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Joseph Phelps Wine Dinner, April 9th

On Thursday, April 9th, I am excited to have Chris St. Marie, the national sales manager of Joseph Phelps Vineyard, at The Umstead for an amazing wine dinner. We'll be exploring the full range of wines produced by this quintessential California winery. Joseph Phelps established themselves with their first vintage in 1973 and over the past four decades, has positioned themselves as a premier producer. If California was ever to adopt a European model of classification, Joseph Phelps would certainly be in consideration amongst the "first growths" with their Bordeaux-inspired blend, Insignia, leading the helm. In 2005, Wine Spectator went so far as to name their 2002 vintage as their wine of the year.

Alongside the exquisitely prepared cuisine of executive chef Steven Devereaux Greene, we will serve two vintages of Insignia, the current 2011 vintage alongside a library release of the 2005. This is a night that any wine lover won't want to miss.

Written by Hai Tran, Sommelier

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