Thursday, May 7, 2009
I am so disappointed. There is an amazing opportunity to taste some of the most interesting Pinot Noirs being made in California and talk with the family who makes them on May 16th. And I cannot go due to a prior commitment.
I met Gideon from Clos Saron Winery last year at Pinot Days.
He was charming and scruffy and I could swear he had grape must from his winemaking duties permanently ingrained under his fingernails.
Gideon and his wife, Saron, are making distinctive and delicious Pinot Noir.
They farm their vineyards using organic and biodynamic principles.
But it doesn't stop there.
Use only native yeasts
Do not do acid corrections
Little to no sulfites are added to the wines.
My tasting notes on the 2006 "Home Vineyard" Pinot Noir - Restrained cherry fruit, cinnamon spice, nice crunchy mineral component, gorgeous long finish
If you like Scholium Project Wines, this is a winery for you! Clos Saron wines are more approachable than Scholium wines but just as memorable.
Spring Celebration - May 16th - Tasting, Lunch, & Dinner
Tasting: 2:30-5:30 PM, at the winery - 9269 Collin House Rd, Oregon House, CA 95962.
Experience a "mini-vertical" of each Clos Saron wine, from barrel to library samples. Sample the 2007 Home Vineyard Pinot Noir on the first day of its release! The tasting is free, casual, and fun - do bring your friends along! All wines purchased at the event qualify for a 10% discount. Unmixed cases: -15%.
Picnic Lunch: 12:00-2:00 PM. Sit on the winery porch or under the huge Valley Oak in the middle of the "Home Vineyard" and enjoy a complimentary glass of Tickled Pink with your lunch. A variety of fresh home-made salads and sandwiches will be available ($10, make your reservation now!).
Gourmet Wine-Dinner: 6:00-8:30 PM. Following the tasting, join us for our traditional (5 years now!) intimate, memorable Clos Saron wine-fest-dinner at the nearby Cafe Collage. Expertly made Mediterranean cuisine, with a French touch. Three courses (including the sublime Epoisses cheese with old Pinot Noir - a marriage made in heaven!), lots of wines, good conversation, great fun! ($57 plus tax & gratuity, make your reservation now!).
For reservations and/or any further information, call us at 530 692 1080, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit our website www.clossaron.com,
We hope to see you then,
Saron & Gideon
Posted by Amy Atwood at 3:52 PM