During a recent visit to the Los Angeles County fair I participated in the wine tasting which was exciting and fun. With over 400 wines to choose from at the La County fair I was not able to try every glass of wine. View my notes below for my opinion on the over 10 wine selections I tried.
#21 Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Moscato
Full of flavor, really good, refreshing taste,
#114 Medrano Vineyard, Torrontes, Salta Argentina 2010 filuswine.com
Complex flavors, refreshing tasty and fun
#176 Cab Franc Magnotta Canada 2007
Honey raisin taste a really a good ice wine
#260 Rosenthal 2006 Cabernet, www.rosenthalestatewines.com
Sweet but a little dry but not a overpowering flavor, Plum flavors and earthy taste a very great cool weather cab.
#264 Matuco Cabernet Mendoza Argentina 2010 cornerstoneuswineimports.com
Really sweet not dry and a great flavor
$344 Tanterra, Tannat/Syrah Blend
San Jose Uruguay 2008
Sweet oak and strawberry flavors great wine for a 2008. Guess the badness of 2008 did not transfer over to the grape.
#349 Jeff Runquist Barbera, Amadour County 2009 www.jeffrunquistwines.com
Really great barbera and also an award winning wine.
#395 Tsillan Cellars, Reserve
Lake Chelan Syrah 2008
Sweet full bodied wine, full of flavor, A very unique wine that would be great with clams, mussels, steak, or ribs.
Not a favorite but still tasty:
#222 Flying Winemaker 2008 Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
Would be good with steak a sweet flavor yet somewhat dry
#226 Keating Wines Rockpile 2007 Malbec, Sonoma County keatingwines.com
Sweet less dry, full bodied wine that would be great with pulled pork
#246 St Supery Estate Grown Nap Valley Merlot 2007
Sweet and a little dry
$426 Bokisch Graciano, Terra Alta Vineyard, Lodi, 2007 www.bokischvineyards.com
Complex flavor a little dry yet somewhat sweet
#44 Savignon Blanc
Cameron Hughes Wine, Leyda Valley Chile 2009 chwine.com
Sweet but not good
#117 Navarro Vineyards Gewurztraminer
Anderson Valley, Mendocino 2009 navarro.com
boring no good
#384 Saucelito Canyon Vineyard Estate
Arroyo Grande 2009 Zinfandal saucelitocanyon.com
Really dry not a typical sweet Zin but I did not like the flavor