Pix from the “Hook & Ladder and Delicato Family Vineyards” event

~Jenny Garza

Joshua DeLoach of Hook & Ladder gave a inspired summary of his family’s long history in the wine making business and poured some of his not-for-mass-distribution specialties. Hook & Ladder is located in the Russian River Valley, spanning 375 acres, and run two tasting rooms out of Santa Rosa and Sebastopol. 

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Some of the wines that were tasted were: Gnarly Head California Viognier 2011, HandCraft California Chardonnay 2011, Noble Vines 667 Monterey Pinot Noir 2011, Brazin Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel 2010, Gnarly Head California Petite Sirah 2010, Black Stallion Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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One of the founding Wine Sense executives came back - to present her company’s wines! Elisabeth Rice, shared with the 40+ group an informational and lively “Global Wine” presentation for her company Delicato Family Vineyard Wines. She also illustrated for the students interest in international wine business what her experience has been like living in London and traveling across the globe for work

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Several of the Wine Sense officers

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Two of the favorite wines from the evening were Hook & Ladder’s 2011 667 Pinot Noir and Delicato’s 2010 Gnarly Head California Petite Sirah.

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