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Wine Bloggers Conference Live Tasting Continued!

By Jessica Yadegaran
Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 5:36 pm in Corkheads.

Did I mention that the indication that we need to continue to the next wine (or date, heehee) is a cowbell? Bring it.

Wine 4: L’Ecole No. 41 2008 Semillon. From one of Walla Walla’s oldest family wineries comes this wine, which Jancis Robinson and Robert Parker have both called America’s best Semillon. What do I think? Aromas and flavors of melon, stone and mineral. Almost a creamy finish w/out oak. $15? Yes please!

Wine 5: Parducci 2008 Sustainable White. In 2007, Whole Foods asked Parducci, a sustainable winery in Mendocino, to make a white wine for them. This is the result, now available everywhere. A blend of chenin blanc, muscat cannelli, sauvignon blanc and viognier, it has aromas of white flowers, excellent acid and white peach flavors. Love. $10.99!!

Wine 6: 2009 Pithy Little Wine Co Sangiovese Rose. From a small San Luis Obispo garagiste producer comes this rose with aromas of strawberries and whipped cream, watermelon flavors, and a touch of woody heat (though that could be that the wine is not chilled). If it was chilled I would drink it with everything, everyday. $22?

Wine 7: Ortman Family Wines 2007 Chardonnay. Edna Valley, caramel apples, unctuous, and passion fruit aromas/flavors. Too much oak for me. $24.

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  • Brian Pasch

    The conference has been a great experience for me as well. I represented Mollydooker Wines from Australia yesterday as we poured for the first time the 2009 vintage. Great group of people.

  • Jessica Yadegaran

    The Velvet Glove is my happy place!!!