(notice the Parthenon-it's on all of their labels in some form or fashion)
I've blogged about Imagery Winery before because I love their wines and adore their labels. But this past June, I had the pleasure of visiting the tasting room for the first time. My hubby had been there before, and wanted to share the experience with the whole group. The only thing I didn't like was the fact that it was near closing time and there were what seemed like a hundred people crowded around the tasting counters. It was very hot inside the building and not too cool outside either.
But their wines are fabulous! We always have them in our cellar and get shipments from the wine club too! Just so you know, their prices of whites range in the upper 20's and the reds range from the 40's. One bottle we tasted was $65 (Pallas).
Now, at Imagery your tasting fee is usually for 5 tastings, but they are really laid back here and you can taste just about anything they have open. We are club members, so we tasted everything we could get our hands on.
Go to their website and see why they were voted the best Sonoma winery two years in a row.
I'll have to say the most interesting wine I tasted though was the
2009 Lagrein from Paso Robles ($45). This grape is a little known red wine varietal from Italy's Trentino-Alto Adige region. This wine has rich flavors of blueberry, plum and black cherry. It is Imagery's celebration of uniting a hard-to-find varietal with one-of-a-kind art labels. What a celebration! I'm proud for them!