Meeting the wine maker and talking with people who actually make the wine is a lot of fun and really a great way for me to learn from them. His wines come from both Willamette Valley and California. One of the Pinot Noirs I tasted was excellent and we have in our store. The other 2 were good but not great in my estimation. We also tasted a dry Riesling from Oregon, which was also very nice. Overall the quality of the wines was very good.
A second highlight was with Alli, she brought in what will be our Platinum for August. If you are in the Platinum club, be prepared to be wowed. You will be getting a Napa Cab that is so silky smooth that it will make you stop everything your doing and enjoy it. It is that good. If any wine club members aren’t Platinum members you can still buy it for the Platinum price of $50 instead of the $60 shelf price. She also brought me what will be our Silver White for August. It is amazing but I don’t want to spoil the surprise, so you will find out about the Silver White for August in few weeks.
One funny thing that happened when I was tasting with Alli. She tasted me on a wine from Sur Lie area of France. So my pun of the day was nobody doesn’t like Sur lie (Sara Lee). Get it? It cracked me up. Hope everyone gets the pun. Although Kenyan didn’t get it because he is only 21 doesn’t know who Sara lee is. Yes I do laugh at my own jokes. I am dorky like that.
I did taste with 2 other distributors but nothing jumped out at me to write about.
I am new to this blogging thing so I ask for your help in taking this blog where you want me to take it. All comments are welcome. I am trying not to make the posts to long. Although I would be happy to write longer blogs if that is what you want. Thanks for reading!
---The Wine Whisper