Please join the Lenovo Team for an exclusive and unique virtual wine tasting experience featuring delicious wines from Topa Mountain Winery!

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

4:30PM - 5:30PM (CST)

Registered participants will receive three bottles of wine, tasting notes &

a lovely cheese & charcuterie selection.

Space is limited, so please scroll down to register now.

Zoom details below. 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86836617874

Meeting ID: 868 3661 7874

Experience Overview

 

You will join your host virtually for a guided experience by wine enthusiast Jackie Franklin. The experience will include three wine varietals and an exceptional charcuterie spread which will be shipped directly to your home.

All perishable items for this experience will be shipped as per your registration.

Topa Mountain Winery

Situated under the watchful eye of the Topa Mountain range in the Upper Ojai Valley, surrounded by ancient oaks and majestic redwoods. The winery showcases exceptional wines made from new varietal plantings to the Ojai region, such as Barbera, Tempranillo, Carmenere and Touriga Nacionale. Others have long thrived in the region, including Syrah, Grenache and Viognier.

 

All of their wine is produced using techniques designed to reveal the flavors inherent in each varietal, as developed by the unique climate and terroir of their vineyards. They are aged in a mix of old and new French oak barrels, then carefully monitored and bottled under strict standards.

Your Wine Enthusiast

Jackie Franklin will guide you through this exceptional Wine & Chocolate Flight.

Jackie is an Ojai native and loves the region dearly, whether exploring Los Padres National Forest or enjoying a day along the Ventura coast.

She is passionate about our region’s ability to produce local and environmentally sustainable wine.

 

She believes in a holistic philosophy to winemaking which starts with climate, and emphasize the importance of the vineyard, as well as wine’s relation to the food we love to grow, cook, and eat.

Red Wine & Chocolate Tasting Flight

Below your will find the 3 wines that will be shipped to you 

2017 Blend 33

Tightly wound aromas of mango, peach and grapefruit rind show on the nose of this blend of 40% Viognier, 30% Roussanne and 30% Marsanne. There's an edgy side to the palate, where a chalky texture cuts into the riper hints of gardenia and jasmine.

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2016 Syrah

 

Dried purple-flower, black raspberry and dried meat aromas show on the nose of this county blend. There's a stewed blackberry tone to the palate, where flower-petal, anise, thyme and tarragon elements contribute to the medium-bodied palate.

2017 Blend 150

It's exciting to see the herbaceous cool-climate style show in this blend of 62% Grenache and 38% Syrah, starting with aromas of wild mint, light red currant and green peppercorn. The palate is consumed by wild green sage, with light and tight flashes of raspberry, cranberry and hibiscus, ending on spicy peppercorn.

“Cure” your charcuterie obsession paired with your wine tasting experience.

Your charcuterie selection box will be shipped to you directly.

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Beer & Bourbon Lover's Cheese Collection

Includes:

  • Prima Donna – A hybrid of Reggiano and Gouda that strikes a beautiful balance between the two. Sweet and caramely up front with a nutty finish and nice crunch. Pair with an Old Fashioned, or porters and other dark beers.

  • Smoky Cheddar Mix (6 oz) - A crunchy blend of premium roasted nuts, savory crackers, cheddar flavor, and just the right amount of smoke. This will soak up any beverage you can throw its way, and is a perfect salty companion to each of these curated cheeses.

  • Parmigiano Reggiano – A complex, granular bite that feels like pyrotechnic particles of sweet onion grass, cashew, pineapple and lactic acid on your tongue. The dense paste is pierced with spires of crystallized amino acids which interlude the harmony of sweet and savory notes. Pair Parmigiano to your heart’s content; its complex flavor profile complements nearly everything.

  • Fiore Sardo – Fiore Sardo starts with great milk. The sheeps' diet consists of dry, woody herbs and the flavor of the cheese is a direct representation of the landscape. The cheese is lightly smoked over balsam wood and set to age on wooden racks. Milk quality and technique combine to create a flavor experience like no other.

  • Lancaster Cheddar – Mild in flavor and smooth in texture, with subtle grassy notes from the great raw milk. Tastes like Fontina that was made in Pennsylvania as opposed to Italy. Easy melting, and easy going, enjoy with a Pilsner or American Lager.

  • Finocchiona (8 oz) – Traditional, coarse-ground salami studded with fennel seeds. A compatible pairing with all the cheeses in this collection.

Legendary Cheese Collection (Vegetarian Option)

Includes:

  • Marcel Petite Comte – From the renowned Fort St. Antoine aging vault, these wheels are selected based on flavor, not on age or price, unlike most Comte imported into the U.S. Jason Hinds travels to the Fort up to 10 times a year to select wheels that will arrive at the Di Bruno Bros. counter at the peak of ripeness, when all of the beguiling flavors – hazelnuts, heavy cream, fried onions, spring berries, cut grass, wet earth and straw – start to come to life.

 

  • 1605 Manchego – Produced from manchega sheep raised on a diet of home-grown native grains, Finca Sierra de la Solana’s Manchego is one of the last PDO cheeses produced with a natural rind. This allows the cheese to breathe; the cut cheese has a clean aroma, smelling of hay and almond. While most industrial manchegos are one-note, 1605 Manchego sings with sweet juicy notes of pineapple and warm flavors of toasted brioche.

 

  • L’Amuse Gouda – Betty and Martin Koster have a deep connection with some of the finest Dutch opleggers (affineurs) in Holland, thanks to their magical cheese shop in Amsterdam, which was established in 1989. Betty exports a handful of expertly-aged cheese to the U.S., including one of our favorites, L’Amuse Gouda. L’Amuse has all of the characteristics of a great gouda: distinctive roasted hazelnut and burnt caramel flavor, with a velvety texture.

  • Cravero Parmigiano – Giorgio Cravero’s family has selected and aged Parmigiano Reggiano in Bra, Italy since 1855. The milk for our Parmigiano Reggiano, which Giorgio selects and ages for us, comes exclusively from the high fields (700 meters above sea level) of Benedello di Pavullo, where the grasses and flowers the cows feed on are very diverse. The cheesemaker makes only 8 wheels a day, yielding a cheese that represents the terroir of the region better than any other Parmigiano we’ve ever tasted. This is a dessert cheese, a snacking cheese and one to treasure – it is not a Parmigiano for grating!

  • Fig & Acacia Honey Jam (7.1 oz) - Use our jam to pair with cheese or as a glaze for roast pork or chicken, or as a delicious condiment for cakes, jelly rolls, tartlets & pies.

 

  • Sea Salt Crostini (7.04 oz) - The absolute perfect vessel for the cheese, meat, or dip of your choosing. Twice-baked for maximum crunch, with the perfect balance of olive oil and sea salt.

Conner Cherlan

With a blend of styles from Americana, to Indie/Folk, to Soul music, Conner Cherland’s voice compares with present day singers like Hozier, Ed Sheeran, and Shakey Graves. Combined with his live guitar looping, foot percussion, and carefully chosen lyrics, you’re likely to wonder how so many sounds can come from just one man.

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