The following Friday February 23rd 6-8pm, Le Du’s General Manager JT Robertson will lead a seminar taking a broad look at the history and character of the most famous winegrowing region in the Western Hemisphere – Napa Valley.
JT has been the shop’s resident California expert for years, so not only is he intimately familiar with prevailing theories and analyses of Napa wine across the decades, but he brings a unique perspective of his own, born of thousands of wines tasted and several trips out west.
This seminar will feature some of the most outstanding vineyard sites and wineries the Americas have ever known, including To-Kalon, Martha’s Vineyard, Montelena (a 1994 magnum that we absolutely cannot wait for), and the thrilling Continuum project from some family named Mondavi.
But the wines, superlative as they are, aren’t the whole story here. For a region that has only known serious winemaking for less than two centuries, California’s wine history is packed to the brim with game-changing twists and turns. JT will examine in depth how Napa has been influenced by factors such as Prohibition, immigration, climate change, and a give-and-take relationship with its progenitor Bordeaux.
The following wines will be poured:
Kongsgaard Napa Valley Chardonnay 2014
Chateau Montelena 1994
Heitz Martha’s Vineyard 2006
Detert Family To-Kalon Cabernet Franc 2014
Aubert Lucia Abreu 2006
Rivers Marie Lore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
This Napa Valley Through The Glass seminar still has tickets available on February 23rd for just $90, and in addition to the above wines will also include sparkling wine upon arrival and meats and cheeses to accompany the wines. The caliber of wines being poured is absolutely through the roof here, so we hope you will join us as we enjoy some of the greatest wines the U.S. has ever offered.