Sunday, July 18, 2010

Weekend Wine Tasting at Wicked Cellars

Friday, July 16, 2010

We tasted wines from Freemark Abbey of Napa Valley, the first in California owned and operated by a woman.

Freemark Abbey 2008/9 Viognier*** :-) light greenish straw color, nose of soft peaches, with a creamy mouth feel

Freemark Abbey 2008 Chardonnay*** hint of pineapple

Freemark Abbey 2006/2007 Napa Valley Merlot*** aromatic cedar, cherry fruit

Freemark Abbey 2006 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon*** currant and berrys

2005 Arrowood Late Harvest White Riesling, Alexander Valley** slight fruity

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Wicked Cellars Rhone Rangers Tasting. We tasted of Rhone Valley style wines from Washington, California and Australia.

Ogier 2008 Caves Des Pape Cotes du Rhone Heritage Blanc** light fruit

Ogier 2007 Caves Des Pape Cotes du Rhone Heritage Red**

2008 Torbreck Cuvee Juveniles*** :-) spice, incense

2008 Rotie Cellars Southern Rhone Blend*** raspberry, roses light tannins

Bonny Doon 2004 Le Cigare Volant*** aromas of cherry, herbs

2007 Domaine Jean Royer Chateauneuf de Papa*** palate is big, but smooth, fruit

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