When one of our wine reps showed up with Cambria wines two weeks ago, I knew exactly what I was going to taste- Cambria has been producing wine for 30 years, and whenever I’ve tasted Cambria over the years, it’s been rich and opulent- a meal in and of itself. It’s a style that’s kept Cambria successful for decades. Megan and I taste together every week, and we both expected that familiar full-malolactic, rich, buttery wine we’ve come to expect, and we were both stopped in our tracks. This wine was clean and bright, balanced and crisp. In short, it was wine that chefs like. It was wine built for food, and it sparked a conversation that became the theme of this week’s tasting: wineries that have been around for ages, suddenly shifted in their mission by a new generation of winemakers. This Saturday at 2 pm, you’ll taste two reds, a white and a pink that all come from wineries that you may think you know, but if you haven’t tasted them in a vintage or two, you may be in for a surprise. The tasting is $12.50 plus tax and tip, and we’re happy to have you pick up samples or to deliver them to your door, and come Saturday, you can tune in and meet your friends, taste some fun new wines, and reform your opinion of some wineries that you’ve known for a long time.
You can find the tasting sheet with tasting order and pricing here.
The zoom meeting number is 851 2965 2935, and the passcode is 559607.
Old places, new faces
2018 Hartford Court Chardonnay, Russian River Valley
2018 Cambria “Julia’s Vineyard” Rosé of Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley
2016 Willakenzie Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley
2015 Descendents Liegeois DuPont “Les Gosses” Syrah (Hedges,) Red Mountain