Friday, April 23, 2010

Midday 100: Mayo Family Winery and Vineyards

What to say about Mayo? Go there, now. Selection, quality, agreeability. Delightful staff and wines. Where do I begin with this extended selection of delectation? Yearly production of about six to nine thousand cases, and 35 different wines. Comfortable tasting Room, ushering a memorable moment, tasting experience. Find the main Room for tasting these robustly rich vinos in Glen Ellen, right off of 12 (take a right on Arnold into Glen Ellen), and the Reserve Room in Kenwood which offers wine and food pairings, as well as more reserve wines and other surprises. Each location, like a step into a familiar structure. Reliable, both in quality and interaction. My Mayo favorites: 1) ’07 Kunde Ranch Barbera, sweetly concentrated and bold, 2) ’06 Russian River Valley Alicante-Bouchet, balanced, firm and fruity, 3) everything else, especially their Pinots. And Zins!
This Family winery is sincere, and an experience impossible to forget. Come to think of it, I need to get back. Thinking about their 2007 Ricci Vineyard Zin, a must-taste. Could use a sip of that. Stop by. Visit, either location. No, both! Now. Flavors, dependability and delight. Family entails occasion, and celebration, to me. My friends, your friends, at Mayo will agree. Call soon to find out more, 707-938-9401. Cheers!

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