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Monthly Archives: April 2012


Wine & Song

by on April 18, 2012

Let’s face it: it’s not every day that we get to host a superstar band for an intimate performance in the Barrel Cellar. But Thursday, April 12, was such a day.

Guests of Live in the Vineyard  gathered in the Gleason Barn for tastes of 2010 Truchard Chardonnay before moving to the South Fermentation barn for a selection of Single-Vineyard Cabernets, delicious appetizers and cheeses.

Crispy pork belly wonton with sour cherry chow chow, Saba dressing and micro cilantro—just one of the beautiful hors d’oeuvres coming from Chef Trevor Eliason’s kitchen.

The band Fun. is currently at the top of Billboard’s and iTunes’ charts—and with good reason. The sound of their music filled the Barrel Cellar—resonant vocals, expert keyboard and deft guitar. We, the lucky audience, were captivated from the first note.

Fun.’s lead vocalist, Nate Ruess

Following the concert, guests mingled in the Gleason Barn, sipping on 2006 Dolce  and assorted bite-sized tarts. And when Fun. came out for a meet-and-greet, you can bet there were plenty who gathered to get their photos snapped with the band.

Guests greet Fun. in the historic Gleason Barn

Many thanks to Fun., Live in the Vineyard and to all who joined us for this stellar experience!


(Photo credit: Clifford Grodin/Access Bay Area Magazine)


Taste of the Future

by on April 12, 2012

We are getting ready for one of our favorite annual events at Nickel & Nickel: our Futures Barrel Tasting.

If you haven’t been out for our Futures event, it’s a must-do—and here’s why. On Saturday, May 12 you’ll have the opportunity to taste all 12 of our 2011 Single-Vineyard Cabernets in the barrel cellar. That’s right, you will be tasting wines that were harvested just a few months ago. Even though these are new wines, you will begin to detect dominant aromas and flavors as you sample these Cabernets.

One of the best features of our annual Futures program is the opportunity to reserve your favorite wines. As you know, each of our Cabernets have extremely limited production, so many people take this opportunity to snap up a future release before it sells out. The hardest part, of course, is waiting for the wines to be released! Not to worry—in the meantime we can keep you stocked with each new release.

So, we hope you will join us for the pleasurable adventure of trying these distinctive wines from our newest vintage. And if you can’t join us on May 12, you can still take part in the 2011 Futures program. Give us a call at (707) 967-9600 and we’ll reserve some beautiful wines for you.