April 20, 2022: Niner Estates

 

Richard & Pam Niner founded the winery in the early 2000s. As an all-estate winery, we are committed to maintaining the long-term health of our land and creating a diverse ecosystem for generations to come. 

 

Great wine starts in the vineyard and our long-term viability as a business relies on treating our land with care. 

 

Niner wines are 100% estate grown and the integrations of farming and winemaking is the foundation of everything they do. 

We currently farm a total of 233 acres across three different vineyards in Paso Robles and Edna Valley and make all our wine in our LEED Certified Winery at Heart Hill Vineyard. We are known for our estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay as well as our flagship blend Fog Catcher; however, we grow a wide range of varietals and specialize in small lot bottlings that we allocate primarily to our Wine Club Members. 

 

 

PresentersTucker Spear, Director of Sales and Patrick Muran, Winemaker 

 

Wines to be poured: 

  • 2021 Sauvignon Blanc - $30
  • 2021 Albarino - $30
  • 2019 Chardonnay - $30
  • 2020 Pinot Noir - $45
  • 2018 Bootjack Red - $30
  • 2018 Cabernet - $45
  • 2017 Fog Catcher - $100 

March 16, 2022: Gundlach Bundschu

 

For six generations and over 160 years, our family has farmed our Rhinefarm estate vineyard at the crossroads of the Sonoma Valley, Carneros and Napa Valley appellations. Today, we focus on making small lots of ultra-premium wines from this distinctive and historic property.

 

Since 1981, the Bundschu Family has crafted a limited Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve bottling from the most elegant and expressive barrels of the vintage with the designation Vintage Reserve.

 

We poured:

  • Gewurztraminer 2021 – $27 
  • Sauvignon Blanc 2021 – $27
  • Chardonnay 2019 – $27
  • Mountain Cuvee 2019 – $20 
  • Merlot 2019 – $45
  • Tempranillo 2019 – $53
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 – $55

https://www.gunbun.com/


February 16, 2022: Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards

 

We were thrilled to have Louis Lucas, one of California’s premier wine grape growers and a legendary pioneer of the Central Coast as our presenter for our February meeting. Prior to co-founding Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards, Louis supplied premium wine grapes to many of the most famous wineries in Napa and Sonoma. Louis is known as an innovator and master at utilizing a variety of growing practices and techniques. His vast knowledge and viticultural expertise span over four decades making him a sought-after speaker, consultant, and advisor.

 

Louis studied the great vineyards of the world by touring wine regions throughout Europe, Australia, and Chile. He learned from these trips some of his theories on grape growing, leaf exposure to the sun, manipulation of canopy, and the importance to limiting vine stress. His travels also confirmed long held practices and specific techniques he had been using, essential for growing quality grapes, including going against conventional wisdom by planting more vines per acre and adaptations to existing trellis systems to fit specific varieties.

 

We poured:

  • 2017 Blanc de Noir, "Kiss of Oak" - $42
  • 2019 Sauvignon Blanc - $22
  • 2020 Chardonnay, Goodchild Vineyard - $33
  • 2017 Pinot Noir, Hi 9 - $38
  • 2018 Cabernet Franc - $34
  • 2017 Syrah - $36
  • 2019 Carmenere - $54
  • 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 6 - $64

https://www.llwine.com/