One of our coolest discoveries when visiting our new surroundings (we just bought a home in historic Placerville, CA) is the Findleton Estate and Vineyard in Camino, California. Findleton is a charming little winery with tons of Jimmy Buffett memorabilia, and a featured "Parrothead Red" blend that is to die for! This winery is also cool because it carries my friend Krissy's amazing jellies, she makes a Jalapeno jelly from a down home Southern recipe that is tasty and full of zing.
In fact, ALL the reds I tasted during my last visit (tasting notes to be the subject of future blog posts) were pretty awesome - and this next release is sure to be no exception.
On January 25th, the winery is unveiling its 2012 Petite Syrah from 12:00 - 5:00 PM at the tasting room in Camino. This sure-to-be-dynamite wine is being paired with Tuscan Spinach, Bean and Sausage soup, and bread - which is making me hungry while writing about it.
I am sad as I can't attend - I will be hosting a garage sale that day - but wanted to share this with my readers as it is sure to be a wonderful event.