Kistler/Flowers/Silver Oak Tasting

An Evening of Great Food and Wine At Manhattan Country Club

Flowers Vineyard and Winery
Kistler Vineyards
Silver Oak Cellars

Thursday, April 11th, 2002 At 6:30 p.m.

$85 Per Person

Come join VinoQuest at the Manhattan Country Club in Manhattan Beach to sample appetizers prepared by the Club’s fabulous chef Dominique and enjoy some of the best Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignon made in California.  The wines that will be tasted are:

bullet’97 Flowers Camp Meeting Ridge Vineyard Chardonnay
bullet’98 Flowers Camp Meeting Ridge Vineyard Chardonnay
bullet’97 Kistler Durell Vineyard Chardonnay
bullet’97 Kistler McCrae Vineyard Chardonnay
bullet’92-’97 Vertical of Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

For the last decade, Kistler has been producing some of the hardest to get, most hedonistic and spectacular Chardonnays anywhere.  Their Chardonnays rival the best White Burgundies from France.

Flowers has close ties to Kistler.  In the mid-nineties, Kistler produced a vineyard-designated Chardonnay from the Camp Meeting Ridge Vineyard, which is owned by Walt and Joan Flowers.  The Flowers’ decided they wanted to open their own winery, and Steve Kistler offered his help.  The result has been more spectacular Chardonnays of quality similar to Kistler.

Every Cabernet fan knows Silver Oak.  Aside from being perennially one of the best Cabernets made in California, it may well be the most popular.  Despite larger production than the so-called California “cult” wineries, Silver Oak disappears from the market quickly and can be very hard to find.  We’ll be sampling all of the Alexander Valley bottlings over the last six vintages.

The tasting will be conducted by Todd Serota, president of VinoQuest, in a blind format.  Aside from being very educational, this allows the wines to be evaluated objectively and, quite frankly, is a lot of fun!  Additionally, VinoQuest will be offering a 10% discount on the wines we taste if you purchase them that evening.

To sign up, click on the Sign Up link at the bottom of this write-up and fax or mail it to VinoQuest.  For more information, email Todd Serota at or call VinoQuest at (310) 798-2004.  Space is limited, so don’t wait too long to sign up.  Club members will be given first priority, but after March 15th, the tasting will be opened up to the general public.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Click here for a registration form