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Monday, November 15, 2010
Oct 21/10: Tasting "Sonoma in the City" wines, Harbour Castle Westin
The Time and Date: Thursday, October 21, 2010
The Event: "Sonoma in the City", Toronto tasting tour of about 90 wines.
The Venue: WestinHarbourCastle Conference Centre
The Target Audience: wine trade in the afternoon, with a Vintages show for consumers in the evening (with slightly different wines that were not available for trade tasting).
The Availability/Catalogue: wines were available for ordering by the public, or at Vintages/Consignment, etc.
The Quote/Background: There was a seminar, a basic Sonoma 101 discussion on terroir, with eight wines sampled. There were different wines at night, but I pulled together what prices I could from a range of sources.
The Wines: I did not try all the wines; I favoured Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Chateau St. Jean La Petite Etoile Fume Blanc Russian River 2008, $29.95
-Davis Bynum Chardonnay Russian River 2007, $24.95
-Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay Sonoma 2008,
-Gary Farrell Chardonnay Russian River 2008, $39.95
-Geyser Peak Chardonnay Alexander Valley 2008, $16.95