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Winery Profile: Trefethen Vineyards

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John Trefethan

Trefethen was founded in 1968, taking up residence in the former Eshcol winery, which had ceased production in 1940. The winery structure was originally built in 1886, and is now the only surviving example of what was once the most common winery architecture in Napa — a three-story wooden gravity-flow winery.

Join us today as John Trefethen takes us back to a time when Napa Valley had 30 wineries – instead of 300, and updates us on what Trefethen Vineyards has been doing all these years.

Winery Information

– Trefethen Vineyards: www.trefethen.com

Sponsor: Custom Crush Napa: www.napainvestors.com

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Show #108
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The Wines of Maison Jadot with Allen Meadows

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Allen Meadows (Left) and Jacques Lardière

Seminar: Louis Henry Denis Jadot established Maison Louis Jadot in 1859 in the Burgundy region of France. Over the last 150 years, the renowned wine house has grown to control approximately 360 acres that include Premiers and Grand Crus Vineyards and single Vineyard Crus of Beaujolais. At this featured tasting for World of Pinot Noir 2006, Jacques Lardière and “Burghound” Allen Meadows will present and discuss the Grand Cru wines of Maison Louis Jadot .

Seminar Sponsor

2006 World of Pinot Noir

Panelist

– Allen Meadows, Burghound: www.burghound.com
– Jacques Lardière, Louis Jadot Wines: www.louisjadot.com

Wines of the Seminar:

1990 Louis Jadot Grand Cru, Bonnes Mares
1999 Louis Jadot Grand Cru, Bonnes Mares
2002 Louis Jadot Grand Cru, Bonnes Mares
1990 Louis Jadot Grand Cru, Corton Pougets
1999 Louis Jadot Grand Cru, Corton Pougets
2002 Louis Jadot Grand Cru, Corton Pougets
1990 Louis Jadot Grand Cru, Chapelle Chambertin
1999 Louis Jadot Grand Cru, Chapelle Chambertin
2002 Louis Jadot Grand Cru, Chapelle Chambertin

Sponsor: Custom Crush Napa: www.napainvestors.com

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Show #107
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Bien Nacido Vineyards – A Tribute

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Bien Nacido Vineyards has become one of the most prestigious and best known vineyards in the Santa Maria appellation. It is the combination of the “terroir”, the people who manage it, and the close relationships they have developed with others in the wine industry that makes Bien Nacido Vineyard unique in the wine industry. In todays seminar we are joined by Au Bon Climat, Foxen, Lane Tanner, Stephen Ross Cellars and Tantara to learn about their connection to the Miller family as they taste wines from multiple vintages produced from Bien Nacido Vineyard.

Seminar Sponsor

2006 World of Pinot Noir

Moderator

– Greg Walter, The Pinot Report: www.pinotreport.com

Panelist

– Lane Tanner, Lane Tanner Winery: www.lanetanner.com
– Stephen Ross, Stephen Ross Cellars : www.stephenrosswine.com
– Jeff Fink, Tantara Winery: www.tantarawinery.com
– Bill Wathen, Foxen Winery & Vineyard: www.foxenvineyard.com
– Jim Clendenen, Au Bon Climat: www.aubonclimat.com

Additional Contributors

– James Ontervaros, Bien Nacido Vineyards & Native 9: www.native9wine.com
– Chris Hammell, Bien Nacido Vineyards : www.biennacidovineyards.com

Wines of the Seminar

2003 Lane Tanner Winery Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Vineyards
1993 Lane Tanner Winery Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Vineyards

2004 Stephen Ross Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Vineyards
200o Stephen Ross Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Vineyards

2003 Tantara Winery Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Vineyards Adobe
2000 Tantara Winery Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Vineyards Old Vines

2003 Foxen Vineyards Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Vineyards Block 8
2000 Foxen Vineyards Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Vineyards Block 8

2003 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Knox Alexander
2000 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Knox Alexander

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Sponsor: Custom Crush Napa: www.napainvestors.com

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Show #106
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2006 International Pinot Noir Celebration

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Today we are joined by Rusty Gaffney, The Prince of Pinot, who recently attended the 2006 IPNC which has been refered to as one of the worlds finest wine events.

Rusty takes us on a tour of the event and even gives a few recommendations on “must have” Pinot Noir’s .

– International Pinot Noir Celebration: www.ipnc.org
– Littorai: www.littorai.com
– Quails Gate Estate: www.quailsgate.com
– Saintsbury Vineyard: www.saintsbury.com
– Domaine Fougeray de Beauclair Bonnes-Mares: www.sa-fabre.com
– Le Clos Jordanne: wine.appellationamerica.com

Sponsor: Custom Crush Napa: www.napainvestors.com

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2006 Wine Spectator Grand Tour

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Leigh Interviews Dario Pennino of Mastroberardino

Join us at the 2006 Wine Spectator Grand Tour in Las Vegas, where we interviewed wineries and attendees at one of the more unique tasting of wines from around the world. Over 200 wineries, each pouring a single wine previously submitted to Wine Spectator, participated in this event.

The next Wine Spectator Event (Oct 19-21) : California Wine Experience

Today’s guest include:

Tom Matthews, Wine Spectator: www.winespectator.com
Stephan Asseo, L’Aventure: www.aventurewine.com
Anthony Barton, Leoville Barton: www.leoville-barton.com
Chuck Wagner, Caymus: www.caymus.com
Dario Pennino, Mastroberardino: www.mastroberardino.com
Claire Wood, Two Hands: www.twohandswines.com
Simone Tremiti, Poliziano Estate: www.carlettipoliziano.com
Christopher Lavin, Dell’Opera Restaurant Group: www.lopera.com

Sponsor: CruiseWest: www.DiscoverCruiseWest.com

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Show #104
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