Another all-time favorite from a local winery.
I hear you. You're saying,
"Wine?! On Friday morning?! Um..... do you need help??"
This bottle was actually consumed last weekend, but I have to share this winery and particular bottle with you.
Mitchell Katz Winery is located in Livermore Valley wine country, about one hour south-east of San Francisco and a 40-minute drive from my home. Before getting married NH and I spent 4 months living about 10 minutes away! Livermore is a wonderful alternative to Napa or Santa Cruz wine country; tasting fees are greatly reduced, and you don't have to worry about driving through the mountains.
Mitchell Katz has been around for 10 years, and is a family-owned and operated business. They are located in a gorgeously renovated warehouse building on the property of the Palm Event Center. More often than not we see Mr. Katz himself walking through the tasting room.
We seriously haven't tried a Mitchell Katz wine we don't like. This winemaker has a cheeky sense of humor too. Try the 2004 'Fatboy,' a full-boded Cabernet Sauvignon. Oh, and did you get a good look at the cork in the photo above?
This 2005 Livermore Valley Zinfandel won the silver medal in the 2008 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. It has a pleasant warming quality and a smooth sweetness. It pairs wonderfully with many foods- truly, it's very versatile. We drank it with homemade grilled pizza one week ago- delicious!
If you are unable to visit the winery itself, you can order their wines on their website. Check it out!
Have a fun Friday night!