Yes, I've missed you too!! I know it's been way to long since my last article, but I have been BUSY, BUSY, BUSY doing wine tours. This is the best time of year here in God's Country, so get your end of year tour booked soon! See the grape leaves turn colors! See them fall to the ground!! See them be raked together and set on fire! The excitement never ends!!
Speaking of excitement, have you heard about Moondance Cellars in Glen Ellen? No! Well let Lou tell you all about it! David Cohen (winemaker) and his lovely bride Priscilla (the boss) founded Moondance in Sebastopol with their first vintage in 1992. They operated a tasting room in Kenwood from 2008 thru early 2010, then moved to their present location on Arnold Drive Glen Ellen in May 2010. They currently produce about 1,500+ cases per year. They produce under the Moondance label, plus Orchard Station (sauv blanc and chard) and The Friendly Dog Winery. I have been drinking Dave's wines for years and they are consistently excellent. I highly recommend stopping by when driving thru Glen Ellen.
Now let's talk about Dave's delicious wines!
2010 Sauvignon Blanc - 150 cs/$20 btl - Crisp and clean with no caffeine!! no grassy minerals, just yummy fruit with pink grapefruit nose. Nice acidity will make it a great food wine.
2010 Sonoma County Chardonnay - cs/$24 btl - Pear and apple flavors with just a hint of oak and np butter. This Chard is right up my alley!! Imminently drinkable!!
2008 Napa Reserve Merlot - 215 cs/$24 btl - Life Unleashed! the label says. Dave has always made beautiful Merlots, and this is no exception. Rich berry flavors coat the palate with a nice lengthy finish. 15% of proceeds from each bottle sold donated to Canine Companions.
2009 Sonoma County Zinfandel - 150 cs/$32 btl - Major blueberries all over the mouth!! Super Smooth Zin! Hand selected from 3 small vineyards it's a winner. Get some before its all gone.
2009 Napa Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 215 cs/$30 btl - A killer Napa Cab for thirty bucks!! Nice berry nose with bright cherries on the tongue. Smooth balanced finish. A Winner!
I must say Moondance is my favorite stop in Glen Ellen with consistently excellent wines. You can also sample ports from Sonoma Portworks, amazing mustards, Olive Oil and next door is the chocolatier Wine Country Chocolates making fresh truffles and other chocolate delights daily!! It's a can't miss on your wine tour!
Moondance Cellars 14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, ca