These were the wines we tasted, I was able to taste the majority but had to jet out to pick up the bus to Monticello for dinner. Notice MY laptop with the house from Kennebunkport desktop!!! Richard Leahy is on my right!
Tabarrini from Italy 100% Trebbiano Spoletono retails for $17-22/btl. golden color, moderate acidity, crisp and fresh, creamy w/lemon/citrus -liked it!
Michael Shaps Viognier 2008 aged in stainless, Nice texture, winner of the Drink Local awards, bright acidity $32/btl. delicious!
Richard Leahy has a book coming out soon, to be named Jefferson’s Vines, about Virginia’s wines. A pleasure sitting next to him!
Sivas-Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc from California originally the Sebastiani family 2010 vintage Russian River Valley 38% 62% Sonoma Valley lemony w, believe it or not asparagus! Smooth and mellow, kind of grassy and very rounded. Complex!
2008 Maycas Del Limari Chardonnay no malolactic fermentation, french oak this is not a Housewives of Orange County wine! $20/bottle Excellent!!
Keswick Vineyards 2010 Verdejo refreshing, crisp and dry w/green apple, a great summer wine especially for days like today!
Aerobics for the winemakers, they are running their legs off and talking fast!
Tarara Winery 2009 Nevaeh White Smoooth! Buttery, totally opposite the last selection! Not as complex!
Williamsburg Winery 2009 Chardonnay Decanter Wine Magazine has had this wine on their top 400 list for the last 5 years!! Matthew Meyer, the winemaker, calls this is the “Can’t we all get along” wine.
Cornerstone Cellars from Napa Valley Stepping Stone Corralina 2010 another excellent choice for a Summer wine, beautifully bright and complex! Salmon pink in color, lovely!
Emma Pearl Chardonnay 2009 10% Viognier and 90% Chardonnay, Nova Cadamatre is the winemaker and this was my favorite Chardonnay so far at a great price 0f $17+ :)
Try CalNaturale for tetra pak organic Chardonnay, 100% organic
Offf to Monticello!!!