Sonoma County: A diversity of wines with a farmer’s mentality hosted by James Barlow

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am pleased to offer my Second class of the year.  I focused on Napa Valley last tasting.  For this class, I’d like to walk you through one of the more diverse regions in California: Sonoma County.  Some California’s best Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon come from this region.  Sonoma may not have the rock star mentality of Napa Valley as the folks tend to have a farmer’s mentality, but the wines are quietly some of the best produced in the United States.

In this class I will dive into the AVA’s within Sonoma County, showing wines from different areas and grapes showing what makes Sonoma such a hallowed ground for many of the best vineyards in the United States.  We will walk through the sub American Viticultural Areas within Sonoma learning about soil structure, grapes, vintages, wine-making techniques and much more.  We will taste wines from the regions to understand the unique differences of the areas.

This will be a wonderful experience as we will taste wines from all over Sonoma County with some single vineyard wines to help give a sense of place to each area.

I will have a selection of cheese and bread to nibble.

Seating is limited. Don’t miss out on this amazing tasting!

RSVP to Jamesbarlow25@hotmail.com

What: Sonoma County: A diversity of wines with a farmer’s mentality hosted by James Barlow

When: Monday, May 27th from 6:30-8:00pm

Where: Prohibition Texas Bar in Old Town Spring: 26420 Preston Ave, Spring, TX 77373

Cost: $45 Per Person

Wines to be poured:

  1. Gloria Ferrer Brut N/V (Carneros)
  2. Dry Creek Fume Blanc (Dry Creek)
  3. Chalk Hill Chardonnay (Chalk Hill)
  4. Lucie Chardonnay (Russian River)
  5. En Route Pinot Noir (Russian River)
  6. Cherry Pie Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast)
  7. Lancaster Red Blend (Alexander Valley)
  8. Blue Rock Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley)
  9. Ridge ‘Pagani Ranch’ Zinfandel (Sonoma Valley)

and maybe a few others depending on time….

See you there!

James C. Barlow, CWE, CSS

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