The longer than usual 4th of July weekend has just passed and it’s back to summer mode in the Russian River Valley. A heat wave has been replaced by relatively cool temperatures and vineyards appear to be healthy and hearty. There are indications that an early harvest may be in the offing, but we’ll have to wait and see. In the meantime, bottling is what’s happening at the moment, and it will continue throughout the month.
The results are in from two of the country’s top wine competitions, and Taft Street did just fine, thank you. The Orange County Fair awarded GOLD MEDALS to our 2014 Russian River Valley Chardonnay, our 2013 Alexander Valley Merlot, and our 2015 Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc. The California State fair awarded GOLD MEDALS AND BEST OF CLASS OF REGION to our 2015 North Coast Rose (95 points), and our Alexander Valley Merlot (95 points). SILVER MEDALS went to our 2014 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (91 points) and our 2014 Russian River Valley Chardonnay. Pretty good haul!
July is pretty much devoted to serving our many Tasting Room visitors. We have our old friends The Sorentinos performing for us July 10th, followed by The Bootleg Honeys on the 24th in our summer concert series – A Little Street Music.
Come on by with a picnic, play some bocce, get you hybrid car charged, and have a glass of Taft Street wine. After all, it’s summertime and the livin’ is easy.
President, Taft Street Winery