Welcome to Wine Maestro, where great wine and the best craft beers are our chosen profession, not just a job.  Our mission is to provide knowledgeable, attentive, and comfortable service to all of our customers, be they neophyte or experienced collector.  At Wine Maestro, we are constantly searching for the best wine values available from around the world at all price points.  We never "sticker" wine- the practice of having bulk  juice bottled and then putting a "special" retail label on the bottle.  The result is we never have an agenda to steer our customers towards  high margin proprietary "house" wines.  We seek the best without limits. 

 

Bruce Ballard, Heather Gerstenkorn, Ted Davis, & Louis McClam w/ the collection.

 Silver Oak 17-Year Vertical Tasting and Dinner

For many wine lovers, a "Bucket List" milestone is a vertical tasting. A so-called "Vertical" is a succession of vintages of the same wine. It is a rare event in itself, but the assembly of seventeen vintages of Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon comprises what several attendees termed "the wine event of a lifetime..."

An assemblage of three different and distinct vineyards: Red Tail, Miraval, and Geyserville, Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet is one food-friendly and cellar-worthy wine. It showcases rich boysenberry, chocolate and cherry-liqueur fruit, some of the hallmark flavors of estate grown California Cabernets. We often marvel how the best of these wines contain those unmistakeable flavors and this lineup didn't disappoint. Highlights among the wines were the 1993, 1995, 1997 and 2008 vintages although all of the wines drank well without sediment or noticeable past-prime flavors.

Guests dined on the following menu paired with a flight of selected wines to accent and enchance each in turn:

 Lobster, Pistachio & Vanilla-Mandarin Orange "Taco"  in Lettuce Wrap, Chilled Fresh Shrimp "Remoulade" & Cajun Caviar

 Flight I 1993-1997

Cashews, Macadamias & Fresh Roasted Pecans

Edamame Hummus & Artichoke Tapenade

Parmesan Stravecchio, & Triple Gouda Cheeses

Wild Boar Salami, Spanish Iberico Ham, Air Dried Beef

Fresh Baked Breads

 Flight II 1998-2001

Gumbo w/ Duck & Jacob's Andouille Sausage

Arancini w/ Asiago, White Truffle & Chive

 Flight III 2002-2005

Loin Lamb Chops w/ Pesto & Arugula Salad

Anson Mills Creamy Polenta w/ Morel & Porcini Mushroom Ragu

Herb Crusted Prime Rib of Beef

Yukon Gold Gratin Dauphinoise

 Flight IV 2006-2009

1985 Delaforce Porto

& 2001 Chateau Rieussec Sauternes

Chocolate Truffles, Gorgonzola Dolce,

Fresh Pears, Moravian Ginger Cookies

 Our thanks to all the attendees and everyone who helped make this event possible:

Bob and Jillian Mack, John and Lisa Cogar,  Edie and Walter Holland, Ron Lutz, Matt Misenar, Bill and Ginny Henderson, Bruce Ballard and Heather Gerstenkorn, Ted Davis, and Louis McClam. Also to Jamie Venable, Teresa Cornacchione, Sal Cornacchione and David Elam.

Special thanks to Penny Peirce, E.C. Jones and Graddie Lane!

 

 


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