Tasting with Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants
December 14th, Thursday, From 5 pm – 7 pm
Wines: Piancornello Brunello di Montalcino, Tobreck Barossa Valley Woodcutter’s Shiraz, and Chateau Argandens Bordeaux Superieur.
Tasting with Henry Wine Group
December 20th, Wednesday, From 5 pm to 7 pm
Wines: Head High Pinot, Andrew Murray Syrah, Faire Le Fete Rose, and Cranberry Liqueur.
Tasting with Edna Valley Vineyard
December 21st, Thursday, From 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Wines: Chardonnay, Cabernet, and Pinot Noir.
Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants, Henry Wine Group and Edna Valley Vineyard will be providing samples of a wide variety of their wines! These wine tasting events are FREE. No RSVP required; just walk-in. Learn more about a few of the wines being sampled below:
Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants
Piancornello Brunello di Montalcino – This wine has won many prizes: the 2001 vintage was awarded Double Gold from the San Francisco International Wine Competition, and the 2007 vintage was awarded Silver from the International Wine & Spirit Competition. Above average in popularity among wines from this region.
Tobreck Barossa Valley Woodcutter’s Shiraz – The name Woodcutter’s stems from when Torbreck founder David Powell spent several years working in the Scottish Highlands as a lumberjack or woodcutter in the Torbreck forest. Like all Torbreck wines it’s sourced from hand harvested and hand tended, low yielding vines. It is then open fermented and gently basket pressed, and aged one fine lees for 12 months in large format seasoned barrels and foudres. Although this wine is constantly praised for being succulent and rich – perhaps the best feature of this wine is it’s complexity and texture which are rarely found at this price.
Chateau Argandens Bordeaux Superieur – Since acquiring Château Argadens, the Sichel family has put in place a vast renovation program, with the aim of making the wine a benchmark within the Bordeaux category. After 12 months in oak barrels, Argadens red is thoroughly modern Bordeaux with lots of concentrated fruit and an attractive, supple balance. Not surprisingly, it gets consistently high marks in tastings and competitions. Château Argadens also makes a white wine.
About Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchant:
They are an importer and distributor of fine wines, with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, & Hawaii. They offer an outstanding portfolio of both domestic and import wines from around the world (to trade only). They are now celebrating their 40th year in business, Chambers & Chambers began with just a handful of estates in 1972 and has since grown to represent over 200. Their mission statement remains simple: represent family owned and operated wineries of exceptional quality, have passionate, knowledgeable representatives selling their portfolio, and provide great customer service.
Henry Wine Group
Head High Pinot – Head High’s Pinot Noir is a blend from several vineyards throughout the Sonoma Coast, including Durell Vineyard, Wildcat Vineyard, and the Sangiacomo family. Thanks to ideal harvest conditions during 2013, this unique vintage is rich, sinewy, and packed with energy. This wine is characterized by grace, depth, flavor intensity, and balance. After a four-day cold soak, the individual vineyard-lots were blended early to present a true picture of the breadth of Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. After a day spent exploring the world, a glass of Head High Pinot Noir feels like home.
Andrew Murray Syrah – They strive to craft a quintessentially Santa Ynez Valley Syrah, where they have the ability to show both the cool and warm climate characteristics of Syrah.
Faire Le Fete Rose – Coral in color with aromas of white cherry and just-ripened wild strawberries. Fresh citrus acidity is balanced by minerality and a brioche and shortcake finish.
About Henry Wine Group:
Henry Wine Group are passionate about wines and spirits. They are always searching for wines and spirits that are authentic and interesting, and that express their distinct regions. It’s the unending enthusiasm for discovery and for the talented work of their winemakers and distillers that drives them every day.
The business of wine and spirits is ultimately about people. They value long-term relationships and are honored to have worked with some producers, customers and colleagues for decades. Their ultimate goal is to deliver exceptional products and service, foster a relationship-based approach to everything they do, and connect with people to enjoy what’s both in and behind the bottle.
Edna Valley Vineyard
Chardonnay – Edna Valley Vineyard Chardonnay is bright and delightful with aromas of crisp green apple and hints of lemon zest. On the palate, layers of white peach and hints of apricot seamlessly blend with notes of baked apple and subtle hints of oak. A vibrant acidity and supple, generous mouthfeel create a perfectly balanced expression of Chardonnay.
Cabernet – The Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon is made in a classic California style with ripe dark fruit flavors complemented by hints of dusty vanilla, leather, anise and cocoa powder. Firm acidity and fine tannins give this wine structure that evolves over the lingering finish. They return to Paso Robles year after year to source their California Cabernet grapes for their long history of producing deeply concentrated yet balanced wines.
Pinot Noir – Edna Valley Vineyard Central Coast Pinot Noir wine offers a taste that is both rich in style and light on the palate. Nuances of rose petal and black cherry set the stage for this Pinot, leading to flavors of fresh baked blackberry pie and a silky mouthfeel. A mouthwatering acidity and long finish make this medium-bodied red wine a great pairing with a variety of dishes.
About Edna Valley Vineyard:
Nestled halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Edna Valley Vineyard is the jewel of California’s Central Coast. Just five miles from the Pacific Ocean, constant refreshing breezes and warm sunshine create the longest growing season in California. For more than three decades, Edna Valley Vineyard has been dedicated to producing a grape that grows best in this long, cool growing season: Chardonnay. Today, Edna Valley Vineyard offers a portfolio of balanced, food-friendly wines. Enjoy a taste of Edna Valley Vineyard wines!