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From Big Sur's killer cliff-clinging eateries to Salinas' unparalleled produce, this blog aims to sniff out all things Monterey County can stomach, via picture and prose, curiosity and appetite, hand and mouth.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Wine Notes: Juicier Still

In honor of the oldest continuously running wine festival in America splashing around this weekend (1-800-422-0251, scroll down for a list of wineries and restaurants), the Carmel Valley Art & Wine Festival (659-4000) descending upon the village Saturday and a cover story about the country’s biggest vineyard in little ol’ Monterey County (see Thursday's Weekly), some wine notes:

Doug Danzer reports Anthony Dias Blue has scheduled a review of family-run Cima Collina’s 2007 Pinot Noir, Tondre Grapefield Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands ($48) in the next issue of The Tasting Panel magazine, with a score of 92 points.

Thursday, June 17, is the Learn Your ABCs Tasting at Zeph’s (757-3947)—anything but Chardonnay and Cab means a gauntlet of reds and whites from adored local wineries for $20. Nice value; better education.

Last but certainly not least, Santa Lucia Highlands pioneers Hahn Family Wines is celebrating 30 years Saturday, June 26, with a “Spaghetti Western” Pasta Cook-off Event. 678-2132. Learn more about that here.