January 13 & 14, 11am-4:00pm
Patriarche Barrel Tasting
Winemakers, Carrie and Josh, will guide you through the 2017 Patriarche components (Mourvedre, Syrah, Grenache and Counoise) from the barrel and the 2016 Patriarche (bottled but not released).
Futures of the 2016 and 2017 will be offered as well as light appetizers.
Four free tickets for club members. $5.00 per person for the general public.
No reservations or advance tickets required.
What is the Patriarche?
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,...