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JC Cellars Harvest Party

By Jessica Yadegaran
Thursday, October 25th, 2007 at 10:36 am in Uncategorized.

As you’ve probably figured, my winery au moment is JC Cellars, makers of hand-crafted, single vineyard wines in Oakland. Well, the corky geekdom continues.

As the winery wraps up harvest, they will celebrate with a blow-out party from 1 to 6 p.m. on Nov. 4. Tickets at the door are $20 per person, or $30 for a pair in advance online. The winery is located at 55 4th St. Their number is 510-465-5900.

In addition to their current releases (listed below), they’ll be pouring futures and serving appetizers. DJ Brett Pinkin will be spinning. Oh, and definitely bring the kids: Alana Dill of Alameda will be painting faces and there will also be an arts and crafts area. Maybe we’ll get to paint a barrel!

I’ll be there, pouring the bottles of nectar, so please come by and say hi. I can’t promise you’ll get a sample of the wild Pourquoi Pas Syrah, the unheated and thereby lovely Zinfandel, and all of winemaker Jeff Cohn’s silky Rhone-style whites. I may just hoard them all to myself.

I guarantee you’ll have a good time with Cohn as your host. The guy always said he’d dye his hair if one of his wines ever scored a 95 or higher. Well, he did it when Parker gave his 2004 Philary Syrah a 96. See you on the 4th…

purple hair

Current Releases:

2003 Pourquoi Pas Syrah
2004 A La Cave Syrah
2004 California Cuvée Syrah
2004 Rockpile Vineyard Syrah Haley’s Reserve
2004 Ventana Vineyards Syrah
2005 Arrowhead Mountain Vineyard Zinfandel
2005 California Cuvée Syrah
2005 Fess Parker’s Vineyard Syrah
2005 Frediani Vineyard Petite Syrah
2005 Iron Hill Vineyard Zinfandel
2005 Preston Vineyard Marsanne
2005 Ripken Late Harvest Viognier
2005 The Impostor

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