Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sonoma Barrel Tasting Weekend Sale At Truett Hurst: Syrah/Zin Blend Just $18

Truett Hurst Winery in Dry Creek will be participating in this weekend's (and next's) 34th Annual Barrel Tasting.

As part of the festivities, they're putting the biodynamically grown 2009 Balance wine on sale. It's a blend of 40% Syrah, 40% Zin and 20% Primitivo.

Normally $24, it'll be on sale for $18. (At those prices, a case might be in order.)

I've been to the Dark Horse Vineyard outside Ukiah where this wine is grown - the vineyard is a showcase for all that's good about organic and biodynamic viticulture.

Tasting notes (as published on "On the nose, it features a mélange of cranberry, clove and orange peel. In the mouth, its ripe fruit flavors are joined by earthy notes and fine tannins."
(Note: Gayot has published a Top 10 Organic Wines list that includes two wines that are in fact, not organic, nor certified: the Quivira Grenache and Sokol Blosser's Evolution. I called to let them know.)

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