Wine Chat: Jill & Phill on Route 101

Amidst discussion of films and music and whatnot (by whatnot, of course, I mean ladies’ tights), we took a tour on California’s Route 101. No, we weren’t surfing, we were sipping!  We were sipping on- and chatting about- 2 very, very good wines from along the 101. Why the 101?  I was so impressed with the wine I selected for a tasting of just such wines that I reprised a few for Phill’s benefit.

We tasted Ramey Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2012.  Ramey – owned by David and Carla Ramey – is found in Healdsburg in Sonoma. Listen in to hear about this excellent, full-flavored, beautifully-textured, delightful Chardonnay.

We also tasted Folk Machine Film and Camera Valdiguié Redwood Valley 2013, which comes from “hobo winemaker” Kenny Likitprakong of Hobo Wine Co.  Haven’t heard of Valdiguié?  You are forgiven. This grape is fairly rare, and even more rarely used as a single varietal. That is a shame because this wine shows its excellent potential. Lively, juicy, fresh, fruity, and brilliant.

Ramey label (261x640)Valdiguie folk

Two great wines – listen to the podcast and then seek them out!