Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Pine Ridge Tasting on Thursday in Thousand Oaks,CA

Ensconced in what I believe was at one point a Taco Bell, a nice wine shop and tasting room has opened up north of LA in Thousand Oaks, CA. This Thursday Pine Ridge is coming to pour their wines at the Wineyard. I'm a big fan of their wines. I previously mentioned their great bargain wine the 2006 Chenin Blanc/ Viogner. They also make a great Chardonnay that has been barrel fermented ( aged sur lie, with occasional stirring). The winemaker also chose to inhibit MLF( malolactic fermentation). I completely agree with the choice, it shows of the fruit characteristics without that boring oak chard that is just so 1980. And the Cabernet is also wonderful, hailing from the famous Stags Leap District.

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