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Buttery chardonnay are "California classic"
Chardonnarys are burgundy varietal
Ridges of wines
Young wines are "tight"
Merlots are Boredeaux varietal
Napa - "Cab is King"
Rinsing wine glasses with wine (not water)
What is a "Reserve" wine
What is "bottleshock"
Medium body wines
Front-end, back-end tasting
Escape Room Experience
Goff Family, Sheffield Family
Kenwood neighborhood of Sonoma
Five Bordeaux varietals are Cab Sauvignon, Cab Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot
4 S's of wine tasting: swirling, seeing, sniffing and sipping. Fifth S is spitting.
First oak fermentation
Aerate wine: introducing oxygen to wine
Chateau St. Jean - Sonoma
Wines featured in this episode include the Pinot Grigio from the Carneros region, the La Sul Chardonnay from the Petaluma Gap AVA, the Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley, the 2014 Cinq Cepage Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2004 Cinq Cepage Cabernet Sauvignon
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Ed Lee, Hospitality Sales Manager for Treasury Wine Estates
Treasury Wine Estate: Etude, Beringer, Belieau Vineyards, Sterling, Stags Leap Winery, Provenance
Certified Sommelier through Court of Master working in the restaurant floor
Wine Spirit Education Trust
Tony Soter is founder
Carneros region of Napa
Jon Priest is current winemaker
Pinots - in France they are called Burgundy
Pinot Grigio originates from Alsace France
Shapes of wine glasses and bottles
Coombsville is newest Napa AVA. Has Bordeaux-like characteristics
Napa has 16 sub-American Viticultural Area
Napa only makes about four percent of the world's wine
Geography and weather of Napa
About 200 soil types in the world. Napa has over 100 of them.
Grown versus sourced grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon grape skin is about three times thicker than Pinot Noir grape skin
Tanins scrape a palate that removes fat after eating steak
Blind tasting - process for deducing varietal and vintage
Etude - Napa
Wines featured in this episode include the Pinot Grigio from the Grace Benoit Ranch Estate, Pinot Noir from the Ellenbach Vineyard of Sonoma, 2015 Heirloom Pinot Noir from Carneros, 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and 20015 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Coombsville AVA