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The Panel

The Panel Process


 

The Quest

The Panel researches and tastes through hundreds of wines monthly and meticulously chooses the best representations from various appellations from around the globe.  These standout bottles of wine then move on to the next step of the process to be analyzed by a different group of wine experts every month.  

The Quest

 

The Judgement

Then, The Panel invites an ever-changing group of wine professionals composed of wine makers, sommeliers and wine insiders to gather together to blind taste through the selection of wines. That month’s aficionados will discuss each wine at length and rate them based on the Davis 20-point wine tasting system. These wines are hand-selected for utmost quality, then thoroughly vetted by professionals’ palates, ensuring that each wine represents high-level characteristics of color/clarity, aroma, bouquet, taste, texture and finish. This process creates a unique synergy resulting in wines being chosen for their elevated quality and drinkability, rather than labels or marketing prowess.

The Judgement

 

The Selection

The wines that receive the highest scores and praise are then selected to be shared with our club members. Members can either pick up the wines at The Panel in Sonoma, CA, or we can ship them almost anywhere in the country. Included with the wine will be an overview of the tasting notes and scores from that particular month’s blind tasting by the experts.  

The Selection