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