Saturday, May 23, 2009

2000 Retzlaff Cab/Merlot

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

Santasti - the palate cleansing beverage

Don't forget to bring Santasti (water) the palate cleansing beverage on your next wine tasting tour or tasting parties at home. Check out the benefits at Highly recommended by The Wine Attic,

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Cameron Hughes

If you can't find the latest releases from Cameron Hughes at Costco or Sam's, go to their website to order. Some of their sample packs have free shipping.

Paso Robles Wine Festival

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.