Canary Islands'
Friday, May 10th
5:00-7:00 p.m.


The Canary Islands supposedly derived their name from the large dogs (cane) that inhabited the islands when the Spanish arrived. Because of their unique subtropical location and weather patterns, the north slope of Tenerife boasts the "World's most perfect weather", so the locals claim. Temperatures range from 60-75F  year round which make for perpetual spring-like conditions, and banana plantations exist side by side with prime vineyard sites. This unique situation in the fine wine growing world seems to have caused the development of the Cordon Trenzado (braided) style of pruning where 10-20 meter long cordons stretch out from the mother trunk. 200+ year old pre-phylloxera vines are common in the Valle de la Orotava and Jonatan Garcia Lima has taken on the mission of preserving this unique style of vineyard management on the slopes of El Teide, the highest peak in Spain.

2017 Suertes del Marques
Trenzado 

Canary Islands, Spain
2017 Suertes del Marques
7 Fuentes 'El Lance' 

Canary Islands, Spain
2017 Suertes del Marques
El Esquilon

Canary Islands, Spain
2014 Suertes del Marques
Medianias

Canary Islands, Spain

Weekend Tasting featuring
'Favorites for Mom'
Sat. & Sun., May 11th & 12th
2:00-5:00 p.m.


Moms didn’t come up with Mother’s Day as an easy way to get breakfast in bed. And despite how it seems, card companies didn’t invent it as a way to make a few (billion) bucks. There’s more to the history of Mother’s Day than meets the eye. In addition to the history of the holiday, there’s a whole lot of controversy. There are debates about who came up with the holiday first and lawsuits about who can use the name “Mother’s Day.” One of the founders tried to get the holiday scratched from the books, even after fighting to get it recognized as a national day. Besides all that, there’s the question of where that pesky apostrophe goes. Controversy aside, we know what Mom really wants for Mother's Day. Whether you pop on by to grab a couple of sure-to-please bottles, or bring Mom with you to taste through and pick out her favorite. Wine is always a winner.
2018 County Line
Rose of Pinot Noir

Anderson Valley

Friday Nite Tasting featuring
'The Nature of Nebbiolo'
Friday, May 3rd
5:00-7:00 p.m.

Nebbiolo is a red wine that was born in the mountains of northern Italy in the region of Piedmont. This is the region that’s famous for its Barolo and Barbaresco wine, which can fetch hundreds of dollars per bottle, but what many don’t realize is that Nebbiolo is the sole grape used to make these high-end wines. Often times, the Nebbiolo grapes used to make Barolo and Barbaresco are grown within feet of the grapes used to make Nebbiolo, and the only difference is the perceived quality of one vine over another. Barolo and Barbaresco can only be made in a few villages in the region of Piedmont; if your vineyard is not located in one of those villages, you can’t make Barolo or Barbaresco.  But Nebbiolo is grown all over the region, not just in the villages that use it to create the high end wines.

2016 Bricco Maiolica
Nebbiolo Langhe 

Piedmont, Italy
2013 Alfio Mozzi 'Grisone' 
Sassella Valtellina Superiore DOCG

Piedmont, Italy
2012 Torraccia del Piantavigna
Gattinara DOCG 

Piedmont, Italy
2013 Oddero
Barolo

Piedmont, Italy

Weekend Tasting featuring
'Explorer Club's Wines'
Sat. & Sun., May 4th & 5th
2:00-5:00 p.m.


Kitson Winesis the dream of Brad and Svetlana Kitson. They had a passion to make great wine and offer it at a reasonable price.  Their intention is to stay small so that each wine receives the care it deserves.The journey began with a return to school to get a master’s degree in Viticulture & Enology at U.C. Davis.  While in school, Brad began to work at Farella Vineyard in the Napa Valley.  Farella offered the hands-on opportunity to gain immediate experience with the most compelling Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhone varietals.  The next step was to become a consulting winemaker, the highlight being the opportunity to make Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay for Napa Valley estate winery Georg Rafael Vineyards. We hope you enjoy this delightful Red Blend!


2017 Anne Amie
Müller-Thurgau

Yamhill Carlton, Oregon

2015 Nathalie Theulot
Pinot Noir
Bourgogne Côte Chalonnaise, France
2017 La Capranera
Aglianico

Campania, Italy
2015 Kitson Wines
Hud's Red Blend

Sonoma Valley/County

Friday Nite Tasting featuring
'Non-Buttery-Oaky Chardonnay'
Friday, April 26th
5:00-7:00 p.m.

Stony Hill Chardonnaysare some of the most highly-sought-after California wines. Their style is best described as lean, bright, elegant and food friendly. To achieve this style, they crush and press the grapes with minimum skin contact and ferment in neutral oak cooperage. When fermentation is complete, they rack the wine off the lees, in order to avoid the development of a yeasty flavor in the wine. They then age it in the neutral oak. 2012 gave Stony Hill an absolutely perfect growing season with no rain during May fruit set, consistent warm days with no hot spells through the summer and a dry, sunny harvest in September. The resulting 2012 Chardonnay is pale straw in color with bright, fresh aromas of pears and apples and a hint of lemon zest. 

2017 Arnot Roberts
Trout Gulch Chardonnay

Santa Cruz Vineyards
2017 Enfield
'Citrine' Chardonnay

California
2016 Matthiason
Linda Vista Chardonnay

Napa Valley
2012 Stony Hill
Chardonnay

Napa Valley

Weekend Tasting featuring
'Italian Refresh'
Sat. & Sun., April  27th & 28th
2:00-5:00 p.m.


The last decades of the last century have seen a dynamic resurgence in Campania wine, and distinctive wines have popped up in many provinces; bringing the DOC denominations from nine in 1975, to nineteen by the end of 2000. The region has more than 100 interesting native varieties.Today’s wine styles are fruit forward and youthful: the whites are known for their aromatic characters, often redolent of the local flora, while the reds (mainly from Aglianico) have big personalities which require a little ageing. Falanghinais known for its citrus blossom aromas, in particular bitter orange. On the palate it typically shows classic apple and pear flavors, with spicy or mineral notes. Perfect to enjoy on a lovely Spring day.



2017 Villa Raiano
Greco di Tufo DOCG 

Campania, Italy
 
Weekend Tasting featuring
'Organically Yours for Earth Day'
Sat. & Sun., April  20th & 21st
2:00-5:00 p.m.


Years ago, Kivelstadt Cellarswas only an idea: the idea that people deserve to drink wines with soul. These wines would come from vineyards with heritage, farmed with the utmost respect for nature, and fermented with low intervention. A combination of these ideals has evolved into a lifestyle. A lifestyle which, vintage after vintage, results in delicious wines which pay homage to California’s terroir. A unique varietal, Charbono was widely planted all over California in the beginning of the 20th century. While it has been ripped out or grafted over in favor of more mainstream varietals, there is a small amount remaining in the North Coast. Kivelstadt was lucky enough to get their hands on a two-acre block at Venturi Vineyard and never looked back! They make this rare and unique variety in a light and fun way in order to combine its brooding strength with a light and fun style. 


 
 
Friday Nite Tasting featuring
'Salute to the Notre Dame'
Friday, April 19th
5:00-7:00 p.m.

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, where a large fire broke out on Monday evening, is among the most famous landmarks in Paris, drawing about 13 million visitors a year. The cathedral, whose name means Our Lady, is the seat of the archbishop of Paris. Let us cheers to the incredible history of this historic monument:
* Henry VI of England was made king of France inside Notre-Dame in 1431.
* Napoleon Bonaparte, who also sought to save the storied cathedral, was crowned emperor there in 1804.
* In 1909 Joan of Arc was beatified in the cathedral by Pope Pius X.
* The cathedral was also home to the crown of thorns and the tunic of Saint Louis. The crown of thorns is believed to be the same that Jesus Christ wore during the crucifixion (it is rumored to have been saved from the fire). It was first housed at the Ste. Chapelle in Ile de la Cité, but then moved to Notre Dame.


NV J-M Seleque
'Solessence' Blend
Brut Champagne 

2014 Paul Jaboulet Aine
Chevalier de Sterimberg
Hermitage Blanc 
Rhone, France

2015 Domaine Matthias & Emile Roblin
Sancerre Rouge Origine 
Loire, France

2012 La Fleur de Haut-Bages Liberal
Bordeaux Blend
Pauillac, France
 
 

Friday Nite Tasting featuring
'Arnot Roberts'
Friday, April 12th
5:00-7:00 p.m.



Arnot-Roberts was founded in 2001 in Healdsburg, California by childhood friends Duncan Arnot Meyers and Nathan Lee Roberts. Duncan and Nathan grew up in the midst of vineyards and winemakers in the Napa Valley. Each took an interest in the wine industry, with Nathan following his father’s lead as a cooper, and Duncan pursuing winemaking in renowned wineries in Napa and Sonoma.
The focus of this two person operation is on small lot, single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir, as well as several other varieties uncommon in Northern Californian vineyards. Through good fortune and a keen eye, they have  identified vineyard sources that are both singular and extraordinary. Collaboration with dedicated and passionate growers is paramount in the farming of these sites and vinification of their wines.

2017 Arnot-Roberts
Trout Gulch Vineyard
Chardonnay

Santa Cruz
2017 Arnot-Roberts
Rosé of Touriga Nacional

California
2017 Arnot-Roberts 
Gamay Noir

El Dorado
2017 Arnot-Roberts
Peter Martin Ray Vineyard
Pinot Noir

Santa Cruz Mountains
 

Weekend Tasting featuring
'CA Expression'
Sat. & Sun., April  13th & 14th
2:00-5:00 p.m.



Windchaser Wine Co. is owned and operated by the Gifford Family. The name Windchaser comes from winemaker Dave’s interest in windsurfing and surfing; and years of traveling the world looking for, or being pushed by, the wind. Having helped a lot of other people make wine over the years, it was time to take a chance and start his own label. In 2015. The Gifford Family Wine Co was created and Windchaser Wine Co. was born. Windchaser is a family project that is the culmination of Dave’s years of experience from restaurants to winemaking.
Windchaser wines are created with native fermentations, barrel-fermented whites, and whole cluster reds-minimal intervention as a mind set. Unfined and unfiltered, with results that range from classic and clean, to funkalicious and fun.


2018 Tessier
Femme Fatale Rose

California
2017 Kivelstadt Cellars
"KC Labs" Pinot Blanc

Yountville, CA
2010 Rock Wren
Syrah

Solano County, CA
2017 Wind Chaser
Malbec
El Dorado County, CA
 

Friday Nite Tasting featuring
'French Whisper'
Friday, April 5th
5:00-7:00 p.m.



The Sancerre region sits on top of a series of hills and small valleys that were once under the ocean. The ocean deposited all sorts of calcium rich shells from ancient sea-life. Sauvignon Blanc is the white grape in Sancerre, and there is no mistaking it atChez Crochet. For such a forceful and “minerally” white wine, it shows a tremendous amount of beauty and delicacy. There are aromas of kefir lime, lemon, lemon peel, ripe green melon, cucumber, freshly crushed limestone rocks and gunflint. 


2017 Francois Crochet
Sancerre 

Loire, France

2016 Domaine Zind-Humbrecht
Gewurztraminer

Alsace, France
2017 Yohan Lardy
Fleurie 'Le Vivier'

Beaujolais, France
2016 Domaine Raymond Usseglio & Fils
Chateauneuf-du-Pape  

Rhone, France
 

Weekend Tasting featuring
'Italian Vacation'
Sat. & Sun., April  6th & 7th
2:00-5:00 p.m.



Valpolicella Ripassois a fruity, complex red wine from the Valpolicella viticultural zone of Veneto, north-eastern Italy. Because Valpolicella's wines generally lean towards the lighter end of the scale, for centuries the local winemakers have employed various techniques to improve the depth and complexity of their cuvees. The defining character of all quality Valpolicella is its fragrant, tangy cherry aroma, a quality which is carried through into the ripasso wines.


2017 Graci
Carricante/Cataratto
Etna Bianco
, Sicily
2017 Guerra Albano 
Friulano del Friuli Colli Orientali
,
Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
2016 Cosimo Maria Masini
Toscana Rosso 'Sincero' Red Blend

Tuscany, Italy
2016 Villa Almadi Valpolicella Ripasso
Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara

Veneto, Italy
 

Friday Nite Tasting featuring
'Grapes of Bordeaux'
Friday, March 29th
5:00-7:00 p.m.



The 2015 Rubiconis a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23 % Merlot, 12 % Cabernet Franc and 4 % Petit Verdot, each variety was fermented separately before undergoing malolactic fermentation in 300 L barrels, 66% new French Nevers and 44% second fill casks. After 9 months in barrel, the components were blended and given another 9 months in barrel for harmonization before bottling. The nose is brooding, dark bramble fruit, cassis, plum, incense and licorice, it is still very tightly coiled, slowly offering cigar box, crushed stone and subtle oak spice. On the palate the wine is concentrated yet restrained with dark fruit flavors of pastille, mulberry and dark chocolate, all held in an intricate lattice of polished sleek grape tannin.


2012 Kabaj
Merlot

Slovenia
2015 Shafer
'TD-9' Bordeaux Blend

Napa Valley
2015 Meerlust
'Rubicon' Bordeaux Blend

Stellenbosch, South Africa

2012 La Fleur de Haut-Bages Liberal 
Bordeaux Blend

Pauillac, France

Weekend Tasting featuring
'International Value'
Sat. & Sun., March 30th & 31st
2:00-5:00 p.m.



Close to the Uruguayan Atlantic coast and 160 meters above sea level, vines were planted in a privileged native land imprinting a unique, inimitable personality of grapes which, along with a temperate weather and the organic practices developed in plantations, allows for each wine to reflect the authentic personality of the Garzón terroir. From the free-draining "balasto" granite sands of Bodega Garzóncomes this gorgeously opulent and inviting Tannat, a world (and an ocean) away from the super-tannic, often austere wines of Madiran. Look for notes of crushed boysenberry, red plum, toasted herbs, and a faintly saline, marine note. This is a fabulous wine to pair with hearty fare like braised or smoked short ribs this season.   


2017 Vidal Soblechero
'Vina Clavidor', Verdejo
 
Rueda, Spain
2017 Azienda Santa Barbara
Verdicchio

Marche, Italy
2017 Le Coeur de la Reine Touraine
Gamay 

Loire, France
2016 Bodega Garzon  
Reserve Tannat 

Uruguay

Friday Nite Tasting featuring
'Bountiful Bourgogne '
Friday, March 22nd
5:00-7:00 p.m.



Alain Normand hails from the Loire Valley, but his ancestral home is Normandy, hence his name. He met Sylvaine, a Burgundian, in the wine school in Beaune. They began their careers by taking over an abandoned vineyard in La Roche-Vineuse with a métayage contract, a common agricultural practice in France whereby the landlord is paid in wine. Today, Alain works the vineyards, makes the wine, and sells off the landlord’s portion to négociants. He keeps the finest for himself. Sylvaine handles the office work when she’s not handling the two children. The 2016 Mâcon La Roche-Vineuse  comes from roughly 13.5 acres and is made in a distinctly artisan style with native yeast in vat and an extensive upbringing on its fine lees. 


2016 Sylvaine & Alain Normand
Mâcon La Roche-Vineuse

Chardonnay
Burgundy, France
2017 Dominique Lafon
Bourgogne Blanc
Chardonnay
Burgundy, France
2016 Danjean-Berthoux
Givry Premier Cru 'Clos du Cras Long'

Pinot Noir 
Burgundy, France
2015 Maume/Domaine Tawse
Gevrey-Chambertin
Pinot Noir
Burgundy, France

Weekend Tasting featuring
'Eastern European Tongue Twisters'
Sat. & Sun., March 23rd & 24th
2:00-5:00 p.m.



Kabaj(Ka-bye) have farmed their vineyards for many generations. When Katja Kabaj met French oenologist Jean-Michel Morel after his stint at an Italian winery, they fell in love and eventually married. Jean-Michel brought some of those Italian and French sensibilities to the winery along with his fondness for working with amphorae. Those who have tasted Kabaj whites know that these wine range from light to full skin contact for the whites and the Rebula is probably one of their most noteworthy. It is aged for 30 days on the skin and then for about a year in neutral barrels before bottling. Rebula is the Slovenian name for Ribolla Gialla, and is a grape that takes well to this style of wine-making. 



2016 Domaine Nerantzi 
Malagousia

Macedonia, Greece
2014 Kabaj
Rebula

Slovenia
2017 Vartsikhe Marani
Aladasturi 

Bagdati, Georgian Republic
2014 Kayra
Öküzgözü

Eastern Anatolia, Turkey

Friday Nite Tasting featuring
'Broc Cellars'
Friday, March 15th
5:00-7:00 p.m.



“Our goal in making wine is to bring out the natural expression of the grape. We decide on a wine by wine basis how we want to do that. We have more freedom now to make the choice not to add Sulphur. There is a bigger market for us to go in the direction we want to go. To counter that we are doing more to insure our vineyards are using the farming practices we support. We’re also committed to detailing exactly what decisions we make during the course of our winemaking process.” – Chris Brockway


2018 Broc Cellars
Chenin Blanc Pet Nat

Paso Robles
2017Broc Cellars
"KouKou" Cabernet Franc

Santa Barbara County
2017 Broc Cellars
Valdeguie

Sonoma County
2016Broc Cellars
Counoise

Mendocino County

Weekend Tasting featuring
'Brie & Beret Time'
Sat. & Sun., March 16th & 17th
2:00-5:00 p.m.


Founded in 1869 in the village of Nevy-sur-Seille, Domaine Courbetis run by the father and son team of Jean-Marie and Damien Courbet. A long résumé belies his youthful exuberance—stints at California’s Au Bon Climat, Alsace’s Zind-Humbrecht, and Nicolas Potel’s projects in both Burgundy and South Africa are among the highlights. This wine is both fresh and savory, light yet dense, unique but familiar. Loads of ripe citrus, soaring white and yellow florality, with creamy hazelnut, yeastiness, and blanched almonds.


2017 Chateau de Trinquevedel
Rose

Tavel, France
2016Domaine Courbet
Chardonnay "Les Isles" 

Jura, France
2013 Les Vignobles Gueissard
Mourvedre Blend

Bandol, France
2016 Chateau Capbern 
St. Estephe, Red Blend

Bordeaux, France

Friday Nite Tasting featuring
'Cheers to International Women's Day'
Friday, March 8th
5:00-7:00 p.m.



Heidi Schröck took over her family winery in 1983, in the historic village of Rust situated in the province of Burgenland about 5 miles from the Hungarian border. In 2003 Heidi was awarded “Falstaff Vintner of the Year”, making her one of only a handful of women to be obtain this distinction. She re-introduced historic varietals such as muscat-lunel and furmint from Hungary while continuing to work with more classic Austrian varietals such as grauburgunder, weissburgunder, and welschriesling.


2017 Jules Taylor
Sauvignon Blanc

Marlborough, New Zealand
2017 Heidi Schrock
Weissburgunder

Austria
2017 Patricia Green
Pinot Noir

Ribbon Ridge, Oregon
2014 Mullineux Family Wines
'Kloof Street' Swartland Rouge 

South Africa

Weekend Tasting featuring
'New California Arrivals'
Sat. & Sun., March 9th & 10th
2:00-5:00 p.m.


Rivers-Marie single variety wines are made to reflect the vineyard & vintage from which they came.  The 2017 Pinot Noir base is still Riddle Vineyard, located in a warmer northeastern corner of Occidental, complemented here by young vines from Summa, some clone 667 from Occidental Ridge, clone 828 from Silver Eagle and one used barrel of Platt.  This blend gives a great insight into what the vintage provided on the true Sonoma Coast. Plum, mineral laced red fruit and mint are balanced by a mouthwatering acidity.


2018 Bedrock Wine Co.
'Ode to Lulu' Rose

California
2016 Talley Vineyards
Estate Chardonnay

Arroyo Grande, CA
2017 Rivers-Marie
Pinot Noir
Sonoma Coast
, CA
2016 Donkey & Goat
Testa Vineyard Carignane

Mendocino, CA

Friday Nite Tasting featuring
'More Than One Way to Skin Ferment a White'
Friday, March 1st
5:00-7:00 p.m.



Skin-contact wines are white wines made like red wines. They ferment with the grape skins, which give wine its color. Depending on how long the juice ferments with the skins—anywhere from a few hours to many months—skin-contact wines can range in color from golden-straw yellow to vibrant amber to deep orange. The time with the skins also gives these wines more red wine characteristics, like bigger body and more tannin, while maintaining the acidity of a white wine. 
The Ramato Pinot Gris from Donkey & Goat  comes from the Biodynamic Filligreen Farm. With up to five days on the skins this wine boasts a dimensionality and depth that may surprise and delight those who enjoy a more adventurous palate. 


2017 Donkey & Goat
Ramato Pinot Gris

Filigreen Farm
Anderson Valley
2014 Johan Vineyards
Pinot Gris
'Drueskall' 

Willamette Valley
2014 Primosic
Ribolla di Oslavia
Riserva Collio

Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
2015 Il Censo
'Praruar' Bianco
Terre Siciliane IGT 

Sicily, Italy
 

Weekend Tasting featuring
'Valeur Française'
Sat. & Sun., March 2nd & 3rd
2:00-5:00 p.m.



Château de Saint Cosme is the leading estate of Gigondas and produces the benchmark wines of the appellation. The property has been in the hands of the Barruol family since 1570. Louis Barruol took over from his father in 1992 making a dramatic shift to quality and converting to biodynamics in 2010. Saint Cosme Côtes-du-Rhône is produced from 100% Syrah and is from the rocky and cool vineyards of Vinsobres and the stony Villafranchian terraces of the Gard. Vinsobres brings freshness and complexity while the terraced vineyards of the Gard contribute color and power. The wine is partially destemmed, fermented with natural yeasts, and vinified in concrete vats.



2017 Les Hexagonales
Sauvignon Blanc

Loire, France
2016 Philippe Bouzereau
Chateau de Citeaux
Bourgogne Blanc

Cote de Beaune, France
2015 Domaine de la Chevalerie
"Diptyque" Cabernet Franc

Loire, France
2017 Saint Cosme
Syrah

Cotes du Rhone, France
 

Friday Nite Tasting featuring
'Kristie Tacey of Tessier Winery'
Friday, February 22nd
5:00-7:00 p.m.



Tessier is the result of Kristie’s passion for the art and science of winemaking. She began handcrafting small lots of Pinot Noir and has added Grenache, Viognier, Cabernet Franc, Gamay Noir, Riesling and Mourvedre. Kristie’s appreciation of French wines — especially those from Burgundy and the Loire and Rhone valleys — has shaped her winemaking choices. Pinot will always be her first love, and in 2017, Wine & Spirits awarded her 2014 Saveria Vineyard Pinot Noir 96 points, the highest score for that variety in the past year.


2017 Tessier
Riesling

Zabala Vineyard
Arroyo Seco
2017 Tessier 
Grenache

Fenaughty Vineyard 
El Dorado
2016 Tessier
Pinot Noir

Saveria Vineyard
Santa Cruz Vineyards
2017 Tessier
Mourvedre

Goldbud Vineyard
El Dorado
 

Weekend Tasting featuring
'Top to Bottom Italy'
Sat. & Sun., February 23rd & 24th
2:00-5:00 p.m.


The Malaspina winery was founded in 1967, when Consolato Malaspina decided to devote his life to his passion for the world of wine.  Since then he has dedicated himself to using the resource of a land greatly suited to the production of wines. He has also been able to transmit his love of working the land, and making the traditional wines of Calabria, to his four daughters, Domenica, Caterina, Irene and Patrizia. The 2014 Malaspina 'Palikos' Rosso is fruity with good intensity, slightly spiced: pairs well with  lamb, rabbit, red meat stews and  medium aged cheeses.


2016 Ottin
Petite Arvine

Valle d'Aosta
Aosta Valley, Italy
2017 Cantina Valle Isarco
Kerner

Alto Adige
2017 Erste + Neue
Kalterersee Classico Superiore
Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
2014 Malaspina
'Palikos' Rosso

Calabria IGT, Italy

Friday Nite Tasting featuring
'Stars of American Syrah'
Friday, February 15th
5:00-7:00 p.m.



Since 1980, Sean Thackrey has been producing wines that are extraordinary not only for great quality and complexity, but also because Sean utilizes unique wine-making techniques. The results are consistent, as evidenced by Sean’s continued support and enthusiasm from his peers and devoted customers. In his words: 'The 2015 ORION old vines is in my view, native California wine, born from a particular field, planted in 1905 to its own particular constellation of grapes. I have worked hard to reveal, rather than tame, its individuality. It is a wine of great character, intensely aromatic, with exceptional depth of color and richness of flavor. It will age better than most of us, or can be drunk with pleasure now, depending on your affection for your heirs'. 



2015 Sean Thackrey 'Orion'
CA Native Red Wine
St. Helena, Napa Valley
2015 Reynvaan Vineyards
'In the Hills' Estate Syrah
Walla Walla, Washington
2017 Bedrock Wine Co.
'Coast to Foothills' Syrah

California
2014 Result of A Crush
Syrah

Walla Walla, Washington

Weekend Tasting featuring
'President's Day Wines
for Less than a Jackson
'
Sat. & Sun., February 16th & 17th
2:00-5:00 p.m.


2017 Lord Sandwich Blanc is a blend of tank fermented Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc with a few barrels of our Dutton Ranch Chardonnay and a generous splash of refreshing Verdelho from the Contra Costa AVA. 'We put our heads together last harvest and planned to use the RRV Sauvignon Blanc as the base wine in this blend. As we began to spread the word to vintner friends, the Meeker family introduced us to a beautiful Verdelho wine. A juicy and bright wine with streaks of key-lime and passion fruit. After a few blending sessions in our cellar, the end result also included our 2016 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay...a couple of barrels that had been aging in neutral Burgundy oak for over a year. This addition added another magical layer to the Lord Sandwich Blanc.' 



2017 Lord Sandwich
'Blanc'

Sonoma County
2017 McKinlay
Pinot Noir

Willamette Valley
2017