Saturday, August 18, 2012

SF Chefs in the City - The Winery list

SF Chefs 2012 - Tyler Florence FabioHere is the continuation of my blog on the Saturday Afternoon Grand Tasting Tent event at the SF Chefs 2012.  We learned some do's and don't while at the same tasting event last year. One of them is to pace ourselves with the wine. This means just two to three sips per tasting.

Our strategy worked so well that we sampled more wines at this year's tasting event. As a bonus we also collected several coupons for complimentary tastings!

There were lots of vintners present that afternoon - lots of wines from France, Italy and Portugal and also California's North and Central Coast especially from my favorite subregions of Sonoma, Napa Valley, and Carneros. I also discovered and loved the wines from the Livermore Valley.

Here are the wines I've sampled at this year's Saturday Afternoon Grand Tasting Tent. The ones I am including here are local wineries having good to very good Pinot Noirs, Cabernet Sauvignons and Merlots. 

SF Chefs 2012 - Starmont Merryvale Wines
Merryvale Vineyards and Starmont Winery
Apellation: Napa Valley and Carneros.

SF Chefs 2012 - Merriam Winery
Merriam Vineyards
Apellation: Sonoma County

SF Chefs 2012 - Lost Canyon Wines
Lost Canyon Winery
Apellation: Sonoma County

SF Chefs 2012 - LAurel Glen Vineyard
Laurel Glen Vineyard
Apellation: Sonoma County

SF Chefs 2012 - Keller Estate
Keller Estate
Apellation: Sonoma County

SF Chefs 2012 - Inspiration Vineyards
Inspiration Vineyards and Winery
Apellation: Sonoma County

SF Chefs 2012 - Heston Vineyards
Heston Vineyards
Apellation: Napa Valley

SF Chefs 2012 - Hanna Winery
Hanna Winery and Vineyards
Apellation: Sonoma County

SF Chefs 2012 - Cuda Ridge Wines
Cuda Ridge Wines
Apellation: Livermore Valley

SF Chefs 2012 - Concannon
Concannon Vineyard
Apellation: Livermore Valley


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