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Ten Favorite Wines of 2012

As we count down the days until the new year, many of us begin to self-reflect and  set new goals for the year to come.  My goal next year? Tantalize my palate with new and interesting wines.  In the meantime, let’s celebrate the top 10 I enjoyed throughout the year!

1 |  2003 Opus One  |  Napa Valley, California

2 |  2006 Paradigm Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon  |  Napa Valley, California

3 |  2007 Robert König Assmannshäuser Höllenberg Spätburgunder Spätlese Trocken  |  Rheingau, Germany

4 |  2006 Fiddlehead Cellars Oldsville Reserve Pinot Noir  |  Willamette Valley, Oregon

5 |  2009 Julien Sunier Morgon  |  Beaujolais, France

6 |  2002 Nicolaysen Alisos Vineyard Syrah  |  Santa Barbara, California

7 |  2011 Gerhard Aldinger Untertürkheimer Gips Riesling Trocken  |  Württemberg, Germany

8 |  2010 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose  |  Provence, France

9 |  2005 Schloss Vollrads Riesling Spätlese  |  Rheingau, Germany

10 | Clos Saron Syrah blend  |  Sierra Foothills, California

Wine Tasting, Anyone? Fiddlehead is coming to RN74

Fiddlehead is a small production winery specializing in Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc out of Santa Barbara County, CA and North Willamette Valley, OR.  Kathy Joseph established her winery in the “Lompoc Wine Ghetto” (also home to Nicolaysen Family Vineyards) in 1989 and I had the to pleasure visit the winery and taste a few of her amazing Pinots and Sauv Blancs.

Why am I posting this?  Because Fiddlehead is coming to San Francisco!

The theme is Sta. Rita Hills, where some of Kathy’s Pinot Noir is grown, and will take place on Monday April 2, 4:30 – 7:30 pm at RN74 (301 Mission Street, San Francisco).

I’m not promoting this, but at $25 per person, you’ll be able to try some amazing wines from several wineries, including Alma Rosa, which were featured in one of my favorite movies, Sideways. If you’re into a bit of movie trivia, Fiddlehead Sauvignon Blanc was featured in the movie, and was pointedly named as having a female wine maker. Girl Power!

Here’s the link to  Santa Rita Hills Events and Fiddlehead Cellars.  Cheers!