El Cajon Wine Tasting Notes 8/29/14-8/30/14

“The Off’the-Beaten Path Tasting”

We’ll take a stroll a bit off the beaten track this weekend and sample a luscious assortment of wines from quality producers in Mendocino, the Santa Rita Hills, the Sierra Foothills and Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

We’ll start off with the 91-point rated ’08 Brewer-Clifton Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay that drew raves from Robert Parker. From there we’ll move on to a budget-conscious Pinot Noir blended with Willamette Valley, Sonoma Coast and Santa Rita Hills grapes, a Mendocino Cabernet Sauvignon and a Mendocino Zinfandel and finish with a Sierra Foothills Cab-based red blend.

Please stop by and enjoy the company of your fellow tasters and host Bill Callahan, who will complement these fine wines with another varied assortment of cheeses and other goodies.


Harvest Ranch El Cajon Wine Tasting Event:

Friday, August 29th, 2014  5pm – 7pm
Saturday, August 30th, 2014 3pm-5pm

759 Jamacha Road
El Cajon, CA 92019
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This weekends selections: $15.00

Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay 2008      ($33.99 During Tasting)

  • “The 2008 Chardonnay Santa Rita Hills has loads of lemon, honeysuckle, and citrus blossoms, yet for such a full-flavored Chardonnay, it is stunningly elegant, fresh, and crystalline.” - 91 Points Robert Parker

The Table Pinot Noir 2010      ($13.49 During Tasting)

  • This winery’s mission was to provide affordable, quality house restaurant wines to drink by the glass and they also serve as terrific everyday table wines. Grapes sourced from Willamette Valley, Sonoma Coast and Santa Rita Hills.

Husch Cabernet Sauvignon 2012     ($19.99 During Tasting)

  • This Mendocino cab opens with lovely aromatics of black cherry, black berry, crème de cassis, earth, and fresh herbs. The palate boasts layers of bright berry fruits, and well-integrated tannins.

Gen7 Road to Morocco Reserve Non-vintage     ($25.99 During Tasting)

  • Perfect for summer BBQ season; its ruby red color foreshadows its intense flavors of ripe blackberry and raspberry fruit, with a hint of clove and black cardamom. Rich mouth feel and great balance from grapes sourced from the Sierra Foothills.

Wild Thing Old Vine Zinfandel 2010     ($21.99 During Tasting)

  • Aromas of black cherry, plum and raspberry fruit combine with a beautiful hint of vanilla-oak loveliness, smoothly textured in mouth, very creamy and round, the finish is long and has lush jammy fruit — this wine is dangerously good!

See you this weekend!

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