08 November, 2008

Silver Pass Saturday! Exploring the Silverado Trail

Few group activities are as seriously fun as girls gone wine weekends in the Wine country. Thanks to the generosity of Luscious Lush, Thea, I was invited to go on last weekend's Silverado Trail Silver Pass weekend. Good booze! Good company! Good Wine! Here are the highlights:

We started at Judds Hill and soon moved on to Titus Vineyards. The delicious Zin, Cab Franc and Petite Sirah paired with property harvested walnuts and gorgonzola based canapes. Yum! Rain schmain. Good times. You have to try this!

The next place we tried was Midsummer Cellars, where they had beautifully decanted two lovely Cab Sauv's. Extra special, they had masterfully paired these wines with both a Greek beef stew and a grill ed pork-mole tostada of surpassing delight. Delicious!

From there, we caravanned it to Conn Creek, whose wines had a restrained, but decidely European flair. However, they made it to my highlight reel with their focus on education. They provided guided component tasting from Barrel samples that surveyed most of the AVA. It was so fun to compare Mount Veeder to Howell Mountain to Atlas Peak and see the different flavors and characters. So fun!

Sadly, I was not able to participate in Day 2 as I had a previous committment to support a fundraiser. However, since I was pouring all you can drink Jordan '03 Alexander Valley Cab, '04 Freeman Sonoma Coast Pinot and a seletion of Chardos that included '04 Jayson, The Cutrer and a lovely Talley, it capped off a wonderful wine (and rain!) soaked weekend

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