It was a nice and sunny (73 degree) day in the city-by-the-bay. At 8 AM I had decanted all the wines, and at 11 AM I decanted them back into the bottles so they would be ready for the 1 PM “show down”, and what a real showdown it was.
A nice crowd gathered in our tasting room, some flew in from Washington State, some drove 120 miles, and many from within the city and Bay Area. I greeted the crowd with some Lucy Rose (made by Jeff Pisoni), and a selection of artisanal cheeses from my favorite San Francisco cheese monger (Canyon Market).
Everyone enjoyed the wines. Not one wine disappointed.
We tasted the following wines:
1. KAPCSANDY 2013 ROBERTA’S RESERVE – 100 POINTS
2. VERITE 2014 LA MUSE – 100 POINTS ROBERT PARKER
3. BEVAN 2015 “SUGARLOAF” PROPRIETARY RED, NAPA (100 POINTS) – tied Winner of the event!
4. Harlan 2011 Estate Cabernet Blend 95 Points SOLD OUT
5. COLGIN 2014 IX ESTATE PROPRIETARY RED, NAPA VALLEY – 98 POINTS ROBERT PARKER
6. Our “brown bag” wine, and tied “Winner” of the event – REWA 2015 CABERNET SAUVIGNON “ESTATE” COOMBSVILLE, NAPA VALLEY
A few comments I received, Kapscandy and Verite reminded them of some Right Bank Bordeaux.
Colgin’ nose reminded someone of corn chowder…..
Harlan, even “the much hated” 2011 vintage was phenomenal
For those who missed the tasting, there is always next time! I have a feeling I will have to rent a larger venue for this event as we had a full house.
Your humble host,
P.S. Mark May 5 on your calendar. We will be hosting our “West Coast” tasting from 5-9 PM (venue will be announced shortly). You’ll have a chance to meet 20+ winemakers and winery owners, and taste 40+ new releases!
Confirmed so far : Coho, Teeter-Totter, Sans Liege, Seabiscuit, Paul Lato, Rewa, Wolf Family, MC4, Bevan, Paloma, Luli, Lucia, Bench, Solitude, Pisoni, Monthuys Champagne, and more to come!
This event is our “good cause of the year tasting”. All proceeds will go towards Waldorf High School’s “Home Court Campaign”
We are in the very last fundraising stretch to cover the 8 Million investment of the new Center for Athletics and Community after momentum for the project grew through the year. The sustainable showcase facility, located on the high school campus, will serve as a home court for athletics and an all-school center for lectures, events, and performances.
The project is designed by alumni parent David Bushnell and his team at 450 Architects. Bushnell also designed the high school renovation, the first school in San Francisco to be awarded LEED-Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, and the plans continue to reflect the school’s ethic of sustainability by including a living wall, a cistern system for rain gathering, and Zero Net Energy through solar, natural light, and high efficiency energy systems.