Wine Tasting 10/8/19

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This Tuesday we have a very special guest: James Stewart


James Stewart is one of Napa Valley’s next-generation winemakers assuming central roles in legacy wine businesses. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, he came to the Valley in 2006 to partner with his father, Michael, in running Stewart Cellars. Following a product from the dirt to the shelf greatly appeals to him; moving his family’s wines through the marketplace without having to compromise their standards or beliefs is what he finds most rewarding about his work. Like many of his peers, James is focused on issues surrounding sustainability, preservation, labor practices and maintaining family-owned businesses in Napa Valley. He enjoys charity work and fundraising, but is most intent on spreading the message that Napa Valley is for everyone and that Stewart Cellars, and the other family-owned businesses here, make wines first and foremost for people’s enjoyment.

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING Tuesday October 8th 2019              6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings 2018 Slingshot Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley, California Refreshing and crisp, our Slingshot Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of orange blossom and green apple. With a vein of acidity and a textured palate, this wine features flavors of lemon, pear, and key lime. This balanced and elegant Sauvignon Blanc is a must have for spending the weekend poolside. BTG $7.25     Retail $15.99 2016 Stewart Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California Plummy strawberry, blueberry and a voluptuous undertaking of baking spice combine effortlessly and with a great depth of flavor in this juicy, lengthy wine, full-bodied but retentive of enough acidity to complement the robust fruit and body. 93 Pts Wine Enthusiast Retail $42.99 2017 Slingshot Cabernet North Coast, California Complex and yet approachable, the Slingshot North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon has a bouquet of ripe forest fruits, tobacco and vintage leather. The palate is dark and textured with notes of dark chocolate, blueberry, and plum that balance the acidity and chewy tannins. The lingering finish of subtle French oak will have you scrambling for more! BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99 2016 Stewart Tartan Red Blend Napa Valley, California This blends 43% Merlot, 29% Malbec, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Petit Verdot from several vineyards, including Stagecoach and Brokenrock on Atlas Peak. It’s a richly concentrated, rocky wine with bold flavors of dried cherry and plum, black pepper and leather, the grip of tannin is no joke. 91 Pts Wine Enthusiast Retail $44.99 2014 Stewart Cabernet Napa Valley, California  A 100% varietal wine, this is an impressive effort, mingling together rich and forward flavors of blackberry cobbler and chocolate around a softly layered yet richly woven core of concentration and power. Decadent, it finishes with a welcoming smoky hint.  94 Pts Wine Enthusiast Retail $69.99
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