This was a rather special time as I've since learned that they schoolhouse just celebrated it's 100th anniversary. It's always fun to see Jaime and Ben and enjoy a nice tasting of some of their wonderful wines. Their tasting room is such a fun treat as well, keeping with the schoolhouse theme.
And of course there were the wines, we had a chance to taste some wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and of course some Perigee, which has been a long-time favorite. I was also able to pick up some library wines for some future Cellar Saturday posts, as well as to complete my collection of Perigee, as I think I only have them going back to the 2005 vintage and was missing the 2002-03.
Next I walked next door to visit Woodward Canyon, which is a treat. Their tasting room hasn't changed a bit since I first visited, it's quite cozy and perfect for getting a nice sense of the wines and the focus on quality. I had a chance to taste the Dolcetto all the way to the 2012 Artist Series Cabernet, which has long been one of my favorites. And of course they also display the painting that is featured on the label of the current Artist Series Cabernet.
So that was my first stop as I got into town, more to come!