Filed under: Events | Tags: Amber Ridge, Anderson Valley, barrel tasting, La Encantada Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills, Team in Training
On Saturday Waits-Mast Family Cellars participated in a private benefit event, with proceeds going to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. It was a gorgeous summer day, perfect for an afternoon wine tasting in sunny California. This is the 2nd time that we’ve helped out with a fundraiser of this kind. We were inspired to participate because Jennifer’s sister has become a passionate supporter of the cause and is about to run her second marathon in order to raise money for leukemia and lymphoma research.
We started out the tasting with a Fort Ross Rose of Pinot and then followed that up with three Waits-Mast Pinot Noirs. We poured our 2006 Hein Vineyard Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley, the 2007 La Encantada Vineyard Pinot Noir from Sta. Rita Hills, and a barrel sample of our 2008 Amber Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir from Russian River. It was fun to share our wine with everyone and a special treat to dive into the barrel sample (which is tasting delicious already).
Beyond the food, wine, and conversation, it was also gratifying to hear that this year’s benefit raised twice as much money as last year’s (over $2700); so we were happy to help out for such a great cause.
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