Oakland’s own Drew Huffine and Emily Virgil make fantastic very small-production wines, sourcing fruit from off-the-beaten path vineyards from Mendocino to Santa Ynez. Their wines are setting a new mark for purity in California -- well balanced, bright and low in alcohol, and true expressions of the sustainably farmed sites they come from.
Drew will be pouring four of Trail Marker Wine Company’s new releases: a crisp and elegant Rosè of Grenache from the organically farmed Eagle Point Ranch vineyard in Mendocino; a Chardonnay with “untamed acidity” from Mendocino Ridge hidden in the wilds of redwood trees; a Pinot Noir from the Santa Cruz Mountains that shines with bright red fruits and a lovely earthiness; and finally a light and delicious Zweigelt from a famed Lodi vineyard known for its German and Austrian varietals.
2015 Eagle Point Ranch Vineyard Rosè of Grenache
2014 Manchester Ridge Chardonnay
2014 Saveria Vineyard Pinot Noir
2015 Mokelumne Glen Zweigelt
Flight of 4 wines/$15
As always, featured wines are for sale at 10% off to tasting participants, during the event only.