2014 Wine Trips

Our Sept 2014 trip to California Wine Country!

Click on the winery name to see info on the winery and wines we tasted
 
Friday, September 19th Central Coast: Solis Winery, Guglielmo Winery
Solis Winery                                                                           Guglielmo Winery
2013 Solis Fiano                                                                     2013 Fiano Private Reserve                 
2013 Solis Vino di Sangiovese                                           2013 Pinot Blanc
2011 Barbera                                                                         2013 Grignolino (like Pinot Noir)
2009 Merlot                                                                           2012 Tre Merlot
2009 Syrah                                                                            2010 Charbono Private Reserve
Port                                                                                         2010 Syrah Private Reserve
                                                                                                 2009 Claret (71 Zin, 20 Petite Sirah, 9 Carinage)
                                                                                                 Emile’s Extra Dry Sparkling Wine
                                                                                                 2014 Petite Sirah (just pressed w/in last couple days)
 
 Saturday, Sept 2oth Sonoma: Kendall Jackson, Rodney Strong, Christopher Creek, Bella
Kendall Jackson Winery                                                             Rodney Strong Winery                             
2011 Jackson Estate Viognier                                                   2013 Charlotte’s Home Sauvignon Blanc
2012 Jackson Estate Camelot Chardonnay                          2012 Chalk Hill Chardonnay
2012 Jackson Estate Outland Ridge Pinot Noir                  2012 Estate Pinot Noir
2012 Jackson Estate Alisos Hills Syrah                                  2013 Jane’sVineyard
2009 Highland Estate Napa Mountain                                  2013 Jane’s Vineyard Garfield Block
           Cabernet Sauvignon                                                         2011 Reserve Pinot Noir
2009 Stature Howell Mountain/Atlas                                    2012 Knotty Vine Zinfandel
           Cabernet Sauvignon                                                        2012 Dry Creek Zinfandel
                                                                                                          2012 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
                                                                                                          2011 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
                                                                                                          2011 Symetry
                                                                                                          2010 Alexander Crown Cabernet Sauvignon
                                                                                                          2011 Rockaway Cabernet Sauvignon
                                                                                                          2010 Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon
                                                                                                          2008 Port
 
Christopher Creek                                                                         Bella Vineyards & Caves
2011 ?didn’t write name down just notes                                Well at Bella I did’t write down the wines we
2013 Rose                                                                                         tasted.  We tasted everything they had open
2011 Russian River Zinfandel                                                     and available.  I think we picked up and extra
2011 Dry Creek Zinfandel                                                            bottle of Block 10.  This is one of our favorite wineries
2009 Estate Syrah                                                                         and when we are there we get a bottle and sit out on
2009 Reserve Syrah                                                                      the lawn and relax with wine and cheese.
2009 Reserve Petite Sirah
2010 Meritage
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 Deux Barriques
 
Sunday, Sept 21st Napa: Caymus, ZD, Black Stallion, Caves at Soda Canyon (Buoncristiani)

Caymus Winery

  • 2012 Reserve Mer Soleil Chardonnay
  • 2013 Belle Glos Dairyman Pinot Noir
  • 2012 Caymus Napa Valley Zinfandel
  • 2012 Caymus 40th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2012 Emmolo Napa Valley Merlot

ZD Winery

  • 2013 Chardonnay
  • 2012 Reserve Chardonnay
  • 2012 Pinot Noir
  • 2012 Founders Pinot Noir
  • 2011 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Black Stallion Winery

  • 2013 Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2013 Viognier
  • 2013 Rose of Syrah
  • 2012 Howell Mountain Zinfandel
  • 2012 Monte Rosso Zinfandel
  • 2012 Syrah
  • 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2010 Bucephalus

Buoncristiani (Caves at Soda Canyon)

  • 2011 Buoncristiani Malbec
  • 2013 Patland Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2011 Gemello Viognier
  • Sauvignon Blanc out of the Egg
  • 2013 Buoncristiani OPC from Barrel
  • 2010 Lobo Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2011 Waugh Six Degrees Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2013 Patland Syrah from the Barrel
Monday, Sept 22nd Sonoma: Deerfield Ranch,Schug, Cline, Gloria Ferrer

 Deerfield Ranch

  • 2012 Los Chamizal Vineyard Chardonnay
  • 2013 Checkerbloom Syrah Rose
  • 2009 Morrison Vineyard Merlot
  • 2009 Estate Syrah
  • 2009 @Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
  • 2009 Red Rex
  • 2010 Zinfandel
  • 2008 Super T-Rex
  • 2001 DRX

Schug Winery

  • 2013 Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2012 Carneros Chardonnay
  • 2012 Carneros Pinot Noir
  • 2010 Heritage Reserve Pinot Noir
  • 2008 Heritage Reserve Merlot

Cline Cellars

  • 2012 Ancient Vine Mouvedre
  • 2013 Ancient Vine Zinfandel
  • 2011 Bridgehead Zinfandel
  • 2012 Big Break Zinfandel
  • 2011 Heritage Zinfandel

Gloria Ferrer Winery

  • 2006 Royal Cuvee
  • NV Blanc de Noir
  • 2003 Carneros Cuvee
  • 2012 Carneros Chardonnay
  • 2011 Carneros Pinot Noir
  • 2009 Carneros Merlot
 Tuesday, Sept 23rd Napa: Summers, Benessere, Burgess Cellars, Louis M. Martini

Summers Estate Winery

  • 2013 Stuhlmuller Reserve Chardonnay
  • 2011 Charbono
  • 2011 Zinfandel
  • 2011 Reserve Merlot
  • 2011 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2011 Petite Sirah

Wednesday, Sept 24th Lodi: Abundance Winery, Jessie’s Grove, Michael David

Thursday, Sept 25th Central Coast: Jason Stephens, Sarah’s Vineyard, Odonata

Friday, Sept 26th Paso Robles: Vina Robles, Turley, Whalebone, Adelaida

Saturday, Sept 27th Paso Robles: Eberle, Broken Earth, Barr Winery

Sunday, Sept 28th Paso Robles: Hope Family Winery (Liberty School, Candor, Treana, Austin Hope), then we went to Morro Bay on the Pacific Coast for lunch, Rocky Creek Cellars

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