Last Sunday, March 15th I had the privilege of attending the Family Winemakers of California’s first Southern California Tasting at Fairplex, Pomona. Almost 100 small, family-owned wineries, from across California. I love that the focus of this event was on small, Southern California family owned wineries. Below are reviews of my favorites out of all of the wineries which I had tasted for this event.
Carlisle Winery & Vineyards poured some interesting wines:
2013 Carlisle Grüner Veltliner Steiner Vineyard
Light refreshing taste but had a slight tannin bitterness at the end.
2013 Russian River Valley “Montafi Ranch” Zinfandel
Nice blend with blackberry notes & slight touch of tannin in this bottle. This bottle will definitely taste better in a couple of years.
Clos Pepe Estate’s amazing line up of wines, they specialize in small production of Pinot Noirs & Chardonnays.