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Back Room Blow Out LXXI
This Friday night. Featuring the release of
Miss Olivia Brion Pinot Noir 2014
March 29, 2017
It's a BLOW OUT Friday, friends & neighbors.
Back Room Blow Out LXXI, our 71st.
The Blow Out is walk-around tasting with three local vintners and one importer pouring you their wines and telling their stories. Try nine wines and learn about them from the experts.  
$15/tasting, waived with purchase of at least two bottles of BLOW OUT wine.
BACK ROOM BLOW OUT LXXI is this Friday, March 31 from 5 to 8 P.M.  
Here's the line-up and more details

One of our guest winemakers for the Blow Out is long-time friend David Mahaffey, winemaker for Miss Olivia Brion Winery.
Dave will pour two vintages of Pinot Noir: the savory 2013 and the just-released 2014.
We like the 2013. We LOVE the 2014 Miss Olivia Brion Pinot Noir, and we are the first wine merchant in the world to offer it.
We have a sweet deal on a
2014 Miss Olivia Pinot Noir six pack.
Read the story & tasting notes, and order, below.

RHONE Fan Club of Napa Valley 
This Thursday (tomorrow), March 30,

6 to 8 P.M.
Our bi-monthly FAN CLUB Thursday is a bring-a-bottle event.
Entrance fee for 2 people is a good bottle of Rhone Valley, or Rhone grape, wine.
Can be any grape, any color, from anywhere.
Share your bottle and enjoy all the bottles your fellow Rhone-heads have brought in.
Need a bottle for the tasting? You've come to the right place.
We have MANY Rhone & Rhone-style wines to buy!
Here's more information on Rhone Fan ClubPlease note the 6 PM start.
"Heron Lake Vineyard" Wild Horse Valley 201
4  $40
Special 6 pack price: $210  ($35/bottle) 
Since Year 1 of Back Room Wines, in 2002, we have enthusiastically sold Miss Olivia Brion Pinot Noir.

All vintages have been good, of course some being better than others. I'd say every 4 years, a Miss Olivia Pinot vintage comes out that we report is "a vintage for ALL Pinot Noir lovers." Well, by golly, the just-released 2014 Miss Olivia Pinot Noir is just that. 

"Heron Lake Vineyard" is four miles east, as the crow flies, from Back Room Wines, but it takes 20 minutes and permitted access to get there by car. Carneros & Petaluma Gap cool air shoots from the west, and the rocky, volcanic soils stress the sustainably farmed vines just so. The result is a "Burgundian" Pinot Noir of the most flattering nature. Bright and beautiful wild cherries, red plums and fresh raspberries. Red rose/talc/ginger tea perfume. Acidity that elevates the flavors an extra level (or two). And an ability to improve with time in bottle, or the decanter. 

We re-tasted the new 2014 Miss Olivia with owner/winemaker David Mahaffey yesterday and confirmed our opinion.
This is

It's one to enjoy now and for the next 5+ years. All the fruit, floral and spice flavors mentioned above are lightly framed by French oak. As it opens up, the flavors get deeper and the finish gets longer. Just five minutes of swirling changes its personality from coy to outgoing. Give it a couple more hours of air and you have a budding rock star.  At $40, this is very good buy.
At $35 (six pack price), it's a GREAT buy!
If you're in Napa this Friday night, come taste it with
Winemaker David Mahaffey at Back Room Blow Out LXXI.

Buy Miss Olivia Brion Pinot Noir 2014 here

"Heron Lake Vineyard" Wild Horse Valley 2014 $40/bottle 
Special 6 pack price: $210  ($35/bottle)
Buy the 6 Pack here 
How to order:  
Click the Buy link and buy online, reply to this email,
call us toll-free at 877-322-2576,   
or just come on in to purchase. Thank you. 
Back Room Wines Voted
Best Wine Shop in Napa Valley  
By the Napa Valley Life Magazine Readers' Poll
Thank you, readers, customers and voters.

Here's the Napa Valley Life Magazine online.
Best Of Awards start on Page 40.

Cheers! Drink more Moulin-A-Vent      
Daniel Dawson, Sean Nelson, and Richard Phoenix  
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