Hosted by two Master Sommeliers: learn why the mountain AVA’s of Napa Valley & the Mayacamas range are so sought after for quality Cabernet Sauvignon. Explore the differences between some of the most acclaimed growing areas: Howell Mountain, Spring Mountain, & Mt Veeder in Napa, as well as Alexander Mountain in Sonoma. Taste the newly released 2016 vintage from the acclaimed wineries La Jota, Cardinale, Mt Brave, and Stonestreet.
John Blazon, MS is Vice President of Sales for the Spire Collection since February 2010. The Spire Collection is a luxury driven division representing the artisan brands from the Jackson Family. As its educational and sales brand ambassador, John travels the US to work with a talented team of sommeliers. In 2006, Blazon was recognized by The STARWINE International Wine Competition as their “Sommelier of the Year.” In 2008 and 2013, John was elected to serve two terms on the board for the Court of Master Sommeliers and was appointed as an inaugural board member to the Guild of Sommeliers.
Emily Pickral’s, MS, career in wine began just out of college when a burgeoning interest in wine landed her a job as a server at Gramercy Tavern in New York City. She spent two years with Chappellet Winery in Napa before coming on board with Jackson Family Wines. There, she has held various roles and currently represents the Spire Collection in the Southeast U.S. Her passion for learning about wine encouraged her to embark upon the Master Sommelier diploma– in 2009, she enrolled in the Court of Master Sommelier introductory course, going on to earn the Master Sommelier diploma in 2013. Emily was the 19th woman in the world to earn the title and is one of 256 Master Sommeliers worldwide.
Registration & Doors Open: 6:30PM
Class Begins: 7:00PM
2016 Stonestreet, Aurora Point Sauvignon Blanc
2016 Stonestreet, Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
2016 Mt Brave, Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon
2016 La Jota, Napa Valley Cabernet Franc
2016 La Jota, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
2016 Cardinale, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
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