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About the Virtual Tasting

Stephen Taplin, owner of Taplin Cellars, will join John Sporing, the founder of A Life Well Drunk for a virtual tasting on June 4th, 2020.

The Taplins were part of several tastings groups when they lived in the region. Now they have moved back to Napa Valley where they manage Taplin Cellars…a winery founded in 2011 with over 150 years of history.

The Taplin family came to California in the 1850s and participated in the early development of San Francisco and the Napa Valley. The land they settled in Napa Valley supported grains and grapes in the 1800s, walnuts and prunes in the early 1900s and grapes again beginning in the 1970s. This history stretches back over six generations who have farmed their land.

The grapes from the estate have gone into many of the well-known wines of the valley, but now there is Terra 9 and Melinda’s Rosé (named for Steve’s sister and profits go to benefit breast cancer research). Taplin is also producing a Reserve wine from the Riverbed vineyard within the Estate.

In the (June 4, 2020) tasting we will sip and discuss three wines:

  • 2019 Taplin Melinda’s Rosé
  • 2016 Taplin Terra 9 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2014 Taplin Terra 9 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

A special three pack of these wines has been created for this tasting. The three pack contains the 2019 rosé and the 2016 (current release) Terra 9 and the 2014 Terra 9 (library release).

Order the virtual tasting kit  directly from the winery with shipping included by using this link:

Use promotional code alifewelldrunk during check out to get the special price of $145 with shipping included. Your 40% savings will appear at the end. This offer is available until May 27, midnight PST.

If you have any questions, feel free to email, or call 707-363-0623. Refer to A Life Well Drunk and Sylvia will personally take care of you.

Please order as soon as you can to ensure that the wines arrive in time to rest (and chill). Note, A Life Well Drunk does not receive payment for these virtual tastings. We are doing these to help our winery partners during these challenging times.


To register for the webinar, please use this link: