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Archive for April, 2012

Stonestreet Alexander Mountain Estate Single Vineyard Tasting

You have no idea how excited I am about bringing in the wines from Stonestreet. I have been tasting off of this property for years and it is spectacular. This site was originally called Gauer Ranch. I remember being stunned by a Cabernet in the early 80’s that was simply a cut above everything else we were drinking. Even today that wine is still vivid in my memory. The property has since moved into the stewardship of Kendall Jackson. This is a good thing. The Kendall Jackson team has the expertise and the capitol to make this into one of the greatest properties in the world. Big words but then after you taste these wines you will see. Take for example the 90 to 100 point wines from Peter Michael and Helen Turley’s Marcassin. Where do you think they come from? Yep, that’s right; they contract with KJ for fruit from this property. To get wines like this from Napa you will be in the $100.00 to $200.00 range. Oh yes, this is in Sonoma. The vineyards run from 400 to 2400 ft in elevation. They have well drained soils and produce high skin to juice ratio fruit, which is the stuff you want. That equates to big heady aromatics of black cherry, menthol, mint, herbs and that fat yummy goodness I crave in chardonnay.
My advice is to drop everything your doing and head over to the Captain Cook Hotel on Friday May 4th 7pm at the mid deck of the Ballroom. We are only charging $45 per reservation. A sampling of breads and cheeses will be provided. To make reservations call or email Mike at 907 677 9050 .
Mike McVittie CSW
Wine Manager
Anchorage Wine House

Wine List
2009 Sauvignon Blanc Alexander Mountain $35.00
92.5 Points – Cellar Tracker Average Score
2008 Gravel Bench Chardonnay $55.00
95 Points – Robert M. Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate, February 2010
2008 Broken Road Chardonnay $40.00
92 Points – Robert M. Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate, February 2010
2006 Fifth Ridge Merlot/Cabernet $30.00
92 Points -Editor’s Choice, Wine Enthusiast, December 2009
2007 Monument Ridge Cabernet $45.00
96 Points – Wine Enthusiast, May 2011
2006 Christophers Cabernet $100.00
96 Points – Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast, December 2010
2006 Legacy $85.00
91+ Points – Robert M. Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate,December 2008

Clos du Val Taltarni & Domaine Nizas Tasting

Clos du Val, Taltarni & Domaine Nizas Tasting & Dinner at Little Italy

Our next Anchorage Wine House event will feature the Goelet Wine Estates next Tuesday April 24th 7PM in the private dining room of Little Italy.

It’s the early 70’s and John Goelet, a descendant of the Guestier wine merchant family of Bordeaux, is looking to set up new wineries. Thus he charged Benard Portet with the task of finding the best vineyard sites in the world. His travels left him with two choices. Stags Leap in Napa Valley and the Pyrenees and Heathcote in Victoria Australia.

You know these wineries as Clos du Val and Taltarni. Clos du Val of course was one of the winning wineries in the Judgment of Paris tasting. The rest as they say is history. Sales Representative Don Cook will be on hand to guide us through this awesome world class selection.

Tasting Line Up
Taltarni Brut Tache Sparkling Wine
Domaine Nizas Languedoc Rose
Clos du Val Carneros Chardonnay
Domain Nizas Languedoc Rouge
Taltarni Three Monks Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot
Clos du Val Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon

Little Italy is going all out to make sure you have a night to remember. They are preparing a unique five course menu just for this tasting. Full on table service includes individual spinach pies, calamari, feta saganaki and pepper steaks with the Stags Leap Cab. Desert is not forgot, and that, should finish up our calorie load for the week!
Mike McVittie CSW
Wine Manager
Anchorage Wine House