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BevMo! Top 100 Symposium

By Jessica Yadegaran
Thursday, February 1st, 2007 at 12:43 pm in Uncategorized.

I hit that annual BevMo! event last night, where they include wineries that made Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list. Misleading name for an event, I thought it was the top 100 wines of the year, until I talked to Miguel, and he cleared it up for me. Some of my staples were there. A nice contingency of Central Coast (represent, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo!) wines. Schramsberg’s Blanc de Blanc and Blanc de Noir, of course. Another great sparling, J’s 2002 Brut, which cha-chings in at $27, a few bucks less than Schrammy but just as tasty. Other faves:

Domaine Alfred Pinot ’03 (give it up for Edna Valley, I used to work a few miles from this winery!) is spectacular. Dried roses, coffee and a gorgeous lingering finish. They focus on Pinot and Chardonnay, so they get it right.

We loved the Mount Eden Vineyards ’03 Cabernet. It’s hearty without being a bomb, and would pair deliciously with a burger or meatloaf.

Lastly, get yourself a bottle of the Kim Crawford 2006 Marlborough Sauvingnon Blanc. New Zealand winemakers are brilliant. They make a young luscious wine like this with tons of honeydew and pear in the nose crisp enough to have that night with fettucine alfredo. Brilliant, and only $14.

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