10 December, 2012
Holiday Magic in Hopland - Do well, by doing good
assortment basket giveaway of McFadden Farm goodies.
Enjoy the first, new release, tastings of:
2011 Late Harvest Dessert Riesling
2009 Special Reserve Brut
The NV (2009) MCFadden Brut was a Double Gold Medal winner and Wine
Enthusiast Editors Pick for Best Year End sparkling wines. McFadden will
release the same wine...with an extra 18 months held on yeast. Their first
ever vintage reserve "super" bubbly, the 2009 Reserve Brut, and arguably, their best
sparkling wine ever.
Famous for two dry Alsatian styled Rieslings each year (both the McFadden
and Chateau Montelena Riesling), the 2011 vintage McFadden Riesling grapes
were a surprise: late harvest and botrytis blessed. Taste the first ever
McFadden dessert wine, the 2011 McFadden L.H. Dessert Riesling.
The 2011 McFadden Chardonnay has vanilla, cream, and butterscotch caramel
notes, which is a bit of a holiday miracle for a stainless steel wines
that saw zero malolactic.
McFadden's 2011 Gewurztraminer is showing the spicy notes that would lead
a blind-taster to assume an Anderson Valley Gewurz, married to more
delicious stone fruit Apricot and Nectarine notes of McFadden Farm.
Easiest wine to predict future gold medals for.
Posted by Liza Swift