The temperature today was in the high 60's and the sun was out, finally, so we decided to take a drive to Plymouth which is a thirty minute drive from the house in Amador County for a little bit of wine tasting.
Our first stop was at Karmere Vineyards. Their wines are all named after the women in the family.
We bought a bottle of their Empress Daisy Zinfandel and a bottle of their Empress Juana Primabera They also do a very tasty Barbera. The property is beautiful and has wonderful views. A great place for a special party or wedding.
Our next stop was Sobon Estate Winery and Vineyard. Their tasting room in my opinion could use a cleaning and an update. I would highly recommend paying the five dollars to try their "Rezerve" wines. Our favorite was the 2008 Rezerve Zin.
Also on the property is the Shenandoah Valley Museum which displays wine making equipment used decades earlier as well as a textile display showing early examples of spinning wheels and weaving looms.
|Historical marker in front of the vineyards.|
Our last stop was at Jeff Runquist Wines. The property is on six acres but they don't do any estate bottling. All their grapes are purchased from other growers.
Since they get grapes from different regions they offer cabernet and we enjoyed their 2008 Colina Poca Vineyards from Paso Robles. They also had a great spicy 2009 Zinfandel from the Massoni Ranch in Amador County.
The weather was wonderful, the company great and the wine was an adventure.
I'd also like to take a moment
on this Memorial Day to thank all those that have served and are serving our country so we can enjoy our everyday freedoms. We are so grateful for your sacrifices. I raise my glass to you. Thank you!!!!!