Monthly Archives: May 2011

Another Taste of the Wines of South Coast Winery

The team at VESTA joined today’s tasting of wines from Southern California.  Ray’s sense of time zones (or lack of sense) led to us beginning at 4:00 p.m. Central Time, giving us the jump on the group tasting in Temecula.  … Continue reading

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Innocent Bystander Moscato 2010

Innocent Bystander, Victoria, Moscato 2010 This wine is delightful – ebullient with the smell and taste of fresh strawberries, sprinkled with sugar. The body is light and the bubbles add lift, creating a refreshing sensation for the summer. Bottled under … Continue reading

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Shooting Star Riesling 2009

Shooting Star, Lake County, Riesling 2009 The new vintage gives a reprise performance of the ’08: the nose features plenty of peaches with sweet floral notes while in the mouth the stone fruit is complemented by a moderate amount of … Continue reading

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Ceago Muscat 2009

Ceago Vinegarden, Clear Lake, Del Lago, Estate Grown, Muscat Canelli 2009 The nose features fresh flowers, especially if you give it 15 minutes in the glass to open up – then you’ll find an explosion of orange blossoms and a … Continue reading

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Red Wines of Lake County

Brassfield, High Valley Appellation, High Serenity Ranch Vineyard, Pinot Noir The nose sports fresh cherries and strawberries. In the mouth it is light-bodied, equally showy with red fruit and silky smooth – nice. Estate Grown, produced and bottled in Clearlake … Continue reading

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