We had the pleasure of stopping by Navarro Vineyards on our trip up to Mendocino for some early Abalone Diving and what a treat it was! Early April is by far the best time to visit wine country, because it’s pretty quiet and not as bustling with the vacationers who just come out here to get tipsy off free wine. Navarro is known for some of the best dessert wines in the world and there’s a reason Navarro Vineyards wins Gold Medal awards for their wines continously.
For me personally, my two favorites of the bunch were the 2009 Chardonnay and their 2010 Navarrouge. I’m not a huge fan of whites, but something in that Chardonnay was amazingly tasteful. I think it has to do with the butter and vanilla mix that really sold me. The Navarrouge has a slight spicy and fruitful taste to it. By far one of the best reds I have tasted all year.
2009 Chardonnay (Première Reserve)
Tickle your taste buds with citrus blossom, butter, vanilla, cinnamon and baked quince. Gold Medal winner. Best of Class.
Like a hand-stitched quilt, comfy and beautiful, Navarrouge is homey enough for pasta and classy enough for a roast. Gold Medal winner.
– 33% Zinfandel
– 23% Syrah
– 16% Grenache
– 14% Valdiguié
– 14% Pinot Noir
For more information: http://www.navarrowine.com