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Quick visit to Napa/Sonoma

Posted July 14, 2008 in Wine, Wine Everywhere, Winemakers

Recently, one of our wine manager, Shara Bauer, from the Chicago Intercontinental location visited Gary Miller at his winery. Sometimes it is good to take a first-hand look at the innovations and new developments taking place in wine country. Take a look at the interview on our newest ENO podcast. Shara spent a few days touring wineries in Napa and Sonoma after passing her Level II Court of Masters Exam in San Francisco. She spent a little time talking to Gary about his newest wine, “The Works,” his Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre blend. She also stopped by Nalle in Sonoma for a different type of Zinfandel. While most producers are happy with the over-the-top zin, Doug Nalle quietly makes a Bordeaux-style zinfandel that hovers in the 13-14% alcohol range. Closing her whirlwind tour, she stopped at Terra Valentine and Robert Sinskey in Napa. On opposite sides of the valley, Sinskey concentrates on fruit sourced from the Carneros region and Stag’s Leap while Terra Valentine makes a line of Cabernet Sauvignon from Spring Mountain. Shoot us a comment letting us know your favorite spots to visit when your in wine country. Next week we’ll have an update on Washington and Oregon from two other wine managers visiting wine country. �

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