Thursday, December 26, 2013

October Wine Trip-Winery #2 Mill Creek Vineyards and Winery

Mill Creek Vineyards and Winery is located in the Dry Creek Valley on Westside Road in Healdsburg, CA. It's a small estate winery established in 1965 and still owned and operated by the Kreck family. There are two large picnic areas with a working water wheel and millpond. 

The tasting room/sales room is in the building shown above. There we tasted several wonderful wines. The first two were a 2012 Reserve Chardonnay ($32), and a 2012 Chardonnay UnOaked ($23) which was absolutely superior. We both preferred the unoaked, so we bought two of them. Flavors are of melon, quince, and lime with a spicy, crisp finish.

We also tasted two different Merlots and two different Zinfandels.
One Merlot was a 2009 Alexander Valley Merlot ($28) and the other was a 2006 Reserve Merlot ($38) from the same valley. The later was definitely superior to the first. We bought two reserve Merlots.

The two Zinfandels-(I liked them) were good (2008 and a 2009), but Don prefers a big red wine, so we tasted and bought two 2009 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon ($38.50) from the Alexander Valley.

Here are the Zinfandels in case you love that varietal and want to try some!

That was our second tasting room for the day! On to the next one!