Wine Sharing

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

On Friday night Wine Gavel hosted a pre-auction tasting here at SFWC. It was great to  see what wines are available for the bidding at Wine Gavel’s online auction site.

Wine Gavel invited guests to bring their own bottles to share, and there were some interesting wines thrown into the mix, including a Gewurztraminer from New Mexico and my personal favorite from the tasting, 2006 Alesia Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands Fairview Ranch Vineyard, a bottling from Rhys Vineyards. It was a meaty, smokey Syrah with funk, dark fruit and spice, exactly the kind of Syrah I have been looking for lately. The bottle was donated by one of our own storage members – I wish I knew who it was so I could thank him or her!

My favorite from Wine Gavel’s lineup was the 2000 Priorat. Here’s a full list of the wines they brought:

  • 2006 Schramsberg Vineyards Blanc de Blancs – USA, California
  • 1997 Verget Meursault 1er Cru Charmes Vieilles Vignes – France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
  • 2001 Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon Mâcon-Milly-Lamartine – France, Burgundy, Mâconnais, Mâcon-Milly-Lamartine
  • 2007 Roger Lassarat Mâcon-Vergisson La Roche – France, Burgundy, Mâconnais, Mâcon-Vergisson
  • 2008 Höpler Grüner Veltliner – Austria, Burgenland
  • 2006 Valdez Family Winery Sauvignon Blanc – USA, California, Sonoma County
  • 2007 Mas des Bressades Costières-de-Nîmes Rosé – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Costières-de-Nîmes
  • 2008 Saxon-Brown Syrah Rosé Flora Ranch – USA, California, Sonoma County, Chalk Hill
  • 1990 Poderi A. Bertelli Barbera d’Asti Montetusa – Italy, Piedmont, Asti, Barbera d’Asti
  • 2004 Castello di Neive Barbaresco Santo Stefano – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco
  • 2005 Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano – Italy, Tuscany, Montepulciano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
  • 2003 Tenimenti Luigi d’Alessandro (Manzano) Syrah Cortona Il Bosco – Italy, Tuscany, Cortona
  • 2000 Domaine de la Charbonnière Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Vieilles Vignes – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • 2000 Celler de l’Encastell Priorat Roquers de Porrera – Spain, Catalunya, Priorat
  • 1993 Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 407 – Australia, South Australia
  • 2000 Henry’s Drive Shiraz Reserve – Australia, South Australia, Limestone Coast, Padthaway
  • 2005 Sojourn Pinot Noir Sangiacomo Vineyard – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast
  • 2002 Mietz Cellars Sangiovese – USA, California, Sonoma County
  • 2003 Littorai Pinot Noir Les Larmes – USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley
  • 2007 Ancien Pinot Noir – USA, California, Napa Valley, Carneros
  • 2004 Peay Vineyards Syrah La Bruma – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast
  • 1998 Paradigm Merlot – USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville
  • 1997 York Creek Vineyards Meritage – USA, California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District
  • 1997 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon Tanbark Hill – USA, California, Napa Valley
  • 2004 Martinelli Zinfandel Giuseppe & Luisa – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley

Thanks to Wine Gavel for sharing their wine with our community and to everyone who attended! Let us know what you thought.


Melanie Friedman

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