18 bottles of Napa Valley wine
35-year vertical tasting of Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon for 6, led by Beth Novak Milliken and Aron Weinkauf, with commentary by Lisa Perotti-Brown, MW, editor-in-chief of The Wine Advocate
Specially designed tasting summary by Lisa Perotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate
2 nights’ accommodations for 3 couples at Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel, St. Helena
Dinner for 6 at Acacia House at Las Alcobas
Lunch for 6 at Spottswoode Winery
Dinner for 6 at the Spottswoode estate home, presented by chefs from Chez Panisse
To celebrate 35 vintages of the Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon, Beth Novak Milliken invites three couples to join her for an amazing, immersive experience in Napa Valley.
As one of these six guests you will participate in a rare tasting of every vintage of Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon ever produced, from the first bottling in 1982 to our 35th vintage, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon. Spottswoode’s Beth Novak Milliken, president and CEO, and Aron Weinkauf, winemaker and vineyard manager, will talk and taste you through these extraordinary wines. Lisa Perotti-Brown of The Wine Advocate will join in the discussion, documenting the experience in a dedicated summary that will be artfully presented to each participant. Barrel samples of the vintage aging in the cellar, as well as any recently bottled vintages, will also be tasted.
You will stay both nights at Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel in St. Helena. Designed by Yabu Pushelberg, guest rooms and suites feature an elegant, minimalist design and the expansive pool has captivating vineyard views. Dinner your first evening will be at the hotel’s signature Acacia House restaurant, helmed by Top Chef Master Chris Cosentino.
The vertical tasting will take place at our historic winery in St. Helena the next morning, after which a wonderful lunch will be served. The afternoon is yours to enjoy, and we will come back together to celebrate your final evening in Napa Valley with a dinner at the Spottswoode estate home, to be prepared by the culinary talent at Chez Panisse. Honoring Spottswoode’s and Chez Panisse’s shared commitment to the environment, and the finest locally sourced organic ingredients, this once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience will captivate your senses as you experience the vinous and culinary creations from two of the iconic tastemakers who have shaped the modern era of great American wine and food.
Each couple will receive a rare three-vintage vertical of the Spottswoode 2014, 2015 and 2016 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, packaged in an exquisite branded wooden box.
To be scheduled in advance at a mutually agreeable time for all parties