Sonoma in the City

It was a cold, dreary day outside but things seemed just a little warmer inside City Winery for the Sonoma Wine Tasting.  Over 200 wines from Sonoma County were on display from the gorgeous Chardonnays of the Russian River Valley to the big, fruity Zinfandel's of Dry Creek Valley.  There were so many lovely wines to enjoy but a few really stood out.

I started out at Patz and Hall for a tasting of Pinot's and one of my favorite tropical Chardonnays...

...then it was onto Peter Michael Winery for an incredible taste of Les Pavots Cabernet.

This was just released on April 1st and the intense blackberry bouquet and rich black truffle flavor should do extremely well in years to come.

It was interesting to compare the two wines from Anakota Winery; both 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 15 months in French oak barrels but one at an elevation of 750 feet and the other at 950 feet. They were both wonderful but drastically different in both flavor and color.

It's always nice to see a Rose on the table...a sure sign of Spring.

City Winery did a wonderful job with food throughout the event.  I would like to come back here again for a full meal with friends.

Overall a great evening to experience everything Sonoma has to offer right here in NYC.

Sonoma Wine

Patz & Hall

Peter Michael Winery

Anakota Winery

City Winery