Day two brought wine and sunshine. We spent the day in wine country with Stud’s aunt and uncle and their friends. We went into Sonoma to an area which primarily makes red Zinfandels. Our first stop was Chalk Hill, by far the tastiest wine (and most out of our price range) of the day. So needless to say, the $10 fare for a 5-6 glass tasting seemed like a deal when one of the bottles at one point retailed for $450. From there we headed towards Healdsburg and lunch, but not before a stop at Seghesio which I think had my favorite wine of the day, their Block 8 Zinfandel. Bottle #1 – purchased. We had a delicious lunch at the Healdsburg Bar and Grill, and then it was off to more wine!
We made a quick stop at Coppola, but it was so crowded! Granted, the place also serves as a hotel, but we had already grown accustomed to the smaller crowds. So as soon as we finished up our tasting, we were out of there! Next was Wilson winery which had just won a couple awards the night before! Bottle #2 – purchased.
We attempted to go to Preston, but they had just closed so we quickly swung into Talty, where they were kind enough to bring the tastings back out for our group. We were the only people there and the guy leading our tasting was great. He has his own label with Talty making Syrah instead of Zinfandel, and he was so knowledgeable, and entertaining. Bottle #3 – purchased.
I loved just driving through Sonoma, the vineyards were so pretty. And as we pulled back into SF, the sun disappeared and the fog reappeared. As we crossed the Golden Gate bridge back into the city, you could not see any land there was so much fog. That night, Stud and enjoyed a nice Thai dinner and then it was off to bed. We spent out last morning wandering around downtown window shopping before we had to head to the airport back to KY. All of the wine made it home safely, and two bottles have already been consumed. We thought it was an appropriate way to thank our parents for helping me out with this psychotic creature while Stud was gone for a month. He also just celebrated his second birthday. Maybe he'll calm down soon?
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