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The class is held at Clavo Cellars in downtown Templeton. Blind tasting, food pairings and all the major wine regions around the world will be covered. Certified sommelier Ali Rush Carscaden teaches the class and has taught at Cal Poly.
Katie Noonan is back with fresh flowers mixed in with grape wood branches. Enjoy summer on the patio at 15c while sipping bubbly. $60 per person, call for reservations.
Viticulture, winemaking and tasting all come together in a hands-on setting! Join Neil Roberts of Roberts Vineyard Services and Clavo Cellars and Ali Carscaden, owner & certified sommelier at 15c. Together the duo will discuss viticultural practices and wine tasting while they lead the group in a hike around the diverse Plum Orchards Vineyard on the West side of Templeton off Santa Rita Rd. The hike/tasting will last approximately 2 hours and will be followed by a catered buffet lunch of seasonal, local foods provided by 15c and, of course, more wine tasting in the old dairy barn.
$85 per person. For reservations call 805.434.1554 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Come taste the new releases from local winemaker Mike Sinor. Mike will be pouring his pinots and chardonnay in a flight and by the glass. All the wines will be available for purchase that night. For added entertainment, Mark Adams will be playing some tunes! The event is from 6-8pm on Tuesday
15c Wine University starts Jan 2014
15c wine university will begin again in January. The wine university class is a 6 week course. Certified sommelier and Advanced-level Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, Ali Rush Carscaden teaches an overview of what these organizations represent. The course covers everything from deductive blind tasting, food pairings, and major wine regions around the world. The class is a vast amount of information, but is both educational and inspirational. Great for wine enthusiasts and industry professionals. $350 per person, the class is every Tuesday from 6-8pm held at Clavo Cellars starting in January. To sign up email Ali: email@example.com.
15c 6-year anniversary party December 7th
Celebrating 6 years of business! We will be doing our usual party including wine and beer plus snacks and live music from Dan Curicio. $25 at the door, $10 for club members. 6-9pm
Nov 13th Burgundy Focus tasting
6-8 at Clavo Cellars $65 per person. Ali and Neil will lead a discussion about the Burgundy region of France along with tasting village, premier cru and grand cru whites and reds.
Thanksgiving Day – CLOSED
VIP tasting Sat Nov 30, 12-3pm
On the patio, we will be pouring a limited number of wines as future orders. The event is free with invitation or $25 without an invitation.
Christmas Eve 11-3
Christmas Day – CLOSED
New Years Eve
Bubbles bar all day with special bubbly open by the flight, glass, and of course, the best bottle selection around!
New Years Day – CLOSED
we have a lot coming up! Check out how we roll when it comes to our Burgundy tasting this Wednesday Nov 11th at Clavo. Call now for reservations:
Wednesday Nov 11th
WINE PRICE ORDER
Brocard Chablis Valmur Grand Cru 2010 $65
Antoine Petitprez Uliz Bourgogne Rouge 2010 $32
Michel Gros Hautes Cotes de Nuits Rouge 2011 $32
Bellene Vosne Romanee Vieilles Vignes 2010 $85
L’Arlot Nuits Saint Georges
Clos des Forets 1er Cru 2011 $98
Bonneau du Martray
Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru “blanc” 2011 $185
Bellene Meursault Villes Vigne 2010 $65
Wildflower Triathlon May 4-6th
Stop by and visit our wine lounge in the festival area at the Wildflower Triathlon from May 4-6 at San Antonio Lake. 15c will be selling wines by the taste, glass and bottle of our favorite local producers.
15c Wine University May
The 15c Wine University will begin again on May 15th. There are still a few seats available, so call now to reserve your spot! The wine university is a course that covers all the major wine producing regions in the world. It rivals a college level curriculum and outlines the Court of Master Sommelier & Wine and Spirits Trust educational programs.
May 18th – 27th Wine Festival Garagiste Satellite Tasting Room
Friday May 18th to Sunday May 27th, 15c will act as a tasting room for a select number of small local producers who do not currently have tasting rooms. Come in to taste some limited hidden gems while you enjoy a break between tasting room visits.
Saturday May 20th Meet the Small Production Winemakers
Saturday May 20th from 6-8pm. $15 at the door gets you a taste of 2 wines from 5 different producers represented at the Garagiste Festival.
Concours d’Elegance Saturday, June 2nd
On the lawn at the Madonna Inn there will be some amazing award winning collector cars. For those attending the show, 15c will be pouring in the Connoisseur tent.
Saturday June 9th Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
The Firestone Beer Fest is taking place this summer in beautiful Paso Robles at the fairgrounds. Forty of the best breweries in the U.S. will be featured at this first time festival. The event will also feature some of the Central Coast’s finest restaurants and food providers pairing their culinary skills with those of the brewers. Yup you guessed it, beer friendly cheeses by 15c will be present!
Atascadero Wine Festival June 23rd 4-8pm
15c will have a booth at the Atascadero Wine Festival where we will be pouring our signature Cava Cocktails.
Details to be announced. All we can say at this point is there will be some amazing mixology beverages and proper attire is encouraged. Stay tuned.
I wanted to talk about a new brewery that is gaining respect here on the Central Coast among novice beer drinkers as well as skilled home brewers: Figueroa Mountain.
Fig Mt., as it is referred to around these parts, was established in 2010. With the help of their young brewer, A.J. Stoll, they have already won six medals, four of which were gold. This is quite an achievement for a young outfit – now onto some brew.
Danish Red Lager: The Danish Red has seven different malts that produce a rich layer of caramel maltiness with a medium to full body. The fermentation takes place with euro lager yeast and is cold conditioned for a clean profile.
Davy Brown Ale: This light mocha colored ale combines caramel and chocolate malts with Cascade and Northern Brewer hops for flavors of coffee and chocolate playing against citrus and stone fruit. This is a great beer to take camping and to the beach.
Paradise Pilsner: This lovely pils we only offer on draft, so you will need to stop by and try a glass! With its Euro lager malt and German noble hops, this beer is gaining quite a reputation for a clean and beautiful flavor profile of light hops and honeysuckle.
Medlock Ames Chardonnay 2009
Recently featured in the January Food and Wine magazine, Medlock Ames is a new winery in the Russian River. They focus on single vineyard terroir to produce outstanding quality wines that reflect where they came from and pair well with food. The vineyard is certified organic, and their devotion to the environment is apparent throughout their sustainable practices. The Chardonnay is rich and creamy with a minerality and crispness that create balance. We also carry their Merlot, and it is truly one of the best I have tasted!
La Yunta Torrontes 2011
Torrontes is the main white grape of Argentina. I generally describe it as having the aeromatics of a Gewurtztraminer with lychee nut, rose petals and the crisp citrus fruit of a Sauvignon Blanc. It is a very intriguing and fun wine to drink on a hot day or to pair with tropical cuisine or seafood.
Domaine Michel Gros Hautes Cotes de Nuits 2008
Four separate premier cru vineyards are combined to make this incredible value white Burgundy. 2008 was also one of the best declared vintages for white Burgundy. It is unmistakably Chardonnay, but with a complexity to it that dries the tongue and makes the mouth water for more. Flavors include lemon, apricot and other stone fruits and warm vanilla.
Michaud Pinot Noir 2006
Pinot Noir, unlike any other varietal, has the diversity of more clonal research and selection but has really only begun to gain popularity in California since the early 80’s. Thanks to the devotion and research of the pinot pioneers, we are now producing world class Pinot Noir. Michaud is one of those pioneers, located in the original Chalone appellation with a vineyard that sits at 1500 feet elevation. It overlooks the eastern skyline that is dominated by the intriguing and mysterious Pinnacles, which are remnants of an old volcano born 28 million years ago. These wines are beautifully and delicately crafted.
Durigutti Malbec Reserva 2009
The boom varietal! These Argentinian wines are featured in the SLO Film Festival’s wine flick. Malbec is big, lush and jammy and has similar seductive characteristics of Zinfandel. It is unmistakable by its color and density – it could even be used to die Easter eggs.
90 points WS & WA
Durigutti Bonarda 2008
Bonarda is an old Argentinian varietal rarely found outside of Argentina. It has sweet spices, lots of red fruit and a silky texture. The grape is known as the sweet black grape with its origination in Italy. It is known as Charbono in California.
Ca de Calle Reserva Red Blend 2010
Yum! This wine drinks like a $50 bottle! 70% Malbec/16% Tempranillo/12% Syrah/2% Petit Verdot. “Ca’ de Calle, (Calle’s Place), is named in honor of the lady that shared our vision and helped turn it into reality. In 2001, we sought to recondition a historic winery in the heart of Mendoza’s acclaimed wine district, Luján de Cuyo. This is a small-lot, gravity flow, red wine production studio where we strive to achieve perfection with every successive year. This is just our fourth effort at a Reserva wine and is a delicious blend of the best wines under our roof. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did making it.”
Peralillo Arenal Carmenere 2010
A good Carmenere is rich and chalky, like a chile relleno smothered with chocolate mole sauce. Intensely dark and violet in color with bold, sweet, floral aromas of blackberry and earthy plum combined with peppery spiciness. It is ripe, structured, and surprisingly complex, with a terrific softness on the palate. This Carmenere comes from the Colchagua Valley and is aged in French oak for six months.