FREE Tasting - New California : Thursday, September 18th

Posted by Joe Salamone

The "New California"
FREE tasting on Thursday, September 18th
RSVP Today!

The sea of plush, high-octane and high-alcohol Cabernets that dominated the California landscape has begun to recede.

In its place, a fairly quiet but sweeping change is taking place.

It’s safe to say that a new crop of winemakers have turned California into one of the most exciting and fascinating things happening in wine.

We'll be pouring 14 of our favorite wines representing the "New California" - winemakers who are working in a structured, well-balanced and low alcohol style.

image via Bedrock Wine Co.

Please join us on Thursday, September 18th to taste through a range of New California selections.

In the "New California," Chardonnay, Cabernet and Pinot are only a chapter in the story. Albarino, St. Laurent, Vermentino and Italian-inspired red blends are suddenly front page news.

Please see below for a full list, but just to mention a few of the wines: There's the nervy and agile Sandhi Santa Rita Chardonnay and the mineral Ryme Vermentino. On the red side there's Bedrock's very gulpable Grenache Gris and Enfield's Syrah.

Yes - it's free! - but we're asking everyone to RSVP to Please let us know how many people will be in your party.

See you Thursday!

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

The Lineup...

2013 Bedrock Grenache Gris Gibson Ranch McDowell Valley

2012 Wilde Farm Heritage Red Bedrock Vineyard

2011 Enfield Syrah Haynes Vineyard Napa Valley

2012 Vallin Syrah

2012 Forlorn Hope St. Laurent Ost-intrigen

2013 Matthiasson Tendu Red

2010 Calluna Cabernet Sauvignon Chalk Hill Colonel's Vineyard

2011 Calluna Merlot Chalk Hill Aux Raynauds

2012 Keep Wines Lost Slough Vineyard Albarino

2012 Lieu Dit Santa Ynez Valley Chenin Blanc

2013 Ryme Cellars Vermentino "Hers" Las Brisas Vineyard Carneros

2013 Vallin Vin Blanc

2012 Sandhi Chardonnay Santa Rita Hills

2011 Tyler Winery Chardonnay Santa Barbara County