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As I mentioned before, on our journey through Murphys, we had recommended places we’d like to visit to El Jefe before we all arrived. I’d been to Tanner last year when I visited Murphys on my own before the Wine Blogger Conference and I certainly wanted to check them out again.  Last year I got to meet three generations of Tanner women which was really cool and I had my picture taken with the 2nd generation…we continued that tradition this year!

I tried to take a few more pictures this year, but the tasting room is quite tiny and we had about 15 people squeezed in there! Scott, who also makes the wine at Tanner, hopped behind the bar to help out (come to think of it….he did this every where we went!) and off we went with our tasting!

2007 Vermentino: $18. Earth, truffle, floral, honey, lemon, dry.

2008 Vermentino Viognier: $20. Coconut, pineapple, apricot, floral, tangerine, tart, lemon, light, crisp, really refreshing. I took one home.

2006 Syrah: $2. Berries, dark, oak, spice, cream, pepper, red, dark, chocolate.

2005 Mélange de Mére: $22. Dried raisins, black plums, very dark, tannic, smoke, big wine.

2006 Mélange de Mére: $27. Floral, roses, pepper, dark cherry, dark plum, clove, pepper, spice, tart berries. I bought one bottle.

2006 Petite Verdot: $28. Smoke, vanilla, cream, red plums, chocolate, cherry, anise, fruit, red. I think this might have been a touch too warm.

2006 Petite Sirah: $35. Blueberries, spice, pepper, cream, blue fruit, brown sugar, tannic, very young, long finish.

I’ll keep my eye out on Tanner.  They own vineyards with awesome fruit, so I’m always excited to see what they do with the grapes they keep for their own line. Sadly, there were so many of us, that it was hard to talk about how they were doing, what their production goals were, and such.  That’s ok though, I’ll be back!


4 Responses

  1. This is my first time at a Wine blog. When I stumbled upon your site I thought of something that happened a few months ago. A friend had been helping me move some furniture for my Stepdaughter. When we finished he wanted to stop and get some beer. I started looking around in the Wine shelves. I found something I’d never seen before and wondered if you’d ever heard of it. A bottle of “Fat Bastard.” I’m a Jack Daniels drinker my self but that name has been on my mind since I saw that bottle. Have you ever heard of it or tried it? If you have tried it is it worth $8.00 a bottle in your opinion?

    God Bless America, Gopd Save The Republic.

  2. “Gopd” should have been God, sorry.

    God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

  3. I Haven’t tried that one, Sorry David!

  4. I’m going to have to break down and buy a bottle just because of the name. Even if it turns out to be terrible the empty bottle should be a great conversation piece. Thanks.

    God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

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