WINO
WINE INVESTIGATION FOR NOVICES & OENOPHILES (WINO)
Santa Clara Valley Chapter, a nonprofit unincorporated association,since 1976
Bruce, Regional Director, november2017@ClubWINO.org www.ClubWINO.org
792 Montrose Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94303-4720, (650)424-WINE (9463)
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Alexander Valley Vineyards, with the sales rep. John Wetzel www.AVVwine.com

After purchasing the historic Cyrus Alexander homestead, Harry and Maggie Wetzel strived to create a thriving

agricultural lifestyle on the property. They raised their children along with their vines in Alexander Valley,

providing inspiration and encouragement as they developed the estate together. Decades later, the fourth

generation of their family is growing up amongst vineyards and next door to the working winery that is known

around the world as “AVV”. You could call it a family tradition. Winemaker Kevin Hall is constantly adapting

to the rhythms of nature, the readiness of the vineyards and the evolution of the individual wines. Premium

vineyards were virtually unknown in the Alexander Valley in the 1960s. Unencumbered by local tradition, the

Wetzels were pioneers, planting classic grape varieties and implementing innovative vineyard techniques. At

AVV we match grape varieties to microclimates and soil profiles, planting specific rootstocks and clones. This

progressive approach has kept AVV a leader in vineyard development over the last 50 years. Warm days and

cool nights are the norm in the southern end of the valley as the coastal marine layer that comes in off the ocean

drops the temperature 40 to 50 degrees after nightfall. These daily temperature swings cool the grapes as they

grow and are the key to the elegance and balance in our wine. The Wetzel family’s commitment to their

vineyards and winery is informed by their respect for the surrounding land.

WINES: 2015 Estate Chardonnay, Alexander Valley -        2016 Estate Pinot Noir, Alexander Valley

2013 Sin Zin, Alexander Valley -                                          2013 Redemption Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley

2015 Estate Cabernet Franc, Alexander Valley -                   2015 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

2015 Estate Merlot, Alexander Valley -                                2012 Cyrus (Bordeaux Blend), Alexander Valley

WHEN: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 5:00pm sharp

WHERE: Zahir’s 579 Bistro, 579 S Main St, Milpitas 95035

(408) 262-2200 Between Calaveras Blvd(237) and Montague Expwy.

Please have a designated driver. We must be responsible for ourselves, and the safety of others.

DINNER:

1)Zahir’sFamous Prime Rib,Slow roasted and basted in own juices,served Au Jus,Potato Croquette&Vegetables

2)Grilled Salmon Picatta (wild caught) finished with capers, white wine and lemon butter veggies

3)Eggplant Linguine Parmesan Grilled eggplant, Linguine, sautéed mushrooms, red onions, bell peppers,

Monterey-Jack and Parmesan, and Marinara sauce.

Tossed Green Salad (organic) with House Dressing, Bread, Coffee, and Desert.

Open Seating. Turn cell phones off, and because with wine the nose is so important, please no fragrances.

COST: WINO members $60.00 per person. Guests (prospective members) $70.00 ea. Members may bring one

guest at member price, per member. Non-members may attend their first event at member price. This event is

only for ages, 21 and older, no pets. Please make checks out to WINO and mail to the above address. If your

payment won`t be received by Wednesday November 8th, 4pm, then please call to let Bruce know. In the case

of you don`t show, you still must pay, because I still have to pay for the meals & wine ordered. You will not be

contacted unless a sellout precludes receipt of your check. There will be no refunds after the above date, unless

your place can be filled.

Thank You: Three Wine Company, with owner Matt & Mateline Cline. www.ThreeWineCompany.com Matt

provided with a lot of great history, and with 44 WINOs there we’ll be picking up 13 cases for $3200. Mama

Mia’s was enjoyed very much as a new venue for us with Great food and service.

Membership: Make membership payments to WINO, per mailing address & mail to the above address.

$24/yr, $46/2yrs.

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WINO Members $60ea, returning prospective members $70ea.

Entree Choices: {Prime Rib, (a)rare (b)med rare (c)med (d) well} 2) Salmon, 3) Eggplant Linguine Parmesan

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