Twitter Time with Steven Kent Winery: #StevenKentWines 02/15/13

February 13, 2013 at 5:28 pm

It’s time for another Twitter tasting (2/15 4-6pm PST), and I’m happy to be a part of this one, which features one of the most well-known families in all of American wine.  Steven Kent Mirassou (Tw) is the 6th generation of the family Mirassou to devote his life to wine.  He grew up working the family’s namesake winery in San Jose, but didn’t actually fully embrace his family’s vinous legacy until 1996.  It is then that he teamed with his father to create a Cabernet-driven winery, born out of his father’s previous labels and wine works, that he had moved to the Livermore Valley.  It was here that Steven Kent Winery (TwFBYTWL) was born. Later, he refined his love for Livermore Cab with the singular project Lineage (Tw, FB, YT, WL), and then complemented those efforts by the purchase of La Rochelle Winery (Tw, FB, YT, WL) from his very own cousins, with its focus on Pinot Noir.  The Steven Kent Portfolio was complete!

This time the Twitter tasting will be with Steven Kent Mirassou (Tw) himself, along with their VP of Retail Sales, Tracey Hoff (Tw).  The live online event is on Friday, 02/15/13, from 4- 6pm PST. You can also find the discussion on-going with the twitter handles for both wine labels, listed above.  Follow along with us, as we all taste through the 6 wines from Steven Kent and La Rochelle that are shown below, and join in the vino-educational fun with the hashtag #StevenKentWines.  I received these wines as samples from Balzac Communications. Cheers!

Wines tasted from the Steven Kent Portfolio (Tw, FB, YT, WL):

Steven Kent Winery Livermore Valley Ghielmetti Vineyard Lola 2011

La Rochelle Russian River Valley Dutton-Morelli Lane Chardonnay 2010

La Rochelle Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot noir 2009

La Rochelle Carneros Donum Estate Pinot Noir 2009

Steven Kent Winery Livermore Valley Ghielmetti Vineyard Petit Verdot 2009

Steven Kent Winery Livermore Valley Home Ranch Cabernet Vineyard Sauvignon 2009

Ward Kadel - @drXeNo is the founder of Vinopanion wine blog, the West Coast Ambassador & Staff Blogger for and Le Wine Buff for (CIVB). He will try any and all wines and tends to write about the parts of his life that include virtually all of it! He and his wife grew up in Napa and Sonoma and they still live in the Napa Valley. View Ward's WineLog and check out the wines he's recommended with his WKBadges. Follow him on Twitter and Like Vinopanion on Facebook. Contact him: "Ward at". Ward happily accepts samples but does not guarantee a review, positive or negative.

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