Celebrate the new Calistoga AVA with Chateau Montelena at Press Club (Tasting 44)


Here is more tastings of local wines.

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Don’t forget this week Chateau Montelena is hosting a very special Happy Hour. In recognition of Calistoga becoming the 15th AVA in Napa Valley, Ryan will be pouring a 3-year vertical of their acclaimed Estate Cabernet. In addition, Fritz is offering barrel samples of their upcoming vintages. Don’t miss out, we’ll see you Thursday. See below for full details.

Celebrate the new Calistoga AVA with Chateau Montelena

Chateau Montelena would like to invite you to join us on March 11th in celebration of the newly appointed Calistoga AVA, the 15th appellation in the Napa Valley. 7 long years ago our winemaker, Bo Barrett, on behalf of Chateau Montelena petitioned to have Calistoga formally recognized as an American Viticultural Area, and as of January 2010, we are proud to say that it has been approved. To celebrate this achievement, we will be pouring a 3-year vertical of our acclaimed Estate Cabernet.

One of the most significant contributing factors to making a wine unique is the place that the grapes are grown, and our vineyards in Calistoga and their diverse soils are what make our Estate wine special and exemplary of the essence of the Calistoga AVA. For our vertical tasting we will be pouring the 1997, 1998 and 1999 vintages of the Montelena Estate Cabernet and will be offering a charcuterie selection to accompany the wines.

In addition we will have maps and information to educate you about the Calistoga area and how it influences our winemaking style. This is a rare opportunity to taste 3 highly acclaimed vintages side-by-side and space will be limited. Tickets will go on-sale Wednesday February 24th and will be $40 per person. The tasting will take place in the Private Dining Room at Press Club and will begin at 6pm and we will pour until 8:30pm.

Tickets will be available exclusively at Press Club from the Chateau Montelena representatives or through a retail associate. We will be pouring some of the wines from large format bottles and we will be raffling off an empty 3 liter of our 1997 Estate Cabernet with a beautiful etched label to anyone who joins our mailing list at the event.

Please see a Montelena representative or email ryan@montelena.com with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you on the 11th!

Fritz Barrel Tasting

Thursday, March 11th Fritz Winery is bringing Sonoma County’s famed
Barrel Tasting Weekend to Press Club! Join Fritz Winery President, Clay Fritz as he samples the Fritz 2009 Estate Reserve Zinfandel and 2008 Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon direct from the barrel and into your glass.

Samples are FREE with glass purchase of the current vintage. So…buy a glass of 2006 Estate Reserve Cab Sauv or 2007 Zinfandel and get a barrel sample of the 2008 Estate Reserve Cab Sauv or 2009 Zinfandel Free!

Tasting will be available all evening-from 4pm to 9pm.

Guests will have the opportunity to purchase futures of these limited-edition wines, as well.

Late Night at PC

Press Club is continuing to pack it in on the weekends. Thank you all for stopping by during our late night hours, Friday and Saturday nights. Our DJ’s have brought Press Club to a whole new level! In case you haven’t made it here yet, come check us out.

Our weekend hours are:

Friday’s 4pm -12am and Saturday’s 2pm-12am. DJ starts at 9pm!

This week’s featured DJ’s are:

Friday Night – DJ Noel

Saturday Night- Vu

Lastly…Press Club will be closed for a private event Tuesday, March 9th. For future closures, please refer to our website www.pressclubsf.com . Click Contact Us, then Hours.

*This post belongs to this week’s edition of Wine by Cush Magazine blog and published early in World of Cush also.


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