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Thursday, September 18, 2008
Demeter and Organic Tasting of Ceago and Jeriko California Wines, Sept 16, 2007.
The Time and Date: Tuesday September 16, 2008
The Event: a tasting of two newish California wineries, Ceago Vinegarden (Biodynamically Certified by Demeter) located in LakeCounty and owned by Jim Fetzer, and Jeriko Estate (Organic Certified) located in MendocinoCounty and owned by Daniel Fetzer.
The Venue: Fine Wine Reserve, King Street West
The Target Audience: wine writers.
The Availability/Catalogue: all of the wines have been sourced and will be available through different streams of Vintages, Consignment, Private Orders, and the like, through the Ontario agent, The Living Vine (Mark Cuff).
The Quote: "The Fetzers are brothers, and now have finished their eight year non-compete clause since selling Fetzer Vineyards to Brown Forman".
The Wines: all of these organic wines were very good quality and fairly priced. We were also able to taste a few other organic wines from the Living Vine portfolio; these are also included below. Prices are retail.
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-TresSaboresNapaValley Rutherford Perque No? Zinfandel 2005, $29.95 [dense, chunky]
-Heyl Zu Herrnsheim Rheinhessen Riesling Spatlese 2007, $36.95 [ripe body]