December 2012 Wine Club News

24th Nov 2012 @ 12:19 by Bill

Our 2012 grape harvest and primary wine ferment is behind us. Each wine has retained good hue and depth and with the help of our skilled winery staff, the reds will undergo maturation for at least a further 18 months in French oak barrels.  

Initial tasting leads me to believe that, while naturally youthful, these wines will follow in our established traditional of gold medal winning wines.  

We competed again this year at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Competition.  Pitted against the best of our neighbors our wines won several gold medals, including Double Gold in the highest class for Chardonnay for the already highly awarded Amourette Chardonnay.  

We also received Gold medals for Indulge Cabernet Sauvignon and both these Gold medal winners will be coming to you in your December or February club shipments.  The medals were presented at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Competition’s Gala Awards Dinner where we had fun meeting up with the top winemakers from Sonoma County.  

Dawn and I are off to Australia in January to prepare for our annual Oz Odyssey wine club trip and to spend a little time with the folks at Herbie’s Spices.  Now we are importing Herbie’s Spices we have access to a broad range of fresh, natural herbs and spices to enhance the flavors of our cooking and to complement our wines. 

Take the spice test, order one of our [**Herbie’s Spices**](, the one you use all the time at home, try it in your favorite recipe and you will appreciate how your dishes taste using our fresh natural spices.  

Here are the wines, recipes and cheese selections for our December Wine Club 

Joy Sauvignon Blanc 2011  

 - Mediterranean Fillo Triangles  

 - Cacio e fichi aged Pecorino Cheese

Frolic Viognier 2010  

 - Pork Chops, Celery Seed & Parsnip Puree  

 - Petite Odre Cheese

Amourette Chardonnay 2010     

 - Spice Crusted Sole with Yoghurt Sauce  

 - Laura Chenel Cabecou Cheese

Seduce Cabernet Sauvignon 2009  

 - Pastry Wrapped Beef Tournados, White Mushrooms & Porcini Red Wine Sauce  

 - Point Reyes Original Blue Cheese

Rapture Pinot Noir 2010  

 - Rack of Lamb with Black Truffle Infused Crust  

 - 1655 Gruyere Cheese  

Clarissa Vin Rouge 2009  

 - Roast Brined Turkey with Moroccan Stuffing & Pan Gravy  

 - Mahon Cheese  

Our family wishes you and your family every happiness and joy over the holiday season.  We look forward to spending time with you in 2013.  

Kind regards, 

Dawn & Bill Williamson