This Online Tasting is on Wednesday, March 17th at 7pm 💻 🍷___________________________________________________________________________
We're exploring Santa Barbara!
Join us as wine expert and educator Ian Blackburn hosts a night with special guest, winemaker Matt Dees of Kimsey and Mail Road.
ABOUT MATT DEES
A soil lover by birth and a plant scientist by training, Dees spent his formative years in winemaking tending vines in the frigid reaches of Vermont. After a stint studying winemaking in Australia, he followed his dream to Napa where he found work in the vineyards during the summer of 2001. Napa presented an opportunity to learn from the best in both vineyard sites and winemaking mentors. Dees followed the sun for the 2002 through 2004 vintages, spending the northern hemisphere harvest in Napa and then the southern hemisphere harvest in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.
Having seen the stunning, pure and ripe flavors of Napa and the acid driven, steely and focused blends of New Zealand, Dees began his search for the perfect balance between the two. He found his dream winemaking home in Santa Barbara in 2004.
A believer in the beauty of tannin structure and acid balance, Dees feels that the cold Santa Barbara nights combined with the warm daytime temperatures offer the perfect conditions for wines of depth, complexity and tension/vibrancy.
His approach is simple; know your vineyards and listen to what they tell you. He feels incredibly blessed to work with such remarkable sites.
2015 Kimsey Syrah (95 points, Vinous)
2016 Kimsey Grenache (95 points, Vinous)
2015 Mail Road Mt. Carmel Point Noir (96 points, Vinous)
2016 Mail Road Mt. Carmel Chardonnay (95 Points, Vinous)
Tasting Kit $50
2-oz pours of all FOUR wines!
Bottle Kit* $320
1 bottle (750ml) of all FOUR wines!
*Bottle kits will be shipped directly from the winery
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Deadlines to join this ZOOM
Sign up : 24 hours before
Optional wine kit: 48 hours before
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