Quick Take – Chablis

Kirkland Chablis

Costco’s Kirkland Chablis

Kirkland Signature Chablis – $14.99

We purchased the 2015 Kirkland Signature Chablis at the Foster City Costco and opened it later that evening with a delicious shell-fish dish. The Kirkland Chablis is estate bottled from two Premier Cru  (highest quality designation) vineyards.  The soil is limestone and clay. The wine was aged in stainless steel tanks for 12 months.  In the glass, the Chablis has a medium gold color with glycerin evident around the glass. I get complex stone fruit and mineral tones, a definite characteristic from the Chablis region.  This Chablis coats the palate with long mouth-watering flavors.It is refreshing and multi-layered.  It is almost impossible to find this style of Chardonnay without a considerable price tag.  The alcohol is 13%.  I rate it at 90 points.

Zinfandel Lovers’ Event

Zinfandel Experience: The Zinfandel Experience (ZinEX) 2018 is the only three-day event devoted entirely to Zinfandel. The weekend of events takes place in three San Francisco locations: One Market, Bently Reserve and Pier 27. The weekend’s main function is Saturday’s Grand Tasting, where attendees meet winemakers during the most comprehensive showing of Zinfandels and blends in the world. This ultimate tasting experience includes a selection of samples from restaurants and winery chefs, with opportunities to experience face-to-face tastings with celebrated winemakers. Leading up to the Grand Tasting are several showcase events, including a Welcome Reception and Farm-To-Table dinner at One Market on Thursday. On Friday, there is “Flights,” a seminar-style tasting where you will gain insight into the character of the wines and the characters who make them.  This is followed by a prestigious Winemakers Auction and Dinner at Bently Reserve, with proceeds benefitting ZAP’s programming, education and Heritage projects. Tickets are available to individual events, while VIP packages provide exclusive access for an entire weekend of Zinfandel. ZinEX will entertain, enlighten and delight wine enthusiasts from around the world in a weekend of sophisticated experiences that honor all that is Zinfandel. Admission price is $45 to $299, depending on the events attended.

Zinfandel Experience - Zin Fun

Zinfandel Experience – Zin Fun

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