WHAT DO ROSE OF TEMPRANILLO AND A SEXY NURSE HAVE IN COMMON?One of the more interesting finds was a Rose of Tempranillo from Vines on the Marycrest, a small boutique winery out of Paso Robles. The winemaker's descripton of his creation was intriguing and slightly offbeat:
BIG LOVE FOR A LITTLE GRAPEI had the pleasure of tasting some killer reds from Michael David in Lodi. Offerings like Lust, a blueberry-inflected Zin that makes you wanna hurt someone.
POWER TO THE PEOPLEOne vintner had a novel approach to marketing his 'not yet ready for prime time' wines, conducting an on site barrel tasting to take the pulse of future customers:
ITS EASY BEING GREENAt least one winemaker offered samples of an earth-friendly grape growing philosophy...the big and bold Petite Sirah from Green Truck (Red Truck is the more familiar label) would be perfect with any mole dish.
After a delicious meal with new friends at the iconic Boccali's Restaurant...
it was time to hit the road for the journey home...
Vino Chick would like to thank Angela May and the folks at the Ojai Wine Festival for their gracious hospitality:
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