Beckstoffer...if you have a love of California wines, chances are you've heard the name. And if you've ever tasted any wines with Beckstoffer on the label, as a vineyard or producer, you know the level of quality that will be poured from the bottle. The Beckstoffers are Napa's largest independent family growers providing top notch fruit for a number of well known wineries. They have acquired several historical vineyards over time with their fruit in extremely high demand among premium wineries. Tuck Beckstoffer has taken advantage of all this great fruit from the finest areas of California and has been making award winning wines since 1990's.
Lucky for us, these wines are carried by our friends over at Mystic Vines and they've agreed to do a very special seated tasting with us. And what a lineup! Showing the quality and diversity of fruit from the Beckstoffer owned vineyards we will feature the Melee Grenache (2010-WS 93, $38), 2010 Semper Pinot Noir (WE 93pts, $46), 2010 Sempre Chardonnay ($50) plus 3 wines from his 75 Wine Company - affordable, premium wines of distinction, and his Hogwash Grenache Rose. As a special treat, Scott Howett of Mystic Vines will share a bottle of the newly released 2010 Mockingbird Red and 2010 Mockingbird Green Cabernet ($170) that will be available for pre-order at a very special price for Swirl customers attending the event.
And if the wine lineup weren't enticing enough, Casey Foote of St. James Cheese will show off some amazing California cheeses from top producers like Cowgirl Creamery and Cypress Grove while Scott Frank of Point Reyes Farmstead will have some of his cheese on hand as well. $30, reservations and prepayment required. Call 504.304.0635 to reserve your spot.
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