One of my favorites is their Chocolate Amore. This Merlot-based, port styled chocolate flavored dessert wine is great over vanilla ice cream or as a stand-alone dessert.
The vineyards of Trentadue were too beautiful to pass up. Just look at the backdrop, gorgeous mountain range.
The last stop of the day was a big treat. The Director, Francis Ford Coppola, makes a great variety of wine in several estates across wine country. Our visit was in Sonoma at a new location, still under construction.
Our tour and tasting was held in their wine making facility. This is the 2008 Directors Cut Russian River Valley Chardonnay. Tasting Notes: Honeysuckle, baked pineapple, exotic spices, pear, green apple and vanilla creme.
The real treat on the tour was tasting straight from the barrel. Before the wine is finished aging and before it is bottled, we get to take a sneak peak and imagine what the future bottled product will be like.
"Cheers my dear!"
The ORIGINAL wine club: Elke, Me and Taylor. I love these girls, not just because they are wino's like me, but they are great people.
Marinated with saffron and garlic, seared and served with cioppino sauce.
Second Course - Filet of Beef
Marinated and grilled natural beef with Late Harvest Zinfandel sauce served with savory spoon bread of caramelized onion and fontina cheese and garlic green beans.
Desert Course - Chocolate Beet Cake
Chocolate and beet sponge layered with chocolate mouse and dusted with almond praline with blackberries in red wine syrup and vanilla ice cream.