5.28.2008

Wino Wednesday

Guess who's back...back again...Wino's back...tell a friend. Woo-hoo! Let's just say that after a mini-moon in Solvang I am ready to share some goodies with ya'll.

Elon and I rushed to Solvang the Sunday after our wedding (and by rushed I mean, enjoyed breakfast on our balcony at The Fairmont, which was followed by meeting up with friends and family at a brunch in Malibu) for a quick little mini-moon.

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We began our private tour at Sunstone (above) and I instantly had a feeling I was gonna like this place a lot. We learned that one of the set designers for Indiana Jones helped design Sunstone, which became pretty apparent once I did some more touring around. Sunstone is unique in that all the grapes grown on location are organic. So most of all their wines are 100 % certified organic and most of their blends also are mostly organic. The grounds are incredibly beautiful and the whole setting was just so serene.

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The staff was very friendly and so knowledgeable about any of our questions. Plus our gal gave us a tour of their storage barrels and showed us the super swanky VIP/Reserve wine tasting room for club members. After our tasting of six wines, came the tedious task of picking which bottle we wanted to take home (we wanted them all!). After careful consideration we decided on the Doce da Alma.



The Doce da Alma is a 100% organic Syrah Port Style Dessert Wine. Now, if you have been reading my blog for a while, you know I am a big fan of Syrah's. What I am not a fan of is Ports. Elon has been working on getting me to like them and they are just too heavy and remind me of old man. The Doce da Alma however is outrageously delicious. Smooth, sweet without making my mouth pucker, fruity and it left just the slightest sugary sensation in my mouth at the end. It was quite sexy actually...

So we have added this stunning bottle to our little (but growing) collection and I also grabbed a club membership card, because I believe this is the winery for us. If you find your self in Solvang I HIGHLY recommend making it over to Sunstone.

2 comments:

Lynne said...

Sounds like such a fun time!

Shelby said...

Yay! Glad you have fun. Love it! Love the photos, love Solvang! Too fun!

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