Thursday, October 10, 2013

Wine Tasting in Napa Valley - Honig Vineyard and Winery

Honig Vineyard and Winery - SignsAfter our third winery, Bob, Mijo, Bren and I decided to break for lunch at Tra Vigne in St. Helena. It was delicious. We did a quick tasting at Merryvale Vineyards since it is next to the restaurant.

Guess where we went after Merryvale? We went to Honig. I am glad we sampled their wines because they are good. Mijo and I will definitely go back and taste some more the next time we are in Napa Valley.

Their setting is what I call idyllic and perfect modern country setting. Kind of like a rustic barn with a modern twist. For someone who has been wine tasting earlier that day and who just had a big lunch, this scenery is a perfect place to nap. Napping in Napa Valley.

Honig Vineyard and Winery - Vines

Vineyards surround their estate and outdoor tables and chairs dot the entrance.

Honig Vineyard and Winery - Outdoor Tasting 

Honig Vineyard and Winery - Tasting Room

First, we tasted their 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford.  Though I was not keen on tasting whites, they have this in their tasting menu. It was very refreshing especially during the warm Napa Valley summer weather. I tasted some mango and vanilla. Next was their 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Pink. I tasted some melon. 10% of the sale of their Pink is donated to aid in the fight of breast cancer.

Honig Vineyard and Winery - Rose Tasting

Next was their 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Library Release. This one is very good. It has hints of cherry and plum and chocolate. 
Honig Vineyard and Winery - Wine Tasting

This was also the part where Bob, Mijo and I were practicing our newly acquired skill of aerating wines. Instead of swirling, you roll the wine glass on its side against the table. Be careful not to spill the wine.
Honig Vineyard and Winery - Aerating wines

Honig Vineyard and Winery - Wine and crackers

Lastly and the winner in my notes was the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Campbell vineyard. It has lots of cherry and plum flavors with mild tannins. 
Honig Vineyard and Winery - Wine Pour

Honig Vineyard and Winery - Cabernet Sauvignon

Honig Vineyard and Winery is on Rutherford Rd. in Napa Valley.


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