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Branham Estate Tasting

Gary Branhan has had over 40 years of winemaking experience here in California from wineries as small as Stony Hill to as large as Sutter Home. He has seen it all.  Gary was also one of the first to pioneer planting vineyards in the remote Sonoma County's Rockpile appellation.  This area is so far 'off the grid' that they measure it by how far 'off the concrete' they are.  It is a higher elevation appellation and, as the name implies, has very rocky and rugged terrain.  We thought so highly of his 2014 Rockpile Zinfandel that we chose it as one of our Q1 2017 Wine Club selections.  Gary also owns vineyards in Napa valley.  Come and meet Gary and hear some of his many stories about the last 40+ years in the wine industry.

Wines to be Tasted

Branham 2014 Zinfandel, Rockpile (90 cases produced)

Branham 2014 Petite Sirah, Rockpile (90 cases produced)

Branham 2013 'Senal', Rockpile (45% Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah) (100 cases produced)

Branham 2013 'Jazz', Napa Valley (40% Zinfandel, 20% Petite Sirah, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah)

Branham 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley (510 cases produced)

$20.00 per person

CWM Wine Club Members (plus one guest) FREE

Capiaux Tasting

Sean Capiaux has an established and notable career at prominent wineries around the world which include: Jordan, Pine Ridge, and Peter Michael in California; Macari, Jamesport and Schneider in Long Island, NY; and Houghton's in Australia. In 1994 Sean launched his own label, Capiaux Cellars, and he presently works as winemaker for O'Shaughnessy winery in the Howell Mountain appellation of Napa Valley.  Capiaux Cellars focuses on Pinot Noir exclusively.  The impeccable vineyard sources yield wines of great personality and distinction.  Please join us as we welcome Sean here to lead us through a tasting of his amazing Pinots.

Wines to be Tasted

Capiaux 2014 Pinot Noir, Chimera, Russian River Valley
Capiaux 2014 Pinot Noir, Widdoes, Russian River Valley
Capiaux 2014 Pinot Noir, Garys’ Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands
Capiaux 2014 Pinot Noir, Gap’s Crown, Petaluma Gap
Capiaux 2014 Pinot Noir, Wilson Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
Capiaux 2014 Pinot Noir, Pisoni Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands
O’Shaughnessy 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain. Napa Valley

$20 per person

CWM Wine Club Members (plus one guest) FREE