Keith and Kimberly welcome Ginny Lambrix, Winemaker at Truett Hurst Vineyards
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The wines we will are opening are ….
Truett hurst Winemaker Ginny Lambrix: Winemaking begins with an understanding of the vineyard and allows for translation of its unique character
through to the bottle. It requires spending a lot of time with the grower, the vineyard and the wine, to try and really understand what each should express in the finished wine. Truett Hurst allows me to farm biodynamically and make wine. Usually viticulture (the growing of grapes) and winemaking are considered separate jobs. I got lucky – when I was looking to make the transition from viticulture to both winemaking and grape growing, Paul Dolan – a friend and fellow biodynamic practitioner- asked if I would be interested in working on the Truett Hurst project. I still have to pinch myself to believe its real.
Truet Hurst Vineyards: While the formation of the Truett Hurst partnership began in November of 2007, the founding partners worked together at Fetzer Winery years before. At that time, Paul Dolan was Director of Winemaking and hired Phil Hurst, fresh from UC Davis, to work as one of the winemakers. Years later, Phil would hire Paul’s son, Heath, right out of college to work for him. Thirty years after that first meeting, Paul, Heath, Phil and Sylvia Hurst formed a partnership in the Dry Creek Valley. Their vision: create world class wines using biodynamic farming principles. To complete that vision, Mark De Meulanaere and Virginia Lambrix were brought in.
Please visit Truett Hurst at www.truetthurst.com
Ask for the Wines of Frontera at your Local Wine Retailer
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We have two guests on the Show Today…
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Valeta Massey, Owner / Winemaker at Clos de la Tech Vineyards
Todd Roessler of Concha Y Toro
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Keith and Kimberly, 4th of July, McIntyre Vineyards, BBAC
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Wikipedia Wine Festival Description: Annual wine festivals celebrate viticulture and usually occur after the harvest of the grapes which mainly is at the end of September until well into October. They are common in most wine regions around the world and are to be considered in the tradition of other harvest festivals. The oldest known cultivation of wine took place in the ancient Egypt. The knowledge was passed on from there along the mediterreanen sea where over the nowaday territories of Israel, Turkey, Greece it reached Etruria and Rome. Although already the Egyptians god Osiris was dedicated to wine the oldest historically documented wine festivals can be traced back to the Greek celebrations for their wine god Dionysos. Until the very day drinking wine in company is the center of all wine festivals. It usually goes along with regional foods and music.
Steve McIntyre intimately understands what makes the Santa Lucia Highlands a unique treasure in the world of fine wine. Being that rare combination
of winegrower and winemaker, Steve earned degrees in both viticulture and enology, graduating from CSU Fresno with a Masters in Enology. He put both disciplines into practice here long before the place, in no small part due to his efforts, became known to wine lovers and critics the world over. Steve knows this collection of storied vineyards like no other. After years as a winemaker at Smith & Hook, a neighboring winery in the Highlands, he purchased an adjacent 80-acre vineyard parcel in 1987 that would eventually became McIntyre Vineyards, producing wine under his family name.
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Keith and Kimberly welcome back Steve McIntyre of McIntyre Vineyards
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The Santa Lucia Highlands AVA has rapidly become a legend in the wine world, producing some of the most highly acclaimed Pinot Noir and Chardonnay on the market today. As iconic as the AVA itself, winegrower Steve McIntyre farms this ancient alluvial soil to grow some of the finest grapes in the Highlands.
2012 Estate Chardonnay, 25th Anniversary, Santa Lucia Highlands. $28.00
This vintage marks our 25th year farming this extraordinary property! Pale gold in the glass, like warm autumn sunshine, this wine embodies the essence of the Santa Lucia Highlands with its aromas of baked golden apples, ripe pears, butterscotch and lemon cream pie. There’s a whiff of fresh out of the fryer donuts, too, along with a faint hint of flint from the new oak. In the mouth, it has ample minerality, persistently pleasant acidity, delightful flavors of lemon bars, pear crème brulee, pineapple-carrot cake and lemon meringue pie. Finishes with lively intensity, leaving a pleasant hazelnuttiness in its wake. This wine is a youngster, for sure. Best in mid 2014 through 2024, and beyond. Pair with butternut squash risotto, toasted walnuts and a drizzle of lemon olive oil.
2012 Estate Pinot Noir, 25th Anniversary, Santa Lucia Highlands, $36.00
This vintage marks our 25th year farming this extraordinary estate. The results of Mother Nature’s handiwork are fully expressed in this opulent wine. This dense, aromatic Pinot provides plenty of vibrant ripe plum, wild cherry and blackberry aromas with undertones of fragrant spice. The wine contains a silky middle palette with soft, earthy tannins and a focused but lingering finish that begs for just one more mouthful. I am proud to say this might be our best Pinot from the Highlands yet!
Please visit www.mcintyrevineyards.com
Keith and Kimberly welcome Steve McIntyre to the show today
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Steve McIntyre intimately understands what makes the Santa Lucia Highlands a unique treasure in the world of fine wine. Being that rare combination of winegrower and winemaker, Steve earned degrees in both viticulture and enology, graduating from CSU Fresno with a Masters in Enology. He put both disciplines into practice here long before the place, in no small part due to his efforts, became known to wine lovers and critics the world over. Steve knows this collection of storied vineyards like no other. After years as a winemaker at Smith & Hook, a neighboring winery in the Highlands, he purchased an adjacent 80-acre vineyard parcel in 1987 that would eventually became McIntyre Vineyards, producing wine under his family name.
Among the prestigious wineries for which they have grown fruit, are Williams Selyem, Morgan, Artesa, Jordan, Bernardus, MacRostie and Joseph Phelps. As founding members of the Monterey Wine Company, they have also produced wines for Bonny Doon, Caymus, The Hess Collection, Hahn Estates and many others.
From our vineyards in the heart of the Santa Lucia Highlands and the Arroyo Seco AVA, we present a delightful – and very limited – selection of handcrafted estate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot and a very special bottling of bubbly. We look forward to helping you create many happy McIntyre memories!
Please visit www.mcintyrevineyards.com
Picnic’s with Friends - This style of picnic is unique to the particular situation. Are you picnicking with another couple? In that case, you can each pack a Romantic Style Picnic (though you might want to leave the speaker and soft music out of the equation). Or, is this a group of friends gathering for an outdoor get-together? In that case, it is best if there is a leader in the group who sends out an evite with a list of food items so everyone can participate in the preparation and there isn’t 20 bowls of King Sooper Macaroni Salad and no lunch meat and bread. So, you can use the suitcase option I highlighted either – but be sure to announce to the group that you understand this is not a sleepover! Or, you can pack an individual picnic basket with foods to share such as ham salad spread, pimento spread, fruit salad and of course a green salad (Just put all the items in separate baggies and toss them together when you arrive). Don’t forget to bring your favorite homemade salad dressing – oh and a bowl of course! Unless you don’t mind having your friends eat out of your picnic basket or suitcase.
by Kimberly Faye
Ask for Marchesi Torrigiani at your Local Retailer
How to Pack a Family Picnic
There are different kinds of picnic’s and they are unique in the way you approach them. A family picnic is managed differently than a romantic rendezvous with you partner. Likewise, a picnic with friends is completely different from the other two styles we mentioned. So now that we have established that there are different styles of picnic’s- and each of them have unique requirements, let me give you a brief overview of the Family Style Picnic and then we will talk in more detail about a Romantic Picnic For Two.
Family Style Picnic’s require a little more planning than a romantic picnic for two. Generally speaking family style picnic’s are held in open spaces like parks or on the beach where you may access a picnic table and use coolers to carry the quantity of food you will need. All of that is a no-brainer. What most people don’t think about is the dual use of your luggage for toting food to a picnic. So, if you are taking the family on a beach vacation this year, once you’ve settled into your cottage and the clothes are unpacked from your suitcase, simply fill a plastic trash bag with your drinks, fried chicken, potato salad and utensils placing the heaviest items at the bottom and the lights on the top. Tie the bag closed and place it inside your suitcase and whala! you have a portable picnic basket. Don’t forget your beach towels and sunscreen and add in an extra trash bag. Those can go on top of the plastic bag once you’ve placed it inside the suitcase. The trash bags serve two purposes. They keep the food from leaking onto your suitcase lining and you can place the uneaten items back in the bag to carry home for leftovers. That extra bag is for trash. Don’t be a litter bug! If your suitcase has pockets, put frozen water bottles inside a gallon size baggie and place the inside the pockets to keep the food chilled and for drinking water as the ice thaws. You can drag it along to the beach then get someone to help lift the other end as you carry it onto the beach. Don’t forget to leave the suitcase open to air out so that you don’t find yourself craving KFC on your next business trip for some odd reason :).
by Kimberly Faye
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