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A special thanks to Napa Valley Vintners for hosting our VIP wine tasting! The VIP ticket holders had exclusive access to 90 minutes of Wine Tasting and Education on Napa Valley Wines from the four famous winemakers below!
Rosemary Cakebread is among the seasoned winemakers who have been instrumental in bringing Napa Valley Cabernet to prominence. After earning a degree in Viticulture and Enology from the University of California, Davis in 1979, she was introduced to Cabernet Sauvignon at the historic Inglenook...more
Michael Eddy, who grew up in Southern California, became fascinated by the process of transforming grapes into wine after brewing beer at home. “The complexity of wine has always intrigued me,” explains Michael. “The idea of navigating all of the steps it takes to bring out different flavors in...more
Sara Fowler joined Peju as the Winemaker in the summer of 2006, bringing a wealth of knowledge and creativity into the cellar. Sara's passion for Bordeaux varietals and knack for innovative blending make her the perfect fit to lead Peju's winemaking team.Sara cut her teeth in the wine industry...more
The ambassador of Long Meadow Ranch’s portfolio of family-run businesses, Chris is Executive Vice President - Long Meadow Ranch & Affiliates. Chris leads the sales, marketing and destination activities directed at achieving the family’s mission to produce and purvey world-class wine and food...more
2014 PEJU Rose' of Syrah
2014 Long Meadow Ranch Winery Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford, Napa Valley
2014 PEJU Chardonnay Napa Valley
2012 Louis M Martini Winery Cellar No. 254 Meritage Napa Valley
2013 Gallica Estate Vineyard Petite Sirah Napa Valley
2012 Long Meadow Ranch Winery E.J. Church Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
2012 Gallica Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville
2012 PEJU Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
2012 Louis Martini Winery Lot 1 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Course 1: Smoked Trout, Chickpea Purée, Poached Pears, and Almonds - Chef Andrew Curren, ELM Restaurant Group
Course 2: Braised Windy Hill Foods Goat, Polenta, and Roasted Sunchokes - Chef Andrew Curren, ELM Restaurant Group
Course 3: Antonelli's Cheese Selection - Cana de Oveja: pasteurized sheep's milk, Lorenzo Abellan, Murcia, Spain; Goat Gouda: pasteurized goat's milk and cream Central Coast Creamery, Paso Robles, California; Mycella Blue: pasteurized cow's milk Denmark's Tradition, Bornholm, Holland
A special thanks to Chef Andrew Curren of ELM Restaurant Group for creating our first two courses for the event. They were a hit!
2007 Ferrari Perle
2013 Chateau Paul Mas Blanc Belluguette
2012 Achaval Ferrer Quimera
2008 Arinzano La Casona
2014 Sérol “Eclat de granite” Côte Roannaise
2012 Elizabeth Spencer Cabernet Sauvignon
2015 A.A.Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc
2014 Weingut – Huber Terrassen Gruner Veltliner
2014 Domaine Laroche Chablis Saint Martin
Ryan is a Manager and Sommelier at Ruth Chris Steakhouse in Boise, Idaho. As a Certified Sommelier, he is studying for his Advanced Exam through the Court of Master Sommeliers, and is determined to give Idaho some street cred. He works diligently to help other Sommeliers learn their craft. When not...more
Nicolas Rossignol is one of the best examples of a new generation of Burgundy Winemakers whose great wines lie in the future rather than the past, entering the fray in 1994. Born in 1974, he represents the 5th generation of vine growers on the soils of Volnay. After completing his technical...more