TASTING: Clos Pegase & Swanson Vineyards

TASTING: Clos Pegase & Swanson Vineyards
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Tasting: Clos Pegase & Swanson Vineyards with winemaker Robin Akhurst
Thursday, March 12, 2020
7:00 - 9:00 pm

$20 per person in advance

Summary:


Experience the best of Napa Valley through the wines of Clos Pegase and Swanson presented by winemaker Robin Akhurst. The seven wines presented range in retail from $20 to $115. 

Menu:


2017 Clos Pegase Mitsuko Sauvignon Blanc
2017 Clos Pegase Mitsuko Chardonnay
2014 Clos Pegase Mitsuko Pinot Noir
2017 Swanson Merlot
2013 Swanson Alexis Cabernet Sauvignon
2016 Clos Pegase Cabernet Sauvignon
2014 Clos Pegase Hommage Cabernet Sauvignon

About the Winemaker:


Robin’s road to Napa Valley took him around the globe, through eight consecutive and exhausting harvests, picking up an impressive list of mentors along the way. In 2016, he took over winemaking for Clos Pegase, one of the Napa Valley’s landmark wineries.

A native of Scotland, Robin graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in environmental sciences. What started as a casual interest in wine soon became a passion and following graduation, he took a job as a sommelier in Edinburgh followed by a wine merchant in London. 

With a desire to get closer to the agricultural aspects of wine growing, he moved to New Zealand and received a graduate degree in viticulture and enology from Lincoln University in Christchurch. He worked two harvests in Marlborough before continuing his international winemaking road trip, working at Burgundy’s famed Domaine Leflaive and in Australia’s Barossa Valley with Two Hands Winery.

In 2009, Robin moved to Napa to work with the team at Outpost Wines and later Schrader Cellars, Maybach, Rivers Marie, Envy Wines, and finally assistant winemaker for the highly lauded Carter Cellars wines.

Although free time is something Robin's not too familiar with, when he gets a chance, he enjoys spending time with his wife Aneeta, playing guitar, cycling and soaking in all of the cultural offerings provided by Bay Area living.