A $500 Cult Flight, Under-the-Radar Discoveries and Big Kahunas
(St. Helena, Calif.—July 6, 2020)— St. Helena’s ACME Fine Wines, recently named one of Wine Enthusiast’s 50 Best Wine Retailers in America, today announced that the boutique wine retailer will be open for private tastings effective immediately. Proprietor Karen Williams and her sommelier team are looking forward to welcoming visitors and locals alike for a new series of tastings, available for summer through fall. Always hosted by an ACME sommelier, the new in-person tastings are a terrific way for guests to expand their palate and wine knowledge, experience debut wines from superstar winemakers and learn first-hand the types of wines that ACME’s wine clubs offer.
ACME is following the state of California’s and the CDC’s extensive health and safe precautions and keeping the staff and patrons healthy is of the utmost importance. To book any tasting please call 707.963.0440 or visit www.acmefinewines.com.
Cult v. IPO Tasting
ACME is well known for helping to launch and promote micro-wineries and brands that achieve fame down the road. Internally dubbed “IPO” brands, these are debut projects carefully chosen by ACME’s dynamic team of sommeliers who are constantly scouting to bring the next big thing to their clients—before anyone else. This tasting features two cult wines (think brands like Harlan Estate, Screaming Eagle and Scarecrow) alongside two soon-to-be-discovered IPO wines. Let ACME’s somms guide you through this tasting of Napa’s best and what’s next.
$500 per person, 90 to 120 minutes, four wines, exclusively for groups of 4 people. The Cult v. IPO Tasting is inclusive of charcuterie and cheese platter to enjoy alongside.
Under the Radar Tasting
ACME has long been recognized as the source for what’s new and what’s next coming out of Napa, Sonoma and beyond. This tasting features the ACME team’s recent favorite finds, well before anyone else knows about them and includes debut releases and new winemaking projects. Examples of wines featured in this tasting include 2018 Belong Wine Co. Mourvedre, El Dorado County; 2017 Hudson Vineyards “Phoenix” Red Blend, Carneros; 2017 Sanguis “The Optimist” Red Blend Santa Barbara; 2017 West Pole Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast and 2016 Shannon Ridge “Ovis” Cabernet Sauvignon, High Valley.
$50per person, 90 minutes, six-eight wines (Average wine tasted is between $30-$80/bottle.)
Kahuna: the name says it all! The Kahuna Tasting focuses on luxury wines and features only the best of the best that the ACME team tastes. Guests will taste rare, allocated and exclusive wines, with a focus on the top releases from the Napa Valley and beyond. Examples of wines include: 2017 Kongsgaard Syrah, Napa; 2011 Levy & McClellan “Et Al” Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley; 2014 Immortal Estate “Impassable Mountain” Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County; 2017 Behrens Family Winery “Parts Unknown” Red Wine, Howell Mountain.
$100 per person, 90 minutes, six to eight wines tasted (Average wine tasted is between $80-$200+/bottle.)
The Ultimate ACME Tasting
ACME’s Ultimate Extended Tasting Experience will showcase an array of bottles from all four ACME Wine Clubs: Under the Radar, Pulse, Zippo and Kahuna. You will taste the most exclusive and allocated wines from each club in this curated tasting. Examples of wines featured in this tasting include 2019 Seabold “Adroît” Trousseau, San Benito; Benanti, 2017 Contrada Cavaliere, Etna Bianco, Sicily; 2017 Richard Peterson, Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands; 2017 Buccella “Mixed Blacks” and 2017 Patria “Avoyelles” Red Blend, Oakville Ranch, Napa Valley.
$200 per person, 90-120 minutes, eight to ten wines. The Ultimate Tasting is inclusive of charcuterie and cheese platter to enjoy alongside.
ABOUT ACME FINE WINES
Founded in 2003 by Proprietor Karen Williams, ACME Fine Wines has long been regarded as one of the country’s premiere sources for both hard-to-find, highly allocated wines as well as debut offerings from new brands and rising star winemakers. ACME is located in St. Helena, California in the heart of the Napa Valley. For more information, please visit www.acmefinewines.com or call 707.963.0440.