Napa / Sonoma / Healdsburg trip for my wife’s 40th birthday.
Wow. What a trip. We tasted some amazing wines. I love wine, I have a hard time with the “tasting notes” portion. I feel like a generally have a good pallet, I can tell you good wine vs bad, but the why is tough for me. So, instead of tasting notes, I’m going to give some reviews on the wineries we visited. (I’ll also clue you into which bottles were my favorite, even if I can’t explain why)
Day 1: Right from the airport to Limerick Lane.
We’ve been to this winery before, actually one of my wife’s favorites. Mostly because of the host Andy. This was an amazing place to taste wine, we toured the vineyard, sat out back and enjoyed some great Zin. The wine here was all spectacular.
We tried: 2018 Rose, 2018 Cole Ranch Riesling, 2017 Estate Blend 2017 Katz-Ponzo, 1023 and the 1910 Block Zin. We purchased a bottle of the Hail Mary to take home for the night.
We started with the Rose, Limerick Lane is known for their Rose, and deservedly so, very tasty. The Riesling, a new wine to the vineyard was one of the best I’ve ever had, well balanced and hints of honey. The Estate Blend was quite good, especially for the price. The Katz-Ponzo took the crown as “best wine of the day for me”.
Andy sent us home a magnum of the Rose for my wife’s birthday and it somehow tasted twice as good as the normal 750ml. We purchased a bottle of the Hail Mary to go, a great story if you ever make it the winery and that was exceptional as well.
Total Haul for the Cellar: 3 2017 Estate Blend, 2 1910 Block Zin, 4 Katz-Ponzo Zin, 2 Cole Ranch Riesling and 1 bottle of the Rose.
Day 2: Coming Tomorrow – Arista and William Seylem.
Submitted September 18, 2019 at 07:15PM by heylookatmeireddit
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