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Mettler Family Vineyards

A Generational Legacy

Mettler is One Gorgeous Winery! From the landscaped grounds to the beautiful tasting room to the great views.

Location:  7889 East Harney Lane, Lodi, CA.

Tasting Room Hours:  Open Thursday through Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mettler is one of Lodi’s Oldest Farming Families – been growing wine grapes since the late 1800s. One of the very first families to introduce French clones to the Lodi region.

The Wines

A Tradition and a Passion for Making Wine – Excellence from Vineyards to Wine Production!

I love that Mettler lets the fruit come forward in their wines to create intense and well balanced wines. I wanted a bottle of each, but settled on taking one home with me.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Like a “Liquid Ruby” in the glass! The nose is aromatic with intense flavors and oh so good on my palate. A great balance of savory, sweet and spice.

Petite Sirah

This is SEXY in a glass with richness and beauty! A dark purple in the glass (hello! wine wipes) with aromas of chocolate, jam and spice. I could taste the blackberries and blueberries and oh so juicy.

Zinfandel

The ‘Epicenter’ Old Vine Zinfandel!

A few words to describe this wine:

  • Epic!
  • Bold and Bright and Juicy
  • Complex Yet Balanced
  • Tasty Richness
  • Depth of Flavors
  • Savory and Sweet and Spice

Worth The Stop to Sip and Relax and Unwind!!!


Heritage Oak Winery

Tradition and History

Wine Tasting and Picnics

Outdoor Adventure and Birds

Heritage Oak Winery – Check Out Their Website.

Location:  10112 East Woodbridge Road, Acampo, CA.

Tasting Room Hours:  Monday through Friday 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Beautiful Land

Check out the hiking trail to the secluded beach along the Mokelumne River to stretch the legs, wade in or enjoy a picnic. There is also a picnic area near the Tasting Room.

The Winery’s Birds

Birds and Birdhouses! Western bluebirds, tree swallows. Birds are good for the winery because they eat insects. Barn Owls and Larger Birdhouses! Sorry folks, but the barn owls are welcome because they only eat rodents.

The Winery’s Wildlife Sanctuary

Mule Deer and Coyote to Fox and Wild Turkey to Skunk and Raccoon. The river is home to beaver and otter.

The Wines

Sauvignon Blanc

Aromatic, Crisp and Refreshing! Love the Fruity Citrus.

Chardonnay

Beautiful in the glass with a fragrant nose and lingering finish on the palate. Pears, lemon and honey.

Vino Tinto

The name alone is FUN to say! A great tasting red blend with Zinfandel, Syrah and Petite Sirah. Fruitiness sums up this wine.

Block 14 Zinfandel

Bright and Flavorful! Beautiful in the glass and one to take your time with and just sip.

Block 5 Old Vine Zinfandel

Beautiful and Intense and Great Tasting! Savory and Spice too. A full bodied wine great balance.

Petit Verdot

A blend of 75% Petit Verdot, 20% Petite Sirah and 5% Grenache. I love trying and tasting Grenache. Beautiful in the glass with an aromatic nose with fruitiness and subtle tannins. The mouth feel was soft and the palate was pleased!

Charbono

I love trying and tasting Charbono – RARITY to see on a wine tasting list! Certainly need to sip and savor with food. The color in the glass is amazing and the taste is very pleasing on the palate too. Smooth, Bold and has Character.

So Many Wines To Try and Taste! I Will Need To Come Back!


Harney Lane Winery

Family, Love, Laughter

Harney Lane Winery – Check Out Their Website.

Location:  9010 East Harney Lane, Lodi, CA.

Tasting Room Hours:  Open Thursday through Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tasting Fee:  $5 per person, which is waived with wine purchase.

Wine:Thirty is their Wine Club – love the name!

The Wines

Harney Lane is Hands On! All their fruit is handpicked, hand sorted, fermented in small lots, and then barrel aged.

Albarino

Beautiful in the glass with a great nose. Citrus, pear and pineapple. Crisp and Refreshing.

Dry Rose

The color of the wine in the glass is like no hue I have seen before in a Rose and in a good way. I thought the nose bloomed as the wine warmed in the glass. Melon and Berry. Dry and Balanced with Fruity Sweetness.

Chardonnay

This Chardonnay is a palate changer as well as a palate pleaser! Apple, pineapple, apricot with honeysuckle, butterscotch and caramel. I could really taste the apricot and caramel. Sweet with a little spice and very nice. I wanted to grab a bottle and enjoy the day.

Zinfandel

Beautiful in the glass with jammy goodness. Heart the berries and cherries. Rich velvety finish and leaves your palate wanting another sip or two or three. Just leave the bottle.

Tempranillo

I was excited to see Tempranillo on the Wine Tasting List. This Tempranillo would balance with Sweet Eats very nicely. It had my palate guessing and wanting more to figure it out. This Tempranillo will get better with age too.

Petite Sirah

Saved the BEST for last in my opinion. Like Dessert in a Bottle with layers of jamminess, cobbler and roasted coffee. Dark and beautiful in the glass with a great nose and pleasing the palate all the way through. This Petite Sirah would pair nicely with a variety of eats.

Here’s to Great Tasting Wines and Living a Life of Love and Laughter – Cheers!!!


Estate Crush

Crushing It In Lodi

Pouring 18 Wines, 45 Brands & 85+ Wines for Sale!!!

Estate Crush – Check Out Their Website.

Location:  Two West Lockeford Street, Lodi, CA.

Tasting Room Hours:  Friday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Barrel Tasting Tours & Wine/Cheese Pairing

The 2nd Saturday of Each Month at 1:30 p.m.

$22 per person and includes a winery tour, education, barrel and tank tasting, private wine and cheese pairing, and 20% Cellar Club discount on bottle purchases. Reservations Required!

I prefer to go out to the wineries. However, that being said I enjoy hitting the downtown area and checking out the wine tasting rooms too.

The Wines

So Many Wines To Try and Taste and So Little Time To Do It In!!!

I recommend this place for 3 reasons! #1 Variety in Tasting Wines. #2 The place to pick up a bottle of wine for dinner. #3 Great dinner recommendations.

Sit Back, Relax and Enjoy – Cheers!!!


Oak Farm Vineyards

A Family Winery

That Is Deeply Rooted

In the Lodi Wine Region

Oak Farm is one of the oldest properties in the Central Valley and founded in 1864! A great gathering place to stay a while to taste the wines and explore the grounds (a total of 70 acres with 10 acres of grounds for guests to explore and enjoy). The winery tasting staff knows their wines and offers great hospitality and customer service! Thank you for a great experience.


Welcome!

Oak Farm is so worth the drive out to the country to experience their wines! I wanted to while away the day with a bottle or two.

Location:  23627 North DeVries Road, Lodi, CA.

Tasting Room Hours:  Open Thursday through Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Closed Tue & Wed). There is a $5 Tasting Fee.

Check Out!

  • The Vineyards.
  • The Winery Tasting Room.
  • The Great Lawn and Oak Tree.
  • The Private Lake.
  • The Rose Garden Patio with Arbor. Beautiful Roses!
  • Historical Redwood Barn, originally built in 1864.

The Wines

Passionate About Wine!!!

I loved that there was a nice balance between white wines and red wines.

The Dolce Blanc – Translated means “Sweet White”

Chardonnay – Aged In Stainless Steel

Floral aromas on the nose with pear and apples in the glass. The wine is aged in stainless steel tanks blended with neutral oak barrels. Crisp, Refreshing and Smooth on the finish!

Chardonnay – Aged In Oak

LOVED this Chardonnay and it had my nose and my palate guessing as to what was all in there! This would pair well with a variety of foods due to the depth of aromas and flavors in this varietal. A Breathe of Fresh Air and Refreshing too!

Sauvignon Blanc

Great Balance – freshness, acidity, fruity! Aroma of peach, a nose of lemon and a taste of grapefruit and/or citrus.

Verdelho – Silver Medal Winner at the 2013 Consumer Wine Awards

Barbera

I wanted to lick my wine glass after tasting the deliciousness of this wine! Plum Jam and Dark, Black Cherries. I thought I could smell the baked, brown sugar goodness in this varietal!

Tievoli – An “Italian Style” Red Blend

#1 – Tievoli is the Italian slang word for “You Want This”.

#2 – Tievoli backwards is “I Love It”.

My initial thoughts in tasting this varietal is get me some Pizza, Spicy Sausage or a Hearty, Meaty Red Sauce! Elegance in a glass and medium-bodied. Ripe, Lushness and Soft that Dances On My Palate with a Lingering Finish!

Zinfandel

Dolcetto – Means “Little Sweet One”

This varietal comes from the Piedmont region of Northern Italy. 


Winery Tasting Room


Private Lake with Oak Trees (Photos by RSheridan)

 Head To The Countryside – Cheers!!!


Lodi Wine and Visitor Center

Great Place to Start

Your Adventure In

the Lodi Wine Region

I have a confession to make I love checking out visitor centers when I travel! The Lodi Wine and Visitor Center is a great place to start if you are new to the Lodi Wine Region.

Lodi Wine – Check It Out!

Location:  2545 West Turner Road, Lodi, CA. (209) 365-0621.

Hours:  Daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

I enjoyed exploring the grounds with its beautiful landscaping of fauna and flora. Also, there is an area devoted to wine grapes and the varietals are marked, so you know what the vines look like for the various varietals.

Wine Map and Information

I like to go to the source and ask the staff of the Visitor Center for recommendations on wineries to check out! I enjoy a wine tasting bar, but love to go  out to the wineries even more.

Lodi Wineries – Check It Out!

Lodi Wine Events – Check It Out! ZinFest. Chocolate and Wine Weekend. Lodi Road Trip Passport. Oh My!!!

Wine Tasting Bar Anyone???

The Visitor Center has a wine tasting bar that features a wide selection of regional wines. Eight wines are served on a daily basis and the wines are rotated weekly. You can purchase bottles of wine too.

Tasting Fee:  $5 for a flight of 4 wines to try and taste.

The Wine & Roses Hotel, Restaurant and Spa

Check out the Wine and Roses hotel, restaurant and spa too! The Visitor Center is located on the grounds of The Wine & Roses.

LoCA – The Wines of Lodi California Wine Club

I checked this out and thought it was pretty SWEET!

Wine Club Members receive 3 to 4 bottles of different Lodi appellation wines 4 times a year. Each shipment also includes a newsletter, tasting notes, and recipes chosen by the winemaker for their specific wine. The average cost per shipment is $70 to $90 plus shipping. Enjoy exclusive hand picked wines for the Lodi appellation!


(Photos by RSheridan)

Happy Exploring & Wine Tasting – Cheers!!!
 


Hook and Ladder

Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley

Hook and Ladder is located at 2134 Olivet Road in Santa Rosa, California.

Winery Tasting Room Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Complimentary tasting. The tasting room is inside the winery’s production facility at the Barbieri Ranch, one of the Russian River Valley’s oldest vineyards, dating back to 1905.

Cecil De Loach is Owner and Winemaster as well as a San Francisco firefighter. Growers first in 1970 and then Producers under the De Loach label in 1975.

“More than three decades later,

Cecil and Christine sold that label and have continued their winemaking skills

at the helm of a small family winery that employs a simple philosophy –

craft exceptional wines, from the highest quality grapes, that people love to drink.”

Hook and Ladder offers great tasting and very drinkable wines! The winemaking process is hands on too (i.e. hand pressed, hand stirred, etc.).

Tasting Flight

  • Chardonnay – The color in the glass was beautiful with a good nose and a smooth mouth feel. A great tasting and balanced wine that is crisp and fruity.
  • Pinot Noir –  This wine played with my palate with its complexity and balance.
  • Zinfandel – The color in the glass was a deep, dark red with a nose of berries, spice and wood. This wine played with my palate with its fullness and long lasting finish as well as when the wine warmed up in the glass it went from berry to woodsy to berry to cola. A very multidimensional and complex wine that is rich, full and long lasting.
  • The Tillerman – 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 19% Merlot, and 10% Sangiovese. The color in the glass was a deep red/purple with a nose of bright, ripe fruit, spice and herbs. This wine could handle lighter dishes to rich dishes.
  • Station Ten Zinfandel Blend – 59% Zinfandel, 31% Petite Sirah, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Carignane, and 1% Alicante Bouschet. The Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon give this wine depth, richness and fullness. The Carignane gives it spice and the Alicante Bouschet gives it sweetness. A great tasting wine that is very drinkable and balanced.


Hook and Ladder’s Station Ten (Photos by RSheridan)

Cheers!!!


Harvest Moon Winery

ZINfully Great Tasting Wines

Harvest Moon Estate and Winery is located at 2192 Olivet Road in Santa Rosa, California (in the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County).

The Harvest Moon is the moon at and about the period of fullness that is nearest to the autumnal equinox.

Tasting Room Hours: Open Daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tasting Fee: $10 per person and fees are waived with purchase. There is a patio area available too.

I did not get to meet Miss Charlotte Brown, aka “Brown Dog”, the Winery’s Chocolate Lab. Miss Brown must have been on gopher patrol instead of being on hand as the tasting room greeter.

Tasting Flight

I absolutely LOVED the tasting flight and actually got a few extra tastings too!

  • Dry Sparkling Gewurztraminer – sweet, fruity and crisp with a dry finish.
  • Russian River Pinot Noirlike a breath of fresh air in the glass with a stated elegance too! The color is beautiful and lighter in body while being lower in alcohol and higher in acidity. The Pinot Noir was spicy and floral with a berry juiciness. This wine is pressed directly into the barrel and is aged for 16 to 20 months in French barrels that are neutral, seasoned barrels. This wine can be opened now or cellared for 10 to 12 years.

Zinfandel is notorious for ripening so unevenly

that it’s in my opinion, one of the more challenging varietals to grow.

Couple that with the fact Zin has zero tolerance for lack of cellar sanitation,

it’s nearly impossible to bottle flawless” – Winegrower Randy Pitts.

I loved the ZINS the BEST!!!

  • Pitts Home Ranch Estate Zinfandel – their flagship Zin, which is grown, produced and bottled on the Estate. I would love to see Randy’s process with the Zinfandel vines and grapes because it is quite the process (i.e. fruit thinning, spring suckering, leaf pulling, cane positioning, shaving of the fruit, picking only the ripe bunches)! The wine is beautiful in the glass, has a great nose, feels good in the mouth, and has a great finish on the palate. Juicy, Spicy, Fruity! This wine can be opened now or cellared for 10 to 12 years.
  • Russian River Valley Zinfandel Blend (100% Zin) – a blend of Zinfandel. Talk about the ultimate mystery for your taste buds and palate! This is a neighborhood blend of Zinfandel compiled from small Russian River Valley vineyards located within miles of the winery. Complex, Juicy, Fruity! This wine can be opened now or cellared for 8 years.

  • RandyZin – Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend – let me count the varietals; Zinfandel, Syrah (Riebli) and Sangiovese (Alexander Valley). Tasty just Open and Enjoy!
  • Late Harvest Estate Zinfandel – seriously Randy, your Late Harvest blew my taste buds! This wine has the right amount of sweetness that just adds balance to the wine and no alcohol forward nose in the glass. I cannot wait to share this with my greatest someones this Holiday season!

  • Ice-Style Gewurztraminer – this wine is made by taking whole clusters of grapes to the freezer where the fruit sits for 9 days at -32 degrees. A dessert wine that is very sweet with notes of floral and fruit. This dessert wine has a good mouth feel with a good nose in the glass.

Randy makes a Dry Sparkling Zinfandel too! I will have to go back to taste it.

The Experience that is Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon is an adventure and an experience! Randy and his friendly wine tasting room staff are personal, engaging and knowledgeable. Randy has a gong behind the wine tasting bar and he knows how to USE IT!

There are few wineries that make me lose track of time and Harvest Moon has been added to that list! I was able to take my time to taste the various wines as well as explore the outside spaces of the winery. I just needed a comfy chair and a bottle of wine to watch the action going on!

Interview with Randy Pitts

Randy Pitts is grape grower and wine maker and likes a good challenge, especially when it comes to Zinfandel! Randy is down to earth, friendly and fun-loving. Enjoy my interview with him!

CA: What do you love about growing grapes and making wine?

RP:  “Having been trained as a white-collar corporate dude, I am most thankful for being able to work outside with my dog in tow…  When most of my buddies are taking their black boxes to their offices in the sky (SF), I’m working with my hands creating an actual product that some folks really enjoy.”

CA: Why are you so passionate about Zinfandel?

RP: “98% of zin on this planet is grown in CA, specifically NorCal, so I thought it’d be appropriate to focus on it… Having had my Father plant 5 acres in our backyard wasn’t a detractor either ; )  More over, I gravitated towards this wrangly, tough-to-grow varietal because it is so challenging to grow… Uneven ripening, thin skins, tight clusters and all grown in the cool climate of the RRV, makes for a hell of a challenge.”

CA: Why did you decide to make wines that are lower in sugars and alcohol?

RP: “Getting into wine in early 2000, I was exposed to the “sledgehammer” style CA reds and found myself not being able to knock back a bottle on a friday evening… No, not because of the actual higher-than-average alcohol, but because the wines were out of balance and the vicsious mouthfeel of these wines didn’t encourage me to take another sip (or glass)…  I did my research prior to convincing my parents to allow me to pull $ out of the newly-paid-off property and start a winery.  Napa in the ’70’s, France for hundreds of years and even going back to Roman winemaking (yes let’s go there!), the serious dry world-class reds were made in a lower alc style… In fact 12% alc was S.O.P….  This is not an emerging industry- Humans have beein crafting vino for thousands of years- if the lower alc less new oak style worked for them, why not me?”

CA: I actually love this because I am a foodie and a wino, so love a wine that balances well with food.

RP: “Yes- the term “food friendly” is tossed around often in WC, but these lower alc, higher natural acidic wines truely ARE food friendly… and age-worthy… and pair with a higher versitility of foods…”

CA: What are three things you would like to share with my readers about your winery and coming to the winery’s tasting room?

RP: “Lower alc, lighter body and less oak flavor does not mean less flavor or less aroma… it actually means MORE natural flavor from the vineyards.  We are a small family run winery offering wines we grow, make, bottle and sell 100% direct from the source…  Our backyard.  The last thing I’d say is make an appointment with me… I’ll show up and you’ll be in for the most a-typical wine country experience out there… You might learn some stuff too!”

CA:  What is the one thing you CRAVE in living your life?

RP: “My garden, my daughter, my wife…  I know that’s three, but cravings are strong… strong like passion… one shouldn’t limit one’s passions.”

Here’s to the Good Life – One Sip at a Time!!!


Oregon’s Willamette Valley

Eugene

Stopped in Eugene for lunch at Falling Sky Brewing on the way to McMinnville. The eats and brews at Falling Sky’s Pub was out of this world and makes my mouth water just thinking about it! Mr. Craves had the Back Alley Burger and I had the Lamb Kefta Kabob. Mr. Craves had the Kama Sumatra Coffee Porter and I had the Strobilus Berry Wheat Bitter.

Yamhill County Wine Region

Wineries

Check Out Yamhill Valley’s Wine Region Website!

Hauer of the Dauen

Hauer of the Dauen in Dayton, Oregon in Yamhill County. Welcome to the Family Farm – worth the drive in the countryside for a tasting!

Here is the Tasting Flight for Hauer of the Dauen Wines:

  • 2001 Pinot Noir
  • 2002 Pinot Noir
  • Gamay Noir

Mystic Wine

Mystic Wine in Amity, Oregon. Loved their Farmhouse Tasting Room!

Here is the Tasting Flight for Mystic Wines:

  • 2006 Hillside Vineyard Merlot
  • 2009 Home Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir
  • 2006 McDuffee Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2008 Hillside Vineyard Zinfandel
  • 2008 Gunkle Vineyard Barbera

Duck Pond Cellars

Duck Pond in Dundee, Oregon. The Family is very much the heart and the labor of love at this vineyard! The family owns and operates over a 1,000 acres of vineyard land. This includes 6 family-owned vineyards in Oregon and 2 family-owned vineyards in Washington.

Here is the Tasting Flight for Duck Pond:

  • Pinot Gris
  • Viognier
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Syrah

Lange Estate Winery and Vineyard

Lange in Dundee, Oregon in the Dundee Hills. Wine and Spirits Magazine declared Lange as the 2012 Winery of the Year! Love their Pinot Noirs and Pinot Gris and purchased a Pinot Gris to have with our picnic lunch on Lange’s beautiful patio. You have to check out the patio and see the Beautiful Vistas!!!

Jackson was a Wealth of Information on Lange Wines and we even picked his brain on breweries in the area and in Portland. By the way we loved Gigantic Brewing Company – thanks so much for a great recommendation! We enjoyed tasting wines with you – thanks again.

Here is the Tasting Flight for Lange:

  • Pinot Gris
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noirs

Winderlea Vineyard and Winery

Winderlea in Dundee, Oregon in the Dundee Hills. We received a recommendation from another wine taster at Duck Pond that we had to check out Winderlea. You will have to excuse me because I was enjoying the wine tasting so much I forgot to take more pictures of this winery and its beautiful vistas – DUH! 3 Words to Describe Winderlea:  #1 Friendly, #2 Tasty Pinots and #3 Natural Beauty; Tasting Room and Vistas.

Here is the Tasting Flight for Winderlea:

  • Winderlea Ana Vineyard Pinot Noir
  • Winderlea Juliard Vineyard Pinot Noir
  • Winderlea Maresh Vineyard Pinot Noir
  • Winderlea Murto Vineyard Pinot Noir
  • Winderlea Dundee Hills Vineyard Pinot Noir
  • Winderlea Vineyard Pinot Noir

Yamhill Valley Vineyards

YVV in McMinnville, Oregon. YVV is the oldest winery in the McMinnville AVA. YVV is located on a 150 acre estate in the rolling foothills of Oregon’s Coast Range Mountains in the Willamette Valley. YVV is dedicated to the character that is distinctively Oregon and distinctively Yamhill Valley.

Here is the Tasting Flight for YVV:

  • 2011 Pinot Gris
  • 2009 Pinot Blanc
  • 2009 Pinot Noir Estate
  • 2008 Pinot Noir Reserve
  • 2009 Pinot Noir Reserve
  • 2012 Riesling
  • Chardonnay varietal coming soon

Misc. Photos

McMinnville

Great Jumping Off Point to Adventure through the Yamhill County Wine Region of Oregon’s Willamette Valley!

Downtown McMinnville is a Great Place to Explore; unique shops, antique stores, restaurants, wine bars, and wine tasting rooms.


(Photos by RSheridan)

Enjoy & Cheers!!!


Au Bon Climat Winery

(ABC) for Short

I am so EXCITED! Au Bon Climat Winery now has a Tasting Room in Downtown Santa Barbara – located at 813 Anacapa Street. Their new tasting room is beautiful and gives you the option to taste their wines ($10 pp), since their winery is not open to the public for tastings or tours.


ABC Tasting Room (Photo by RSheridan)

Feel the Love in Their Wines

I love ABC’s Pinot Noir – the color is an amazing shade of plum – the wine dances on your palate with fruitiness. The awesomeness of this wine is that it goes with everything.

I enjoyed tasting a white wine varietal of ABC called the “Hildegard” (55% Pinot Gris, 40% Pinot Blanc & 5% Aligote – White Table Wine, Santa Maria Valley). Another wine varietal that plays with your palate – taste apple, almond and a hint of bakery/pastry – the color is almost golden in the glass – a delicious, but complex wine. The wine server stated that the wine bottle of the “Hildegard” is like a double glass bottle and of dark glass to perserve the quality of the wine and can actually be stored and opened years later.


The “Hildegard” (Photo by RSheridan)

Tried the Vita Nova brand and loved the Acronicus red blend (40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 20% Petit Verdot). The color of this wine in the glass is gorgeous (should have taken a pic of that). The wine server stated that this is a SuperTuscan Blend. This red blend probably will taste better with food – stay tuned on a more comprehensive review.


Vita Nova’s Acronicus (Photo by RSheridan)


Loved this Artwork in ABC’s Tasting Room (Photo by RSheridan)

A True Wine Tasting Experience!!!


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