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The Thursday night wine tasting at Fine Wines of Stockton was a study of five recent Bordeaux vintages. Two of these vintages, 2005 and 2009, are considered great. The growing seasons were warm and produced lush fruit and opulent, complex wines. The others, 2006, 2007 and 2008, just average. Continue reading
We had the good fortune to spend some time recently visiting with Antonio Pasos of Pasos Vineyards. His tasting room is located in Vino Piazza, The Winery Plaza in Lockeford, California. Continue reading
Recently we received some sample wines to try from Trione Winery in Geyserville California. We had not heard of Trione before and were intrigued by their story. For more than thirty years they have been providing grapes for some of the top wineries in the area such as Duckhorn, Kendall-Jackson and Sonoma-Cutrer among others. They farm almost 700 acres in the Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley and the Sonoma Coast. Only since 2005 have they decided to make their own wines, they opened their tasting room in 2008, and so far they have garnered several awards with subsequent vintages.
The Thursday night tasting at Fine Wines of Stockton featured Bokisch Vineyards of Lodi. Liz and Marcus Bokisch poured their wines and gave us all kinds of information about their winery, their growing practices and about the origin of their vines. Continue reading
I had hoped to update this every day but it just wasn’t possible. We were busy all day long and then there were the after parties … So much wine, so little time! Continue reading
Dave brought a 2005 Burrell School Valedictorian, a wine from the Santa Cruz Mountains. Continue reading
Let me admit that I’m not a big fan of domestic Merlot. While there are some good ones, even a few excellent ones, I find most American Merlot is generic red wine. Continue reading
2004 Sterling Vineyards SVR Reserve tasting notes. Continue reading
Our Sixth and Final 2008 Bordeaux Tasting. Continue reading
Our Fifth and Last 2008 Bordeaux Tasting notes. Continue reading
Our Fourth in a Series of 2008 Bordeaux Tastings. Continue reading
Our Thursday night wine tasting at Fine Wines of Stockton, was a continued tasting of 2008 Bordeaux from Margaux. Continue reading
2007 Stacked Stone Cellars Quarry Reserve tasting notes Continue reading
We tasted two white wines and two red wines from Pine Ridge Vineyards for another TasteLive. Continue reading