Virtual Tasting Premier Host
Join an exclusive Wine House Virtual Tasting with Larry Schaffer, winemaker of Tercero Wines, at 6PM on Thursday, May 13. This tasting includes five full-sized bottles of wine to enjoy with your family or friends during the tasting!
No one in the industry is more adept at wine making as well as explaining the wine making process in a way that everyone can grasp. This will be a lively and entertaining session, so join us as Larry discusses five of his wines, from both current and older vintages. A graduate of UC Davis’ excellent viticulture program, Larry worked for 10 years as winemaker for Fess Parker Winery before starting his own Tercero brand. Larry often foot-stomps his grapes and makes his wines with incredible attention to detail. Based in Los Olivos in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley outside of Santa Barbara and using fruit from some of the area’s best vineyard sites, Tercero produces small-lot, hand-crafted wines.
The following five wines will be tasted:
2020 Clairette Blanche: This white “Spring and Summer in the bottle” is bright, fresh and minerally — think oysters or mussels.
2016 Grenache Blanc: Aged 16 months in older oak, this white wine is full of texture with good acidity.
2020 Cinsault Rosé: Foot stomped, pressed, and then fermented at cooler temperatures, this wine is aromatic, fruity, and floral as well as the lightest-color rosé you will ever see.
2017 Cinsault: One of the lesser-known Rhône varieties makes a beautiful, lighter textured red wine. It’s foot-stomped, fermented 100% whole cluster with stems, pressed, and then aged 16 months in older French oak barrels.
2014 Mourvèdre, Santa Barbara County: A blend of three different vineyard sites throughout the Santa Ynez Valley, this 100% whole cluster wine is aged 34 months in older French oak barrels creating a great blend of fruit and earth.
We urge customers to pick up their wines from our store. The bottles will be available from Friday, May 7. If you wish to have them shipped to you, there is a $25.95 fee to ship in Southern California. Please call the store (310-479-3731) to arrange shipping by Sunday, May 9.
Note: Cancellations must be received at least 48 hours before start time for a refund or transfer to another class or event. No cancellations after wines are picked up or shipped.