- Visit (or call) St. Supery before July 6th and ask for their tasting 4-pack for only $79 ($59 for club members).
- On Saturday, July 11th from 9-11pm EST, log on to Twitter using your personal handle. Also log on to Twitter Taste Live in a separate browser. All of the content that people are submitting will be aggregated via this site.
- Tweet your own comments about the wines, or comment on what other people are saying by using hashtag #TTL.
June 29, 2009
- July 11, 4pm - 8pm, 4550 Silverado Trail - Calistoga
- July 18, 4pm-8pm, 1200 Duhig Rd., Napa/Carneos
Wine is indeed the nectar of the gods. It has the ability to transform an ordinary meal into something special, and an ordinary occasion into something more grandiose. And, if you’re lucky, sometimes the stars align. You find yourself in one of the rarest of moments… the perfect place, with the perfect person and the perfect bottle. These moments are few and far between - a wine bar while waiting for a return flight from a business trip (sounds silly, I know), a celebratory bottle of champagne for a major life step, and uncorking a 25-year old bottle at the birth of your new baby, just to name a few.
2005 Finca Abril Single Vineyard 1922 Malbec – Mendoza Argentina
Upon opening, I could tell this Malbec was going to be a special one. It boasted scents of blackberry, boysenberry and oak. It was big… and dark, and the tannins were firm. This wine had gorgeous scents of dark fruits. I could smell plum, blueberry and blackberry. And there were slight hints of graphite and vanilla which helped add to its complexity.
My Take: Outstanding
June 24, 2009
2009 JUSTIN Wine Society Gala
$15/person for Wine Society members, $25/person for Guests
The ISOSCELES Center and Wine Caves want you to join them for their Annual Wine Society Gala, where you can enjoy wine tasting, food from Restaurante Tacos Tenexpa, and live music from Roughhouse. This is a great opportunity to taste all current releases, plus new releases of 2007 – including SAVANT, Reserve and .
There will also be a Complimentary Barrel Fermentation Seminar, and ISOSCELES Reserve Certificate holders will enjoy a pre-release tasting of 2006 ISOSCELES Reserve personally offered by Deborah & Justin in the cave library!!!
Purchase General Admission Tickets online click here or call 805-238-6932 x132 .
June 14, 2009
If you want to put a little pucker to your lips, this New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc’s grapefruit and citrus flavor with lemon zest after bite will do the trick. Its slow legs imply its light on the sugar and its silvery color parlays to its simple, yet decadent characteristics.
Pairing? Since Sauvignon Blanc typically has a citrus undertone, it’s good to pair with foods of similar acidity. Try a Lemon Pepper Chicken with this bottle and you’ll see how well each item compliments each another.
June 1, 2009
If you’re looking for a fuller body, put a little south in your mouth. Elderton is one of Australia’s most notable, and for good reason. The E-Series '06 Shiraz Cab is a fuller bodied blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes which come from the Barossa region of Aussie Land. The wine is not only a rich color of purple, its rich in its properties. With hints of violet and cherry, this wine was also aged in American oak so don’t be surprised if you also get flavors of coconut and vanilla. At 14% alcohol, it’s pretty versatile, so pop it open during a BBQ!
Where to Buy: Sam’s Wine