“The Hidden Secrets Tasting”
Sometimes some great wines are overlooked amid the wine marketing hullabaloo and soaring ratings from well-known tasting critic’s. So, let’s step back this weekend and sample a few excellent, budget-friendly bottles that have flown under the spotlight.
We’ll start off with a Bianchi Chardonnay featuring Santa Barbara grapes followed by an Argentine Malbec, a Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon, a luscious Napa blend and a powerhouse Lodi Petite Sirah.
Please join your host, Bill Callahan, and sample this interesting assortment of terrific wines served up with our usual fine fruits and cheeses.
Harvest Ranch El Cajon Wine Tasting Event:
Friday, May 23rd, 2014 5pm – 7pm
Saturday, May 24th, 2014 3pm – 5pm
759 Jamacha Road
El Cajon, CA 92019
Featuring the “Hidden Secrets Tasting”
This weekends selections: $15.00
Bianchi Chardonnay 2011 ($11.99 During Tasting)
- This tasty white features tropical and citrus Santa Barbara fruit flavors with lovely vanilla spicy oak nuances of barrel fermentation and aging, as well as a delicious touch of butter.
Crios Malbec 2011 ($14.99 During Tasting)
- “Crushed blackberry, licorice and violet on the lively nose. Quite ripe and sweet in the mouth, showing impressive volume and breadth for the price range. Finishes with serious ripe tannins and noteworthy persistence.” – 89 Points International Wine Cellar
Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 ($25.99 During Tasting)
- Slightly dusty and herbal on the nose, this Cab shows similarity to classic Bordeaux blends. Hints of ripe plums and black cherry flavors fan out across the palate and a soft touch of vanilla adds to the allure of this polished offering.
Rhiannon Proprietor’s Blend 2012 ($11.99 During Tasting)
- An homage to the winemaker’s Welsh roots, this Napa blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah and Barbera offers luscious cherry and fresh berry aromas that lead to juicy, lush fruit flavors of Bing cherry and Raspberry with French Vanilla.
Earthquake Petite Sirah 2009 ($25.99 During Tasting)
- The Michael David wines are unabashedly big, bold efforts aimed at folks who want lots of up front fruit and this powerhouse comes from Lodi fruit, including a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon and spent 19 months in French oak.
See you this weekend!