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90 Pt + Wines! Summer Patio Wine Party with Seghesio Portfolio at Cru PM!

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What: Join us as sample Seghesio portfolio with Eric Swindle, CSW who is the Crimson Wine Group Specialist for the Seghesio/Pine Ridge portfolios he stops in Denver for our group on his way to the Aspen Wine Festival. He will be presenting highly rated wines from Seghesio portfolio including Seghesio, Pine Ridge, Forefront and Chamisal vineyards. Wineries in Napa, Sonoma, Edna Valley..... paired with passed appetizers from Cru Wine Bar

(Note: Aaron Crespin, Regional Manager recently experienced a sports injury that required surgery and recouperation and is not traveling for our event).

Sonoma vs. Napa Valley vs. Edna Valley!

When: Thursday June 13, 2013

Time: 6:00 pm-7:30 pm (please be prompt as we will be serving each wine and appetizer paired)

Location: Denver Cru Wine Bar Park Meadows 8433 Park Meadows Center Dr. (in the Vistas Park Meadows just north/left of Macy's) Lone Tree, CO 80124 Phone[masked]

We plan to be on the patio. If it rains, we will be inside the restaurant.

Parking: FREE

Light Rail to Park Meadows-Walk approximately 5 blocks distance from the Light rail station through the mall to the west side.

Dress: Dressy Casual/Dress to impress
Crowd: Young/Mid Professionals 20's to early 50's
Cost: $ 28.99 In Advance Ticket link:

Wines list

Pine Ridge Chenin-Viognier 2010 (reception?) RP 90 Pts Napa Valley

Seghesio Pinot Grigio 2011 WE 89 Pts Sonoma
Chamisal Stainless Chardonnay 2011 WE 89 Pts Edna Valley (near Paso Robles)
Forefront Pinot Noir Gold Medal - 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition San Luis Obispo

Forefront Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Gold Medal- 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Napa Valley
Seghesio Old Vine Sonoma Zinfandel 2009 WE 94 Pts, WS 92Pts Sonoma

Wine and Food Pairing

Pine Ridge Chenin-Viognier 2010 with Bruschetta Tomato, Basil, Mozzarella, Balsamic Reduction Seghesio Pinot Grigio 2011 with Polenta Bites with a Sausage Marinara

Chamisal Stainless Chardonnay 2011 with Wild Mushroom Pizza Fontina. Pesto, White Truffle Oil
Forefront Pinot Noir with Truffle Fries Parmesan, Truffle Oil

Forefront Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 with Crisp Pork Belly Cherry Reduction

Seghesio Old Vine Sonoma Zinfandel 2009 Mini Chocolate Lava Cake Raspberry Sauce, Vanilla Anglaise

Food Pairing Coming soon

Please Note: NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR/NO WALK UPS!....sorry but we will have to turn away anyone who doesn't have an advance ticket as wine and food has been allotted based on the ticketed attendees.

Seghesio Family Vineyards With 300 acres in preeminent Zinfandel growing regions, Seghesio Family Vineyards produces award-winning wines that honor the history of Sonoma and the Seghesio family. Sonoma (Alexander Valley/Dry Creek) In 1886 Edoardo Seghesio left his family’s vineyards in Piedmont, Italy for a new life in America. Like many immigrants he was drawn to Northern Sonoma County to follow his passion for winemaking. In 1895 Edoardo and wife Angela purchased a modest home in Alexander Valley and planted the surrounding 56 acres to Zinfandel –now famously known as the Home Ranch. But it was not until 1983 that fourth generation family winemaker, Ted Seghesio bottled the first wines under the Seghesio label. His cousin Pete Seghesio joined the business in 1986 and in 1993 control was turned over to the younger generation. They turned their focus to the vineyards, eliminating all buyt the wines produced with the grapes they owned or farmed.
Chamisal Vineyards Expertly crafts wines that reflect the diverse clonal selection and unique location of this historic, 80-acre vineyard, the first planted in California's Edna Valley. Chamisal Vineyards is the first vineyard planted in Edna Valley in 1973. The quality story begins with a mixture of calcareous soils and a cool climate due to it’s proximity only seven miles from the coast near San Luis Obisbo, both ideal ingredients for high quality Chardonnay and Pinot. The 80 acre vineyard is the home of over 10 different clones of these two varieties, which set the stage for complexity in the wines. It is no surprise that the highest rated wine from the entire Central Coast was produced hear (2006 “Califa” Pinot Noir, 96 pts. WA). Today New Zealand born winemaker Fin du Fintasse, continuesto produce world class wines of distinction with character that reflects the magic of Edna Valley Pine Ridge Vineyards has been crafting wines in Napa Valley's most renowned appellations for more than thirty years, building a reputation for quality by eagerly challenging convention. Produces classically styled, meticulously crafted wines from 225 acres of estate vineyards across five appellations in the Napa Valley. Gary Andrus, founder of Pine Ridge winery in Napa Valley’s Stag’s Leap District, had a vision that followed the model of Bordeaux’s Premiere Cru wineries:Lafitte, Latour, Mouton, Margaux and Haut-Brion. With five vineyard sites in Napa’s best sub-districts, each meticulously farmed, the style of the wines are decidely based in elegance and balance. From the famed lemon-cream Dijon Clone Chardonnay to classic Stag’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon to the refreshing and ever popular Chenin Blanc Viognier, each Pine Ridge wine ranks high among all peers. ForeFront by Pine Ridge Vineyards Challenges the status quo with a modern approach to sourcing and blending to create wines that are approachable and intriguing. These classic varietals are made by Pine Ridge winemaker, Michael Beaulac. Michael employs the flexibility of the winery’s outstanding vineyard sources to make the best possible wine each vintage. The wines exemplify value and each of them delivers far more flavor and style than their price would indicate.

Directions: I-25 to County Line Road exit or light rail to Park Meadows. Map-Note....most of these maps online are a inaccurate. Use GPS and mapquest only to get to the mall area. http://www.parkmeadow... ( section F. Go to the west side of the mall (opposite I-25 and light rail). Cru is in the Vistas which is an open air mall outside of the mall same side as MACY's. If you see the macys, then go left of the Macy's where you'll see a group of buildings that are outside of the mall. Cru is on the South side of the Vistas shopping area. The restaurant is in the Vistas open air mall attached to the main mall, just north of the Macy's (to the left if you are facing Macy's from the outside). Please watch the maps and GPS it's incorrect. LOOK for MACY's then look left It's in the area with Brio and La Sandia.