We are excited to present our inaugural winemaker dinner on Thursday, September 4th @ 7pm, at one of Alameda's very best restaurants - Trabocco! Chef and Owner Giuseppe Naccarelli's restaurant recently was awarded Open Table's Top 10 Diner's Choice Hot Spots as well as a Reader's Choice, Best New Restaurant, from Oakland Magazine. Giuseppe has customized a fantastic menu to pair with our wines and Jeff will be giving diners a sneak peak at our 2013 Cassata 'Orcio' Zinfandel - a unique wine aged completely in our clay amphora. Space is limited to 15 people.
From the Prince of Pinot:
This vineyard was developed by Ulises Valdez in 2002. It occupies a rolling hillside near the town of Occidental. Pommard and 777 clones. Aged 9 months in 50% new French oak. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. The nose grows on you over time, opening up to reveal aromas of Bing cherries, dark red berries, spice, and timber. Middleweight flavors of dark red cherries and berries with a hint of cherry cola and pomegranate. Soft and silky on the palate with a good cut of underlying acidity. Impeccably balanced and particularly refreshing due to the bright acidity on the intensely fruity finish. Score: 91
Our 2012 Smoke and Mirrors blend received 91 points from the kind folks at Wine Spectator.