This was the 1st annual tasting in Pasadena for the Family Winemakers of California for both the trade and consumers (for the 1st time) featured small, family-owned wineries from the state’s most acclaimed and up-and-coming wine regions.
Kenneth Volk Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Di Arie Petite Sirah 2009
Kenneth Volk Vineyards Zinfandel 2010
Le Belge Chocolatier
Victor Vineyards Chardonnay
Katarina Cabernet Sauvigon 2004 Award Winning & 1 of my faves
Chesebro Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Ellipsis Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Just having fun =)
Chacewater Sauvignon Blanc 2013
De Novo Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Chesebro Pinot Noir 2010
Parallel Cabernet Sauvignon Fortune Teller 2010
Summerland Pinot Noir 2011
Pistachio white chocolate w/ Pistachio grenache
Tower of Le Belge Chocolates
Pomegranate & Raspberry Chocolates by Le Belge Chocolates
Passion fruit White chocolates by Le Belge
Parallell Cabernet Sauvignon Black Diamonds 2009 & Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
delightful blend is a fruit forward, polished wine with well integrated oak notes.
Food truck yummy
Medium-bodied and superbly structured, intense berry and mocha flavors lead to an impeccable finish with balanced acidity and tannins.
52.6% Front Row Napa Cab, 31.5% Mueller Malbec, 16% Carneros Vintners Petite Sirah.
Olive oil station
RED BORDEAUX BLEND
full bodied and only moderately tannic with beautiful structure and strong fruit. The flavors are complex, and the finish is long and satisfying. This wine is extremely versatile, light enough to accompany any lunch fare, yet a perfect companion to pastas, roasts, steaks and cheeses.
55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Petite Sirah. Lovely, sweet, jammy. Lighter on its feet than the other wines.
This event is held at Raleigh Studios, they make good use of the space. Tickets are about $85 but you can find a good deal on one of those online coupon sources. Check out Goldstar and LAWF website sells discount tickets. Money saved never hurts. The tickets grants you admission to the event (if you enjoy the full event it’s about 5 hours); a tasting glass and program. Food is available for purchase (food trucks). Water is included (there are two water stations). (more…)