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Wine Tasting with Jax Winery
Aug
1
5:30 PM17:30

Wine Tasting with Jax Winery

LET'S GO WINE TASTING!
Special guest wine from the Jax Winery.

Come sample wine with us on
Wednesday, August 1st, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
at Apotheque Spa | 322 North Cleveland Street, Oceanside Ca 92054

Join us and Winery Ambassador Jen Moore to taste authentic wines and appetizers.

The wine list includes:
Jax Y3 rose of Pinot Noir
As eternal rosé lovers, we have always wanted to craft a gem of our own. The key to such a creation would be the ideal vineyard, which we found at the highest acclaimed source in the Russian River Valley. The next step would be the winemaking technique. Harvesting the vineyard in the early morning hours to preserve acidity, the fruit was whole-cluster pressed and fermented in 100% stainless steel. With minimal skin contact, this delicate rosé offers a bone-dry style accompanied by a touch of weight and complexity.

Jax Y3 Pinot Noir
For many years, we have looked at Pinot Noir as a distant fantasy....a varietal that we always loved but knew would be a difficult tackle. Not only is it a highly finicky grape requiring a milder climate, but also we know that Pinot lovers are “die-hard” fans wed to a very specific style. As hot climate Napa Valley vintners, we knew that we could not force our hand until the opportunity presented itself. Fast forward and along came our CEO Dan Parrott who had worked with some of the best producers in Burgundy before jumping on board at JAX. Dan inspired us to find the right vineyard and achieve a killer pinot!

Jax Y3 Taureau
The name Taureau was the name of the Jackson family’s prized bull, legendary for his feisty, high-kicking and vibrant personality. When perfecting this wine at their blending session, the JAX team concurred that the character of their infamous bull reflected the structure and elements of this indulgent red blend... and what a perfect tribute to their family ranching legend.

This wine is what one would expect with a name like Taureau. Boasting incredible purple fruit colors, the flavors of blackberry, black cherry and red fruit ooze into the palate, all supported by polished tannins. Balanced and delicious, this wine should drink well upon release until 2022 or longer.

Jax Y3 Chardonnay
Y3. Or as you may ask, why not? After all, the beauty of this wine runs far deeper than the label. Celebrating three generations of land-tilling, wine-loving Jacksons, siblings Kimberly and Trent are proud to present Y3, a wine as special as the memories of their grandparents at Yarrayne Ranch.

In our humble wine-obsessed opinion, many Napa Valley Chardonnays tend to be over-styled with excessive butter and oak. But as the Jackson siblings know (through lots of “testing”), an outstanding Chardonnay owes its success to outstanding fruit, not a heavy style. We think you’ll agree.

JAX Y3 Sauvignon Blanc
Y3. Or as you may ask, why not? After all, the beauty of this wine runs far deeper than the label. Celebrating three generations of land-tilling, wine-loving Jacksons, the family is proud to present Y3, a wine as special as the memories of their grandparents at Yarrayne Ranch. 

Summers get hot in Calistoga and it was on such a feverish day that siblings Kimberly and Trent found inspiration for this wine. The aim was simple: Make a clean and refreshing wine while representing a true to varietal Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc.

$15 PRE-RESERVATION | $20 AT THE DOOR
Call 760-967-7727 for more information.

Learn more about Jax Winery.
www.jaxvineyards.com

 

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Wine Tasting with J Wilkes Winery
Jul
25
5:30 PM17:30

Wine Tasting with J Wilkes Winery

LET'S GO WINE TASTING!
Special guest wine from the J Wilkes Winery.

Come sample wine with us on
Wednesday, July 25th, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$15 PRE-RESERVATION | $20 AT THE DOOR
at Apotheque Spa | 322 North Cleveland Street, Oceanside Ca 92054

Please join us for a special evening with Wes Hagen, winemaker of J. Wilkes Winery on July 25th as we explore the beautiful marriage between wine and cheese.


Wes Hagen Is The Winemaker And Brand Ambassador For J. Wilkes Wines In The Santa Maria Valley, California. In 2013, Michael Cervin (Wall Street Journal, Decanter) Rated Wes As One Of The 100 Most Influential Winemakers In The United States (#68).

Wes is considered one of the most influential winemakers by the Wall Street Journal, author of three AVAs, and professor of wine and food pairing.

Wes is an accomplished wine writer, researcher, and lecturer; He has written for the L.A Times Magazine, Sommelier Journal, Burgundy Report and has appeared and been featured / quoted numerous times in the Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate, and Wine Enthusiast.

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Wes researched, wrote and had approved the last three AVA’s in Santa Barbara County: Sta. Rita Hills, Happy Canyon and Ballard Canyon.

Wes taught the Food and Wine Pairing program at Allan Hancock College for four years and has lectured on the History of Wine and Santa Barbara Wine at Cornell University, Caltech and many, many other prestigious institutions. His most recent achievement is having been nominated for a TED-talk on the History of Wine.

Wes has an active and impressive social media following on Facebook (Wes Hagen), Twitter, Instagram and Delectable (@weshagen).


Join us and Winery Ambassador Wes Hagen to taste authentic wines and cheese.

The wine list includes:

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2015 Pinot Blanc
Pure and focused with tangerine flesh, peach skin, subtle white flowers / citrus blossom, saline, chalk, and granite. Focused and nervey from the oldest Pinot Blanc vines (and a few Melon de Bourgogne) in California, with a touch more structure / acid / verve than previous vintages. Bright and dry with wonderful stone-fruit persistence, mouth-cleansing freshness. Fantastic either as a cocktail wine, Summer Sipper, wine for the lake or the ocean (boating) or with all the food.

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2015 Chardonnay
Our Chardonnay has notes of savory apple and lime zest, browned butter and Brulee, clean ocean breeze, hints of tropical fruit (guava / pineapple), complex and surprisingly integrated for such a young Chardonnay. Apple créme Brulee, lime zest and citrus blossom, rich with a flavor akin to pears poached in butter. Firm acid, quite dry, but supported by a good dollop of fruity and oak - toasted richness. Slightly leaner style than 2013, but with enough malolactic and oak treatment to leave no doubt this is a crafty and deliciously balanced Chardonnay. Ready to drink now but will become a little more complex, mineral and nutty between 5 and 8 years from vintage date. Decanting/aerating suggested through 2019.

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2015 Pinot Noir
This Pinot Noir has ripe red berry fruits, cherry pie, Kola nut, white pepper, clove and an intense earthy / spicy / savory / meaty complexity that reminds me of great, young Burgundy wine. Bright, fruity, balanced and quite complex for such a juicy youngster. Light, loamy tannins add structure to the light acidity, giving a palate-cleansing character that will improve almost any food that can be put on a plate or in a bowl. 

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2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Our dense & rich dark ruby Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of black fruits, toffee, & cedar. Fruity, juicy, and ripe on the attack - medium body plus with a rare combination of dense, delicious fruit notes, and also a sense of balance and elegance, some Paso - dust minerality and a long, bright, fruity finish. Paso Highlands Cabernet (85%) gives the wine breadth, currant / cassis notes, big flavor, and dense heartiness. Lagrein (15%) adds some grip and mild tannin as well as some complex mid-palate notes and a good, fruity / earthy finish.


Plan ahead by downloading the Oceanside Parking Map.

Call 760-967-7727 for more information.

Learn more about J Wilkes Winery.
www.jwilkes.com

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Wine Tasting with Proulx Winery
Jun
20
5:30 PM17:30

Wine Tasting with Proulx Winery

LET'S GO WINE TASTING!
Special guest wine from the Proulx Winery.

Come sample wine with us on
Wednesday, June 20th, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
at Apotheque Spa | 322 North Cleveland Street, Oceanside Ca 92054

Join us and Winery Ambassador Cassidy Reich to taste authentic wines and appetizers.

The wine list includes: Proulx Zinfandel, Proulx Grenache, Red blend (3 different roses)

$15 PRE-RESERVATION | $20 AT THE DOOR
Call 760-967-7727 for more information.

Learn more about Proulyx Winery.
www.proulxwines.com

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Wine Tasting with Jax Winery
Jun
6
5:30 PM17:30

Wine Tasting with Jax Winery

LET'S GO WINE TASTING!
Special guest wine from the Jax Winery.

Come sample wine with us on
Wednesday, June 6th, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
at Apotheque Spa | 322 North Cleveland Street, Oceanside Ca 92054

Join us and Winery Ambassador Jen Moore to taste authentic wines and appetizers.

The wine list includes:
Jax Y3 rose of Pinot Noir
As eternal rosé lovers, we have always wanted to craft a gem of our own. The key to such a creation would be the ideal vineyard, which we found at the highest acclaimed source in the Russian River Valley. The next step would be the winemaking technique. Harvesting the vineyard in the early morning hours to preserve acidity, the fruit was whole-cluster pressed and fermented in 100% stainless steel. With minimal skin contact, this delicate rosé offers a bone-dry style accompanied by a touch of weight and complexity.

Jax Y3 Pinot Noir
For many years, we have looked at Pinot Noir as a distant fantasy....a varietal that we always loved but knew would be a difficult tackle. Not only is it a highly finicky grape requiring a milder climate, but also we know that Pinot lovers are “die-hard” fans wed to a very specific style. As hot climate Napa Valley vintners, we knew that we could not force our hand until the opportunity presented itself. Fast forward and along came our CEO Dan Parrott who had worked with some of the best producers in Burgundy before jumping on board at JAX. Dan inspired us to find the right vineyard and achieve a killer pinot!

Jax Y3 Taureau
The name Taureau was the name of the Jackson family’s prized bull, legendary for his feisty, high-kicking and vibrant personality. When perfecting this wine at their blending session, the JAX team concurred that the character of their infamous bull reflected the structure and elements of this indulgent red blend... and what a perfect tribute to their family ranching legend.

This wine is what one would expect with a name like Taureau. Boasting incredible purple fruit colors, the flavors of blackberry, black cherry and red fruit ooze into the palate, all supported by polished tannins. Balanced and delicious, this wine should drink well upon release until 2022 or longer.

Jax Y3 Chardonnay
Y3. Or as you may ask, why not? After all, the beauty of this wine runs far deeper than the label. Celebrating three generations of land-tilling, wine-loving Jacksons, siblings Kimberly and Trent are proud to present Y3, a wine as special as the memories of their grandparents at Yarrayne Ranch.

In our humble wine-obsessed opinion, many Napa Valley Chardonnays tend to be over-styled with excessive butter and oak. But as the Jackson siblings know (through lots of “testing”), an outstanding Chardonnay owes its success to outstanding fruit, not a heavy style. We think you’ll agree.

JAX Y3 Sauvignon Blanc
Y3. Or as you may ask, why not? After all, the beauty of this wine runs far deeper than the label. Celebrating three generations of land-tilling, wine-loving Jacksons, the family is proud to present Y3, a wine as special as the memories of their grandparents at Yarrayne Ranch. 

Summers get hot in Calistoga and it was on such a feverish day that siblings Kimberly and Trent found inspiration for this wine. The aim was simple: Make a clean and refreshing wine while representing a true to varietal Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc.

$15 PRE-RESERVATION | $20 AT THE DOOR
Call 760-967-7727 for more information.

Learn more about Jax Winery.
www.jaxvineyards.com

 

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Wine Tasting with Firriato Winery
Apr
27
5:30 PM17:30

Wine Tasting with Firriato Winery

LET'S GO WINE TASTING!
Special guest wine from the Firriato Winery.

Come sample wine with us on
Friday, April 27th, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
at Apotheque Spa | 322 North Cleveland Street, Oceanside Ca 92054

Firriato is a historical Sicilian winery focusing on the production of native Sicilian varieties. It emphasizes cultural and natural heritage and embraces new models of sustainability, environmental protection, and organic vineyards. 

Join us and Winery Ambassador Marco Scapagnini to taste authentic Sicilian wines and appetizers.

The wine list includes: 2016 Etna Bianco, 2016 Chiaromonte Inzolia, 2016 Jasmin Zibibbo, 2015 Etna Rosso, 2012 Santagostino & 2013 Ribeca Perricone.

$15 PRE-RESERVATION | $20 AT THE DOOR

Call 760-967-7727 for more information.
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Learn more about Firriato Winery.
www.firriato.it

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