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Sosie Wine Tasting

The founders of Sosie Wines, Scott MacFiggen and Regina Bustamonte, have appreciated good wine and food for decades. Regina recalls her grandmother mixing a bit of wine with some fizzy water for the kids during Sunday lunches growing up, while Scott’s grandfather owned a farm in upstate New York where Scott learned how amazing farm-fresh produce tastes. As adults in the high-tech world, Scott and Regina actually met at a Friday evening wine mixer. After travelling to France together, they became enamored with Old World traditions. After several trips to France these shared experiences provided inspiration for Sosie Wines. When they decided to launch their own wine brand, Scott and Regina wanted to bridge the gap between new-world vineyards and old-world style wines. They were so committed to creating French-inspired wines that they chose as their name Sosie (pronounced ‘so-zee’), the French word for look-alike or spitting image. They even designed their logo as a marriage of French and Californian influences: the grizzly bear featured on theCalifornia state flag, with a proud French rooster standing upon the bear’s back.

Wines to be Tasted

Sosie 2017 Rose of Syrah, Vivio Vineyard, Bennett Valley $25.00

Sosie 2016 Roussanne, Vivio Vineyard, Bennett Valley $40.00

Sosie 2016 Pinot Noir, Spring Hill Vineyard, Sonoma Coast $45.00

Sosie 2016 Pinot Noir, Roberts Road Vineyard, Sonoma Coast $45.00

Sosie 2016 Syrah, Vivio Vineyard, Bennett Valley $40.00

Sosie 2015 Cabernet Franc, Stagecoach Vineyard, Napa Valley $80.00

$20 Per Person

CWM Wine Club Members (plus one guest) FREE

Italian Wine Tasting

We will once again welcome David Netzer from The Wine House to present a selection Italian wines that he imports. David is a wine industry veteran that I have known for over 30 years. He has a wealth of knowledge and is always a joy to talk with.

Wines to be Tasted

Wines to be announced…..

$20 Per Person

CWM Wine Club Members (plus one guest) FREE

Gamba Vineyards Tasting

Gamba Vineyards and Winery is a small, family-owned winery in Sonoma County, California. The winery was founded in 1999 by Agostino Gamba, Jr. and his wife Paulette, guided by the family heritage of over six generations of grape growing. The estate vineyards have been in the Gamba family for over fifty years, although the vineyard itself is over 100 years old. Agostino (who goes by Gus) began his lifelong love affair with wine at an early age, during a carefully guided apprenticeship with his father. After studying business and economics down at UC Santa Barbara, Gus returned to northern California to enroll in the viticulture and enology extension program at UC Davis. His interest in business dovetailed with his passion for grape-growing and enology, setting the stage for his winemaking career. Gus’s early mentors in Sonoma included Richard Arrowood and Sam Sebastiani, both well-respected winemakers with a penchant for crafting Zinfandel. Gus worked his way through the ranks during the early 1990s, eventually becoming the director of operations at Sonoma’s Viansa winery. Gus left Viansa in 2000 to pursue his dream of reviving the Gamba family estate vineyards and starting his own wine label.

Wines to be Tasted

Etrusca 2018 Natalia Rose

Gamba 2016 Zinfandel, Family Ranches, Russian River Valley

Gamba 2017 Old Vine Zinfandel, Gamba Estate Vineyard, Russian River Valley

Gamba 2017 Old Vine Zinfandel, Starr Road Ranch, Russian River Valley

Gamba 2016 Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley

$20 Per Person

CWM Wine Club Members (plus one guest) FREE