Sunday, June 15, 2008

Fathers Day Refelctions

a good week in wine it has been! we had 2 special days in Aptos with our wine group. It was a night of deep reds including Jordan, Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill, and some very interesting French champagne including Jacqueeson 96.

But the killer was the evening of Santa Lucia wines, many many good pinot wines and the winners included Hope & Grace, ROAR and Alfaro wines.  But the opening act of champagne was pretty damm good as well, including Krug 1990, Dom Perignon 1998a and the surprise good bottle of Billecart-Salmon Grand Cuvee 1996. Most assume that brand is about the Rose, which really is a good bottle of wine, but the Grand Cuvee is a sleeper!

I enjoy being the sommelier at Macs house, because we are tasting some damm good wines. Check out Comfort winery (www.comfortwinery) and check out his comments and pictures of this great event.

My Fathers Day weekend of wines included Rudd Sauvignon Blanc and a nice bottle of Schafer Hillside Select 1998. Nice way to appreciate the weekend!

Hope all of you are having a good weekend!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

John, You look great and reflections on father hood? Any wisdom for the newly fathers of two, it seems Jill follows your advice for wine. What do you think of Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano? Our claim to fame so far has been, how our 6.5 year old daughter has been to more wineries than most people in their life time. We need to get to more soon.