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 (Tw, FB, YT, WL) 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!
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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!