Saturday, May 23, 2009
I was rearranging my wine closet and found the futures I had bought from Retzlaff some time ago. I decided that I deserved to open the 2000 Retzlaff Cab 85%/Merlot 15%. It was awesome. Very fruit forward, smokey, very Bordeaux-ish/California. I was so happy to drink this with a close friend and reminience on visiting the Retzlaff Winery in Livermore. I give this a 95, The Wine Attic.
Friday, May 22, 2009
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Thursday, May 21, 2009
Paso Robles wine festival was a huge success once again. But again too HOT. It is hard to get to all the wineries (93) and tasting when the weather is so hot. But fun was had by all. The best patch for those collectors was the Gr8ass applied to the appropriate body part. Silly name but the wine is hand-crafted by Signe Zoller, Zoller Wine Styling. There are three labels: award winning Marsanne, a delicious Grenache rose and a Cab from Signe's own 7-acre vineyard.