Monday, June 4, 2012

Dunn Howell Mountain Cab Vertical

5/19/12-The Faust, Curtis and Hennige couples spent a weekend at Tamaleen/Tamaleena enjoying a 4 bottle vertical of Dunn Howell Mountain cabernets paired with barbequed steaks.  Weather was like summer allowing cruising on Lake Tahoe and a round of golf at the Edgewood golf course.  The favorite Dunn was the 2008, followed by 2006, 2007 and 2005.  Parker ratings were 98+ (with patience), 95, 97 and 94 respectively.

1980 Amador County Zinfandel

5/9/12-The Wednesday knitters met at the home of Tim & Jane Curtis to enjoy turkey sliders, knitters salad and chips.  The brown bag mystery wine was a 1980 Amador County Zinfandel produced by Santino Wines (Scott Harvey winemaker).  The wine was labeled C.P. Huntington, commemorative of the 1862 locomotive now housed in the California Railroad Museum.  C.P. Huntington was one of the “big four” (M. Hopkins, C. Crocker & L. Stanford).  The wine was a very light style zin that was still quite healthy and enjoyable.

Boat Launch and 2008 Quilceda Creek Cab

4/17/12-Tim & Jane Curtis and Carl & Kathy Hennige christened the launching of our new Harris pontoon boat with a 2008 Quilceda Creek cabernet (Robert Parker 100 points).  The maiden voyage on Lake Folsom was successful and enjoyable.