to check it for myself, I couldn’t believe it. After the best palates at Taste Of Temecula ravished the wine trails at this years World Of Wine, I looked at some of the results and said, “Really, didn’t they just open this weekend?” The responses from the crew were all the same, “It’s really good wine!” Now, I believed them of course but I needed a good reason to go wine tasting, and this excuse was as good as any.
I called Dave at Vindemia, introduced myself, and set up some time to taste this proclaimed goodness for myself. I planned to go alone but before I knew it, I was joined by an entourage of fresh palates and let’s just say they are some of the most renown/notorious Wineauxs in town. As we arrived at Vindemia’s tent, we were greeted by Dave who was quick to start filling our glasses.
Even though I knew which wine I was eager to taste, I allowed Dave to run through the entire list and then I re-visited a few again. A Viognier, Grenache, Syrahs… and at last the 2006 Commonwealth. The Commonwealth is a Bordeaux style wine made up of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petite Verdot. The nose and color of this wine is fantastic! After my first taste, I couldn’t wait to share my approval and find out what my friends thought. It was unanimous, this is a really good wine! There were a few choice adjectives thrown in there that emphasized its goodness, but I’ll leave those out to keep this blog a “G” rating. My guest who is known for his knowledge of French wines quickly speculated that this wine would be well received by the masses. If you are a Bordeaux junkie, then I insist that you try this wine. You will not be disappointed!
It’s always a good thing when the “new guy” makes a great first impression and I believe that Dave has earned the respect of his fellow wine makers in the Temecula Valley.
The next time you choose to head into wine country make a turn onto Calle Contento from Rancho California, follow the signs, and look for the white tent. You will enjoy great wines, a terrific host, and a beautiful view. Keep in mind, Vindemia is also a Bed and Breakfast and the home of California Dreamin Balloon & Bi-plane rides so, if you decide to make it a weekend trip this place has it all.
Deal Of The Week
Mention Taste Of Temecula from March 12th-March 19th and Vindemia will give you their 2006 Commonwealth regularly $45.00 for $35.00. This wine is worth every penny and can easily be laid down for a special occasion.
Vindemia is located at33133 Vista Del Monte Rd
Temecula, CA 92591