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Ferrari-Carano Wines at Sonoma Wine Garden


We will end the month with a great wine tasting at Sonoma Wine Garden in the Santa Monica Place. This evening Jim Selfridge with Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Wines will showcase their award winning wines. Sonoma Wine Garden is a wine bar & restaurant with a unique blend of classic Mediterranean and California cuisines, emphasizing a casual dining experience, in a friendly atmosphere. Juxtaposing a wine country garden setting with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, Sonoma Wine garden is

designed with exquisite outdoor elements to accent the wine and culinary experience California’s wine country is famous for. Featuring a wood-burning pizza oven, outdoor garden patio and upscale lounge area that offer countless wines from all over the world, Sonoma Wine Garden is a sophisticated addition to the bustling atmosphere of the Santa Monica Place.

Family-owned and operated since 1985, Ferrari-Carano has been a leading producer of world-class, nationally acclaimed wines. From a small, 30-acre plot of grapes to the present 20 estate vineyards, Don and Rhonda Carano's success is based on their commitment to quality as well as the dedication of the vineyard and winemaking teams to make the finest wines, vintage after vintage. Ferrari-Carano owns vineyards in six appellations: Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley, Napa/Carneros, Anderson Valley and Mendocino Ridge.

There will be 5 wines poured for this evening’s tasting. The 5 wines will be
Fume Blanc, Sonoma County - Aromas and flavors of orange blossom, quince, white peach, Meyer lemon, mango, pineapple, pear and guava.
Chardonnay, Sonoma County– Aromas and flavors of apple, orange blossom, pear, marshmallow, a hint of graham crackers, lemon, peach, honey and creamy, toasted oak notes.
Sienna, Sonoma County – Delicious aromas and flavors of fresh-picked blackberries, raspberry jam, cola, cinnamon, clove, sweet oak notes of vanilla, butterscotch, tart cherry, cranberry and strawberry.
Pinot Noir, Green Valley/Russian River Valley - Delicious aromas and flavors of plum, dried cherry, cinnamon, pomegranate, cherry, cranberry, vanilla, caramel and toasted oak.
Tresor, Sonoma County/Alexander Valley - Aromas and flavors of red and black berries, black tea, cedar, earth, vanilla, blackberry, cassis, sweet oak, creme brulee, and dark chocolate. Round tannins, upfront silkiness and roundness. Drinks well now and for 15 - 20 years.

In addition to tasting these wines, Sonoma Garden will be serving cheeses, charcuterie, crackers, breads and their popular truffle fries. We will have an area in their outdoor garden patio/lounge area for the group.

The cost for the wine tasting accompanied with the appetizers is $26 plus $2.42 processing fee by purchasing your ticket online at Tickets purchased at the door the day of the event is $26.

This event will take place in their outdoor garden patio/lounge area. It can get cooler as the evening progresses, so bring a light sweater just in case.

The wine tasting ends at 9 PMish. There is 3 hours of complimentary valet parking on 2nd St in the Santa Monica Place. There are also paid parking structures 7 & 8 adjacent to the Santa Monica Place.


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