Of all the wines I tasted, the barrel sample of 2010 Pinot Noir from Frostwatch Vineyard & Winery blew me away. I had a nice visit with owner and winemaker Brett Raven and wound up ordering a case of this wine at a special futures offering. Trust me, that’s rare for me. It was good to see Kristian Story and Antonia Quast from Kristian Story Wines, Neil Roberts from Clavo Cellars, Dalia and Amelia Ceja from Ceja Vineyards and so many others I have come to know over the past few years.
If you missed Family Winemakers this time around, I encourage you to join them at Fort Mason in San Francisco on September 9, or next year in Del Mar or Pasadena.