|2008 Alexander Valley Cyrus|
It’s not often that you get the chance to visit greatness, but in 2006 your trusty band of wine tasters did when we visited the Alexander Valley Vineyards. It was a stop on our annual wine trip to the California wine country. And we tasted some really nice wines.
|The Wetzel Family|
And that’s what’s great about our 2006 visit to the winery. Because in 2010 it was their 2006 version of the Cyrus that took home the Grand Champion belt buckle, Chaps and saddle! And now their 2010 Cyrus shows that their wines are the real thing… repeat Grand Champions!!
|Joe “Pinky” Koch & Jim Murphy|
A fun side note to this wonderful winery happened last year on our wine trip. We stayed at the deLorimier winery and were wandering around the vineyards when we were approached by a very curious man wanting to know who we were. I guess Texans traipsing through his grapes was not an everyday event.
|Loved the grapes!|
We had a great visit with Jim and really appreciated his hospitality. He showed us around the vineyard and showed us the various grapes. And tasting wine grapes still on the vine is amazing as you think about what they will become. And in Alexander Valley’s case that means some wonderful wines!
Hank Wetzel gets his saddle…again!
So the next time Hank Wetzel’s wines win the Grand Championship at the Houston Rodeo, and I’m sure there will be a next time; he needs to ask for a hat, spurs and boots to go with the saddles, chaps and belt buckles he’s already won!
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