Our goal with the Carpe Vino Wine Club is to source fabulous wines that are unfamiliar to you. The reason is most are low-production. . .some ultra-low. . .wines that you’ll never find at the box stores or supermarkets. This is our raison d’être, our “reason for existence”. Also because Drew and I are a couple of really fun guys, and we know how to keep the party going at Carpe Vino.
Two great examples among this month’s selections are the 2011 Four Fields Grenache and the 2009 Kesner Sandrift Chardonnay. The grenache is made by young Chuck Mansfield, and while his day job is winemaker for HKG (Hop Kiln in Napa), this is his first solo project and just 800, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Gold cases were made. Also, check out Jason Kesner’s limited-release chard. . .just 263 made.
This month’s prix-fix is going to be killer: Chef Alexander is taking us on a private tour of Southeast Asia cuisine. Just $49++ per person for four courses, May 21 to 26. Make reservations by calling 530-823-0320.