May 15, 2005
So we went wine tasting at one of our two favorite vineyards - Ridge Vineyards.
We've decided on a rather sweet red wine for our wedding. We've narrowed it down to:
- 2003 Dusi Ranch (100% zinfandel)
- 2001 York Creek (78% zinfandel, 20% petite sirah, 2% carignane)
Both are very good and I'm thinking that the York Creek is the better of the two - the late picks tend to be less complex than their other varietals, but the York Creek is subtle but enjoyable for most people. We don't want to alienate people by chosing too "weird" of a wine for our wedding reception, but at the same time we want something we really like, something with character. We tasted the Dusi up at the Monte Bello Vineyard, and it was quite good, but we've had the York Creek Late Picked before and really liked it. So we've bought a bottle of each to crack open, taste and make our final decision.
That said, both are worth a try, if you ever have the chance!
Posted by sorsha at May 15, 2005 8:13 PM
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