Don knew Fred Favero from his past wine tasting trips before we met each other. So he gave Fred a call and asked if we could have a private tasting in his cave. He set up an appointment for 10:00 June 20 and that's how we began our thirteen different tastings over the next three days. We headed out of Sonoma on Napa Street, wound our way up Old Winery Road until we came to Lovall Valley Road. Once we found the gate that entered the property, we saw Fred waiting for us by the entrance to his cave.
|Don listening to Fred describe his cave experience|
The second wine in the photo is a 2008 Monte di Sassi ($32) which is a blend of 65% Sangiovese,and 35% Cabernet grapes. This is the latest and greatest Super Tuscan wine hand crafted by Fred himself. He describes it as having "rich aromas of blueberry, violet pastille, cocoa, and fresh roasted coffee beans. The mouth is luscious and loaded with dense flavors of blackberries, bing cherries, and subtle earthtones."
The last wine we tasted was a favorite of Don's! The 2007 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon ($50) is a winemaker's wine. This is a rich, velvety fruit that is sure to please the palate for years to come.
You can visit Fred's tasting room. Just go to the website at the top of the page and get the number to call. That's what we did!
I can't wait for the box to be shipped here! Enjoy!