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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Winter Wineland, Part 2

Day 2 of the Winter Wineland was rainy and dreary. We started at Occidental Road Cellars, located at 870 Gravenstein Hwy.

Occidental Road Cellars served Louisiana Style Gumbo.

Our next stop was Fog Crest Vineyard, located at 7602 Occidental Road. They have a beautiful tasting room with a gorgeous view of the vineyards. They had finger sandwiches and butternut squash soup. They poured a 2012 Laguna West Pinot Noir that earned 90 points by Robert Parker. 

After Fog Crest, we stopped by Balletto, 5700 Occidental Road. We had not been to this winery before and they had a great Gewurztraminer. It was $18 but only $10.80 for wine club members. 

Balletto served cassoulet. This was very hearty with multiple kinds of sausages and meats.

Carol Shelton was our next stop. They're located at 3354-B Coffey Lane in Santa Rosa. I love their Wild Thing Zinfandel, $19/bottle, $15.20 for wine club members. They were also pouring Wild Thing Chardonnay and Wild Thing Rendezvous Rose. I liked the rose and loved the bottle, especially since it was only $10.50. I also liked their Black Magic (Late Harvest  Zin)--$20 for 375 ml bottle, $16 for wine club members. Carol Shelton served a very tasty Lentil Soup.

Nearby was Desmond, Premonition and Inspiration Winery. I liked the Premonition Pinots.

Our next stop was Siduri. They had a large tasting room and had a huge selection of Pinot Noirs and a few Zinfandels.

Siduri had the best food of the day. They served a pork banh mi sandwich.

After Siduri, we went to Mutt Lynch and Deux Amis in downtown Windsor. They had a Hawaiian team and

served pulled pork with coleslaw. The pork was tender and delicious!

Our last stop of the day was Woodenhead, located at 5700 River Road. By now, it was raining pretty hard. The tasting room was packed but we did get to sample several of their Pinots and a Zinfandel.

Overall, I liked Winter Wineland. It wasn't as crazy crowded as Wine and Food Affair in the fall and there were better sales on the wines.

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