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When: Sunday, December 4, 2011
Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Grand Ballroom, 633 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA, 93103
The Details: Andrew will be pouring his 2008 Espérance, 2008 Syrah Tous les Jours, 2008 Syrah Terra Bella Vineyard, and 2008 Syrah Reserve. Nearly 100 premium wineries will be pouring, coupled with gourmet morsels from notable chefs; all in a gorgeous beach-side setting! Tickets are $100/person in advance, and $150/person at the gate. Click here to purchase tickets.
Come join us this Saturday at the Los Olivos Old-Fashioned Christmas celebration. Kristen and Andrew will NOT be dressed in Dickensian garb, but they will be serving complimentary glasses of wine and some sweet treats and apple cider at the Los Olivos tasting room.
Where: Center of Los Olivos and Andrew Murray Vineyards Tasting Room (2901-A Grand Avenue, Los Olivos, CA)
What: Complimentary glasses of wine and holiday treats
Details: Tree lighting at 6 p.m. and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. – sing-alongs, live music, popcorn, and roasted walnuts too!
“This set of wines from Andrew Murray is remarkable for its breadth of quality and sheer value.”
– Antonio Galloni for E. Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 8-31-11
2008 Grenache Terra Bella Vineyard 92
2008 Esperance 92
2010 RGB White Blend 92
2008 Syrah Reserve 94
2008 Syrah Tous les Jours 91
2008 Syrah Terra Bella Vineyard 93
2008 Syrah McGinley Vineyard 92
2008 Syrah Thompson Vineyard 94
2008 Syrah Watch Hill Vineyard 92
2009 Syrah Watch Hill Vineyard 93
Where: The Winery – 5095 Zaca Station Road, Los Olivos, California, 93441: See below for video directions.
Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Details: Enjoy live music, library wines, vertical flights, barrel and fermentation tastings, and Flatbread pizza hot off the grill! Free to wine club members and their guests…Save the Date!
RSVP: To Kristen@AndrewMurrayVineyards.com or call us at (805) 686-9604 and be sure to let us know how many will be in your party.
Jon Thorsen of The Reverse Wine Snob reviewed our 2007 and 2008 Syrah Tous les Jours last week. The 2007 earned a ‘Buy’ ranking, and the 2008 earned a ‘Bulk Buy’ ranking, as well as the #1 position on September’s Top Ten List!
Many thanks to all of our wonderful wine tasters who visited Andrew Murray Vineyards this weekend…we loved seeing you!
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Take a look at Steve McIntosh’s review of three of our single-vineyard Syrahs – plucky, spirited writing as always! On the Syrah Terra Bella Vineyard, “As close to a 5 star wine as we’ve ever reviewed.” Click here to read the complete review on winethropology.com
Here’s an excerpt:
“A kitchen sink blend of Grenache Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc, it’s a spice box extravaganza that commands attention. Though splashing a spectrum of flavors across the palate like a brightly lit magenta-to-indigo rainbow, first impressions are freshness, focus, and balance. Surprisingly lively for a 5 year old wine. Clearly well made – and dangerously accessible. Deal.” Read the whole review here.
Where: The Winery – 5095 Zaca Station Road, Los Olivos, California, 93441
Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Details: Celebration of Harvest at the winery: Sample wine-in-the-making while enjoying light hors d’ oeuvres and our new releases! Free to wine club members, all others $10/person.