Sep 20, 2009

Autumn Equinox Celebration at Soil Born Farms

We had the opportunity of being the guests of Terese & Dio Esperas at the 7th Annual Autumn Equinox Celebration at Soil Born Farms. Dio and Terese are the owners of A Healthy Kitchen Catering & Cooking Classes and were sampling their culinary expertise with dozens of others at Soil Born Farms last night.

Soil Born Farm is an urban agricultural oasis nestled in the heart of Sacramento. We walked through the charming gardens, enjoyed live music, sampled seasonal and organic food prepared by prominent local chefs, and tasted wonderful wines and cool brews under the stars.

Three of the wines that stood out to us were from Moniz Family Wines, and Davis Wine.
The 2006 “Cuvee Olivia” from Moniz Family Wines is a 49% Cabernet Sauvignon- 36% Merlot, 7% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc. This wine offers classic dark berry flavors from Sonoma. Cabernet Sauvignon from the Alexander Valley and the Sonoma Valley make up almost half of this blend, leading to great concentration of fruit and structure. The 2006 Pinot Noir from Moniz Family Wines- 100% Russian River Pinot Noir aged 20 months in French oak. Elegant and stylish, exhibiting aromas and flavors of cranberries and cranapple with a hint of spice. Excellently balanced, we kept coming back to this one! And last but not least, from Davis Wine, a nice Argentinian wine - Catalpa 2007 Old Vines Malbec. With aromas of blackberries, violets and raisins, with hints of coffee and tobacco. It's intense and well structured with round tannins and a smooth lingering finish. Now I'm excited to go out and purchase some wine from Argentina!

This is an event not to be missed. We will surely be back!

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