Enjoy Exceptional Wines & Support the FCPA

The FCPA invites you on a virtual wine-tasting journey to Napa Valley, where you will discover and enjoy exceptional wines in support of a worthwhile cause. On Saturday, May 14, 6:30 p.m, EDT, plan to relax and enjoy the evening as a master wine expert leads you on a lively tour through the featured wines. Learn how these unique varietals were developed, what makes them special, how to best complement each one, and much more.

Each wine offered for this event is a special find, carefully selected by Treasury Wine Estates to showcase quality, variety, and value. Whether you’re a wine connoisseurs or a casual consumer, you will appreciate this extraordinary collection of wines. This is a hybrid wine-tasting event, so you can choose to join a group tasting in one of seven Florida locations or enjoy the wines in the comfort of your own home with a group of friends and family, all while while supporting the FCPA. Details about the wines and how to order them are explained below.

Wine orders and tasting tickets must be purchased by May 4, 2022.

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FCPA Spring Wine-Tasting Fundraiser — Fine California Wines

Group tastings will feature the following four hand-selected California wines. At-home tasters may purchase any of the following wines, all at a discount, and shipped for a flat $10 fee.

Beringer Winery Exclusive Sauvignon Blanc

Pale lemon in color and clear in the glass, the Winery Exclusive Sauvignon Blanc exudes aromas of white flowers. Beneath the white flowers, crisp apple and citrus notes dominate with a touch of tart grapefruit. On the palate, the bright acidity helps accentuate the citrus and white flower which linger – giving you a delightful lengthy finish. The mouth-watering acidity and fresh citrus notes keep you coming back for more.

Drink chilled to really accentuate its brightness. Ready to drink right away, or over the next two years.

Stags’ Leap Winery Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah is a varietal that is enhanced by the deliberate diversity of SLW’s vineyard sites. Grapes from the vineyards located on the estate’s deep, rocky soils make up the backbone of this Napa Valley Petite Sirah. Carefully selected fruit from northern vineyards in Calistoga and St. Helena and southern vineyards in Oakville, Oak Knoll, and Coombsville are added to intensify and broaden the wine’s profile to include floral, spice, and fruit characteristics.

93 Points

“Lots of ripe plums and blueberries, together with smoked meat, licorice and dried flowers. Dark chocolate and wet forest floor, too. Tight and meaty with a dense, chewy tannin structure. Full-bodied, ripe and fruit-driven. Long, savory finish. Try now, but better after a year or two.” — James Suckling, February 2022

 

Etude Rosé of Pinot Noir

Elegant, restrained and alluring, this rosé is full of fresh cut strawberry, raspberry and perfumed cherry blossom aromas on the nose, while the palate shows lifted ripe fruit flavors of strawberry crème and blood orange, alongside subtle hints of jasmine flowers. This rosé has substance and balance, with mouthwatering acidity, yet showing a creamy rounded mid-palate with great texture and a lingering, notably pleasing finish. Bold enough to go beyond just warm weather sipping, this is an ideal apéritif well suited to grace holiday tables and memorable meals all year round.

90 Points, Wine Enthusiast

“Sweet, succulent strawberry opens the gate to a viscous, textured midpalate of juicy acidity and lasting freshness in this wine which has plenty of meat on its bones.” — Virginie Boone, October 2020

91 Points, Vinous

“The 2019 Rosé Pinot Noir Grace Benoist Ranch emerges from the very highest part of the ranch. Bright, vibrant rose petals, crushed red berry, orange peel, mint and white pepper build in a finely sculpted wine.” — Antonio Galloni, March 2021

 

Beaulieu Vineyard Maestro Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon / Syrah Blend

With a generous splash of Syrah, this is a New World interpretation of a Cabernet Sauvignon blend. The Syrah adds unexpected spiciness and juicy, ripe fruit expression. The rich blackberry and black cherry aromas and flavors of Cabernet Sauvignon predominate, while Syrah contributes lush blueberry syrup notes and hints of peppery spice. A sweet smoky note from aging in French oak barrels adds complexity. Charming in its youth, this wine will continue to develop complexity with proper bottle aging.

The rich blackberry and black cherry aromas and flavors of the Cabernet Sauvignon are perfectly complemented by the lush fruit and spiciness of the Syrah.

 

Wine-Tasting Options

Choose how you would like to participate: either join a group tasting or order wines to taste in the comfort of your own home.

GROUP: Group tastings will be held in the 7 cities that are home to our cleft and craniofacial teams: Gainesville, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, and Tampa/St. Petersburg. Select your preferred location and the number of tickets when you check out.

AT HOME: If you prefer to taste at home, select the wines you wish try. Remember to add the $10 flat-rate shipping fee to your order.

Group Wine-Tasting Ticket

Beringer Exclusive Sauvignon Blanc

Full Retail = $30.00

FCPA Discount = $25.00

Stags’ Leap Petite Sirah

Full Retail = $47.00

FCPA Discount = $38.00

Etude Rosé of Pinot Noir

Full Retail = $35.00

FCPA Discount = $27.00

BV Maestro Collection Cabernet / Syrah

Full Retail = $65.00

FCPA Discount = $55.00

Flat-Rate Shipping Fee for All Wine Orders

$10.00