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What: A fabulous wine tasting with Joseph Spellman, CSW, National Sales Manager and Wine Specialist for the Justin Vineyards/Landmark Portfolio presenting wines from their portofolio including the following vineyards presenting wines from Justin and Landmark Vineyards
When: Wednesday July 23, 2014 6:00pm
Where: The oversized patio at Marriott DTC. (Rain location is in the Atrium)
Crowd: Mostly Young/Mid Professionals (our group tends to be a mix of singles, married, dating couples late 20's to 50's interested in wine)
Dress: Dressy Casual/Dress to Impress
Wines and Food Pairing
Reception JUSTIN Chardonnay – 2012 90 points Wine & Spirits Magazine
JUSTIN Sauvingon Blanc – 2012 One of Wine Spectator’s Great American Values” with Brie Cheese and Fresh Raspberry Tartlet
LANDMARK Overlook Chardonnay – 2012 90 Pts The Tasting Panel with Seared Ahi Tuna in Poppyseed Cup
LANDMARK Overlook Pinot Noir – 2012 with Grilled Vegetable Brochette
JUSTIN Cabernet Sauvignon v2012 – top 20 California Cabernets! 92 points Tasting Panel with Cappicola Wrapped Melon
JUSTIN Obtuse – 2010 with Spiced Poached Pears with 2011 Obtuse Port Reduction
Located in Paso Robles, JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery was founded in 1981 and is known for crafting world class wines using Bordeaux grape varieties. Widely recognized for their iconic ISOSCELES Bordeaux blend, the wine that arguably put Paso Robles luxury winemaking on the map, JUSTIN is also known for their Cabernet Sauvignon. The property at JUSTIN features a Tasting Room, luxury suite accommodations and a Restaurant – making it the only winery on the Central Coast to offer all three options. In addition to its stellar hospitality offerings, JUSTIN consistently receives top honors around the world, including a place in the Wine Spectator’s world-wide Top 10 list in 2000 and 93 points for the 2009 ISOSCELES, further establishing JUSTIN as a leader in luxury Bordeaux variety winemaking.
Nestled at the base of the Mayacama Mountain Range in the Sonoma Valley, Landmark Vineyards epitomizes the rustic grace and beauty of Sonoma County. Since 1974, Landmark has been dedicated to producing handcrafted, ultra-premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir sourcing grapes from unique vineyard sites throughout California to create rich, balanced wines. Their signature wine, the Overlook Chardonnay, has appeared on The Wine Spectator Top 100 list seven times
Joseph Spellman, MS is Winery Sommelier for JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery of Paso Robles, CA. He has been sommelier in several Chicago restaurants, including Tango, Maxim’s, Pump Room, Park Hyatt Hotel, and Charlie Trotter’s.
Joseph earned the Master Sommelier Diploma in 1996, held now by 95 Americans, and 160 individuals worldwide. He was elected Chairman of the American Chapter of the Court in 2005. He also won the 1997 title “Best Sommelier in the World in French Wines and Spirits” in Paris.
He wrote the critically praised wine notes featured in three Charlie Trotter books. He also wrote grape descriptions for the Wine Grapes posters produced by Ten Speed Press, and he has written pieces for many magazines.
He is frequently a featured speaker and panel moderator at wine events, with a particular interest in wine’s historical and cultural contexts.
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