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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 Donkey & Goat
'The Gallivanter' Red Blend

California
2016 Blacksmith
'C.L.R.T.' Cabernet Sauvignon 

Napa Valley
 
Weekend Tasting featuring
'The New CA in the Shop'
Sat. & Sun., February 9th & 10th
2:00-5:00 p.m.


Join us this weekend as we taste thru some new California selections including Marr Petite Sirah: Bob Marr founded Marr Cellars in 1997. In his first year, Bob produced a Sonoma Old Vine Zinfandel and a Rhone blend. He named this wine Cuvee Patrick after his son. Then in 2004, Bob produced Cuvee Selena, naming that wine for his daughter. Bob works in Sacramento and has a small winery in Woodland, just north of Davis, where he resides. Today, Marr Cellars averages from 800 to 1,000 cases of wine per year. We also have a light and lively selection of CA Sauvignon Blanc and the always delectable Bedrock Rose.



2017 Alma de Cattleya
Sauvignon Blanc
Sonoma
2018 Bedrock
Ode to Lulu Rose

California
2016 Halcon
Pinot Noir

Anderson Valley
2014 Marr
Petite Sirah

Tehama County
 
 
Friday Nite Tasting featuring
'Rachel Donnelly from Gabriella Wines'
Friday, February 8th
5:00-7:00 p.m.


Gabriella Fine Wines Importers describes themselves as follows: 'Our team as a group consists of various specimens which could be a subject of interest for anthropologists and psychologists alike. It is not uncommon on any given day to see us running down the stairs carrying bags yelling ‘I am late’, indeed, you make us run! In the midst of this structured madness, the level of dedication and professionalism remains paramount. We know that we have to provide an outstanding service in order to grow each individual relationship with our clients. Finally as a group we take this ‘on screen’ opportunity to thank you for your business, and wish you the very best.'


NV Jeeper Grande Reserve
Chardonnay Brut 
Champagne, France
NV Jeeper
Grand Rose Brut 

Champagne, France
2014 Chateau Moya
Merlot/Cabernet Sauv.
Bordeaux, France
 
 

Friday Nite Tasting featuring
'Noble Nebbiolo'
Friday, January 25th
5:00-7:00 p.m.


Nebbiolo, typically harvested in November and every inch a “cool climate” red: lithe, mineral, and fragrant as opposed to jammy and rich. Taste thru some elegant examples of this historic grape including the tiny-production Valtellina. Historically, most Valtellina wine was sold in Switzerland, but, as with some of the Alpine Nebbioli of Northern Piedmont (‘alto Piemonte’ appellations such as Gattinara), the wines offer a gentler take on Nebbiolo. Even wines from Sassella, considered the source of the most structured wines, are not powerhouses—they sidle up to you and seduce you rather than bowl you over.


2016 Bricco Maiolica
Nebbiolo Langhe

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

Lombardy, Italy
2015 De Forville 'Loreto'
Barbaresco DOCG

Piedmont, Italy
2013 Silvio Grasso 'Turné'
Barolo DOCG

Piedmont, Italy
 

Weekend Tasting featuring
'SXSW France'
Sat. & Sun., January 26th & 27th
2:00-5:00 p.m.


Come frolic with us this weekend as we taste thru some light and lovely French selections including Domaine IIarria. Irouleguy is in the Basque country of southwest France, and Domaine Ilarria, run by Peio Espil, is one of just a few independent producers there. After working at wineries in Sauternes and Jurançon, Espil came home and worked alongside his father before eventually taking over the family estate. The red is a blend of Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. We have also included a must for your year-round consumption (Rose ALL year), the classic Bandol Rose. 



2016 Chateau la Canorgue
'Canorgue' Viognier 

IGP Mediterranee, France
2017 Domaine de la Bastide Blanche
Bandol Rose 

Provence, France
2015 Domaine Ilarria
Red Blend

Irouleguy, France
2013 Les Vignobles Gueissard
'Cuvée G' Bandol Rouge

Provence, France
 

Friday Nite Tasting featuring
'Stetson Robbins of
Black Lamb Wine'

Friday, January 18th
5:00-7:00 p.m.


The name Black Lamb is an homage to Rebecca West’s “Black Lamb and Grey Falcon – A Journey Through Yugoslavia”. This personal travelogue is an exploration and bold analysis of cultures from an outsider’s perspective. With it she acted as interpreter and champion of peoples and places her Western audience knew little about. Black Lamb Wine too are interpreters and champions. Importers and agent of deliciously unexpected wines: join us Friday as we taste through this excitingly unexpected lineup.


2015 Stemberger 
Zelen
Slovenia
2014 Kabaj 'Rebula' 
Ribolla
Slovenia
2016 Zaro
Refosk
Slovenia
2012 Kabaj
Merlot

Slovenia
2015 Tchotiashvili
Saperavi Dry Red Qvevri Wine

Georgia
 

Weekend Tasting featuring
'Globetrotting Syrah'

Sat. & Sun., January 19th & 20th
2:00-5:00 p.m.


Join us this weekend to experience the world of Syrah-including one of our CA favorites, Baker Lane. Baker Lane Vineyards produces cool-climate, organically farmed Syrah, Pinot Noir, & Viognier from their home and farm in Sebastopol, CA. Nestled in a modest but beautifully situated hidden valley west of the town of Sebastopol. The proximity to the Pacific Ocean offers cool, daily maritime breezes that provide optimal conditions for Syrah and Viognier.



2014Baker Lane
Syrah 

Sonoma Coast
2016B Minor
Shiraz

Australia 
2014 Kloof Street
Syrah

South Africa
2016 Laurent Combier
Syrah

Crozes Hermitage, France
 

Friday Nite Tasting featuring
'Italian Tongue Twisters '
Friday, January 4th
5:00-7:00 p.m.



As confusing and hard to grasp as all wine regions are in one way or another, one wine-making country claims the distinction as the greatest wine region that the fewest people know much about: Italy. Within its 20 major sub-districts are literally hundreds of different grape varieties, most of which make stellar, exciting wines. But only a tiny cluster of them are seen as excellent by most of the world’s wine press-however Italy offers a vast selection of delectable wines.


2017 Terredora di Paolo
Falanghina Irpinia
,
Campania, Italy
2017 Primosic
Ribolla di Oslavia

Riserva Collio,
Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
2017 Luca Brunelli
'Poggio Apricale' Rosso

Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy
2016 Foradori Teroldego
Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT,
Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
 

Weekend Tasting featuring
'Wallet Friendly Wines'

Sat. & Sun., January 5th & 6th
2:00-5:00 p.m.


Looking for some wallet friendly wine selections post-holiday season? We have some wonderful selections including the 2018 Brick & Mortar Nouveau. Comprised of 100% Certified Organic Pinot Meunier from Block House Vineyard in Yountville. Produced by way of a ten day carbonic maceration, this wine has a vivacious intensity on the nose and lively fresh palate: juicy peppered strawberry, ripe plum, and fresh violet, overlaid with notes of bay laurel, juniper and lavender.


2015 Dancing Crow Vineyards
Sauvignon Blanc

Lake County
2014 Timbre Winery
Chardonnay

Santa Barbara
2018 Brick & Mortar
Pinot Meunier Nouveau

Napa Valley
2015 High Valley Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon

Lake County
 
Friday Nite Tasting featuring
'A Sparkling Finale'

Friday, December 28th
5:00-7:00 p.m.


Saturday and Sunday 
December 29th and 30th
2:00-5:00 p.m. 

End your year on a positive note by joining us for a sparkling finale to 2018. Let's send this year off right and get 2019 off to a bubbly start with this flight of sparkling wines from diverse regions. They are all of great quality and represent outstanding value in their respective categories. 
Please note that we will be tasting the same flight all three days. 


2015 Conceito Vinho Espumante
Brut Nature Metodo Tradicional

NV Wine on Piedmont
North Coast Brut
 
NV J-M Seleque Solessence Brut 
7 Villages

2015 Raventos i Blanc 
de Nit Brut Rosé
 

Friday Nite Tasting featuring
'California Gifting'

Friday, December 21st
5:00-7:00 p.m.
 

Looking for the perfect last minute wines for gifts, dinner, or just drinking through your impending family visits? Please join us Friday evening as we taste thru some classic selections featuring some of CA's most esteemed grapes. Happy Holidays!


2016 Bedrock
'Chuy Chardonnay'
Sonoma County
2015 Tessier
Pinot Noir
Santa Cruz Mountains 
2016 Robert Biale Vineyards
'Black Chicken' Zinfandel
Napa Valley
2014 Cote West
Cabernet Sauvignon
Coombsville, Napa Valley
 

Friday Nite Tasting featuring
'Champagne with
Julie Tesar of Skurnik'

Friday, December 14th
5:00-7:00 p.m.
 

Skurnik Wines and Spirits is an importer and distributor of fine wines and spirits headquartered in the heart of New York City. They taste, select and offer for sale (to the trade only) a high quality, diversified portfolio of wines and spirits from around the world. The company began with just a handful of relatively unknown estates in 1987 and has since grown to represent over 500 estates.


Geoffroy
Rose de Saignee Bru
t
Champagne
Doyard
Cuvee Vendemiaire 1er Cru
Blanc de Blancs Brut

Champagne 
Mousse Fils
L’Or d’Eugene‘
Perpetuelle Blanc de Noir

Champagne
Gaston Chiquet
Brut ‘Tradition’

Champagne
 

Weekend Tasting
  'French Vacances'

Sat./Sun., Dec. 15th & 16th
 2:00-5:00 p.m.
 


If you cannot quite make it to France for the upcoming holidays, we have effortlessly brought France to you. Step away for a moment this weekend from the holiday bustle to taste through this elegant selection of French wines. Perfect to accommodate any holiday feast, or just kicking back and taking a much needed netflix break. You will definitely want to stock up on a few of these beauties. 
 
 

Friday Nite Tasting featuring
'Tis the Riesling for the Season'

Friday, December 7th
5:00-7:00 p.m.
 

Riesling: the aromatic, deliciously refreshing wine that tastes like the nectar of apples, apricots, peaches and pears and comes in the tall slender glass bottle. Usually crisp, due to its high levels of acidity, Riesling is known for its strong floral aromas.

The common assumption is that all Rieslings are very sweet, and while most Rieslings have at least a touch of sweetness, many Rieslings can be very dry as well. Grosses Gewachs wines, for example, must always be dry.


2017 Weingut Alfred Merkelbach
Urziger Wurzgarten
Riesling Auslese

Mosel, Germany
2017 Weingut Carl Loewen
Longuicher Herrenberg
Riesling Kabinett 

Mosel, Germany
2016 Hofgut Falkenstein 
Niedermenniger Herrenberg 
Riesling Spätlese Feinherb 
Mosel, Germany
2009 Weingut Karthauserhof
Eitelsbacher Karthauserhofberg
Riesling Grosses Gewachs Trocken
 
Mosel, Germany
 

Weekend Tasting
  'California Love Take II'

Sat./Sun., Dec. 8th & 9th
 2:00-5:00 p.m.
 

The Split Rock Cabernet Sauvignon, which comes from the Sonoma side of the Mayacamas Mountains, has a dense ruby/purple color, loads of mineral-laced blackcurrant and plum-like fruit, medium to full body, sweet tannin, and a lush, heady finish. 
Gianquinto Vineyard has striking red clay and Goldridge loam soils. When this fruit is ready to be harvested, it has mature fruit flavors yet fully-intact acidity. On the nose, the Cote West Sauvignon Blanc offers lime, passion fruit, honeysuckle, and floral notes. 


2017 Cote West
Sauvignon Blanc

Russian River Valley


2016 Jeriko Estates
Chardonnay

Upper Russian River 


2013 Wenzlau Vineyard
'The Drawing Board' Pinot Noir

Santa Rita Hills, Santa Barbara


2013 Split Rock
Viluko Vineyards
Cabernet Sauvignon

Sonoma County

 

Friday Nite Tasting featuring
'2016 Vintage Ports w/ Barclay Webster of Premium Port Wines'

Friday, November 30th
5:00-7:00 p.m.
 

Premium Port Wines is the North American importer for the Symington Family Estates of Portugal and the only specialized importer of Port, Madeira and Douro DOC wines. Join us Friday evening as we taste through a premium and exclusive selection of 2016 Port Wine selections.



2016 Graham’s


2016 Dow’s


2016 Quinta do Vesuvio


2016 Cockburn’s 


2016 Quinta do Vesuvio “Capela”

 

Weekend Tasting
  'California Love'

Sat./Sun., Dec. 1st & 2nd
 2:00-5:00 p.m.
 

We in California are truly fortunate to have access to some of the most amazing wine & culinary in the world. Come support our beautiful state, and take home some of these food friendly beauties for the holidays. No judgement on whether you decide to share. 


 

Friday Nite Tasting featuring
'Failla and Day with Sarah Cleveland'

Friday, November 23rd
5:00-7:00 p.m.
 

While the history of Failla (pronounced FAY-LA) is short, it is not without its complexities.  Their first vintage release was as Failla-Jordan in 1998; the label taking its name from winemaker Ehren Jordan and fellow debtor Anne-Marie Failla.  That year, Failla's first release of Alban Vineyard Viognier (Edna Valley) and Que Syrah Syrah (Sonoma Coast) coincided with planting the first blocks at our Estate Vineyard in Cazadero. The first Estate releases would be several years away.
Day is the new Zinfandel project of Ehren Jordan, the mastermind behind such amazing labels as Turley, Neyers, and Failla.  When he purchased a St. Helena property back in 2004, he knew he wanted to plant grapes on the hillside that at the time contained an apple orchard.  After a few years of pondering, he decided that the locale was ideal for one of his early loves in the vine world - Zinfandel.  Four acres are currently planted, with the original vines hitting the dirt in 2011.



2016 Failla
Chardonnay
Sonoma Coast
2017 Failla
Pinot Noir
Sonoma Coast
2017 Failla
Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley
2016 Day
Zinfandel
Sonoma County
2016 Day
Grist Vineyard Zinfandel
Dry Creek Valley
 
Weekend Tasting
  'Holiday Sparkles'

Sat./Sun., Nov. 24th & 25th
 2:00-5:00 p.m.
 

While we would never frown upon sparkling wine anytime of the year, there is no doubt that the Holiday season is the most classic opportunity to indulge in even more bubbly than usual. But with all the domestic, French, Italian, and Spanish bubbly that’s out there today – how do you know what to serve and sip throughout the Holidays? Don’t worry, we’ve taken on the grueling task of tasting through a large number of sparklers to ensure that you cannot go wrong: 
François Montand delivers a refreshingly affordable, sparkling French delight. Serve the François Montand Brut Rosé as an aperitif, with a truffle risotto, light pasta salad, or as a dessert wine.
Mercat  Cava bursts with rich pear, green apple and hints of cream. On the palate the wine shows great finesse and balance with notes of papaya and pear rounded out with hints of hazelnuts, finishing with crisp acidity and freshness.



Francois Montand
Brut Rosé
Jura, France
Blancher
Reserva Rosat Brut Cava
Catalonia, Spain

Mercat
Cava Brut Nature
Barcelona, Spain
2015 Handley
Estate Blanc de Blancs
Anderson Valley


Friday Nite Tasting featuring
'Chris Deitch of Revel Wine'

Friday, November 16th
5:00-7:00 p.m.
 

Revel Wine was started in 2006 by Matthew Plympton. At this point Matthew had been working with WineWise, the Terry Theise Selections distributor in California for three years, as well as a small broker start up of California wine called Stern Wines. Stern called it quits in the Spring of 2006 and several of the producers that Matthew had been working with asked if he would continue on representing them. In early 2008 Matthew and his partner Tom relaunched Revel Wine with the ideology they have today: to represent a new generation of farmers and cider makers, winegrowers and winemakers, many of whom work with natural, organic or biodynamic practices in their vineyards and farms, and rely on spontaneous fermentations with wild yeasts. 


2016 Brooks
Riesling

Willamette Valley, Oregon
2014 Johan Vineyards
'Drueskall' Pinot Gris

Willamette Valley, Oregon
2015 Johan Vineyards
Estate Pinot Noir

Willamette Valley, Oregon
2016 Patricia Green Cellars
'Freedom Hill Vineyard' Pinot Noir

Willamette Valley, Oregon
 
Weekend Tasting
  'Thanksgiving Appropriate'

Sat./Sun., Nov. 17th & 18th
 2:00-5:00 p.m.
 

"What are the best Thanksgiving wines?" It's a question we get asked a lot. The great thing is that there's no one perfect wine -- there are lots of picks that will do the job, but pairing a wine with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and more is no easy task either. In this tasting, we gather some of our favorite fail-safe Thanksgiving wines. Everything from the obvious (Pinot Noir) to the not so obvious (Old Vine Zinfandel). From reds to whites to rosés to sparkling wines to even a few dessert wines, we are here to guide you on your quest of wines that should be gracing your table this Thanksgiving. Do not hesitate to ask for assistance if you are looking for some possible unconventional pairings too, we have got you covered!



2017 Ponzi Vineyards
Pinot Gris

Willamette Valley, Oregon
2017 Cote West
Rose of Counoise

'Mounts Vineyard', Dry Creek Valley

2013 Barnista
Pinot Noir

Anderson Valley
2016 J. Rickards Winery
Estate Old Vine Zinfandel

Alexander Valley, Sonoma
 

Friday Nite Tasting featuring
'CA Dreaming'

Friday, November 9th
5:00-7:00 p.m.
 

Today, over 2,000 different wineries are producing wine in California. With numerous single vineyard wines and different varieties, believe it or not, this means that there are now more than 60,000 different wines being produced in California. California wine remains the most popular wine region for Americans. Close to 65% of all wine consumed in the United States are from California. 


2014 Elyse 'L'Ingenue' 
White Rhone Blend
Naggiar Vineyard, Sierra Foothills
2017 Horse & Plow
Rose

North Coast, CA
2012 Ryan Cochrane
Fiddlestix Vineyard Pinot Noir

Sta. Rita Hills, CA
2016Carol Shelton 'Pizzaz Zin'
Old Vine Zinfandel
Piazza Ranch, Lodi
 
Weekend Tasting
  'Flight of the Frenchies '

Sat./Sun., Nov. 10th & 11th
 2:00-5:00 p.m.
 

France is currently the second-largest wine-producing country on Earth (after Italy), creating more than six billion bottles, on average, each year. The relatively unprestigious Languedoc-Roussillon pumps out the biggest quantities, mostly for domestic consumption, but map out the regions by reputation and suddenly (and arguably) Bordeaux moves up to No. 1, followed by Burgundy. 
 

Friday Nite Tasting featuring
'Marc West-Teixeira of Teixeira Wine'

Friday, October 12th
5:00-7:00 p.m.
 

Teixeira Wine Group has over twenty years of experience working with estate-grown wines and champagnes of almost every imaginable style and variety. What unites their wines is a dedication to independent wine making, a love of the art, respect for the fruit and earth and wines with quality you can count on. They are importers and distributors of estate-grown wines from around the world with a focus on producers from Europe. Their portfolio is built around wines from independent growers and producers who are inspired by tradition, have great respect for place and are driven by aspirations of being the next generation of leaders in wine.


2015 Conceito Método Tradicional
Grüner Veltliner Brut Nature
Douro, Portugal
2016Conceito
'Contraste' White Wine

Douro, Portugal
2015 Conceito
'Contraste' Red Wine 

Douro, Portugal
2016 Conceito
'Legitimo' Red Blend

Douro, Portugal
 
Weekend Tasting
  'Dessert in a Glass'

Sat./Sun., Oct. 13th & 14th
 2:00-5:00 p.m.
 

Every year around this time, late-harvest, fortified, and other sweet wines experience their annual uptick in attention. No wonder: They pair perfectly with the traditional foods of the season, and they work brilliantly as stand-ins for dessert: If you can’t manage to eat any more food after the massive holiday meal but still want something sweet to end it with, a glass of wine higher in alcohol (good for digestion) and sugar (good for the soul) is a smart choice. Fortunately for consumers, there is a vast selection of these wines to choose from, produced around the world, and at price points ranging from affordable to special-occasion-worthy.
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