California Wine From North to South
Wednesdays | 5:30- 8:30PM | $5 Per Tasting
Join us on a journey down the California coast as we explore some of the world's most famous winemaking regions. Golden State grapes are in full harvest, and we will reap the benefits in a glass every Wednesday in May.
2011 Sonoma-Cutrer Russian River Ranches Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, USA
Fruit aromas of white peach and nectarine are followed by honeysuckle, honey and light floral with hints of toast, butterscotch, grapefruit and cantaloupe. This wine is richly textured with a mouth-coating "appley" acidity and a round and creamy mid-palate, creating that signature Sonoma-Cutrer balance from start to finish. Flavors of Golden Delicious apple are accented with toasted nuts and barrel spice.
Located in the cool Sonoma Coast viticultural region, Sonoma-Cutrer vineyards was founded in 1973 by Brice Cutrer Jones. The winery is dedicated exclusively to the production of Estate Bottled Chardonnay from its own vineyards. Since 1981, Sonoma Cutrer Vineyards has produced three "vineyard designated" wines from the distinct soils of Les Pierres, the Cutrer Vineyard, and Russian River Ranches.
2012 La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, California, USA
This Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir opens with lovely, vibrant aromas of cherry pie and sassafras, supported by subtle earth tones and hints of rose petal and vanilla. Vibrant pomegranate and cranberry join in on the palate, with notes of black licorice, espresso bean, sweet pipe tobacco and cherry cola. With elegant structure, the juicy mid-palate leads to a lingering finish of sweet spice.
Since 1979, La Crema Winery has been a pioneer in producing Burgundian varietals from the cool Sonoma Coast. They handcraft their wine, one barrel at a time, at their family-owned estate located in the Russian River Valley. Balance, finesse and great fruit intensity come through in every glass of La Crema wine.
La Crema's location in the Russian River Valley is ideal for producing wines of uncompromising elegance and balance. To achieve this goal, several unique steps take place in getting fruit from the vineyards to the bottle. It begins in the vineyard, where careful canopy management and hand harvesting assure fully ripe, undamaged grapes are brought to the winery. At the winery, Winemaker Melissa Stackhouse uses artisan winemaking techniques to handcraft wines of distinctive flavor, elegance and balance.