August 18 & 19, 11am-4:00pm
Patriarche Vertical Tasting
Come taste eight vintages of the Patriarche starting with the 2002 and ending with the 2016.
This is the only time of the year to sample all vintages and your last chance to buy the 2016 vintage at the discounted futures price!
Appetizers will be provided.
FREE to club members, $5 per person for the general public
No reservations or advance tickets required.
The Patriarche is a blend of only the highest quality estate Rhone wines of the vintage. The enthusiasm for this blend stems from the first tasting of a Chateauneuf du Pape shared by Holly and her husband, the family's patriarch, on their honeymoon.
- Robert Parker, "This sexy, soft, earthy, berry fruit driven wine possesses plenty of spice and pepper notes...a tasty California interpretation of a French Cotes du Rhone.
- Chris Macias, Sac Bee "...a blend dominated by mourvedre and syrah, sung with its cherry fruit and lovely mouthfeel. No wonder why this wine nabbed a best of class award at the California State Fair."
- Mike Dunne, Sac Bee, "...a wine with as many layers as an alluring novel, each page yielding something new to keep bringing you back – something floral here, something meaty there,...