Friday, June 26, 2009

You make the call!

On May 27th I made a funny post about a customer complaint issue. While written "tongue and cheek" the post has generated 9 comments (not a lot), however the negative responses suggest that I remove the post and some even threaten "never to do business" with us. I feel the intimidation threat.
My sense of fairness has caused me to appeal to my Blog readers to comment and tell me if they think I should yeild to the threat and remove the post.
Again, I was just having a little fun.

Black Nova - rated 94 points by Beverage Tasting Institute, Chicago

94 Points

Chateau Julien Black Nova - 94 Points

Deep garnet violet color. Lovely aromas of toffee, cedar, honeycomb, and blueberry cobbler a la mode follow through on a smooth, supple entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium-full body with excellent depth and highly polished oak beautifully supporting the fruit. Finishes with a long, creamy, nutty fade. Very sensual and enticing."

-, Beverage Testing Institute

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Bobby - Bobby's Corner

Visit Bobby Brower at his Fresno market. his Blogspot is

Car Week in Monterey is coming and Chateau Julien Wine Estate is ready!

June 10, 2009

Kristin Horton
Chateau Julien Wine Estate
(831) 624-2600

Ferrari image at Estate.jpeg

Wine Estate gears up for wine & car enthusiasts

during August’s classic car week

Dine amongst the vines and view vintage Ferraris at first annual event

Carmel, Ca. – Chateau Julien Wine Estate has organized week-long festivities to coincide with the region’s popular classic car week August 11 – 15, 2009. A premier Dine in De-Vine event will welcome guests into the vineyard for an authentic wine country dining experience nightly beginning at 6:30pm, with vintage cars on display throughout the evening. The Wine Estate will also host the Ferrari’s FCA Vintage Concours on Thursday August 13th, and welcome guests from 1:00pm to 4:00pm to view the rare collections. Both events take place amongst the winery’s 16-acre estate of vineyards, Chateau and cobblestone courtyards.
Effortlessly set tables will line the plush Sangiovese vineyard Tuesday through Saturday evening for the first annual Dine in De-Vine, offering guests a new option for dining during the busy week. Chef Terry N. Teplizky has prepared an inviting, elegant pre-fix Basque menu, with choice of entrée and wine, to be served amongst the vines, followed by a dessert lounge and vintage car display at the Chateau. “As long-time fans of the local classic car events, we hope that our evening dinners will enable visitors to experience our local wine country after hours- and see some rare concours quality cars,” comments Chateau Julien Special Events Director Michele Gogliucci. Featured evening highlights to date include Porsche, early 911S and R Group 1967- 1973, and Ferrari. Dine in De-Vine menu selections begin at $47 per person. Learn more about the menu, Chef and featured cars on the Chateau Julien website- News & Events. Reservations begin at 6:30pm each evening. Seating is limited so please make your reservations early.

During the day on August 13, 2009, the Wine Estate will also host its first Ferrari FCA Vintage Concours which will be open to the public from 1-4pm. Guests can view over 175 concours-quality Ferraris parked eloquently throughout the Estate, stroll Ferrari-lifestyle booths or indulge in a choice of BBQ, espresso bar, gelato or favorite Chateau Julien wine. Cost: $30/person, admittance fee, parking off-site.

Chateau Julien Wine Estate is located at 8940 Carmel Valley Road in Carmel Valley. Reservations can be made for both events on-line at or by calling (831)624-2600.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Cigar and Wine Dinner - June 12th

Hi, Bob and Patty..............

I sure wish I could be a part of this affair. Love a fine cigar anytime and your wines are tops!

Give my regards to Fina and Bill.

As ever,
Bob Hendrickson

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From: Chateau Julien Wine Estate
Subject: Join Proprietor Bob Brower for Wine & Cigars this month
To: "Robert Hendrickson"
Date: Thursday, June 4, 2009, 12:08 AM

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Bold flavors, rich aromas and complex textures will undoubtedly please the palate this evening in the Wine Estate’s Conservatory.

Owner and this evening’s host Bob Brower will showcase a selection of proprietary Dominican Cigars paired with hearty cuisine and Chateau Julien wines.

Reception ~ 6:30pm
Dinner ~ 7:30pm

Space is limited. Reservations can be made on-line or through the winery directly. We hope to see you at this festive event!

photo curtesy of Scott Campbell Photography

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Monday, June 01, 2009


Bobby Jr. now has his own Blog. Visit him at:

or simply double click the title to go to his site!

Congratulations, Bobby

See Chateau Julien 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon on "Adam the Wine Guy"

One again, Adam the wine guy" visits the estate. See the clip on our Cabernet Sauvignon -