Old Hunter Valley Semillon and other rare and interesting wines at Jaynes Gastropub, Sat., Sept. 26

an intimate wine tasting event, limited to 12 persons

lovedaleJaynes Gastropub
4677 30th St
San Diego, CA 92116
@ Adams in North Park
619-563-1011
Saturday, September 26
7:30 p.m.
$125.00 per person plus tax and gratuity

a 4-course dinner will be served

with Jeremy Parzen, Ph.D.

To reserve, please call 619-563-1011‎ or email by clicking here.

12 rare and unusual wines, including 3 bottlings of aged Hunter Valley Semillon, will be served together with a menu created especially for the event.

On the night of the event, the wines will be available for sale through Do Bianchi Wine Selections.

“Hunter Valley Semillon is Australia’s unique gift to the world.”
—Jancis Robinson
Master of Wine and editor of the Oxford Companion to Wine

Mt. Pleasant 1986 Lovedale Semillon
Tyrell’s 1995 HVD Semillon
Tyrell’s 1996 Vat 1 Semillon
Bert Simon 2004 Serriger Würtzberg Kabinett
Bert Simon 2004 Serriger Würtzberg Spätlese
Casa Cadaval 2005 Trincadeira
Dessilani 2000 Ghemme Riserva
Martinenga 2007 Langhe Nebbiolo
Hardy’s Eileen Hardy 1998 Shiraz
Hardy’s Eileen Hardy 1999 Shiraz
Tower Estate 2001 Barossa Shiraz
Offley Forrester 1989 Vintage Port

I have to admit that I held a bias against the wines of Australia until a friend and northern Californian collector first poured me his 1986 Mt. Pleasant Lovedale Semillon from Hunter Valley. Frankly, I had never tasted anything like it before and its power, structure, and nuanced fruit and minerality and its tannin — yes, its tannin — blew me away. These old-vine Semillons are grown in the sandy un-irrigated subsoils of the Hunter Valley in Southern Australia where cooler temperatures prevail and allow for a long, even ripening period. The resulting wines are “red” wines masquerading as whites, an entirely unique sensorial experience. Thanks to my friendship with said collector, I was able to obtain an allocation of the wines for this event and I have also included some other interesting finds, some of which might surprise you partly because of their provenance and partly because of their surprisingly affordable prices. Please join me for this remarkable tasting at Jaynes.

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