We tasted the:
2011 Sonoma White (Sonoma Valley) $16 – 100% Chardonnay with almost no new oak, this white wine was a fruity, easy to drink start to our tasting.
Sonoma Reds – Lot 5 (Sonoma County) $16 – This is a blended red wine with Syrah, Zinfandel, and a little Pinot Noir. It hasa small bite and a finish we weren’t crazy about, but overall it was an easy to drink good light summer wine.
2008 Zinfandel – Hillside Vineyards (Sonoma County), $25 – We didn’t find this Zinfandel fruity or jammy enough for our taste. It was a simple, light, drinkable red wine.
2008 Syrah – Cuvee Ellen, (Russian River Valley), $28 – A little hint of spice. Not too exciting.
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon – McGraw Vineyard (Sonoma Valley), $28 – This wine just wasn’t bold nor fruity enough for us.
2009 Port (Sonoma Valley), $28 – A sweet end to our tasting and a highlight of the wine we tried. A bottle of this came home with us.