Saturday, May 13, 2017

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival/May18th Thru May21st/Great Food and Wine

I hope you have made plans to attend this year's Pinot Noir Festival in Anderson valley!I know I have! We are a week away and this weekend we will enjoy some of theses great wines with the food of a world class restaurant.We have some great features with the wines of Anderson valley paired with the amazing cuisine of Morimoto Napa.We will checkout the tasting notes on a few of the wines and invite you to join us as we live life LARGE with these beautiful wines of Anderson valley.A side note...Last night I enjoyed the wines of Phillips Hill at Stark's Steakhouse in Santa Rosa.I love to share wines and these wines opened eyes and produced smiles on a few faces.Incredible Pinot Noirs!Now we have another adventure!Are you ready?? Since its founding in 1973 by Jack and Dolores, Cakebread Cellars has been famous for its warm, gracious hospitality and unmatched wines. With an enduring commitment to quality, the belief that life’s occasions are elevated by good people, good food, and good wine flows through everything we do. Sharing these tenets and this journey with you not only brings us great joy, but also gives us the motivation to always look to improve. We have three wines from this fabled winery,and all are from Anderson valley.Two single vineyard wines and a blend of both,for the third Pinot Noir. Anderson Valley Vineyards: Annahala Ranch and Apple Barn Vineyard are situated on former apple orchards on the banks of Anderson Creek just north of Boonville. The vineyards are planted on soils that are uniform in texture and slope. A wide range of clones and rootstocks are utilized to provide for diversity and complexity. In 2004, these vineyards were certified under the Fish Friendly Farming program.Before we get to the Pinot Noirs, we also have opened some great white wines from Navarro Vineyards. One journalist wrote," Navarro is a family operation that has been around since 1974. As they say on their site, you won’t find them in your local wine shop (unless you live in California) but their direct-to-consumer prices are so competitive that if you’re interested in trying their wines, it’s not such a risky proposition to order a few bottles. And if my opinion means anything, I think the wines are freaking amazing." Enough said...We also have a great feature with the wines of Philo Ridge Vineyards!Fred is amazing and so are these wines! Philo Ridge Vineyards, located in the beautiful hills of the Anderson Valley in Mendocino County. We make small, handcrafted lots of eleven wines for a total of 2500 cases per year. their award winning wines are produced by sustainable farming practices from vineyards in Mendocino County. We have opened the Zinfandel,and I hope you are hungry!?? On their site is says " We pride ourselves on making very approachable Zinfandel. This is not an over-the-top jammy or high alcohol style. 2012 was an exceptional growing year: not many big temperature swings, little frost, and no rain. Blackberries, cherries, and soft pepper spice with a lingering finish and brambly aromas. The higher acidity makes it a versatile food wine. This is our first wine from this vineyard and we are expecting great things. 100% vegan. "Most people have heard of Morimoto Napa,and Tonight we dine in one of the greatest restaurants in the world.So sit back,pour a glass of your favorite Anderson valley wine,and join us!We saved you a seat!Oh by the way... I will see you next weekend at the 2017 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival! Cheers! Click here and join us as we enjoy great wines and stories from Anderson Valley. Click here and join us as we enjoy great wines and stories from Anderson Valley. Click here and join us as we enjoy great wines and stories from Anderson Valley.

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