Nowadays, they are making some mighty fine high-quality wine. It was shipped very quickly. Technical notes tell us it has a light yellow color with delicate and elegant bubbles displaying citric and fresh aromas with some notes of toast bread.
Sonoma Mountain, across Sonoma Valley to the east, is also volcanic. It was bright ruby red with very complex aromas of red fruits, lightly spiced with elegant toasted notes on the nose; then full bodied and well balanced with very silky ripe tannins.
It was heavily damaged by an earthquake in Matthew Horkey and Charine Tan are two winelovers who did more than just try to find unfamiliar wines on the internet — they actually travelled to those countries, some quite extensively, and immersed themselves in the culture, the geography, people, food and most of all, their wines!
Armenian sherry wines were made from the Voskehat and Chilar indigenous grape varieties.
In Landmark hired Helen Turley to make some world-class Chardonnay. Viken Yacoubian drank a Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir back in and liked it so much that eventually the two of them decided to make wine together in Armenia.
Grape vines are indigenous in Armenia. This article is from the archive of our partner. The Grand Detour Pinot Noir was sourced from several vineyards in Sonoma Coast and was smooth and velvety with some anise, black tea, rose petals and cherry pie as promised by the winemaker. It definitely held true to the winemaker notes and it was a perfect pairing with the short ribs in a hoisin soy sauce.
They also grow Sauvignon Blanc grapes there.
The crabcakes had some Old Bay seasoning in them, thank goodness, as it is hard for me to leave that out, plus a few chives, some Dijon, a little whipping cream, an egg and a minimum of bread crumbs fresh please. Malolactic fermentation is done in tanks. Now he is the winemaker at Vermeil trying to get the very best out of every site for every vintage.
After all we had to have pomegranates somewhere in our menu!