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Seminar Wines SF 2015

Seminar 1: Vintage Variation and the Pursuit of Balance

An exploration of the profound challenge presented by vintage variation in the pursuit of balanced winemaking. The following wines will be poured:

Chanin “Bien Nacido” Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley 2010
Chanin “Bien Nacido” Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley 2011
Chanin “Bien Nacido” Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley 2012
Failla “Keefer Ranch” Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 2010
Failla “Keefer Ranch” Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 2011
Failla “Keefer Ranch” Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 2012
Hirsch “San Andreas Fault” Estate Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 2010
Hirsch “San Andreas Fault” Estate Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 2011
Hirsch “San Andreas Fault” Estate Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 2012

 
 

Seminar 2: Selling Balance: The Business of California Pinot Noir

We’ve enlisted an opinionated panel from multiple areas of the wine business who will offer their long-term perspective on the changing face of California pinot noir and its reception in the marketplace. The following wines will be poured:

Au Bon Climat “Isabelle” Pinot Noir, California 2012
Clendenen Family “The Pip” Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley 2012
Flowers “Sea View Ridge” Estate Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 2011
Folk Machine “Vecino Vineyard My Foot, Heavy on the Gas Pedal” Pinot Noir, Potter Valley 2013
Ghostwriter “Aptos Creek” Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains 2012
Peay Vineyards “Savoy” Estate Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 2013
Talley Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir, Arroyo Grande Valley 2004

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