Thursday, February 17, 2011

1977 Boeger Hangtown Red

2/9/11-The Wednesday knitters met at the home of Keith and Helen Faust and enjoyed a delicious meal of Coq au Vin, herbed mashed potatoes and green beans, with a pear cake served for dessert. The brown bag wine for the night was an amazing 1977 Boeger Hangtown Red. I believe the 77 was the first Hangtown Red produced and was an enormous hit when released. Many of the employees at General Electric’s ultrasound division in Rancho Cordova purchased it by the cases. The wine was still healthy, fruity and very enjoyable.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Wine Group Dinner

2/4/11-After a fun time sipping wine at Raj’s the group (Carl & Kathy Hennige, Steve & Teri Price & Lolli, Keith & Helen Faust, and Gidget) met at the Tim and Jane Curtis home for a delicious dinner of pasta fagioli, salad, French bread and Tim’s “made from scratch” cookies. Numerous wines were enjoyed with the dinner, including a 2005 Dom. de la Vieille Julienne, Chateauneuf du Pape (Robert Parker, 95+ points) and a 2007 Revana Cabernet (WS 97 Points, #4 top 100 in 2010-Winemaker Heidi Peterson Barrett).