Sunday, December 30, 2012

A cave for wine (and man and women)

Also driving around Sonoma yesterday we saw a road sign : Winery, in Cave tasting. We didn't care much about it. However just below it said: 95 points Old Vine Zinfandel. We missed the entrance, did some risque turns on the road, ended up on the gravel side of a vineyard, and managed to turn around and drive into the winery's parking lot.
So , we entered the cave at the Deerfield winery.

And yes, the tasting is in a cave, quite a walk inside the cave in fact. But it's a nice comfortable environment, nice couches, tables, seats, it was definitively pleasant ( and warmer then outside without exactly being warm, it is a wine storage after all).

And they had quite a few good wines !
We tried a few, they are not exactly cheap, so I would say it's a Napa Valley winery , lost in Sonoma Valley :)
But we left with a 2008 Zinfandel which we really liked and was reasonable priced at $38.

Deerfield's Zinfandel ( reasonably priced) :

2008 Deerfield Zinfandel Sonoma Valley at $38

And for the story :

Note that you can start your own wine line by buying a barrel of wine from Deerfield, making your own label, and they will bottle and label it for you :) It's between $5000 and $13,000 a barrel ( for that you get 24 cases or 288 bottles) :

And last but not least , I think this other wine deserves a special mention , I particularly enjoyed and I think it's woth buying , and if it was $10 cheaper I would have certainly bought a few more bottle :)

The "didn't end up buying and maybe I'll regret" wine :

2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition at $49

Oh yes, and they are known for this wine but we couldn't try it ( but looks really promising !)

The expensive wine Zine that I would really like to try :

2007 Zinfandel, Old Vine, Buchignani Vineyard at $85

(Can't recommended at that price nor could we taste it , but given what we got for $38 it is tempting to give it a try for sure !)

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