10 December, 2012

Holiday Magic in Hopland - Do well, by doing good

If you have time Friday, here is someting not to be missed (not unlike the McFadden Pinot Noir!)

U.S. Marine Corps Reserve TOYS FOR TOTS toy drive and wine tasting at McFadden Farm Stand & Tasting Room in Hopland

After Work - 4-7 p.m. - Friday, December 14, 2012

13275 S Hwy 101 #5, Hopland, CA - 707 744-8463

Bring a new unwrapped toy to the McFadden tasting room for the Hopland Volunteer Fire Department to deliver to a child who needs your help. You will receive a raffle ticket for prize drawings including a $200+
assortment basket giveaway of McFadden Farm goodies.

Enjoy the first, new release, tastings of:

2011 Chardonnay

2011 Gewurztraminer

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.

McFadden will also pour their 2010 Old Vine Zinfandel one week after the

San Francisco Chronicle named the Dashe Zinfandel, McFadden Farm one of

the TOP 100 WINES of 2012!

20% off everything in the tasting room; wines, grass fed beef, culinary

holiday herb wreaths, garlic braids, oil, wild rice...everything. Three

hours only. 4-7 p.m., after work, Friday, December 14, 2012, during the

Toys For Tots toy drive and wine tasting at McFadden.


John Cesano said...

Thanks so much for helping us spread the word. We love the Brix Chicks here at McFadden in Hopland!

BrixChickHeidi said...

I love McFadden Riesling. Can't wait to try the Late Harvest!

John Cesano said...

Looking back at the wines we released in December that you wrote about, we are almost out of most of them. The 2011 Chardonnay was the highest awarded Chardonnay in all of Mendocino County with a Double Gold from this year's San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, where, with a Best Of Class award, our 2011 Late Harvest Riesling was judged the best in the nation. Meanwhile, Jon Bonne put a Mike Dashe made McFadden Old Vine Zin on the SF Chron Top 100 Wines of 2012 list. I am so glad that the Brix Chicks will be coming to Hopland Passport and can get a last taste of these great wines. Thanks for all your support!

BrixChick Liza said...

THanks, John! We are SOOO looking forward to seeing you!
PS: I have a McFadden Gewurtz in my fridge right now that has been helping me get through a challenging week. Hooray for comfort wine!