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Monday, May 17, 2010

An Afternoon at the Winery

We are members of Orfila, a local winery.

Pretty cool deal actually. We buy 3 bottles of wine every quarter (at member prices) and get free wine tasting for 4 whenever we go to either of their wineries. Plus discounted wines and gifts.

We were picking up our wine for the quarter and decided to spend some time at the winery, do some wine tasting and just wander the grounds for a while. Enjoy the beautiful afternoon.

You taste six wines when wine tasting here. Our first was their reserve chardonnay. I liked this one a lot. And, as it happens, this was one of the bottles that was part of our quarterly shipment!

Their moscato is really nice for those who enjoy a sweeter wine. Lots of floral and fruit flavors.

We also tried their rose and a sangiovese. Both were wonderful. I think the sangiovese might be my new favorite.

The Mr really enjoys the merlot. It's got a really rich flavor, but is a little much for me for an afternoon drink. With a meal I think I would like it a lot more.

The Mr's favorite - tawny port. They say "The port is smooth and rich in flavors of caramel, raisins, licorice, with a pinch of Orange zest." I'm not a fan of port, but I hear from oenophiles who are also port connoisseurs, that this is a fantastic port. Doesn't it have a pretty color?

After our tasting, we walked into the vineyard.

Saw new grapes and old vines.

And enjoyed the afternoon in general.

We're lucky to have a winery so close to where we live. If you are ever in the San Diego area, Orfila Winery is a great place to visit!

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