Monday, May 8, 2017

Navarro Vineyards/Northern California/Anderson Valley

We have a special trip planned today! we are headed toward the Mendocino coast and will stay a couple days in Anderson valley.I always stay at Handley Cellars,one of the best wineries in this fabled valley.We will stop off and visit Navarro Vineyards.Navarro Vineyards is no longer a secret,as these wines have become very popular world wide.!Today we have three great features with Deborah Cahn! She is one of the owners and I can't wait for you to hear these great new features.First let's check out some history and a few wines that we will be opening with Deborah Cahn. Alsatian-style Gew├╝rztraminer, along with old-vine Zinfandel, estate-grown Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling and sweet Muscat are what you can find and taste at the family-operated Navarro Vineyards. The winery tasting room has an ideal setting overlooking their vineyards in Anderson Valley. The tasting room is an attractive wood-sided and shingled building down the hill from Highway 128. There are lawns, rose bushes, picnic spots, a great deck and plenty of wine. The tasting room is cozy, yet large enough to have two galvanized tasting counters and an attentive staff. A deli case provides simple picnic supplies, including artisan cheeses and locally smoked salmon, crackers and other snacks. In addition to the dry Alsatian-style Gew├╝rztraminer and Riesling, Navarro grows lots of Pinot Noir. In their vineyard are nine different sites dedicated to Pinot Noir with many different clones, rootstocks and trellis systems. Because of the diversity of fruit from this vineyard, the winemaker ferments and ages as many as 37 different lots of their estate-grown Pinots. Later, he blends these to create various styles of wine. We will look at a few wines and if you like...we will open them all...only if you are willin to help! We have three features,and each is different.we will cover the whites first,and then move on to the Pinot Noir and Zinfandel.After we will open a late harvest dessert wine,and enjoy all!let's join Deborah Cahn,and begin our visit into Anderson Valley! Cheers! Click here and join us as we enjoy great wines and stories from Navarro Vineyards. Click here and join us as we enjoy great wines and stories from Navarro Vineyards. Click here and join us as we enjoy great wines and stories from Navarro Vineyards.

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