Special Pre-Sale Tasting at East End Wines

 – Thursday June 18, 6pm – 8pm


Winery Overview: Presqu’ile (press-KEEL) Winery is located in the Santa Maria Valley on California’s Central Coast. “Presqu’ile,” Creole for “almost an island,” is a tribute to our family’s original gathering place on the Gulf Coast, which was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. For over a century, members of our family have partnered in farming, forestry, oil and gas, and conservation. Our property includes 72 acres of certified sustainably farmed vineyards where we craft Santa Maria Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah, and Santa Barbara County Sauvignon Blanc.

2014 Rose of Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley (12pk) – Vinification – Comprised of 100 percent Pinot Noir from Presqu’ile Vineyard harvested specifically for our Rosé, we use the skin-contact method to craft this wine. Within a couple of hours, the juice is separated from the skins. Our Rosé is fermented by native yeasts and aged for six months in stainless steel. Aging: 6 months in stainless steel Tasting Notes – The nose yields an array of fruity aromas including strawberry, cherry, red apple and guava. The fruit-forward palate bursts with red apple, candied strawberry and cherry. Balanced acidity and a lengthy finish round out this complex, versatile wine, perfect for a hot summer afternoon or with friends and family around your Thanksgiving table.

2013 Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley (6pk) – Vinification – Our 2013 Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay displays the layered complexity and balance we have come to expect from the deep, sandy soil at our sustainably farmed Santa Maria Valley Vineyard. Native-yeast fermentation, native-malolactic conversion, sur lie aging and light lees stirring enhance complexity and lend a beautiful weight on the palate.  Clone Composition: 131 (28%), 124 (24%), 76 (23%), 4 (18%), 96 (7%). Aging: 12 months in neutral oak (70%), new oak (15%), stainless steel (10%) and concrete egg (5%); rack the blend into stainless steel and age for 6 months. Tasting Notes – This pale golden wine carries aromas of peach, pear, lychee, wet stone and a hint of fresh-baked brioche. On the palate, this medium-bodied Chardonnay offers flavors of peach and pear as well as pineapple, granny smith apple, minerality and a hint of salinity. The lengthy finish lingers delightfully on the palate.

2012 Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley (6pk) Vinification – 66% whole cluster.  Barrel Aging: 17 months in French oak (28% new). Filtration: Unfiltered.  Fining: Unfined. Tasting Notes – The nose of this deep ruby-red wine offers a mix of black cherry, pomegranate, cassis, black tea, five-spice and a hint of underbrush. Framed by a small amount of new oak, the palate confirms a mixture of black and red fruit, cola, anise, black tea and a hint of mulling spice. Fine tannic structure, balanced acidity and a lingering finish round out the experience.

2012 Pinot Noir Steiner Creek Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley (6pk)Vinification – Barrel Aging: 17 months in French oak (15% new). Tasting Notes  – Forest floor, pipe tobacco, fresh mushroom, red cherry, cassis, a hint of baking spice and sandalwood are dominant on the nose of this deep-garnet-colored wine. On the palate, silky fine tannins and excellent structure frame flavors of ripe red cherry, raspberry and pomegranate followed by bright, balanced acidity and a lengthy finish.

McPherson Cellars Tasting at East End Wines

McPherson Tasting at East End Wines – Friday June 12th, 5pm – 8pm


2014 McPherson Albariño – 14.57 – Albariño is a varietal that is well known on the Iberian Peninsula (that’s Spain and Portugal to those without a map in hand). In Portugal, the style is lean and acidic, a definite contrast to the more lush and full bodied styles originating from Spain. Known for being the “white wine” of this region, Albariño is not widely planted outside of this Mediterranean enclave. McPherson Cellars is pleased to release this vintage of Texas Albariño which strikes the perfect balance of crisp fruit aromas and flavors. Exotic scents of peach, mango, pear and apple are married with the rich and velvety texture that this wine has to offer. Some may say “¡Viva España!, here at McPherson Cellars we say “¡Viva Albariño!”

2014 McPherson Les Copains White – Rhone varietal Blend – 13.57 – This bright and exuberant Les Copains fills the glass with pungent guava and mango aromas, highlighting the individual character of each variety and coming together for a harmonious balance. The 2014 vintage blends Roussanne, Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne and Piquepoul Blanc. The wine is bright upon entry with flavors of lemony citrus, honeysuckle, and marjoram with a clean and refreshing finish. Nowhere else can you get an affordable little white blend as great as our Les Copains.


2014 McPherson Les Copains Dry Rose – Rhone varietal blend – 13.57 – This complex, dry rosé showcases the varietal character from each of the different red cultivars in a stunning fashion. Delicate berry and plummy, herbal nuances abound in this vibrant and instensly pink Les Copains Rosé . The crisp acidity is artfully balanced against a long finish. This is a rosé that has mass appeal and begs for a light dinner al fresco, a big juicy burger, or Mediterranean fare; the pairing possibilities are unparalleled. McPherson Les Copains Rosé. Fun was never so pink. McPherson Cellars was created to honor my father, Dr. Clinton “Doc” McPherson, a founder and pioneer of the modern Texas Wine Industry.

2013 McPherson Les Copains Red, Lost Draw Vineyard – Rhone varietal blend – 13.57 – From Lost Draw Vineyards comes our stunning value Rhone-blend “Les Copains” red. French for “the buddies”, the term symbolizes this elegant combination of Rhone varieties. The warm Texas sun gives this Cinsault, Syrah, Carignan, Mourvedre, and Grenache blend a lovely ripeness of fruit balanced with smooth structure. Its bright acidity, wild strawberry, cherry, and herbal spice, makes it easy going on its own or with more delicate meats – steak fillet or a succulent pork chop. Enjoy a bottle of this beautiful red wine with your best buddies.

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Villa Rubini Riesling 2013 – 13.57 – Friuli. Quite a bit more fat, still well made. Estate, organic. 20 Km from Slovenia. Mineral. Have used this vintage at East End Wines in the past. Mr. Pietro Rubini founded and became the first President of the Consortium for the protection of wines with a controlled denomination of origin: “Colli Orientali del Friuli”.

Guado al Melo L’Airone Vermentino 2012 – 13.57 – Tuscany. Bright straw yellow color, aromas of white fruit and slightly tropical, like pineapple and passion fruit. The taste is pleasant, fruity and fresh.  Grown on the hills of Bolgheri, alluvial soil, porous, deep and with good pebble-gravel texture. Mediterranean climate refreshed by sea winds, in summer significant temperature range between day and night.

Elio Filippino Barbera d’Alba “Nuela” 2012 – 14.57 – Intense fragrance with hints of ripe fruit. Full, balanced, with a touch of wood on the finish. This is the wine for family dinners. It is excellent with local “bagna cauda” (mixed vegetables with a dip of garlic, oil and anchovies) and meat dishes such as “bollito” (boiled meat and vegetables), it is also a good companion for fully ripe cheeses. The grapes are pressed and the stalks removed: the resulting must ferments at a controlled temperature for 5-7 days. After racking, the new wine is put in stainless steel vats to preserve its fresh fruit characters and then in Slavonian oak barrels until spring. Finally it is bottled, ready for the table.

Maravalle Tenuta Vitalonga Sangiovese Umbria IGT 2012 – 12.97 – This Sangiovese is a young, fruity wine aged in stainless steel vats. This wine smells of red fruits, green herbs, pepper and cinnamon. These are typical characteristics of this grape variety. The Sangiovese is surprisingly fresh, balanced and elegant. The sweet and balanced tannins are the distinguishing features. We love this Sangiovese as a perfect aperitif.