Jul 282013
2012 Lynmar Estate Rosé of Syrah, Russian River Valley, CA, $25 (S) – Rating 90

Lynmar’s first release of a Syrah rosé is a winner. Dry and tart, the nose is filled with the summer smells of cherry, strawberry and cranberry. Crisp acidity creates a multitude of food pairing possibilities. Flavors of tart cherry, strawberry, red berries and a definite spiciness blend flawlessly into an extremely enjoyable wine. Buy This Wine

Jul 282013
2012 Lynmar Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, CA, $25 (S) – Rating 91

Rosé and summertime, a perfect pairing. This Pinot rosé fits the bill with enough body and color to be interesting by itself and juicy acidity to pair with most summer fare including grilled chicken, white meats or salmon. A beautiful nose of cherry, rhubarb and watermelon. Rich flavors of red berries, cherry, strawberry and minerality. Notes of ripe watermelon show through as the wine opens.  Buy This Wine

A Wine & Food Affair ~ “Tasting Along the Wine Road” in Northern Sonoma

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Nov 202012

During the first weekend in November we had the opportunity to experience the 14th Annual – A Wine & Food Affair ~ “Tasting Along the Wine Road,” in the northern half of Sonoma County. A wonderful experience it was.

Orphaned Pinot Noir cluster at Inman Family wines

This is one of three annual events organized by Wine Road each year. The other two are the Annual Winter WINEland (Jan. 19-20, 2013) and the two weekend Annual Barrel Tasting (March 1-3 & 8-10, 2013). Wine Road is a winery association representing 190 wineries and 56 lodging members in northern Sonoma County, including the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys. The Wine Road site is a great resource for winery discovery and trip planning as well as lodging reservations. Through Wine Road we were able to secure lodging in a wonderful restored vineyard farmhouse in the Russian River Valley at Inman Family Wines. Waking each morning in the vineyard really adds to the whole wine country experience. Sipping Kathleen Inman’s delicious single-vineyard Pinot Noir during a sunset vineyard stroll is as good as it gets. Continue reading »