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... and muffins to line the stomach, we set out on the trial of the local vineyards. Sadly the weather has turned today, so as Zoe drove home from Lagunitas Dan did the driving around Sonoma. We tried a good number of cracking wines, the most famous from the valley being Zinfandel – we bought the customary bottle, which perhaps we’ll enjoy in the hot tub later ...
... of it meant (reference my previous post about knowing nothing about vino!) but it was nice to listen in.
Next up we went to Mount Family winery; again a fine selection of wines accompanied by the winemaker whose taciturn delivery was both amusing and a nice change from the sometimes somewhat over effervescent delivery that can wear thin after a few tastings. Suitably juiced on some very tasty rose and Grenaches we called into the dry creek country store ...
... granddaughter Sydney. Leaving a day early gave us one more day to visit so we took advantage of that.
Saturday is get away day. We were picked up and hooked up, hitting the road at 0830 hours. The plan is to travel 300 miles to Santa Rosa where we will spend the night at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds RV park. We chose a weekend to get through the east bay area, hoping that traffic will be a touch lighter than weekday traffic.
Well, to put it mildly traffic ...
... back into vineyard. Wine is then put into jugs to sediment the yeast out. Secondary fermentation w yeast that is still present takes place. He Siphons the wine into barrles w/o getting sediment in. He keeps the temp regulated w electric blankets. Malactic conversion takes place. After 2 months it's ready for long term aging. It is then bottled. We Sampled 2010 and 2009 zin 21 mo barreled and 10 months bottled Once we left the b&b we headed ...
... the book on Surrealism that I picked up while visiting the Vancouver Art Museum's Surrealist exhibit. I am fascinated by Man Ray's photographic portrayal of dream states through his photo method. I arranged a tutorial with photojournalist Ed Crosby to help me with alternative lighting methods which might be used while on my travel.
Erik will be the perfect travel partner as well. He is very familiar with Paris and will serve as a great guide. He ...