Thursday, August 20
5 – 6:30 p.m.
(Members are welcome to bring up to three guests. Additional guests will be charged $10 per person and billed to the member account)
California Cult Classics
2012 Hartford Court Seascape Chardonnay
Shows keen acidity with Meyer lemon and exotic floral aromas, backed by subtle sea salt nuances. These complex aromatics are complemented by Mandarin orange flavors and a lingering finish of grilled pineapple, with underlying mineral flavors. This amazing wine is truly a unique expression of terroir along the western edge of Sonoma County.
2012 Stonestreet Upper Barn Chardonnay
Boasts remarkable intensity as well as lots of tropical fruit, a stony-like minerality, and a full-bodied, layered mouthfeel. This is a multi-dimensional, profound Alexander Valley Chardonnay.
2012 Hartford Court Far Coast Pinot Noir
Intense dark cherry, floral, and spicy incense aromas compliment dark cherry and jucy raspberry flavors in this single vineyard “true coastal” gem. Mineral, mocha, black cherry, and Asian spice nuances lead to fine grained and silky tannins on the finish, which lingers on the palate. This is a a great example of true Sonoma Coast ridge-top terroir.
2012 Wild Ridge Annapolis Pinot Noir
The 2012 Wild Ridge Pinot Noir balances the bright acidity and spicy notes considered classic in coastal Sonoma Pinots with rich texture and smooth tannins. Aromas of fresh blackberry, red plum and cedar are complemented by pomegranate, red plum, spice, orange zest and dark chocolate on the palate.
2010 Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Merlot
Layers of flavor composed of blackberry, black cherry, raspberry, dark plum, dark chocolate, and spices such as cinnamon, clove, and vanilla. Finish is smooth with integrated fruit – the velvety texture coupled with the richness of flavor provides a profile that delivers from initial sip, one that continues on the palate for a very long finish.
2008 Stonestreet Legacy Red Blend
Notes of blueberries, black currants and crushed rocks intertwined with toast and earth. Superb purity, silky tannins and a concentrated, intense mouthfeel. Drink well for two decades or more.
2010 Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Carbernet
Aromas of dark cherry, red plum, and blackberry are integrated with the spicy sweetness of oak, cedar, cinnamon, clove, and toast. With subtle sweet aroma of a humidor, this wine has an abundance of complex aromas and flavors. The body is full with a soft entry, coupled with dark cherry and berry flavors that develop from start to finish – full bodied, rich, and opulent.
2010 Mount Brave Mt. Veeder Cabernet
A full and rich texture that mingles with the aromas of violets and flavors of raspberries, blueberries, and a touch of vanilla. Combined with mountain tannins that are massaged into an approachable, mouth-filling crescendo, the finish culminates with notes of mountain shale. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025