Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wines for Our Wedding

Well, I doubt that anyone still reads this blog, but if so, I'm getting married in two weeks. Of course, if you're a wine snob, then that means that you provide the wines for the wedding, and that's exactly what I'm doing.

Here's our wine list for the wedding:

Wine List

All of the wines on this list have special meaning to us. From our favorite French Chateauneuf du Pape, to wines from our friends Ted and Andrea Bechard in El Dorado County, each of these wines was selected because of some special meaning or memory it holds for us. We hope that you enjoy them as much as we have.

Sparkling Wine

  • Mumm Blanc de Noirs NV – Napa Valley

White Wines

  • Bechard Winery 2005 Sauvignon Blanc – Shenandoah Valley, CA
  • Clos du Bois 2005 Chardonnay “Calcaire” – Russian River Valley, CA
  • Domaine de la Terre Rouge 2006 “Enigma” – Sierra Foothills, CA
  • Holly’s Hill Vineyards 2007 Viognier – El Dorado, CA

Red Wines

  • Allegrini 2000 Palazzo della Torre – Veronese, Italy
  • Belle Glos 2005 Pinot Noir “Las Alturas Vineyard” – Santa Lucia Highlands, CA
  • Clos Saron 2003 “Black Pearl” – North Yuba, CA
  • Domaine de la Terre Rouge 2001 Syrah – Sierra Foothills, CA
  • E. Guigal 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape – Chateauneuf du Pape, France
  • Holly’s Hill 2005 “Patriarche” – El Dorado, CA
  • Jim Barry 2004 Shiraz “The Lodge Hill” – Clare Valley, Australia
  • Windwalker Vineyard 2003 “Lady in Red” – El Dorado, CA
There are a lot of Sierra Foothill wines on this list because it's our favorite place to go wine tasting, and we've make some great friends there. These are for the most part 'personal' wines. I took some high powered bottles of Napa Cabernet and French Bordeaux off this list because we'd never had them and they held no special memories for us. Everything that is left has a specific meaning or memory for us.