El Dorado Passport 2012 – Recovery Day

Just back from an outstanding Passport 2012.  This post will have to act as a placeholder and tease for upcoming posts about the event and the wines tasted.  A visual log perhaps?

View from Mount Aukum

You go to Gold Country for the views

Skinner's tasting room at the crest of the hill

You go to Gold Country for the vines

Tasting at Mount Aukum

You go to Gold Country for the Wines

Our merry band of wine tasters managed to visit 11 wineries in two days. We were able to visit David Girard – where we we able to chat with their wine maker Mari Wells, Gold Hill, Crystal Basin, Jodar – where we were able to chat with the owner-wine maker Vaughn, Madrona, Boeger – celebrating 40 years this year, Mount Aukum, Latcham, Skinner – where I was able to meet the owners, Miraflores and Narrow Gate – where we were able to chat at length with the owner/wine makers.

I’ll have more to post about the even in the next week or so. Cheers!

About dslocicero

David is an author and architect living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He writes about wine, food and travel. His first book is Pour Me Another: An Opinionated Guide to Gold Country Wines, now one of the highest rated books about California Wines.