Chef Mike Fraschilla: Seek, Find, Buy, & Enjoy a bottle of wine… or three!
Let’s see…. Did ya take my advice this year to SEEK, FIND, BUY, & ENJOY,(or CELLAR) ANY of these wines?!?!? : )
NV Gruet Cellars Blanc de Noirs Sparkling Wine New Mexico!!!
04 Domain Wachau “Terassen Federspiel” Niederösterreich Wachau AUT Gruner Veltliner!
10 Margerum Wine Co “Happy Canyon” SB County CA Sauv Blanc!!!
09 Terredora di Paolo “Loggia Della Serra” Campania ITL Greco di Tufo (Greco Bianco)!!!
10 Cloudy Bay Winery Marlborough NZ Sauv Blanc!!
09 Beringer “Private Reserve” Napa Valley CA Chardonnay!!
08 Tormaresca “Primativo Salento” Negroamaro-Primativo-Cab Blend!!!
09 Georges Duboeuf “Jean Descombes” Morgan FRA Beaujolais!!
09 Buehler “Napa Valley” Napa CA Zin!!
08 Rusack Vineyards SB County CA Syrah!
09 Loring Wine Co “Russian River” Sonoma Co CA Pinot Noir
07 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Tuscany ITL!!
09 Owen Roe “Ex Umbris” Columbia Valley WA Syrah!!!
08 Sans Liege Wines “The Offering” SB Co CA GSMV Red Blend
09 Orin Swift Cellars “Abstract” Sonoma Co CA Grenache-Petite Sirah-Sirah Blend
09 Seghesio Family Vineyards “Alexander Valley Home Ranch” Sonoma CA Zin!!
08 Carlisle Winery “Russian River” Sonoma CA Zin!!
08 Denner “Dirt Worshiper” SLO Central Coast CA Syrah-Viognier!!!
09 Kosta Browne “Sonoma Coast” Sonoma CA Pinot Noir!!!
All are fantastic wines that among quite a few others made “Someone’s” Top 100 Wine List for 2011… Smiling to myself as the “Score Whores” who are now out clambering for “Top 100″ wines will soon discover that many have sold out months ago… Of course there’s always the option of paying for that premium up charge from those who still have wines to sell ya’ via your internet search inquiries!
It’s no secret that many “Top 100″ wines are now on to their new vintage releases… The best lesson for all is to find that trusted Wine Geek Friend or Retailer, and take his or her advice on recommendations that you Seek, Find, Buy, & Enjoy a bottle of wine… or three!
“Chef” Mike is noted among Friends, Family, and Acquaintances to be your “The Passionate Advocate” for Wine, Beer, Spirits, Food, and most matters considered to live La Dolce Vita!
Mike has over 20-years experience as collector, caterer, promoter, consultant, educator, and pundit in matters relating to the food & beverage industry. He welcomes questions, comments and critiques and can be reached through email at: firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com