WiVi Central Coast will conclude the two-day conference with a special comparative tasting led by Lance Cutler, winemaker and Wine Business Monthly contributing editor. Lance leads the tasting of nine wines from Paso Robles, Napa Valley and Washington from 3 to 5:30 p.m. today. "As a winemaker for more than 30 years, nothing is more interesting than listening to winemakers talk about what they are trying to do and how they go about accomplishing it, especially when you get to taste the wines and hear what they have to say about them," Lance said.
Participants will hear from Paso Robles winemakers: Roger Nicolas of RN Estate, Guillaume Fabre of L'Aventure and Fred Holloway of JUSTIN Vineyards and Wines. Each will discuss their wine style and how the wine developed from the vineyard to the winery. Then you will taste all nine wines where participants will experience first-hand the influence of terroir.
Wines included in the special comparative tasting (pictured below at WiVi) include:
Paso Robles Flight:
JUSTIN Vineyards & Wines – 2009 Isosceles
L'Aventure Winery – 2010 Estate Cuvee
RN Estate – 2009 Cuvee des Trois Cepages
Baer Winery – 2010 Ursa
Andrew Will Winery – 2009 Two Blondes Vineyard
Rasa Winery – 2009 Perfect Union
Cain Winery – 2007 Cain Five
Bacio Divino Cellars – 2009 Divine Kiss
Robert Craig Winery – 2009 Howell Mountain
For more information, visit wivicentralcoast.com.