Red Ridge Farms/Durant Vineyards wine and olive oil club pick up event

Red Ridge wine and olive oil club pick up event

This is our first year with the wine and oil club so we didn’t know what to expect at this event.  There was a nice sampling of their chardonnay and pinot noir along with tasty bites from the following local venders:

Briar Rose Creamery
Their goat cheese was delicious.  I particularly liked the spicy chipotle chevre.

Fino in Fondo

Their thinly sliced salami was quite an assortment of mild to spicy options.

Smitten Truffles

There was quite a range of flavors from vanilla to salty caramel to lime.  Their Kalamansi was quite a surprise.  Here are the tasting notes from their website:  “…Filipino lime puree paired with a layer of creme honey for a tart yet slightly sweet finale…”

Olive oil and vinegar     Olive oil

We received great value for our $150 with 3 wines (2 pinot noir and 1 chardonnay) and 3 olive oil/vinegar (Arbequina (Spanish) and Tuscan (Italian) extra virgin olive oils and fig vinegar).  The fig vinegar combined with the olive oil will make a delicious salad dressing!

Durant vineyards wine     Durant vineyard pinot noir

Here are the details on the wine:

2010 Heron Vineyard Pinot Noir
Vineyard:            Heron
Clone:                  Pommard
Rootstock:           5C
Planting Date:    1993
Aging in Barrel:  21 Months in French Oak
Winemaker:        Marcus Goodfellow
Cases Produced: 101
Tasting Notes:  Darker, more brooding notes of black cherry, blackberry and coca-cola on the nose with leather and spice on the palate. Medium-bodied with light tannins, medium to high acidity with a velvety textural quality. A longer barrel aging program (21 months) lends to more intensity of fruit, complex flavors and a silky smooth finish.

2010 La Casita Vineyard Pinot Noir
La Casita
Pommard 3309
Tasting Notes:  Medium ruby color in the glass with nose of spices, vanilla, and sweet red cherries.  The flavors develop from bright red fruit into oak and soft earth character.  The finish is long and smooth, with supple tannins and balanced acids.

2011 Raven Vineyard Chardonnay
Vineyard:            Raven
Clone:                   Dijon 76
Rootstock:           101-14
Planting Date:    1993
Aging in Steel:    8 months, one new barrel
Winemaker:       Isabelle Duarte
Cases Produced:125
Tasting Notes:  Pale lemon in the glass with aromas of green apple, pear and citrus notes. Bright, clean, with vibrant acidity and hints of grapefruit that spill across the palate. This wine is medium-bodied with delicate flavors showcasing a purity of fruit.


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