Wine Guru Rajat Parr, of Michael Mina and RN74 Fame (Tasting #26)


I have heard many good things about Rajat Parr for many years. One of the cool things about real wine people is they keep up the wine work regardless how skilled or knowledgeable. Many people aspire to become top sommeliers and very few choose to stay in the restaurants. Becoming a top sommelier means automatic job opportunities at corporate America. A nice desk job with everything that should come with the package. Restaurant work is too unpredictable and many throw the towel in on the first chance out. That leaves a vaccum of bona fide professionals and it is always good to see some stay in the ring. The winemaker is the best person to speak to about the wine also. Should be a great tasting.

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RajatParrCreated by: Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Time: 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant
One Ferry Building, Shop 23
San Francisco, CA
Rajat Parr, of Parr Selections and the Mina Group. We are thrilled to have this very special guest and dear friend join us at our Wine Bar for an evening of great wines personally produced by this heralded expert. Raj, as his friends call him, was a trained chef before beginning his wine career in San Francisco as an apprentice to Larry Stone at Rubicon. He soon blossomed, taking over the wine list at Fifth Floor, earning a Grand Award there, and then joining Michael Mina as Wine Director of the star chef’s burgeoning empire of stellar restaurants, including Michael Mina and their latest superstar, RN74. He has since branched out to start his own wine company, producing wines to his refined taste from various regions. Tonight we will feature two Chardonnays, two Pinot Noirs, and a lovely Syrah. Don’t miss it!

We know you won’t want to miss this opportunity to taste a wonderful range of delicious wines with this wine star and quiz him about all aspect of wine, from his favorites to his selction methods. Learn from a famous sommelier. So come down and help us welcome this charming wine czar, Rajat Parr to Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant.

****AS A SPECIAL FEATURE ALL WINES SERVED ON PRODUCER FLIGHT NIGHT WILL BE ON SALE FOR THAT NIGHT ONLY AT A 15% DISCOUNT TO THOSE WHO PURCHASE A FLIGHT!!!

The featured wines are served as two ounce glasses. If you would like a full glass just ask your bartender. The wines will also be available for retail purchase while supplies last.

The cost of the flight will be $30 and will feature the following wines:

2007 Parr Chardonnay, Sanford & Benedict, Santa Rita Hills, Santa Barbara County
Retail $45, 5oz. glass $14.50

2007 Parr Chardonnay, Solomon Hills, Santa Rita Hills, Santa Barbara County
Retail $45, 5oz. glass $14.50

2007 Parr Pinot Noir, Presidio Vineyard, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County
Retail $60, 5oz. glass $18.25

2007 Parr Pinot Noir, Seven Springs Vineyard Willamette Valley, Oregon
Retail $60, 5oz. glass $18.25

2006 Parr Syrah, Purisima Mountain, Santa Ynez, Santa Barbara County Retail $45, 5oz. glass $14.50

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2 comments

  1. We used to be able to buy May Wine, distributred by Franz Weber. It has that wonderful “woodruff” flavor. The liquor stores say it is no longer available. What happened?

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