We’re wine club members at Armida Winery on West Side Road, so that means that we have the hardship of having to go out there every few months to pick up our latest selection/shipment!
Armida is located up on a hill overlooking Dry Creek Valley, with a lovely patio shaded by mature oaks. There are many tables set up for picnics and for enjoying some of their great wine and their spectacular view. They also have offer Bocce Ball/Petanque, right below the patio.
Of course, we’re really there for the wine. Their zinfandel is what originally sold us – they consistently procuce some of the best zins in the valley. We could try to impress you with using words like “floral overtones” or “barrel aging” or “tannins”, but all we can really say is that it’s very yummy.
2Their signature wine is called “Poizin”. Poizin started out as a blend of leftover grapes from other wines – the winemaker actually didn’t have much hope for it. It turned out to be one of the best zin’s he’d ever made. The owner commented it was “wine to die for” and so they turned that into their marketing slogan, namned the wine Poizin, and put a skull and crossbones on the bottle. You can also buy a bottle in a wooden coffin, as a souvenir.
3We can also recommend their cabernet, their Maple Valley Zin (actually not Tina’s Block, the more expensive one), and their Pinot Gris “Antidote” – which they also included in the shipment we picked up with the Poizin.
Wine tasting is complementary, unless you want to taste the reserve wines ($10). More on Armida Winery