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Matt Gacso began his industry career in the late 1990’s at the renowned Rubicon restaurant in San Francisco (director Francis Ford Coppola was an early investor). Starting there as a server, Matt soon found a mentor in Larry Stone, the Master Sommelier in charge of Rubicon’s well-known wine program. Continuing his education in the world of wine, Matt worked here at CWM for three years, where he found another mentor in CWM owner Greg O’Flynn. Matt eventually left the wine retail world to work for wineries such as Bouchaine and Kirkland Ranch. During this time, he met Joe Briggs and worked for him at August Briggs assuming wine club, direct sales and tasting room duties from 2004 until Joe retired in 2010. Matt (along with co-worker Colette Milliman and winemaker Jesse Inman) purchased the winery from Joe. Matt does all the sales and maintains the grower relationships and contracts. Colette handles the office and Jesse continues as winemaker. Please join us as we welcome Matt back to CWM as he leads us through a tasting of his wines including his 2014 Charbono which we included in this quarter's CWM wine club selection.

Wines to be Tasted

August Briggs 2016 Pinot Blanc, Dutton Ranch ‘Shop Block’ Vineyard, Russian River Valley

August Briggs 2014 Pinot Meunier, Russian River Valley

August Briggs 2014 Zinfandel, Russian River Valley

August Briggs 2014 Charbono, Calistoga, Napa Valley

August Briggs 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Two Moon Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley

$20 Per Person

CWM Wine Club Members (plus one guest) FREE