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Wine Tasting This Weekend + Report on Last Wine Tasting

We had a great time earlier this month at the Russian River Valley Winegrower’s “Single Night” Tasting.  It was a night dedicated to Single Vineyard-Designate wines from the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California.  We were thrilled to be in such amazing company.

Our table was next to Acorn Winery.  Betsy and Bill very graciously suggested that “when we grow up, maybe we’ll be an Ancient Oak.”  Generously said by generous folks.  I encourage you to try their delicious Allegria Vineyard Russian River Valley Zinfandel.

We had some fabulous friends join us for the event.  Our godson Andrew and his lovely squeeze Virginia came to Sonoma County just for this event.  It was wonderful to have old friends with us while we were also making new friends.

Our wines were very well received.  We poured our 2008 Siebert Ranch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.  Of course, being a Russian River Valley event, there were quite a few Pinot Noirs being poured.  It was wonderful to hear a number of folks come back to the table or find us later in the evening to let us know that ours was their favorite Pinot of the evening!

Now on to the next fun event…this coming Sunday, June 27th, we’ll be at the San Francisco Pinot Days’ Grand Festival held in at Fort Mason from 1-5pm.  Although we’re sorry to see that our friends from Acorn Winery won’t be there, we’re again thrilled to be in such august company.  As the website says, “Sunday’s Grand Festival at Fort Mason in San Francisco will showcase more than 220 phenomenal producers of pinot noir. Consumers will be able to sample up to 500 pinots from every important domestic pinot noir region, from the Russian River Valley to the Santa Lucia Highlands, Oregon to Carneros, the Anderson Valley to the Sonoma Coast to the Santa Rita Hills.”

We hope to see many of you – old friends and new – at this event.  If you’re a new friend, please introduce yourselves to us – especially if you are a Facebook friend.  Just think – this could be you in the next photo (this is
Virginia and Andrew, us, and our winemaker Joe Freeman at the Russian River Valley Winegrower’s tasting).


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