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Archive for May, 2009

‘High Roller’ Stands Out at Acme’s Atelier Wine Tasting

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Last Saturday, our very own winemaker, Craig MacLean was included in Acme Fine Wine’s 1st Annual Atelier, a tasting gallery of twelve of Napa’s top artisan winemakers.  The sold-out event gave patrons and press a rare opportunity to meet the winemakers and taste 50 of the most treasured wines from Napa Valley.

Jon Bonne, from the SF Chronicle, remarked that “It’s easier to schedule a Vanity Fair cover shoot than get a dozen of Napa Valley’s biggest stars in the same room.” NapaMan described the tasting as a privilege “of tasting 50 of Napa Valley’s most treasured wines, the rarest of rare juice. Stuff that you customarily can’t get your hands on…”

The winemakers present included, in alphabetical order, Heidi Barrett, Russell Bevan, Andy Erickson, Sarah Gott, Mark Herold, Mike Hirby, Craig MacLean, Philippe Melka, Robbie Meyer, Dave Phinney and Pam Starr.

Joel and I were on hand to help Craig with the pouring of our ‘High Roller’ Cabernet. It was exciting to introduce our flagship wine to this crowd. The Napa Valley Register named ‘High Roller’ as a standout wine from the entire event.

Our thanks to Acme’s Karen Williams and David Stevens for hosting the event.