Cambria Winery Tasting

Cambria Winery Tasting

Winery Wednesday features the wines of Cambria Winery.

“If these hills could talk, we’d hear about a long line of people thriving on and tending to this land. We are honored to continue the tradition."  Katie Jackson

With special guest: Tim Stornetta from Regal Wine Co.

Flight of 4 wines ~ $14..00. Your flight and event only bottle to go specials.

2015 Cambria, Clone 4 Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley, CA

Today’s Special Bottle To-Go Price: $28.99

 2015 Cambria, Viognier “Tepusquet Vineyard”, Santa Maria Valley, CA

Today’s Special Bottle To-Go Price: $23.99

 2014 Cambria, Clone 4 Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley, CA

Today’s Special Bottle To-Go Price: $33.99

2013 Cambria, Syrah “Tepusquet Vineyard”, Santa Maria Valley, CA

Today’s Special Bottle To-Go Price $26.99

ABOUT CAMBRIA WINERY - For 30 years, the Jackson family has sustainably farmed and passionately tended our remarkable Santa Maria estate. Barbara Banke and Jess Jackson’s daughters, Katie Jackson and Julia Jackson, grew up among these vines. Drawn to the grit and beauty of winemaking, Katie and Julia continue the family business. Together with Barbara Banke’s keen knowledge of the industry and incredible business sense, Katie’s passion for sustainability and the land, and Julia’s creative backbone and dedication to empowering communities, the women of Cambria shape who we are today.

Vineyard Family

The men and women of Cambria have over 200 years of experience cultivating this land and crafting our inspiring wines. For three decades, Cambria winemaker Denise Shurtleff has been honing her ability as a vine whisperer, creating Santa Maria Valley wines that showcase the nuance of the region. Matt Mahoney, Vineyard Manager and Patrick Huguenard, Vineyard Director are natives of this valley where they farmed the soil on family ranches from a young age. Now, along with the rest of the Cambria family, they oversee the care of the precious benchland and tend to the rows of grapes stretching across the plateau, warmed by the lingering afternoon sun.

Estate

Where the foothills rise up from the valley floor on the Santa Maria Bench sits Cambria Estate Winery. Family-owned, sustainably-farmed, and passionately tended by a team proud to be stewards of this remarkable property, each wine bearing the Cambria name is grown, produced and bottled on the estate

Winemaking & Viticulture

Diversity is essential to the complexity of our wines. Vineyard Managers Matt Mahoney and Pat Hugenard will be quick to tell you that wine is made in the vineyard, and the Cambria team is foremost a team of farmers, hands in the dirt. The grapes grown here are bursting with vibrant acidity and ripe fruit flavors. Winemaker Denise Shurtleff showcases their character through her unique winemaking style, letting the grapes tell Cambria’s story – the bench elevating the vines above the valley floor, the crushed seashells in the alluvial soils, the fog that creeps in off the ocean at night

Blind Wine Tasting

Blind Wine Tasting

Enriching you wine experience with Blind Tasting.

Today is designed to test the wine aficionados and for everyone who likes wine.

Evaluating, or judging, a wine is a fundamental part of "wine lore". Everyone does it, and at its simplest level the question asked is "Do I like this?" and then, "Why?" At more experienced levels, tasters try to specify what they like - is it the color, the aroma, the flavor? At competitive levels, tasters will assign points to these and other categories, and rank wines in comparison to one another. That's how medals and other prizes are awarded.

Not only is tasting wine blind a critical component of the Sommelier testing, it helps you become more conscious and aware of the richness of the wine.

You will be tested on 8 identifiers.  Here are hints to enhance your enjoyment of your Blind Tasting.

Look at the wine - write something down
Smell the wine - write something down
Taste the wine - write something down
Deduce

Your flight will include 4 pours - 2 reds and 2 whites. Get all the identifiers correctly and you win a bottle of wine!

Join in the monthly fun! Bring your friends, compared tasting notes and SAVOR Great Wine together.

Easton Wines

Easton Wines

Winery Wednesday Features

Easton Wines

Small Artisan Winery

With special guest: Jennifer Leslie from Chambers & Chambers       

Flight of 4 wines: $13.00

2016 Easton, Sauv Blanc “Monarch Mine Vyd”, Sierra Foothills, CA

Today’s Special Bottle To-Go Price: $20.99

 2009 Easton, Barbera “Cooper Ranch”, Shenandoah Valley, CA

Today’s Special Bottle To-Go Price: $26.99

 2011 Easton, Zinfandel “E”, Fiddletown, CA

Today’s Special Bottle To-Go Price: $23.99

2013 Easton, Cab Franc “Monarch Mine Vyd”, Sierra Foothills, CA

Today’s Special Bottle To-Go Price $22.99

Wednesday, Sept 13, 5:00 -8:00 PM

ABOUT TERRE ROUGE & EASTON WINES

TERRE ROUGE and EASTON Wines is located in California on the West Slope of the Sierra Nevada in Amador County's Shenandoah Valley. An artisan winery established in 1986 by winemaker Bill Easton and Jane O’Riordan, we make 30 different wines, most of them very small lots of 100-400 cases.

TERRE ROUGE means "Red Earth". This vermillion-colored soil is one of the hallmarks of our region. Our vineyards are in soils that are largely granite and volcanic-based. The TERRE ROUGE portfolio is composed of wines made from Rhône varietals grown in the rugged and varying terroirs of this region: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne. High elevation sites up to 3200’ contribute to the complexity of our wines.

Our winemaker, Bill Easton puts his family name, EASTON, on our non-Rhône varietals wines. The wines are crafted from varietals that have traditionally worked the best in Amador County and the Sierra Foothills: ancient and old-vine Zinfandel, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sauvignon Blanc. Under the Easton label we also bottle small selections of varietals new to the Sierra Foothills: Grenache Blanc, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc.

The style of our red wines emphasizes deep color, balanced flavors, full middle palate, and a long finish, with power and finesse. They gain complexity with age. Our whites are aromatic, flavorful with nice texture, and balanced with good acidity. They also show an amazing mineral sense that is derived from our stony mountain soils.

We make over thirty different wines, many of which are very small production (100-500 cases). Each is unique and site-specific with a sense of place (terroir) all of their own. Our goal for the last 25 years has always been to make the finest wines possible that can be placed on a table with the best wines of the world.

J. Lohr Vineyard Wine Dinner

J. Lohr Vineyard Wine Dinner

J. Lohr Vineyard Series Wine Dinner
Vineyard-driven. Passionately made.

TasteVin Wine Bar & Bistro is proud to offer a one-in-a-kind wine dinner in partnership with J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines. Limited in production and finessed with meticulously-executed artisan winemaking techniques, wines from J. Lohr Vineyards Series showcase the highest-caliber fruit from small vineyard enclaves nestled in the world-class winegrowing regions of Paso Robles, Monterey County’s Arroyo Seco, and St. Helena, Napa Valley. Executive Chef Cynthia Bloebaum has created a pairing menu that perfectly showcases these unique and beautiful limited production wines.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Welcome Reception between 6:30 and 7:00 pm
Dinner served at 7:00 pm

MENU
Four Course Dinner created by Executive Chef Cynthia Bloebaum

Amuse
2014 J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
Shots of Gold Tomato Gazpacho with green olive puree

First Course
2013 J. Lohr Arroyo Vista Seco Chardonnay
Baby Mixed Greens topped with avocado-crab salad and basil oil

Family Style Entree
2012 J. Lohr Highlands Bench Pinot Noir
Bowls of Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes with fresh horseradish
Bowls of Broccolini with roasted garlic jus
Platters of Tuna Confit with roasted red pepper aioli
Platters of Chef Cynthia’s Smoked Pork Tenderloin with cherry-fennel chutney

Dessert
2014 J. Lohr Late Harvest Riesling
Shortcake with roasted pineapple and passion fruit curd

Dinner with Wine Pairing $108.00 (tax and gratuity not included)

Reservations Required, (650) 486-1740 or On-Line
 

Cass Vineyard and WInery

Cass Vineyard and WInery

Winery Wednesday featuring

Cass Vineyard and Winery

With special guest: Stephanie Miller from Classic Wines

Flight of 4 wines: $15.00

 2016 Cass, Roussanne, Paso Robles, CA

Today’s Special Bottle To-Go Price: $24.99

 2016 Cass, Oasis Rose’, Paso Robles, CA

Today’s Special Bottle To-Go Price: $22.99

 2015 Cass, Grenache, Paso Robles, CA

Today’s Special Bottle To-Go Price: $30.99

2014 Cass, C.A.B Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendocino County, CA

Today’s Special Bottle To-Go Price $28.99

Wednesday, September 27,  5 -8:00 pm

ABOUT CASS VINEYARD AND WINERY - is located in the rolling, oak-studded hills between Paso Robles and Creston on California's beautiful Central Coast. This area that the vineyard calls home offers quiet serenity for the visitor and an ideal growing environment for wine grapes.

Sited due east of the “Templeton Gap”, we receive the evening's cooling breezes that the west side of Paso Robles is noted for. We also rest far enough from the coast to generate the heat needed to optimally ripen the Rhone varieties grown on our 145 acre estate vineyard. Visit us to experience the best of paso robles wineries.

Blind Wine Tasting

Blind Wine Tasting

Blind Wine Tasting

Today is designed to test the wine aficionados and for everyone who likes wine.

Evaluating, or judging, a wine is a fundamental part of "wine lore". Everyone does it, and at its simplest level the question asked is "Do I like this?" and then, "Why?" At more experienced levels, tasters try to specify what they like - is it the color, the aroma, the flavor? At competitive levels, tasters will assign points to these and other categories, and rank wines in comparison to one another. That's how medals and other prizes are awarded.

Not only is tasting wine blind a critical component of the Sommelier testing, it helps you become more conscious and aware of the richness of the wine.

You will be tested on 8 identifiers.  Here are hints to enhance your enjoyment of your Blind Tasting.

Look at the wine - write something down

Smell the wine - write something down

Taste the wine - write something down

Deduce

Your flight will include 4 pours - 2 reds and 2 whites. Get all the identifiers correctly and you win a bottle of wine!

Join in the monthly fun! Bring your friends, compared tasting notes and SAVOR Great Wine together.