This past Thursday we hosted our first wine tasting event since 2020 at Chase's La Verne, and with over 60 people in attendance it was quite a turnout. With flowing pours of 9 different wines selected by Sommelier Blake Leland, there was a wine for every palate. Appetizers included artisan cheese platter and wagyu beef mushrooms were ideally paired with the wines.
Incase you missed our event, sign up for our newsletter to get notified on future tastings. The incredible line up featured all family estate producers and boutique wineries from around the world. Many were sustainable and organic.
Dumenil by Jany Poret Champagne started off the night with bubbles from France. A direct import exclusive from Bottle Shop, this was a crowd favorite. This Champagne comes from 5th generation grower/estate Champagne producer Frederique Poret.
Clos des Lune "Lune d'Argent" Bordeaux White is another stunner and direct import from France. Blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillion, aged in concrete tank, this wine is balanced with full citrus notes and complexity which went well with the cheese platter.
Groundwork Frizzante Muscat is our sweet wild child of the night. Unexpectedly delicious and fruit forward with a slight fizz. A perfect wine for a warm day or evening.
Melville Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir is made from 100% Pinot Noir from Melville's estate, only 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Tucked away in the Los Alamos Valley, this wine is made from Pommard, Swan, Mt. Eden Pinot Noir clones just to name a few. Silky, delicate and age-worthy, it was the perfect red to start the evening.
Chateau Ripeau Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe comes from highly ranked village of the Right Bank of Bordeaux. Aged in 100% new oak with traditional Bordeaux varietals, this one is the deal of the night and worth aging.
Celler Cecilio Blake Slate Priorat comes from organic old bush vine Garnacha from the Catalonian region just south of Barcelona. With black- raspberries, violets, garrigue, chalky minerality, and hints of rose petal all emerge from the glass, medium to full-bodied and elegantly textured, with ultra-fine tannins and a gorgeous finish.
Domaine La Croix Minervois was the star of the night with it's Syrah dominate blend from the south of France. As usual, it’s fruit-forward, delivering oodles of raspberries and black cherries, tinged with hints of garrigue and black olives.
Chateau La Martine Cuvee Particuliere Cahors is the original Malbec from France. Guests had a chance to try Malbec from the old world where it came from. 97 points Decanter.
Amici Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a family-owned winery just outside of Calistoga. Full-bodied and jam-packed with ripe black and blue fruit, it has a soft texture and perfumed finish. This wine received 94 points Robert Parker and was one of the best seller of the night.