Saturday last stop at Wilson winery party…

Like a New york party in the 60s here in the Dry Creek valley with dance, bbq and a lot of wine. Zinfandel and cabernet sauvignon ’06 are great and people crazy.
After 7 hours and a lot of wine and food I need some rest before dinner, tasting wine is a “tough job”… See you tomorrow.

4th stop Forchini and Kachina… Tough job

Forchini: Pinot noir, zinfandel, bordeaux and more. The spot is basic, bordeaux and pinot noir are good with right balance and they didn’t spend too much time in oak barrel.
Kachina: chardonnay,zinfandel,cabernet sauvignon and port. Nice spot and regular wine.

3rd stop Frick, Pedroncelli and Cofaro

Frick: Old French grapes grown in this valley, a very parcular winery but for my piedmont mouth wine aged 22 months in oak barrel is too many. Pedroncelli: zinfandel and sangiovese are regular, but port is great.
Cofaro: only blend wines, perhaps is the future, but I am a conservative about wine.

2nd stop Sbraggia italian name but american style

Nice winery, amazing view but all the wines were aged 19 months in oak barrel, is crazy…. Sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, zifandel and cabernet.
See you at the next one, will be better.

11am First stop 3 winery 15 wines

KOKOMO: Chardonnay, grenache rose, pinot noir, 2 zifandel,cabernet sauvignon, petit syrah. My favoutite are pinot and syrah but too many months in oak barrel. PAPAPIETRO: 2 pinot noir and 2 zifandel.
Pinot noir is very good, right balance.
APHORA: cabernet franc, zifandel, sangiovese, chardonnay.
Zifandel 06 is perfect and the oysters were amazing.

April 24-26 Wine Tasting Sonoma Valley

I’m waiting next Weekend to go to Sonoma Valley for a 3 days wine tasting.
More than 50 wineries will be open to make me fun (Wine and food). After that I will need a extra workout in the next week.
I will keep you update.


Winemaker : Hermann J. Wiemer

Wineyards : Finger Lakes (NY)

Wine : Gewurztraminer 2007                 Beautiful fruit nose, not too dry is a perfect pairing for fish like tuna, crab, lobster and light meat.

Wine : Dry Riesling 2007                                  Perfect balance, lightly sweet is a perfect pairing for starter and pasta with pesto or fish.  

Fair price for a good wine. (not easy find in NY and in US)