WEDNESDAY WINE TASTING
Wine + Apps Every Wednesday
Our wines are chosen for their unique practices of organically derived grapes, harvested by family owned estates across the world, ranging from handcrafted European wines to coastal and California varietals! We also offer craft cocktails, and small batch, hand crafted beers all chosen for their unique taste.
Tastings are $15 a person, or $20 a person with an appetizer. Starts at 6 p.m. and lasts as long as there’s wine!
April 19, 2017 –
SONOMA – NAPA’S COUNTRY COUSIN
Sonoma County lies west of Napa across the Mayacamas Mountains and extends to the Pacific Coast. It was actually the site of the first commercial winery in California, Buena Vista, founded by “Count” or “Colonel,” as his fantasy moved him, Agoston Harazthy. Chardonnay is the most planted fine wine grape in the world, so it should come as no surprise to find it here.
Featured Wine: Hobo Camp Chardonnay, Sonoma County
New World wines very much tend to be bolder and more fruit-forward than their European counterparts. Perhaps the most extreme examples of this effect are the Pinot Noirs from here, which can actually remind you of cherry pop!
Featured Wine: Pinot Noir, Russian River, JAX, Y3
While Cabernet Sauvignon is the signature grape of Napa, Sonoma has also cut itself into some of the action.
Featured Wine: Hobo Camp Cab Franc, Sonoma County
One of the major exceptions to “The French Connection” we’ve been seeing during out Wednesday evening informal Jungle wine courses/tastings is Zinfandel. It is actually of Croatian origin, where it is called Crljenak (sir rail NYAK), meaning “the red one.” California “Zins” are frequently described in tasting notes as including the taste and feel of pepper.
Featured Wine: Hobo Camp Zinfandel Sonoma County
Next week, we’ll move south to explore other areas of the Golden State, where, according to New World custom, wines will continue to be named after the grape and not the region.