May 26, 2012 / 1:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Newport Beach Winery
2128 Mesa Drive Newport Beach , CA 92660
May 26, 2012 / 8:00 PM – 10:15 PM
Downtown LOFT 218
530 Molino Street #218 Los Angeles, CA 90013
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Here is the list of wines you can taste at the event!
06 – RP 95 points / WS 91 points – $1,000
Winemaker: Nick Gislason
Screaming Eagle is considered to be the king of CULT wine. The winery produces limited amounts of varietal wine; due to the small quantities produced the price are usually very high over $1,500+. The winery is located in Oakville, California, north of the town of Napa in the Napa Valley.
08 – RP 93+ points / WS 96 points – $400
Winemaker: Celia Welch
Scarecrow, historically the J.J. Cohn Estate, is a California wine producer. The estate is located in Rutherford, CA, within the Rutherford AVA in the Napa Valley AVA. Also known as a very expensive wine, and at the February 2011 Premiere Napa Valley auction, a lot of five cases of Scarecrow Wine was sold for $125,000, breaking previous PNV records. The winery also produces second label called M Etain.
09 – RP 96 points – $600
05 – RP 92 points – $600
Winemaker: Helen Keplinger
Bryant Family Vineyard is located in Napa Valley and its Cabernet Sauvignon is from our 13-acre estate vineyard atop Pritchard Hill. They also have a second label Bettina.
02- RP 100 points / WS 99 points – $1,000
Winemakers: Bob Levy, Cory Empting
Harlan Estate is a California wine estate producing Bordeaux style blends. The estate is located on the west hills of Oakville, California within the Oakville AVA, in the Napa Valley AVA zone. Harlan Estate has been described as “the ultimate cult winery”, with its limited availability, prices and status akin to those of Screaming Eagle. In addition to the estate wine, there is produced a second wine named The Maiden.
05 ARK – RP 98 points – $300
Winemaker: Philippe Melka
One of California’s (perhaps the world’s) most flamboyant, talented, contrarian wine producers is Napa Valley’s Jayson Woodbridge, the owner of Hundred Acre winery. Woodbridge has been running in high gear since his debut 2000. The winery produces highly “ultra small lots” wines.
08 “THE OLIGARCH” – $100
Winemake: Aaron Pott
Pott Wine is a boutique winery owned by the Napa winemaker Aaron Pott. He owns a tiny vineyard on Mt. Veeder (1/3 of an acre) and focuses on hand crafted wines, with respect to the vineyard site. His premium Cabernet Sauvignon wines are produced in extremely small quantities.
07 – RP 92 points – $150
97 – RP 90 points / WS 93 points – $250
Winemaker: Christian Moueix
Dominus Estate, is a California wine estate producing Bordeaux style blends, owned by Christian Moueix, who in the past worked for several estates in Saint-Emilion and Pomerol including Chateau Petrus. The winery is located in Yountville within the Napa Valley AVA. The winery is known for high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon that demonstrates the potential of a wine produced on exceptional terroir.
07 LES PAVOTS – RP 97 points – $200
97 LES PAVOTS – RP 96 points – $300
Winemaker: Nicolas Morlet
In 1982 Sir Peter Michael established the Peter Michael winery on a square mile of rocky volcanic ridges that form the western face of Mount St. Helena in Sonoma County. The winery is known for highly sought-after producer of fine Chardonnays and Les Pavots proprietary Bordeaux style red wine.
CAYMUS SPECIAL SELECT
09 – RP 93 points – $100
Winemaker: Charles F. Wagner
Caymus Vineyards is a family owned winery based in Napa Valley. The winery produces two Cabernets Sauvignons – a “Napa Valley” and the venerable “Special Selection”. Caymus Special Selection is the flagship wine of the Wagner family and is comprised of the very best barrels of the vintage.
08 – $150
Winemaker: Linda Neal, David DeSante
Tierra Roja Vineyard is in the Oakville Appellation of the Napa Valley, California. The vineyard is named for the rich red soil that gives the red wines from this region their intense flavor. From its inaugural 2004 vintage, Tierra Roja Cabernet Sauvignon is made exclusively from the grapes of the vineyard located in Oakville.
09 “PARAMOUR” – $150
Winemaker: Aaron Pott
Since 1999, the Blackbird Vineyard (a former a walnut orchard first planted with 5,717 Merlot vines in 1997), quietly provided fruit to many of Napa’s finest winemakers, for whom it yielded astonishing comments from Napa Valley veterans and noteworthy editorialists. Purchased by Michael Polenske in 2003, Blackbird Vineyards is now an ultra premium label in its own right. Fittingly, the word ‘Merlot’ is French patois for ‘little blackbird.’
06 ISOSCELES – $70
Winemaker: Fred Holloway, Scott Shirley JUSTIN Winery is a family owned and operated winery making estate grown and produced wines. The property was founded in 1981 by Justin Baldwin when he planted the 160 acre property to the major Bordeaux varietals and created their Estate vineyard. The winery is located in the Paso Robles appellation of California’s Central Coast.
*The above information is based on each winery website, Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator, and Wikipedia.