Michael Jordan, Master Sommelier<br />2011<br />WORD VINEYARDS<br />
Michael J’s History<br />Michael Jordan – Local boy from Kalani High School<br />Attended KCC with Alan Wong! <br />Father...
What is Word Wine?<br />Traditional style wine for a new generation.<br />Finest grapes sourced from best vineyards I coul...
2007 WORD Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley<br />Fruit from Solomon Hills Vineyard, La Rinconada and Rancho Onteveros Vineyard...
The “W” in the background is really an upside down “MJ” - you don’t see it until you are pouring the bottle! <br />
Word Vineyards Pinot Noir won both:<br />“Gold Medal” and “Best of Class” in the <br />Shanghai International Wine Challen...
2007 WORD Cabernet Sauvignon, Haystack Peak Vineyards, Napa Valley<br />Hand selected Mountain fruit from the 3 Acre site ...
     Perfect clusters of Cold Climate Pinot Noir!<br />
2007 WORD Petite SyrahTres Niños Vineyard, Arroyo Grande<br />Tres Niños Vineyard produces dark purple petite Syrah berrie...
Bottling Petite Syrah at Ambullneo<br />
The “Haystack Peak” is an extinct volcano!<br />
Haystack Peak “Mountain” Cabernet <br />
MJ with Cabernet “cluster of love”<br />
Local Boy makes good (wine).                                               - word.<br />
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Word vineyards wines presentation 2011

  1. 1. Michael Jordan, Master Sommelier<br />2011<br />WORD VINEYARDS<br />
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  3. 3. Michael J’s History<br />Michael Jordan – Local boy from Kalani High School<br />Attended KCC with Alan Wong! <br />Father was Matty “Matteo” Jordan – Owner and founder of Matteo’s Italian Restaurants<br />Michael grew up in the family restaurants and was chef of Matteo’s Waikiki in 1980s<br />Michael J has both MS and CWE Wine Diplomas (only 15 people in the world have both)<br />He worked 10 years as Global Wine Director for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts International<br />38 years in restaurant business - buying and selling wine - has taught Michael to know what people like.<br />MJ has been Sommelier of the Year several times!<br />
  4. 4. What is Word Wine?<br />Traditional style wine for a new generation.<br />Finest grapes sourced from best vineyards I could find in California!<br />Wines were made at Williams & Selyem and Ambullneo Wineries<br />Hand crafted artisan wine made with loving care from grapes grown by people that care for them.<br />Tiny production, high quality and Michael’s reputation has caused high demand and the wines sell out quickly on mainland.<br />Only available in finest restaurants and exclusive wine shops. <br />
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  6. 6. 2007 WORD Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley<br />Fruit from Solomon Hills Vineyard, La Rinconada and Rancho Onteveros Vineyard<br />100% Whole Cluster fermentation<br />100% Native Yeast & Slow, cold fermentation<br />Translucent ruby, bright and clear.<br />Very pretty aromatics with floral notes and red berries and cherries, forest floor moss and cedar with subtle spices<br />Low 13.5% ABV! Light & Elegant style with bright acidity that will allow aging for ten years, but very drinkable now. Finesse and pretty style Pinot Noir<br />
  7. 7. The “W” in the background is really an upside down “MJ” - you don’t see it until you are pouring the bottle! <br />
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  9. 9. Word Vineyards Pinot Noir won both:<br />“Gold Medal” and “Best of Class” in the <br />Shanghai International Wine Challenge <br />(the ONLY International Wine Competition <br />judged exclusively by sommeliers)<br />
  10. 10. 2007 WORD Cabernet Sauvignon, Haystack Peak Vineyards, Napa Valley<br />Hand selected Mountain fruit from the 3 Acre site Haystack Peak Vineyards on Soda Canyon Rd.<br />The ONLY Cabernet Sauvignon ever to made at Williams & Selyem Winery! <br />This is Pinot Noir maker’s Cabernet! - Soft, Elegant & Easy, rich and ripe, but not tannic! <br />Easy to drink now, yet will age beautifully for 10 years!<br />Michael’s wife Teresa calls it “Skinny Wine” you don’t need food with it – its good to drink by itself!<br />Only 100 cases produced – This wine is rare!! <br />
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  12. 12. Perfect clusters of Cold Climate Pinot Noir!<br />
  13. 13. 2007 WORD Petite SyrahTres Niños Vineyard, Arroyo Grande<br />Tres Niños Vineyard produces dark purple petite Syrah berries that create a wine that will stain your teeth, the glass and everything else it touches! <br />Soft and smooth for Petite Syrah - this is not a tannic beast, but rich with ripe sweet fruit and lots of vanilla from the Expensive French oak barrels - this wine aged for 20 months in luxury!<br />Only 50 cases produced ! This is a fun wine! <br />
  14. 14. Bottling Petite Syrah at Ambullneo<br />
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  16. 16. The “Haystack Peak” is an extinct volcano!<br />
  17. 17. Haystack Peak “Mountain” Cabernet <br />
  18. 18. MJ with Cabernet “cluster of love”<br />
  19. 19. Local Boy makes good (wine). - word.<br />
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