Oct 22, 2009

Wine Tasting at Chops to benefit LIVESTRONG

What a fun evening! We had the wonderful opportunity of attending the Sacramento Chapter of LIVESTRONG Wine Tasting event at Chops Steak Seafood & Bar last night.

WOW! Talk about fine wines! Some of our favorites sampled -

Of course I had to start with Perrier Jouet to kick the evening off. We then went on to the whites... Far Niente 06 Chardonnay, and lastly the Chateau Ste Michelle Eroica Riesling which we found to be fabulous! Time for REDS! To start, a nice Villa Antinori, 05 Toscana from Ste Michelle Estate Wines. We spent a lot of time with Hoopes... Liparita Stags Leap District 06 Cabernet, Liparita Oakville 06 Cabernet, and Hoopes Vineyard Oakville Cabernet. The last might just be a new favorite! Of course it would not be complete without a visit at the Silver Oak table. Although great wine, I'm still not sold on it. Perhaps I should buy my favorite and let it lay down for a few years? Silver Oak seems to draw people just because of the name. I say move on! There are tons of great wines out there just waiting to be tasted!

We closed our evening with our Mayor Kevin Johnson speaking and a glass of Far Niente 05 Cabernet and Nickel & Nickel Cabernet, Vogt. Ahhh, a very nice way to end the evening. My buds were dancing for hours!

The LIVESTRONG of Sacramento is a group committed to making cancer a local and national priority. They raise awareness in our local community, work on projects to address cancer specific concerns and raise funds for the local cancer organizations.

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