-Santa Julia Cabernet Sauvignon Organico, +68452, $12.95
-Santa Julia MAGNA Cabernet 2008, +166421, $14.95
*** Three Stars (85 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Fuzion Chenin/Chardonnay 2009, +119800, $7.45
-Fuzion Shiraz/Malbec 2009, +83188, $7.45
-Santa Julia Reserva Bonarda 2008, +141366, $13.95
-Santa Julia Extra Brut NV, +142042, $14.95
-Santa Julia Malbec Rose Organico 2009, +120279, $12.95
The Food: truffled beef tartare; fried tofu; rice balls; pot stickers. Zuccardi also makes olive oils, and we had a chance to sample three different ones based on three olive varieties including Manzanilla. The agency is thinking of importing these oils.
The Downside: it was very hot outside.
The Upside: just the right amount of time to taste some 16 wines.