Yes, I still read the San Francisco Chronicle daily. Gives me a sense of still living there - a tiny bit at least. Most of the time reading the paper reminds me how great it is to live in Texas - low crime here, no crazy state income taxes and oh - hardly any parking problems at all!
On Fridays their Wine section is updated, today they highlighted Sonoma Chardonnay. Davis Family Vineyards "Dutton Ranch", Olivet Lane and Fort Ross are the Sonoma superstars in the TexaCali Wine Co. book. Here's what the chronicle wrote about Fort Ross today:
2005 Fort Ross Fort Ross Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
($32) Lester and Linda Schwartz's latest release has aimed for a French-style wine. There's a slight waxiness and lush texture that is backed by minerality. Bright aromas and flavors of apple, melon, honeycomb and grapefruit are surrounded by buttery, nutty undertones. A rather rich, buoyant and balanced finish.
Love this bottle of Chardonnay! Happy Friday - we made it!! Ali (yes, that is the amazing view from the top of Fort Ross Vineyards near the Pacific Ocean!)