What does Mr. T have to do with this? September 16 2014

This weekend I’ll be on hand to pour our wines for the inaugural Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival.  It’s an honor to get to participate in this event since only 12 other wineries are pouring at the Grand Tasting Pavilion – exclusivity at its finest!
I love pouring at these events because it gives me the opportunity to speak with people who sometimes haven’t tasted our wines before.  They approach my table with a virgin palate, and they often have some of the most enlightening insights into our newer wines because their minds aren’t full of memories and comparisons to past vintages.
One of the best stories I can remember is a guy walking up to me and saying “your wines remind me of Mr. T in a tux!”  After my laughter settled I had to ask, “That’s great, but why?!”  He went on to explain that our Cabernet was muscular and well-built, but also elegant and refined.  I loved it! 
So if you will be in or around the Orange County, CA area this weekend, the Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival will be an absolutely stellar event – and I will be dutifully pouring our 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2013 Chardonnay, waiting for your fresh faces to come on by and give me a great new wine comparison to use in future emails :)
If you can’t make it to the event this weekend, well, I pity the fool.
Jessica Stock
National Sales Manager