Posts Tagged ‘Burgundy’

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 146: Happy #BeaujolaisNouveauDay

November 20, 2014

In this episode, Jeff checks out the 2014 vintage of Beaujolais Nouveau with this sample from Gorges Duboeuf.

Wine Tasted:

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Georges Duboeuf 2014 Beaujolais Nouveau

Stay Rad,

Jeff

How did you celebrate #BeaujolaisNouveauDay?  What was the last wine that totally eclipsed your expectations?  Leave a comment, and let us know.

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 136: We Be Clubbin’

June 21, 2014

In this episode, Jeff tries two samples from The International Wine of the Month Club

Wines Tasted:

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Domaine Marc Colin 2011 Saint-Aubin La Fontenotte

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Bellingham 2011 The Bernard Series Small Barrel SMV

Stay Rad,

Jeff

What’s your favorite White Burgundy or South African wine?  Leave a comment, and let us know.

Bundled up in Gilrory. Music by Naked in Vegas.

June 18, 2011

Sarah's Vineyard is in Gilroy... but not really.

On Friday, Kara and I decided to head over to Sarah’s Vineyard in Gilroy.  Sarah’s is a small winery, tucked into the Santa Cruz Mountains.  The breezy climate makes it perfect for Burgundian and Rhone varietals.  I am a big fan of their light style of wine making.

The reason for the trip was to attend their Summer Music Series.  They have a neat patio and lawn area where different local bands will come to play.  The tasting room stays open late to sell their wines by the bottle to enjoy with the music.  You can bring your own picnic, or buy something to eat from whichever catering company is there (it changes from week to week).

Kara and I brought homemade Brie Paninis with Mango Chutney, Turkey (for me), and Spinach.  We also bought a bottle of the Sarah’s Vineyard 2006 Central Coast Pinot Noir for $15.

Sarah's Vineyard 2006 Central Coast Pinot Noir and Kara's foot 2011.

Color:  This Pinot had a cloudy dull red color.  You could recreate that color by mashing a bunch of over-ripe roma tomatoes into a paste and adding water and a pinch of dirt.  I know that doesn’t sound very appetizing, but I must say it looked fantastic.  See…

Tomatoes and Dirt and Awesome!

Nose:  There was a nice whiff of smoke, butter, and pepper.  As I took a bit more in, I noticed a rubbery cola aroma.  Nice!

Taste:  This Pinot Noir had a very meaty and buttery taste on the palate, rounded out with a touch of cherry cola.  On the finish, a touch of cranberry and walnuts became present.

I really liked this wine.  I also appreciate that Sarah’s did not jack up their prices for the event.  I give it a solid 87.

As the sun began to set, the wind really started to pick up. It got hella cold, hella quick.  The cover band, Naked in Vegas, was alright.  They were not, however, good enough to keep our cold asses at the vineyard after we had finished our bottle of Pinot Noir.

Naked in Vegas? More like bundled up in Gilroy!

Don’t worry, Sarah’s Vineyard, we will be back.

Stay Rad,

Jeff


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