West Sonoma Coast Vintners Association Tasting at Trinity Groves

Great event and tasting of Coastal Sonoma wines  Monday night at the 3015 Trinity Groves event center in Dallas.  The event was well attended with most people showing up for the initial VIP hour. The small bites food selection was excellent and paired well with the wines.  The West Sonoma Coast climate is perfect for premium Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and cool climate Syrah. The West of West Wine Festival occurs in August each year and is a great opportunity to try all of the wines of the West Sonoma Coast. Visit westsonomacoast.com for more information

Orin Swift – Prisoner Wine Tasting

Great evening with friends and awesome wines.  The Prisoner lineup did not disappoint.

  • Mannequin white blend –  medium body, light acid , vanilla, honeysuckle almost buttery silky long finish . ABV whopping 15.5%
  • Slander – excellent pinot! red fruit on the nose with low spiciness. Red cherries , medium body light acidity great palate lingering finish.  Nice label with duct tape.
  • Palermo Cabernet Sauvignon – Deep inky color, medium acid, dense tannins, black current, toasted oak, dark berries with touch of cocoa.
  • Machete – ripe cherry dark chocolate, medium acidity, medium body. Medium tannins , medium finish . Cab/Grenache/Malbec/merlot/petite syrah blend
  • Mercury Head – Awesome wine, tasted non decanted , aromas of dark chocolate, cedar, big and bold without overwhelming tannins, soft on the palate with a long finish. Mix of red and dark cherries.
  • Papillon – big blend of Cab Franc/Cab/Malbec/Merlot/Petit Verdot – polished light tannins on the medium finish.  Blackberry and plum hints of mocha and dark chocolate
  • Abstract – mostly Grenache – light red in color red berries on palate soft tannins on the finish.

All wines available at Buon Vino www.bvtexas.com