Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving Dinner

11/27/09-Thanksgiving dinner was hosted by Keith and Helen Faust, featuring a tasty turkey cooked in their smoker. Pinot Noir was abundant as well as a fruity 2004 Pahlmeyer Merlot. The attendees were Tim & Jane Curtis, Carl & Kathy Hennige, the Faust’s 3 boys John & Trina, Gary and Raymond, and were entertained by 2/3’s of the Wino Band.
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

1980 Acacia Pinot Noir Lee Vineyard

11/23/09-The second boat owner’s dinner meeting was hosted by Carl and Kathy Hennige. The main entre was a delicious lamb Sheppard’s Pie and went well with several pinot noir wines, including the outstanding 1980 Acacia Lee Vineyard. The Acacia wine was still quite youthful with good cherry fruit and little browning.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

1984 Ridge Lytton Springs Zinfandel

11/11/09-The knitters were hosted by Tim and Jane Curtis and enjoyed a magnificent example of a very well made 1984 zinfandel. Ridge winemaker Paul Draper really nailed this wine. The zinfandel showed only slight signs of browning and most participants agreed that except for the color, it was perceived as a fairly young wine. Most members had second helpings and some chose the wine over 6 younger wines for their dinner wine.