Clayhouse Wines recently got a sampler kit going with TastingRoom.com and we were lucky enough to receive one of them. This way of tasting wines is beneficial to the consumer and the winery. The consumer gets to taste six Clayhouse Wines in 50ml bottles to see what they like rather than buying a 750ml bottle and hoping for the best, and for the wineries, they get to put more varieties and vintages in front of people to show a more rounded lineup of their wines.
Why a Clayhouse Wines Tasting Kit?
Aside from all the obvious, it’s just a fun way to taste wines and understand what a winery is all about. We’re very appreciative for the TastingRoom.com sampler from Clayhouse, and without further ado here are the wines in this particular set:
2009 Estate Cuvee Blanc ($23): 40% Grenache Blanc, 40% Roussanne, & 20% Viognier
2008 Estate Malbec ($35): 86% Malbec, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, & 3% Petite Verdot
2006 Hillside Cuvee ($33): 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Petite Verdot, 7% Malbec
2006 Estate Cuvee ($30): Petite Sirah, Syrah, Grenache, Petite Verdot, and Mourvedre (no percentages given)
2007 Show Pony Petite Sirah ($40): 1.5% Syrah added to this
2007 Estate Petite Sirah ($23): A bit of Syrah blended in, no percentage given
Seriously, what better way to taste the whole lineup of Clayhouse Wines than a spiffy kit with a great spread of their best stuff? It’s like being right in their tasting room, but in the comfort of your own home! If you’re into this kind of thing, be sure to check out TastingRoom.com for more tasting kits. They have all kinds of different taster combos for you to choose from. Not a bad gig, if you ask us.
So, if you can’t get to the Clayhouse Tasting Room in downtown Paso Robles, get on their website and order yourself a sampler kit! Beside the obvious tasting of great wines that you’ll have, you’ll enjoy a unique and interesting tasting experience…and you can tell all your friends how cutting edge you are when it comes to tasting wine!!!