Wine Festival winners
A visit to the Cincinnati Museum Center's "Bodies" exhibit and celebration of Union Terminal's 75th anniversary kept me from attending the Cincinnati International Wine Festival late last month. But wine lovers might want to check out the list of 2008 medal winners. I'm printing it out and stashing it in my purse for my next trip to Liquor Direct . The Gold Medal winners are:
Domaine Chandon 2006 Pinot Meunier, Carneros
Folie a Deux 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Louis M. Martini 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County
Napa Ridge Winery 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Napa Ridge Winery 2003 Syrah, Napa Valley
Pine Ridge Winery 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville
Robert Mondavi 2005 Private Selection Vinetta, Central Coast
Solaire 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
Toasted Head Winery 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, California
Toasted Head Winery 2005 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
Veleta 2007 Tempranillo Rosé, VT Contraviesa Alpujarra Granada, Spain
Glad to see that Louis Martini in there. I've tried that by the glass at Carlo and Johnny and always been a fan. Lots of other fun ones to try too.
I'm less enthused that the Joseph Carr 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, only got a bronze medal this time around (the Carr 2004 was gold last year, and one I bought by the case...except that vintage is sold out).
I don't know much about wine, but I know what I like... and then bummer, it changes from year to year. But I guess that's part of the adventure.