We spent part of the afternoon at the 2012 Sonoma County Harvest Fair. It is a showcase for the county's agriculture that features an extensive winetasting. Grapes from the wine must come from Sonoma County and no where else. Each year there is a sweepstake winner for best red and best white. It doesn't have to be a specific varietal. This year the Sweepstakes white is Angeline Sauvignon Blanc. It's a lovely wine. The Sweepstakes red is Pezzi King row 26 Zinfandel. OMG it's a happening in your nose, mouth and down your throat, a winner from beginning to end.
Larry decided since my 60th birthday is coming up that we should buy a bottle of my favorite wine from the HF and stash it until February. First my choice was Gloria Ferrer Rose Brut at $45. But one taste of the Pezzi King and the contest was over. We headed out to our favorite wine store Bottle Barn to snag a bottle. We had heard that there was a limited supply so we were hoping they had some left. Indeed they did but you have to ask for it because they keep it in the back, rationed as it were. We left with our bottle of wine for $47 instead of the listed $50.
Bottle Barn is well known for having wine at less than winery price. Of course you can find many places with less than winery price but Bottle Barn has an amazing selection of all price level wines. Not a paid advertisement.