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The Panel

The Panel Process



The Quest

The Panel researches and tastes through hundreds of wines monthly, meticulously choosing the best representations from various appellations from around the globe.  These standout wines then move on to the next step of The Panel process, where they are carefully analyzed.  Then ...

The Quest


The Judgement

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.  The scored wines are carefully selected for utmost quality, 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.  Then ...

The Judgement


The Selection

Wines receiving the highest scores and praise are shared with our club members. Members may choose to either pick up the wines at The Panel in Sonoma, CA, or have them shipped to them, almost anywhere in the country. Included with the wines are overviews of the tasting notes and information on the wine being presented.   

The Selection