Date: Jun 18/14, Wed Time: 18:00:00-19:30:00 Style: Sit-Down
The Wine Bank - Wine Bank is a licensed Private Winemaking Club where Members benefit exclusively from the experience of having access to California finest grapes, modern winemaking facility and hands-on education from world class winemakers.
The tasting was led by Sommelier Peter Bodnar Rod and featured 3 to 4 wines. A brief presentation was made by Founder Lorrie Mackenzie, and Principal Winemaker Bill Dyer was available for Q&A.
Fine Wine Reserve management is really quite excited about what this group is up to. The wine in 2014 will be made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes which will be selected from some of the most highly regarded and unique vineyards in the Napa Valley.These vineyards produce exquisite wines that exhibit great complexity and structure, age gracefully, consistently score high 90ís with Parker and the Wine Spectator and have price tags in excess of $100.
Memberís wine will be meticulously handled from start to finish. Individual barrel aging will be in new barriques hand crafted by boutique French cooperages. Each barrel yields 24 dozen, 750 ml bottles. Barrels can be sold in full or half barrel lots and the cost per bottle is approximately $40. The wine is private labelled for each member and eligible as a tax deductible business expense.
Quarterly dinners, prepared by renowned chefs and paired with wines from around the world, are a privilege of members and their guests. Annual trips to the Napa Valley are also coordinated for Members.