Virtual Tasting with Pinot Noir August 8

Virtual Tasting with Pinot Noir August 8

Regular price $150.00

Join us and Pascaline Lepeltier, MS and Best Sommelier of France, on August 8th from 3:30pm to 5pm for a rare glimpse into some Pinot Noir that Matt made in very small quantities during his career.

This tasting celebrates a decade of Pinot Noir (price includes shipping):

  • 2007 Matthew D. Taylor Michaud Vineyard Pinot Noir
  • 2011 Matthew D. Taylor Michaud Vineyard Pinot Noir
  • 2016 Matt Taylor Wines Komorebi Vineyard Pinot Noir

While making wine at Araujo/Eisele Vineyard from 2005-2010, Matt began a small label of Pinot Noir in 2006, Matthew D. Taylor Wines, focused solely on the Michaud Vineyard in the Chalone appellation. Chalone is a unique area that sits at 1400-1800 feet above sea level in Monterey and San Benito Counties, and is made up of decomposed granite and limestone.

Matt made six very small vintages from this site, all incorporating some to 100% whole cluster. When it seemed that the vineyard might be sold in 2012, Matt pulled away from the vineyard, making 2011 the last vintage of Matthew D. Taylor Wines.

This is an opportunity to taste wine that is no longer available and that we are pulling from our library so that a small few can taste and purchase for their cellars. It is also a glimpse into the evolution of winemaking that has brought Matt to where he is in forming Matt Taylor Wines from the Komorebi Vineyard in Occidental. These two older wines will be tasted and contrasted against the most recent release of Pinot Noir from the Komorebi Vineyard, the 2016.

Pascaline will moderate the tasting and strive to get the whole story of these wines and help answer any questions you may have. Join us on August 8 for our second virtual tasting.

Upon registration, attendees will receive a special link to purchase additional bottles of the wines presented during the virtual tasting as a discounted price, while supplies last.