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Sandler wines are produced in San Francisco by owner and winemaker, Ed Kurtzman.  Ed's journey into winemaking began quite by accident, when he took a job at a wine shop during his undergrad studies at UMass Amherst.  It wasn't long before Ed realized that wine was more than a passing fancy.  He jettisoned his original career plans, moved to California to sell wine, and soon enrolled in the enology program at Fresno State.  After graduating, Ed embarked on an early career that included stints at a who's who of central coast wineries.  He started out in the cellar at Bernardus, under the tutelage of Don Blackburn and Kirby Anderson.  Next, he spent three harvests as assistant winemaker to Michael Michaud at Chalone before taking the reins as head winemaker for Rob and Diana Jensen's Testarossa Winery in Los Gatos.  It was at Testarossa that Ed's deft touch with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay started to gain widespread attention.  Before long, he found himself in demand as a consulting winemaker, taking on clients including Fort Ross, Freeman, Roar and Mansfield-Dunne while becoming a partner in August West.

In 2003, Ed launched his own label, the Sandler Wine Company, devoted to small bottlings of Pinot Noir, Syrah, Zinfandel and Grenache, from his favorite vineyard and grower sources

Wines to be Tasted

Sandler 2015 Chardonnay 'Cuvee Ma Belle', Heintz Ranch, Russian River Valley $45

Sandler 2013 Pinot Noir, Bien Nacido Vineyard, Santa Barbara $40

Sandler 2013 Pinot Noir, Boer Vineyard, Chalone, Monterey County $40

Sandler 2011 Grenache, Boer Vineyard, Chalone, Monterey County $30

Sandler 2015 Syrah, Connell Vineyard, Bennett Valley, Sonoma County $25

Sandler 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lazare Vineyard, Oak Knoll, Napa Valley $60

$20 per person

CWM Wine Club Members (plus one guest) FREE