Sunday, October 17, 2010

Hearst Castle wine we never got to taste

We went to Hearst Castle and had a wonderful tour. We went into the basements of one of the many buildings and were given a tour of the wine room. According to the tour guide Mr Hearst had wine for his guests even during prohibition. I guess if you did not kiss the big guys rear end you only got one glass. BYOW.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Curtis Winery May 2009

Curtis Winery
5249 Foxen Canyon Road
Los Olivos, CA 93441

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Firestone Winery Santa Barbara 2009

Firestone tasting room

5000 Zaca Station Road
Los Olivos CA 93441
(805) 688-3940

Dale and Mary took us to the Firestone winery last year. Fantastic wines and scenery await you when you visit this amazing tasting room in the San Ynez valley. The 2007 Sauvignon Blanc flavors passion fruit and guava perfect to serve with chicken. The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon flavors cassis and black current a perfect match with steak and melted blue cheese on top. Visiting this winery is a must.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Harmony Cellars May 2009

After leaving Hearst Castle we went back down the coast and stopped in a teeny little town called Harmony. We tasted some amazing wines and especially liked the 2007 Zinfandel. This is one of the most wonderful wines we have ever tasted and it goes great with red meat because the wine is so peppery. BBQ a steak or some short ribs and this wine will be the perfect sip with each bite.