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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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Cannonball Wines Tasting

5:30 - 7:30 pmCannonball Wine Co
Price: No Charge

DIVE IN and SHARE A SPLASH of Cannonball Wines!
Approachable Style. Uninhibited Flavor. Serious Winemaking.

Join us for a wine tasting featuring a selection of wines from Cannonball Wine Company. Will Fuhrman, Director of Sales Midwestern U.S., will be our guest on Wednesday evening October 11th. It's a casual, walk-up style tasting. Just drop by, try some wine, meet your neighbors and have some fun!

Cannonball Wine Company is a rapidly growing wine producer, importer and marketer of super and ultra-premium wines. Known for whimsical label design and an innovative approach to wine making, they are a fast growing company that maintains and values a hands-on approach in the marketplace.

Our "Up Close and Personal" wine series continues with the proven casual, informative and always tasty approach that has provided for many memorable evenings. Please share this invitation with other like-minded wine lovers.

Save 10% or more on all the wines sampled this evening.

 

Notes on the wines scheduled to be tasted:

Discover Angels & Cowboys - a collaboration between Cannonball Wine Company co-founders, Yoav Gilat and Dennis Hill, and Northern California graphic artist Michael Schwab. The Angels & Cowboys journey began with a sentimental namesake, a bold, mysterious icon and an appreciation for down to earth wines. These elements drove the vision to create a wine that indulges the lover, the trailblazer and the rulebreaker in all of us. Angels & Cowboys wines are hand crafted, proprietary blends with intriguing, soulful design.

Angels & Cowboys Rose 2013
Sonoma Country, California 

Angels & Cowboys Rosé is classic Oeil de Perdrix. The color is that of a champagne diamond. Delicate aromas with hints of pomegranate, golden delicious apples, and wildflowers. On the palate, the wine is lively and racy with flavors of citrus blossoms and minerals. The A&C Rosé displays vibrant acidity, freshness in the mid-palate, and great delicacy in the finish. This wine is to enjoy with or without food accompaniment.

Angels & Cowboys Proprietary Red 2016
Sonoma County, California 
WINEMAKER NOTES 2014: A fabulous vintage that brought forth exquisite fruit from some of Sonoma County’s most prestigious growers. The grapes were allowed to hang for an extra long period of time to develop profound concentration and opulence. An impeccable integration of new and neutral French oak, purely driven to accentuate the fleshy layers of dark fruit and exotic spicesthat make up our Angels & Cowboys Proprietary Red.

Sonoma County Proprietary Red holds a bold, massive and flavorful style. The aromas are of bing cherries, red spice, chocolate and sandalwood. In the mouth it has explosive flavors, mouth-filling body and silky texture

Cannonball Chardonnay 2013
Sonoma County, California 
To preserve this extraordinary vintage, we harvested the grapes at 24 brix and whole cluster pressed the fruit. The Chardonnay was then fermented and aged in 50% French oak and 50% stainless steel with 40% going through malolactic fermentation, creating a wine both authentic and wonderfully balanced. Heady notes of orchard apple, lemon curd, nectarine and wild honeysuckle veiled with hints of almond. Striking yet expansive, it develops over the palate with sophisticated creaminess and racy acidity. Captivating flavors of white peach, brioche and quince compote layered with exotic hints of vanilla and saffron, with an enigmatic, enduring finish.

Cannonball Merlot 2012
Sonoma County, California 
Our 2012 Merlot is euphoria in a bottle. The crimson color alone tempts all the senses, while enticing aromas of amaretto, black plum, fresh fig, and candied violet fill the nose. The wine has a full silky entry with sophisticated structure, wonderful concentration and playful texture peeking through, slowly building into an engaging finish of fresh cherries, rich chocolate, and spiced cake.

Cannonball Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Sonoma County, California 
Intense fruit aromas of black cherry, plum accented by vanilla, caramel and a rich toasted oak. The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon has dark fruit, black plum, spice and a hint of chocolate. It is full on the palate with good concentration and considerable structure in the finish.
Pairs beautifully with burgers, NY steak, short ribs, lamb chops, pizza, pasta with bolognese sauce, Stilton cheese and chocolate desserts!
 
Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Marlborough, Australia 
Pale straw with green highlights. A bouquet of lemongrass, lime peel and elderflower, with background notes of white currant and red pepper. Medium-bodied with white peach, gooseberry and citrus flavours, and a dry minera

Astrolabe Pinot Noir 2011
Marlborough, Australia  
Bright deep garnet in color with a savory bouquet of ripe dark and red cherry, brambly fruits with a hint of smoky oak. A full bodied wine with round, mouth filling flavors of plum, brambly fruit and dark cherry. The oak integrates nicely with the fruit, and combines well with the silky and linear tannin structure.


Our Guest:


Will Fuhrman
Will is the Director of Sales in the Midwest United States for Cannonball Wine Company bringing 10+ years of diverse fine wine experience to Team Cannonball. Born & raised in Paris, Will launched his career in wine as Product Manager for ChateauOnline.com. He progressed quickly to the supplier side as Brand Ambassador for Champagne Laurent-Perrier in Spain. From there, Will moved up to National Manager for Vila Viniteca, representing great producers such as: Pingus, Ceretto & Alvaro Palacios. Will relocated to Chicago as Brand Ambassador for Paul Jaboulet Aine. Prior to joining Cannonball, Will spent 4 years as Fine Wine Manager for Palm Bay International representing famed Planeta, Gosset, Ferrari & Salentein. He holds his Master of Wines & Spirits (CIVS), WSET Certification Level 3 with Merit Award from Ecole Superieure de Commerce, Dijon, France. An avid skier, his goal is to ski the world’s best ski resorts & not surprisingly, his favorite wine is a Pinot Noir from Burgundy.

Company Profile:Cannonball Wine Co
Cannonball Wine Company is a Sonoma County and Mendocino County based wine production and sales company. My goal is to produce the best California Cabernet Sauvignon under $20.00 SRP. The reception from the marketplace is overwhelming and positive. We also produce Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma County. Current production is 60K cases annually. Additionally Cannonball Wine Company imports and markets in the USA Astrolabe's phenomenal wines from Marlborough, NZ.

To learn more about Cannonball Wine Company visit their website.