JAMES BARLOW’S ‘STEALS OF THE MONTH’ AND TWO CONSUMER APPRECIATION TASTINGS

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen

I have two very exciting tastings coming up in October.  Both of these events are free with all the details listed below.  Call 281-362-9131 to RSVP or email jamesbarlow25@hotmail.com.  Seating is limited.

I have the pleasure of hosting a Catena Collectors event at the Spec’s in Oak Ridge on Tuesday, October 15th from 6:30-8pm with Catena’s Luxury Wine Specialist Jorge Liloy.  This tasting will offer some of Argentina’s iconic and most collectable wines.  All wines being poured will be high end (most $100 and up), so my only stipulation is that if you would like to attend this free event you must be willing and wanting to buy some of the offerings.

Wine being poured:

  1. Catena Alta Chardonnay
  2. Catena Zapata White Stones Chardonnay
  3.  Catena Zapata White Bones Chardonnay
  4.  Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard Malbec
  5.  Catena Zapata Argentino Malbec
  6.  Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Malbec
  7.  Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena Zapata

I am extremely excited about the FREE CONSUMER TASTING on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23RD from 6:30-8:00 PM.

SCREAMING EAGLE FAMED WINE MAKER ANDY ERICKSON WILL BE JOINING US TO TASTE AND TALK ABOUT SEVERAL OF HIS STUNNING WINES!

Winemaker Talk: Andy Erickson

The new winemaker at Napa’s Screaming Eagle is challenged with maintaining the cult Cabernet’s excellence while making outstanding wine at Favia, Ovid and more.

Andy Erickson was hired as winemaker at Napa Valley’s Screaming Eagle in 2006, when Jean Phillips, the founder of the winery that practically invented California cult Cabernet status, sold it after 20 years on the 54-acre Oakville estate. Erickson had the unenviable task of filling the shoes of Screaming Eagle winemaker Heidi Peterson Barrett, but his pedigree indicated he’d be up for the task—Erickson started his winemaking career at Harlan Estate and was then named winemaker at Staglin in 2001 before founding his own winery, Favia, in 2003 with his viticulturist wife, Annie Favia; in addition to his duties at Screaming Eagle and Favia, he is consulting winemaker for Hartwell, Ovid, Dancing Hares, Dalla Valle and Arietta in Napa and Jonata in the Santa Ynez Valley.

-Wine Spectator (article in 2008)

Wines being poured:

Leviathan Red Blend

Mulderbosch ‘Faithful Hound’ Red Blend

Favia Cerro Sur

Favia Quarzo Syrah

Favia Suize Viognier

STEALS OF THE MONTH FOR SEPTEMBER 2015

Chateau Maine D’Arman Red Blend 2010

Cotes de Bourg, France

Cash Price $9.99

Great daily drinker from a spectacular vintage.  Vibrant Red fruits with medium plus acidity and tannins.  The finish offers touches of vanilla and raspberry cream.

Francois Thienpont Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Bordeaux, France

Cash Price $8.99

Refreshing citrus and green grass zing into the palate with pinpoint precision.  Medium plus acidity and no oak.  The finish has bits of lemon lime and touches of cactus.

Arrumaco Garnacha Rose 2014

Spain

Cash Price $6.99

Plush red cherries and strawberry gush into the palate with medium acidity and no oak.  Palate cleansing and back porch ready, this wine is soft, quaffable and all around a very pleasing wine for the money.  Enjoy!

James C. Barlow

Certified Wine Educator

Certified Sommelier

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2 Responses to JAMES BARLOW’S ‘STEALS OF THE MONTH’ AND TWO CONSUMER APPRECIATION TASTINGS

  1. Jim Riley says:

    James, Please sign up Diane and Jim Riley for Oct 15th. The Screaming Eagle event must be on Oct 21st if on Wed.,or on Fri Oct 23rd. If on the 21st please sign up Diane and Jim also. Thanks Jim Riley

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