Demonstration Wine/cocktail +21

Get to Know Your Grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc

Learning your grapes is the first step to understanding wine, just like learning your colors is a first step to understanding painted artwork.  But in the same way that blue may be sky blue, aqua or navy and still be blue, each grape expresses various hues of flavor - from tart to toasty, for instance, or from ripe berries to aged meat.  Join us to taste 3 prominent grapes in 2 styles each, to understand how soil, climate and human culture create a rainbow of flavor that is wine.  In this section, we explore the Empress of Grapes (Chardonnay), the only grape with its own Academy Award-winning movie (Pinot Noir) and the Sire of Family Cabernet (maybe not what you think!).

Wines Featured in Class:

  • Macon Blanc, Thevenet et Fils "Pierreclos" 2020, Burgundy, France
  • Chardonnay, Raeburn 2021, Russian River Valley, California
  • Pinot Noir, Brave Cellars “Road Not Taken” 2017, Willamette Valley, Oregon
  • Cuvee Rosé Brut "Grand Cru", Champagne R.H. Coutier, NV, Champagne, France
  • Cabernet Franc, Wyncroft “Marland” 2022, Michigan, USA
  • Chinon, Dom. De Pallus "Messanges" 2020, Loire, France

Learn more about Advanced Sommelier Mary Ross here.

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